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Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Voyager must prevent a toxic waste freighter from exploding, lethally contaminating a vast sector of space. Unfortunately, there could be an alien boogeyman aboard the heavily irradiated ship.


Allan Kroeker


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 6 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
Ron Canada ... Fesek
Lee Arenberg ... Pelk
Scott Klace ... Dremk
Majel Barrett ... Voyager Computer (voice)


Voyager responds to the distress call of a heavily-damaged Malon freighter. Torres, Neelix, Chakotay and the only two surviving Malon have six hours to stop a theta-radiation fallout that will destroy everything within a three light-year radius. The away-team must clear radiation section-by-section to reach the control room. Along the way they deal with unstable airlocks and the Vihaar, a Malon boogeyman who is more malicious than mythical. Written by Meribor

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Did You Know?


It is not explained how Voyager encountered the Malon, tens of thousands of light years from where they were first encountered in Star Trek: Voyager: Night (1998) and Star Trek: Voyager: Extreme Risk (1998). The previous encounters with the Malon were before Voyager used the slipstream drive in "Timeless" and the transwarp coil in Star Trek: Voyager: Dark Frontier (1999) to cover the distance that would have normally taken twenty-five years to cover at normal warp speeds. Either Malon ships are faster, which is unlikely considering their less advanced technology, or they have access to another subspace vortex, like the one seen in "Night." See more »


Fesek: If you and Sivad had a child of your own, you'd have an excuse to play with toys more often.
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Referenced in Star Trek Timelines (2016) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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The Worst Episode in the Whole Series
4 August 2020 | by rekall1900See all my reviews

I don't know what the others who watched this saw and then gave it a good review. What I saw was grade C third rate science fiction. Dirty and gritty

  • but mostly dirty. A poor Man's horror story - No where near the great science fiction that comprises most of the Voyager series. And it is, even in the imaginative world of science fiction - hard to believe.
Watch it only if you must see every episode in the series - or for the acting which was decent. I've generously given it 3 stars for the acing - Otherwise I'd give it one star.

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26 April 1999 (USA) See more »

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