Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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A strange spatial distortion afflicts the ship and has the entire crew literally lost on their own ship.


Kim Friedman


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




Episode cast overview:
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
Judy Geeson ... Sandrine
Larry Hankin ... Gaunt Gary (as Larry A. Hankin)
Tom Virtue ... Lt. Walter Baxter
Terry Correll ... Crewman


Voyager encounters a spatial distortion ring that soon surrounds the ship. As it presses closer, it wreaks havoc on systems throughout the ship and reconfigures the layout of the decks and room placement. The crew struggles to find their way around the ship to implement various solutions to save Voyager. Written by C-A

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2 October 1995 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This installment was one of four that, despite having been written and produced at the end of the first season, were held back by UPN to air in the second season, the other episodes being (in production order) "Projections", "Elogium" and "The 37's". Although this episode had been the third of the four to be produced, the episode was ultimately the last of the four to air, due to the fact that the production team considered this episode to be the worst of the lot. See more »


When Neelix and Kes are looking for Kes' quarters, her locket disappears and reappears several times. See more »


Commander Chakotay: Tell me something, Tuvok: what does your logic tell you about navigating a maze that's constantly changing shape?
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Well I guess they're all going to die in this one....
12 February 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I've always thought that episodes of the Star Trek franchises that were confined to the ship were among the worst. After all, they often had no aliens and the crew was very, very limited in what they could do to breathe life into the scripts. This is definitely such a case.

When the show begins, many of the crew members are in a holodeck having a surprise party for Kes. One thing that occurs is predictable--one isn't. Neelix once again shows extreme jealousy of her and acts a bit like a jealous and controlling boyfriend. What is surprising is that when they try to leave the program to return to duty or their quarters, the crew cannot find their way! The ship keeps changing as if it's messing with them. And, their attempts to stop it only make it worse.

Apart from the very end (which I liked), this is not a particularly inspired program. It's not terrible but slow and uninteresting until the end.

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