Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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A dying warlord, determined to retake his home planet, takes over Kes's body.


David Livingston


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




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Anthony Crivello ... Adin
Brad Greenquist ... Demmas
Galyn Görg ... Nori
Charles Emmett ... Resh
Karl Wiedergott Karl Wiedergott ... Ameron
Leigh McCloskey ... Tieran (as Leigh J. McCloskey)


The mind of former Ilari war-hero-turned-dictator Tieran takes possession of Kes in order to retake his homeworld. Since Kes is an alien, the bond is more fragile than usual, but Tieran wants the mostly dormant additional mental powers that come with her. Written by statmanjeff

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Tieran's successful quest for immortality mirrors the historical unsuccessful quest of the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang. See more »


In the firefight in Transporter Room One, Tieran (in Kes' body) and his followers shoot the Ilarii representative and Ensign Martin, killing both. For some reason, none of them think to shoot Janeway, either when she's grappling with Tieran/Kes or when she's been rendered unconscious. See more »


Captain Kathryn Janeway: Consider yourself drafted.
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Jennifers' best episode.
5 July 2019 | by XweAponXSee all my reviews

In this episode of the range of the actress is stretched to her utter limits.

It also changes the character irrecoverably.

The whole thing is kind of a shock, because we don't know what's really going on and then all of a sudden Kes starts doing some very uncharacteristic things.

She even takes Tuvoc's teachings and uses them against him. Nothing can be taken for granted in this episode, things that would have worked before, will not work now.

But the real battle is going on within Kes herself.

This episode also changes her relationship with Neelix for the remainder of the time the character appears in the show. She is now a mature woman, at three years old. And it's also possible that this encounter gives Kes access to some of that incredibly dark stuff from "Cold Fire", because after this point she really starts coming into her mental and telekinetic abilities.

But there is no other way to say this: Kes has been violated, there was a stronger word that I can use but I'm pretty sure that bean counters at IMDb rejected my original review because I used that word. it is the most appropriate word for what has happened to Kes. But she does not accept the role of "victim" willingly, and in the end she proves to be the one who is stronger.

I'm sure my previous review had all kinds of spoilers in it, I don't really want to do that this time. But I am pretty sure that there were a few insights in that old review that were pretty important, which is why I want to see it back, thank you. Nothing makes me angrier than when I come in here to look over an episode that I had previously reviewed, and my original review has magically disappeared without any notification.

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