Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Once Upon a Time 

Long-traumatized by the loss of his own family, Neelix balks at telling Naomi that her mother and others have gone missing on an away mission.


John T. Kretchmer (as John Kretchmer)


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 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
Louis Ferreira ... Trevis (as Justin Louis)
Nancy Hower ... Ensign Samantha Wildman
Scarlett Pomers ... Naomi Wildman
Wallace Langham ... Flotter T. Water III
Majel Barrett ... Voyager Computer (voice)


The Delta Flyer crash lands after encountering an ion storm. Voyager desperately tries to contact and rescue Tuvok, Paris, and a badly injured Ensign Samantha Wildman. Meanwhile aboard ship, Neelix attempts to distract young Naomi Wildman, who is eager to hear from her mother. Finding out the truth, Naomi escapes into a popular children's holo-novel. Written by Meribor

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Harry Kim, Samantha Wildman, and Captain Janeway mention that they thoroughly enjoyed the Flotter "holostories" when they were children, with Janeway claiming to have flooded the entire Forest of Forever when she was six. This suggests that some form of holographic technology was in use as a recreational device for children long before holodecks were in use on starships. See more »


In the teaser, the boom mic appears as Naomi explains to Trevis what it's like to be an explorer. See more »


Naomi Wildman: I don't like sickbay.
Neelix: Why not?
Naomi Wildman: It's full of creepy things - alien organs and hyposprays...
Neelix: Well, that's not true.
Naomi Wildman: The Doctor talks too much.
Neelix: Well, that's his way.
Naomi Wildman: Can't you reprogram him or something?
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Pass the Syrup
4 September 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I won't write much because it is barely worth my time. After a stellar beginning to Season Five, we get this junk. Neelix's relationship with that little girl is tiresome enough, but throw in the bad acting and those ridiculous characters on the holodeck, and it seems endless. Why do we have to take these diversions away from science fiction? Other than a shuttle crash, the whole thing is maudlin manipulation.

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11 November 1998 (USA) See more »

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