Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Voyager starts to receive news from home both good and bad. They also encounter the Hirogen race who only live to hunt and have their sights on Voyager.


David Livingston


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Kate Mulgrew ... Capt. Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Cmdr. Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... Lt. B'Elanna Torres
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lt. Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Lt. Tuvok
Jeri Ryan ... Seven of Nine
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
Tiny Ron Tiny Ron ... Alpha-Hirogen Idrin
Roger W. Morrissey ... Beta-Hirogen (as Roger Morrissey)


Through the vast Hirogen communications net, Voyager crewmen receive unexpected but welcome letters from home. Among them, news for Maquis members proves devastating, for Janeway finalizing, and for Tuvok and Kim connective. By the way, Tuvok and Seven fall victim to the Hirogen, who live to hunt and collect grizzly trophies. Written by statmanjeff

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Chakotay discusses the Bajoran wormhole established in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) when speculating that a similar stable wormhole to the Delta Quadrant might have been found. See more »


When Tom hugs B'Elanna after hearing about the death of her friends, B'Elanna's hands keep changing position as the camera angle changes back and forth. See more »


Alpha-Hirogen Idrin: A long, coiled intestine. An interesting trophy.
Seven of Nine: What possible use could you make of my intestines?
Alpha-Hirogen Idrin: Unusual relics are prized. Yours will make me envied by men and pursued by women.
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References Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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1 September 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Two plot elements. The first is the fact that letters are arriving from earth because of the work of the Doctor in the previous episode. It was remindful of the mail-call on the MASH series. We get a glimpse of many of the crew as their letters arrive. Janeway has big news which I won't give away. The other plot is a group of hunter-aliens who control the portal that the information from the letters is coming from. Tuvok and Seven are sent to negotiate or to keep the channel open. These are big bad guys and may be formidable in the future. As the series is at about the half-way point, there are some new factors at work.

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