Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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An alien weapon that possesses artificial intelligence links with the EMH program and begins to terrorize the crew.


John T. Kretchmer (as John Kretchmer)


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




Episode credited cast:
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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steven Dennis ... Onquanii (as Steve Dennis)
McKenzie Westmore ... Ensign Jenkins


Voyager answers a distress call from an alien device with bio-neural circuitry and sentience. Voyager beams the 'survivor' aboard, and further scans show it is a highly-sophisticated warhead capable of mass destruction. The Doctor, who speaks its technical language, fights for its rights when the rest of the crew seeks to distance the ship before the warhead fulfills its purpose. His efforts are unappreciated when, facing shut down, the warhead's intelligence commandeers The Doctor's program and several ships systems. It's ultimatum is clear: Voyager will deliver the warhead to its target or be destroyed. Written by Meribor

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Did You Know?


The same panel where Tuvok accesses sickbay's holomatrix in this episode also features in the previous one, Star Trek: Voyager: Relativity (1999), as the location where the temporal disruptor was hidden. See more »


(at around 23 mins) Boom mic at top of screen. See more »


[first lines]
Tom Paris: Show mercy!
Neelix: You people have a saying: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. In other words, your credit's no good here.
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Sheer Stupidity
9 September 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

So many of these cliffhanger episodes involve the most idiotic decision making imaginable. Harry is the temporary commandeer while everyone sleeps. He gets a distress call and wakes Chakotay up. When an away team goes to a planet they find a metal device that apparently has biological component. The Doctor is able to communicate with it. He wants it on board. Harry argues with him. When given the opportunity to make a command decision, Kim decides to listen to the doctor. There is no evidence of the thing being benign, but they bring it on board and once again it almost destroys them. They never learn. The writers never learn. While it is entertaining enough, the fact that Voyager is still flying is beyond belief.

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