Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Helping a wounded Hirogen, Janeway finds that their prey has boarded Voyager, a member of species 8472.


Allan Eastman


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
Clint Carmichael ... Hirogen Hunter
Tony Todd ... Alpha Hirogen


A Hirogen ship meets up with Voyager but doesn't attack. It itself has been attacked and bears a lone and severely injured survivor. In taking him aboard for treatment, Voyager also acquires the successful attacker - a member of species 8472. The crew team up with the Hirogen to hunt it down, but circumstances bring out Capt. Janeway's desire to apply compassion, which puts her in opposition with the Hirogen and with seven of Nine. Written by statmanjeff

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The intruder alert siren has a rare appearance in this episode, when Tuvok detects the member of Species 8472. See more »


Before heading to the asteroid, the alpha Hirogen picks up a rifle, then we see a Hirogen smear white paint on his helmet. When the two get to the asteroid, the one with the red paint is the leader, not the white one. One might think that they have switched roles; however, the Hirogen who picked up the rifle was not the same one seen painting white paint on his helmet. See more »


Alpha Hirogen: The way a creature behaves when it is wounded is the key to its destruction.
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Seven of Nine was right!
22 February 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The actor Tony Todd stars as a surly and menacing Hirogen hunter in this episode. You can easily tell it's him because of his gorgeous voice, though underneath all this makeup and latex, there's no way to know it's him!

When the show begins, two Hirogens are hunting that Preying Mantis- like creature that scared the crap out of the Borg a few episodes ago. However, evidently despite shooting the thing many times, it still managed to kill one of them and nearly kill the other. Voyager comes upon the Hirogen ship and tries to help, as they are cosmic do- gooders. However, this is a great example of the phrase 'no good deed goes unpunished' and soon the ship appears ready to be destroyed. And, in an interesting confrontation, Seven deliberately ignores the Captain's totally insane orders!

I always thought that Captain Janeway was way too pacifist on the show and here she nearly destroys the ship because she's basically a social worker at heart. I say Seven was RIGHT! See what I mean when you see this one.

Overall, a decent episode--and you'll soon see a lot more of these nasty Hirogen. By the way, these Hirogen and love of the hunt are sure reminiscent of "Star Trek: Deep Space 9: Captive Pursuit".

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