Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Captain Janeway and Chakotay contract an incurable virus and they can only survive if they stay behind together on a planet which negates the effects of the disease.


Alexander Singer


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Episode complete credited cast:
Kate Mulgrew ... Capt. Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Cmdr. Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... Lt. B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
Jennifer Lien ... Kes
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lt. Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Lt. Tuvok
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
Susan Diol ... Dr. Danara Pel
Simon Billig ... Lt. Hogan
Bahni Turpin ... Ensign Swinn


An incurable viral infection forces Captain Janeway and Commander Chakotay to part from Voyager and take residence on a planet that negates their symptoms. Their departure from the voyage home weighs heavily on the crew, almost to the point of insurrection against newly appointed Captain Tuvok, who won't consider contacting the organ-harvesting Vidiians for help. While Tuvok deals with a building storm from the crew, a plasma storm threatens Janeway's research to find a cure. Written by statmanjeff

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The chemistry of Janeway and Chakotay on the planet is very reminiscent of The African Queen (1951). Kate Mulgrew is noted for her resemblance to Katharine Hepburn (a role she has played on stage), and Robert Beltran has a passing resemblance to Humphrey Bogart. The African Queen appears to have been one of the favorite movies of Trek Universe creator Gene Roddenberry. See more »


When Chakotay is taking the three gray and beige pieces out of the shipping unit, he takes the third one out twice. This is noticeable when the camera angle changes on the third piece. See more »


[a storm destroys all of Janeway's research equipment]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Well, that's one way of letting go.
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Referenced in Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force (2000) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Just do it already!
15 February 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

When this episode begins, the Captain and Chakotay are coming out of some stasis chambers on a planet. It seems they were infected by something and the Doctor tried using the chamber--but no such luck. In fact, during the last month, the Doctor was unable to find any hint of a cure. And, since the pair cannot leave the planet and they would infect the crew, the ship is instructed to leave and Tuvok is the new Captain. However, following this, the crew is bummed and, inexplicably, Harry Kim becomes uncharacteristically disrespectful towards Captain Tuvok. Eventually, however, Tuvok changes his resolve and tries to do something the Captain didn't want him to do--to contact the Vidiians to see if they know of a cure.

So is this any good? Well, not especially. Tuvok and Kim behave irrationally, the viewer wants to see Chakotay and the Captain get it one (after all, they live on the planet for some time) but get nothing and there is, of course, an ending that seems to make everything work PERFECTLY once again.

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