Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Initiations 

Chakotay is captured by a young Kazon who is undergoing a manhood ritual.

Director:

Winrich Kolbe

Writers:

Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Kate Mulgrew ... Capt. Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Cmdr. Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... Lt. B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
Jennifer Lien ... Kes
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lt. Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Lt. Tuvok
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
Aron Eisenberg ... Kar
Patrick Kilpatrick ... Razik
Tim DeZarn ... Haliz (as Tim de Zarn)
Majel Barrett ... Voyager Computer (voice)
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Storyline

Chakotay goes off in a shuttle to honor his dead father. However, he is attacked for being in Kazon-Ogla space by a young Kazon wanting to earn his warrior name. Chakotay defeats the Kazon vessel and saves the young boy Kar by transporting him aboard his shuttle craft before Kar's vessel explodes. When Chakotay tries to return his prisoner to a Kazon vessel, Kar begs to be killed just before they're taken captive. After Kar reveals that he will now never earn his warrior name, Chakotay escapes from the Kazon vessel, and Kar goes with him. While running away, Chakotay's shuttle crashes on a moon full of booby traps used to train young Kazons. Federation and Kazon must work together, both as Chakotay and Kar seek to survive and as their respective crews seek to find them. Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

The episode was partly written as an attempt to remedy the fact that Voyager's producers felt Chakotay had been underused in the first season. See more »

Goofs

Chakotay does not have his medicine bag on him when he is beamed back to Voyager. It was either on the Kazon ship or in the shuttle that exploded, yet he uses it when he is back on Voyager. See more »

Quotes

Kar: I know that you're in my territory. And if you want to live to become that wrinkled old man, you're going to have to do what *I* say.
Chakotay: Well, it looks like you just saved my life. Twice more and we'll be even.
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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It's an average Star Trek voyager episode
15 February 2021 | by brianjohnson-20043See all my reviews

It might even be an above average Chakoate episode and an above average episode from the first couple seasons. But that doesn't make it a fabulous voyager episode IMO.

Probably the most memorable thing about this episode is that Aron Eisenberg from DS9 guest stars, and does a great job playing a young Kazon alien. It's a 7/10 which is about where I rank an average episode of a show like Voyager.


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Country:

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Language:

English | Greek

Release Date:

4 September 1995 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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Color

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1.33 : 1
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