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.
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
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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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more