Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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One Small Step 

Voyager crosses paths with a rare spatial anomaly that swallowed an Earth ship orbiting Mars in 2032 (a discovery that calls for an away mission).


Robert Picardo


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 8 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
Phil Morris ... Lieutenant John Kelly
Majel Barrett ... Computer Voice (voice)


Voyager encounters a graviton ellipse, a phenomenon that emerges from subspace on rare occasions. The anomaly engulfed a manned vessel during a Mars mission in 2032 and Chakotay is determined to retrieve the debris from inside the ellipse. Chakotay, Paris and Seven take the Delta Flyer in, but when an asteroid strikes, Chakotay, obsessed with retrieving the module, disobeys Janeway's order to leave. The collision renders the Flyer flightless as the ellipse prepares to return to subspace. Written by Meribor

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47 reference - when Chakotay insists they won't leave the anomaly without the module, the status panel behind him in the fore section of the delta flyer reads 4747 See more »


In the opening teaser, John Kelly mentions that the Yankees have won Game 5 of the World Series, and then that one player has broken Joe DiMaggio's 56-game regular-season hitting record. While it is possible that things will change by 2032, at the time Voyager was filmed, events in postseason games (including the World Series) did not count toward regular-season records like DiMaggio's hitting streak. See more »


Chakotay: Remember, when you set foot in that module, you'll be stepping into history.
Seven of Nine: History is irrelevant.
Chakotay: Irrelevant? Do me a favor - when you're over there, download whatever you can from their database; and, also, take a minute to look around, so you can tell us what it was like.
Seven of Nine: There may not be time... but I'll try.
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References Dune (1984) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Rather sad and poignant at times.
1 March 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The show begins in the early 21 century. A space flight from Earth to Mars is interrupted when a 'gravatron ellipse' appears and sucks the ship out of known existence. Now, centuries later, Voyager comes upon the wreckage of this old ship and Chakotay is determined to salvage the craft--or at least what's left of it. However, when the ellipse appears once again, Chakotay might just get himself and others killed.

This is a bittersweet and enjoyable type of episode with a lot of sad nostalgia associated with it. Phillip Morris stars as the fated captain of the old Nasa ship.

By the way, early in the show the Doctor talks about Arakkis Prime. Arakkis is an inside joke, as it's from Frank Herbert's classic sci- fi novel, "Dune".

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17 November 1999 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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