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Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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A miscalculation by Ensign Kim causes a fatal crash during Voyager's first test with slipstream travel. Fifteen years in the future, survivors Chakotay, Kim and The Doctor attempt to send a message back in time to prevent the tragedy.


LeVar Burton


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 7 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
Christine Harnos ... Tessa Omond
LeVar Burton ... Capt. Geordi La Forge
Majel Barrett ... Voyager Computer (voice)


Fifteen years in the future, Harry Kim and Chakotay break Starfleet laws to change the past and prevent a catastrophe that grounds Voyager and kills the rest of her crew, all because Harry thought he figured out how to work slipstream drive. With Starfleet authorities soon to come breathing down their renegade necks, Harry, racked with guilt, races to send a message back through time to stop himself. Written by statmanjeff

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The set of the Delta Flyer's interior, notably its rear door, was modified for its appearance in the alternate future. See more »


At the celebration in Engineering, Seven of Nine appears to be intoxicated after one glass of synthehol. Numerous episodes of Star Trek have established that synthehol mimics the taste of alcohol with no intoxicating side effects. See more »


Captain Geordi La Forge: If you succeed, countless lives will be affected.
Chakotay: We're here to save 150 lives - our crew.
Captain Geordi La Forge: I understand. And I might be doing the same thing if I were in your position, but I've got my own crew to protect, not to mention fifteen years of history. So - I'm asking you again: stand down, and return the transmitter.
Chakotay: You know I can't do that.
Captain Geordi La Forge: And you know I have to try to stop you.
Chakotay: Yes, I know. Good luck.
Captain Geordi La Forge: Same to you.
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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A perfect Trek episode
18 January 2021 | by hughnwilliamsSee all my reviews

This episode had it all - time travel, Voyager crash landing, big continuity advancement in the series story, and even a wonderful special guest appearance!

Great episode, very fun to watch and so many things that make Trek great.

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18 November 1998 (USA) See more »

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