Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Chakotay is captured by a young Kazon who is undergoing a manhood ritual.


Winrich Kolbe


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


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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Release Date:

4 September 1995 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the first episode in which a shuttlecraft from Voyager is destroyed. See more »


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 »


Razik: [to Kazon youngsters] You may think I want your friend Kar to die; but you'd be wrong. I've seen too many Ogla die at the hands of our enemies. That is why you must learn there are no second chances in battle. That is why... Kar must die.
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Oh, those annoying Kazon....
6 February 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

In the last couple months, I have gone nuts with the "Star Trek" shows. I just finished re-watching "Star Trek: The Next Generation" as well as "Star Trek: Deep Space 9" and now I am working on "Star Trek: Voyager". One huge difference I notice is that unlike the first two shows, "Voyager" does not have interesting or well written enemies other than the Vidiians in the early part of the show. Later, with the inclusion of the Borg, things improved immensely. But the Kazon just seem stupid--like Klingons...really, really, REALLY stupid ones at that. They are hyper-aggressive but never in an intelligent or calculating manner and they seem way too dumb to have ever built starships. And all they know how to do is fight and grumble--even when it makes absolutely no sense at all. Because of this, I was NOT in love with this Kazon episode.

The show begins with Chakotay out on a runabout for no clear reason. He is supposedly there to do some American-Indian mumbo-jumbo and when the Kazon show up, for some inexplicable reason Voyager doesn't notice and Chakotay doesn't alert them. However, instead of just blowing him up, they send a child in another ship to blow up the runabout. But, Chakotay is sneaky in his tactics (possibly because he's NOT a child) and blows up the Kazon attacker's ship. But, being a Federation good guy, he beams his would-be killer onto the runabout. Instead of thanking him, the little guy grumbles and demands he be killed! Later, when Chakotay's runabout is captured by the Kazon mothership, the Kazon are NOT happy that Chakotay spared the boy and give Chakotay a knife---telling him to kill the boy. Not surprisingly, Chakotay won't and...well, you should probably just see the rest yourself.

The only reason you might want to see this one is that Aron Eisenberg plays the boy, Kar. Eisenberg ALSO was playing Nog on "Star Trek: Deep Space 9" at this same time and it's interesting to see him playing a different sort of character--one far dumber and less sympathetic. Overall, this episode is a bit are the Kazon shows in general. The sooner the show focuses on more interesting enemies, the better.

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