Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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The Disease 

Voyager encounters a group of xenophobic nomads, in space for 400 years, with serious ship-wide malfunctions. The offer to help leads to serious consequences.


David Livingston


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 4 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
Musetta Vander ... Derran Tal
Christopher Liam Moore ... Unnamed Varro Alien
Charles Rocket ... Jippeq
Majel Barrett ... Voyager Computer (voice)


The Varro, a xenophobic, space-dwelling species, reluctantly accepts Voyager's assistance with repairs to their ship which Janeway hopes will enable them to learn more about surviving long voyages from them, but an unexpected problem arises when Harry becomes intimately involved with a member of the Varro. Written by Meribor

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A script for this episode was sold off on an online auction. See more »


When Captain Janeway scolds Ensign Kim for his behavior (17:30-19:30), Janeway's hair has a blue glow surrounding it. She stands in front of the three windows in her ready room, revealing an obvious blue screen behind her causing the blue glow around her head. See more »


Derran Tal: [as Kim stares out of a window] If you're planning on leaving through the viewport, you might wanna get dressed. The interstellar vacuum might get a little chilly.
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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At least we will always have a class 3 Nebula?!
27 August 2016 | by mzuhaybSee all my reviews

Good episode to a point. Been going through watching 'Voyager' recently as I never saw the last few series in my initial viewing some years back. We, my sister and I, always thought 'v'ger' As we called it, was the weaker of the 'Treks' - But I'm quite enjoying them and think I was a bit harsh in my, many years earlier views... Anywhoo..

This episode was rather an odd ball one. Usually unflappable Ensign Kim - who after many heroics is still an Ensign... fall head over heals for a very pretty Alien engineer - They are found hanging out at what looks like her college dorm room at the beginning of the episode... Now Star Fleet has some proper regs about new aliens and whether one should get too familiar without medical advice etc but ya know 'feelings' etc - so all are sort of right as they go along - the Captain the Medical issues etc.. And Harry makes a big song and dance about his Alien lady... However the episode falls apart at the end, utterly and totally. After all the histrionics and Alien Engineer Tal gets her wish to leave her family ship - well she rather stay with here group of travellers then consider asking to go with Kim. And then we have Straight lased Ensign Kim who breaks regs for the women he loves so deeply etc - but he doesn't ask to go with her - nor does he ask her to go with him.... Bizarre... What? Does Kim think himself a Capi-tan Kirk, all of a sudden?? Anomalous episode! - surprisingly 'Seven' was able to unravel the malarkey to get a useful life lesson - lesser mortals like myself are still perplexed.

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