Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Tuvok crashes on a planet where he finds some children who know that they are all going to die.


James L. Conway


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




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
Marnie McPhail ... Alcia
Tiffany Taubman Tiffany Taubman ... Tressa
Sarah Rayne ... Elani
Tahj Mowry ... Corin (as Tahj D. Mowry)
Richard Kaszonyi ... Ensign Bennet (as Richard Garon)


Tuvok becomes a reluctant nursemaid to three alien children from Drayan II, who have survived a crash-landing on one of their moons, as has he. Sent to die within a ritual, the children fear the morrok, a cave-dwelling creature who will come for them in the night as it already has for two of their number. Janeway, meanwhile, deals with adult Drayans, who are marginally polite but almost vehemently private and determined to reject trespassers on their sacred moon (the very moon, it would turn out, that Tuvok crashed upon). Written by statmanjeff

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In an outtake seen in Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments (1999), Tim Russ can be seen approaching the cave for the final time with Tressa, then turning around, saying "Man, I ain't going in there!" and bolting for the forest. See more »


Chakotay says something in his Native American language to an alien race. He then translates and tells them what it means in English. The universal translator technology that allows aliens to understand English would have also translated his statement into their language from the Native American language. See more »


Lieutenant Tuvok: Vulcan parents never shield their children from the truth. Doing so would only hinder their ability to cope with inevitable difficulties.
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Referenced in Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force (2000) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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23 February 2021 | by brianjohnson-20043See all my reviews

Not my favorite episode. First off, the pacing seems really slows. But more than that, this episode is an example of a story where an important bit of information which is meant to be key to the intrigue of the story isn't revealed until close to the end of the episode. And this information being withheld makes little to no sense within the context of the world they created for the story.

If some key information isn't going to be revealed to the key characters (and the audience) until the end, it's best for that key information to have been concealed for an acceptance narrative story reason. That isn't what we get with this episode. There were many opportunities and good reasons for the characters to reveal the importance bit of information much sooner. And that just makes the episode not seem very realistic or interesting once everyone learns the twist. Instead one just feels manipulated.

It also doesn't help that this episode comes after one of the best if not the best Voyager episode of season 2.

Also, you won't miss any key info for Voyager overall if you skip it.

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