Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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While helping a planet being bombarded by asteroids, Neelix and Tuvok get trapped on the surface, where Tuvok's negative attitude gets the better of Neelix's nerves.


Robert Scheerer


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 5 more credits »




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
Alan Oppenheimer ... Nezu Ambassador
Lisa Kaminir ... Lillias
Kelly Connell ... Sklar
Tom Towles ... Dr. Vatm
Geof Prysirr Geof Prysirr ... Hanjuan
Gary Bullock ... Goth


As the Voyager crew endeavors to help a planet bombarded by asteroids, Tuvok and Neelix survive a shuttlecraft crash landing. Together with a motley group of aliens, they repair a mag-lev tether to rise high enough from the surface for Voyager to detect and rescue them all. Unfortunately, emotions run as high as their ascent, and while the group struggles against panic and oxygen deprivation, Neelix and Tuvok openly butt heads, and a traitor walks secretly among them. Written by statmanjeff

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This installment is the second in what is known to some fans as the "trilogy of terror," three consecutive episodes that are often considered to be remarkably bad, the other two episodes being Star Trek: Voyager: Darkling (1997) and Star Trek: Voyager: Favorite Son (1997). See more »


The roof hatch of the mag-lev carriage is opened twice in the upper atmosphere. All air should be blown out, but the characters are not pushed out of the vessel and continue to breathe without difficulty; however, when the main hatch opens a little later (while the carriage is still at the same position), the blow-out effect becomes moderately apparent. Despite being low on oxygen reserves from the beginning, nobody seems to suffer from oxygen deprivation even then. Of course, that comment is based on EARTH's atmosphere and this is an ALIEN world with an unknown atmospheric height. See more »


[first lines]
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Fire!
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References The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Just a technicality
6 January 2019 | by moakin2005See all my reviews

I have lost count on the number of lost personnel and shuttles up to this point, but one would think that by now, the attrition would be apparent. But hocus pocus, the ship's compliment does not suffer.

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26 February 1997 (USA) See more »

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