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Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Direct from Starfleet a hologram of Barclay arrives with instructions to get Voyager home within three days. The Doctor suspects that there is something wrong with the hologram.


Allan Kroeker


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




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Dwight Schultz ... Barclay
Richard Herd ... Adm. Owen Paris
Richard McGonagle ... Commander Pete Harkins
Sharisse Baker-Bernard Sharisse Baker-Bernard ... Leosa
Frank Corsentino ... Gegis
Christopher Neiman ... Yeggie


Having missed a previous transmission from Starfleet, Voyager receives a holographic program of Reginald Barclay bearing plans to get them home quickly. Once again hopes run high, which leaves some crewmen leery, having gone down this road of hopefulness with unfortunate outcomes too many times before. Turns out that wariness is good as the transmitted program has been compromised. Written by statmanjeff

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Referenced Rules of Acquisition: #74 "Knowledge equals profit." See more »


When Voyager flies toward the screen at warp, it has obvious battle damage and is a reuse of footage from "Equinox Part II." See more »


Gegis: Show me the nanoprobes.
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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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Entertaining but predictable Reg Barclay episode
3 August 2020 | by snoozejoncSee all my reviews

Another opportunity to return home arises in the shape of a geodesic fold and a transmitted message from Starfleet.

This is a predictable episode where again we see hopes raised that Voyager will soon finish its journey, but really we know all is not what it seems. At least this one seems to have a bit of fun with the concept.

The highlight for me is seeing the Reg Barclay portrayed in holographic form showing totally different character traits from his human counterpart. It's almost a relief to see him confident, decisive and displaying none of the neurotic tendencies that can be overbearing in other episodes.

As always a Reg episode comes with the obligatory scenes with Deanna Troi. On this occasion I can't help but feel like they are an excuse to show Marina Sirtis in a bathing suit and have her throw a few more references to the Enterprise in for the sake of some franchise crossover.

There are entertaining moments such as when the truth is revealed and particularly in one quite self-referential moment at the end involving Tom, B'Elanna and joke they play on the gullible Harry Kim.

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8 November 2000 (USA) See more »

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