Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Natural Law 

Chakotay and Seven of Nine's shuttle is crippled by an energy field and they crash on a planet inhabited by a primitive species.


Terry Windell


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 5 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
Paul Sandman Paul Sandman ... Healer
Autumn Reeser ... Ventu Girl
Robert Curtis Brown ... Ambassador
Neil Vipond Neil Vipond ... Kleg, Flying Instructor (as Neil C. Vipond)
Ivar Brogger ... Barus
Matt McKenzie ... Port Authority Officer


Chakotay and Seven of Nine's shuttle is crippled by an energy field and they crash on a planet inhabited by a primitive species.

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Release Date:

2 May 2001 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In this episode Seven can be seen sleeping outside a Borg alcove. The same occurs in VOY: "Human Error". See more »


While they are crashing and later on the surface, neither Seven or Chakotay even attempt to use their communicators to contact Voyager and let them know what has happened. See more »


Tom Paris: [Paris has broken a local traffic law, and has just been informed by Janeway that he's been sentenced to... ] Piloting lessons?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Apparently, the standard penalty for your infraction is a three day course in flight safety, followed by a test.
Tom Paris: Well, did you explain we wouldn't be here that long?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Actually, while you were completing your mission, Seven was invited to a four day conference.
Tom Paris: Here on Ledos?
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I decided to give the entire crew shore leave. It'll give you plenty of time to brush up on your ...
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Primitive Folk
20 September 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Chakotay, through his carelessness, almost gets killed and he and Seven end up on a planet with a primitive group of people. They form a bond with them but come into conflict with a more advanced race who want the property to themselves. We all know how this will end. We also have a tiresome subplot with Paris having to take introductory flight lessons from a pedantic old guy who is unyielding in his instructional syllabus. This is really dull. The whole thing is so predictable and seemed endless.

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