- The 37's
After atmospheric disturbances force the crew to land the Starship Voyager on a mysterious planet, Captain Katryn Janeway leads an away team in search of the source of the centuries-old distress signal detected by the ship's sensors. They discover the source of the SOS to be an old Earth aircraft. Upon further investigation, the team finds a massive chamber containing eight earthlings in cryogenic units, one of which is Amelia Earhart (Sharon Lawrence). After releasing them from suspended animation, the USS Voyager crew comes under attack when a group of the planet's inhabitants mistakes them for members of the Briori -- an alien race which abducted more than 300 people from Earth in 1937 and brought them this planet as slaves.
It's learned that over time, the slaves revolted and killed the aliens. The eight surviving "37's" became part of the planet's history and the cryogenic chamber was their shrine. Since then, the descendants of the original
300 cultivated the planet and created a home much like Earth. The crew of the USS Voyager is invited to
stay, and Janeway must face her greatest challenge as she allows each crewmember the personal choice to stay behind and begin a life among these kindred Humans.
When First Officer Chakotay borrows a Shuttlecraft to perform the Pakra, a solitary Indian ritual commemorating his father's death, he inadvertently drifts into Kazon-Olga territory and becomes the target of a Kazon youth attempting to earn his Olga warrior name by killing the Federation enemy.
Striking back, Chakotay disarms and destroys the Kazon ship, but not before rescuing the young boy named Kar, the only surviving lifeform is transported aboard the Shuttlecraft. Soon, the two are pulled via tractor beam aboard a larger Kazon vessel sent to investigate the explosion. Led by Razik and Haliz, the Kazon-Ogla hold Chakotay prisoner during which he learns that because Kar has failed in his first mission, he doesn't earn his name and is sentenced to die... by Chakotay's hands.
Meanwhile, fearing their mission comrade is in danger, the Voyager, with Kes and Neelix providing their expertise on Kazon, sets out to find Chakotay.
The Doctor receives information that Voyager has suffered a massive Kazon attack and that most of the crew has abandoned ship, so he ventures from Sickbay, via remote holo-projection system, to aid those still on board.
Once he's on the ship's near-deserted Bridge, The Doctor must determine what is and what is not reality.
Much to his confusion and counter to his program, The Doctor shows human life signs when, during a struggle with a Kazon warrior, he experiences injury and pain. He meets Lieutenant Barclay, learns of Dr.
Lewis Zimmerman, the engineer who wrote his medical holographic program and amazingly, discovers that The Doctor has a wife -- Kes. He's in a state of disbelief when Barclay tells him he must completely destroy Voyager.
Aggressive space-dwelling lifeforms attach themselves to the Starship, creating an electrophoretic field. The occurrence increases Kes' metabolic activity and accelerates her reproductive process, causing her to
prematurely enter the elogium. However, the elogium occurs only once, so if Kes is ever going to have a child, it must be immediately.
Before making his decision whether or not he will father Kes' child, a bewildered Neelix seeks the advice of
Tuvok. Meanwhile, while considering how long it may take to get the ship home, Chakotay wonders if it may
be necessary for the crew to start having children to provide the next generation of personnel, If it really does
take 75 years to reach the Alpha Quadrant.
- Non Sequitur
- Persistence of Vision
- Cold Fire
When the crew finds a deactivated humanoid robot floating in space, Lt. B'Elanna Torres is able to repair this mysterious mechanical "man." When it comes to life the sentient artificial lifeform, Automated Unit 3947, explains that its kind is near extinction and asks Torres to build a prototype for construction of more units. In accordance with Prime Directive, Torres must decline the request, but when 3947's Pralor homeship is located, the robot abducts her and threatens to destroy Voyager unless she constructs the prototype.
Torres discovers that the robots are programmed to achieve victory while Janeway and her crew, taking measures to rescue her, find themselves in a robotic war...
After Voyager is severely attacked by Kazon and one of its crewmen killed, Chakotay appeals to Janeway to start thinking more like the Maquis. Janeway knows she must strengthen Voyager's position in the quadrant and, although it's a difficult decision and is against her beliefs and training, she agrees to take steps toward a strategic alliance with leaders of several Kazon factions. When they come together for a conference, its eminently clear that there are no rules in this region of space. Unbeknownst to Voyager, there is a traitor in their midst.
Seeking an intermediary to begin talks with the Kazon, Neelix shuttles to Sobras, a planet with a Kazon
settlement. There, he makes contact with an acquaintance -- Jal Tersa of Kazon-Pommar. Meanwhile
Janeway's initial meeting with Culluh and Seska is unsuccessful but Neelix is able to befriend Mabus, a governor of the Trabe, an exiled sect and blood enemies of the Kazon. Thinking that the Trabe have compatible goals of peaceful co-existence, Janeway forms an alliance with them -- with deadly results.
Lieutenant Paris makes history by becoming the first person to make a transwarp flight. But soon after his shuttle returns from warp 10 he undergoes startling biochemistry changes. His cell membranes begin to degrade and despite the Doctor's best efforts, Tom Paris dies. Hours after the pronouncement of death, Paris is discovered breathing, his body going through accelerated mutations which leave him radically transformed into a bizarre and terrifying cross between a human and amphibian.
When a crew member is murdered, Tuvok's investigation leads to another crewman, Ensign Suder, who finally admits he is the perpetrator. Vulcan instincts prohibit Tuvok from determining a logical motive for committing such a crime, so he attempts to understand the violent impulses of a criminal by performing a
mind-meld on Suder.
When Tuvok removes himself from duty, the Doctor initiates treatment which removes Tuvok's emotional suppression abilities. Meanwhile, Chakotay puts Paris on report for running an illegal gambling operation.
Voyager spots a Cardassian designed, self-guided missile carrying a warhead capable of significant destructive force. As it travels toward Rakosan, a heavily populated planet, Torres reports that she's partly responsible for its virtually unstoppable status. When she was a Maquis, she intercepted the missile and changed its program to assault its own makers, but it later went astray and now she's the only hope in stopping it. So Torres volunteers to transport to the missile's interior and reprogram it again. But before she can detonate the warhead, the onboard computer tries to destroy her first, meanwhile Jonas transmits classified information on the missle to Seska.
When the onboard computer of the missle depletes contact with Voyager and Torres, Janeway decides to put the ship on self-destruct and collide with the missle. Torres finds a way to communicate with the ship telling Janeway that she is in the process of destroying the missle. Her attempt is successful and is beamed aboard Voyager when the vessel is destroyed. Janeway then stands down the self-destruct sequence.
- Death Wish
A rebel Q escapes imprisonment from inside a comet and demands asylum aboard the USS Voyager. Just as quickly, the well-known Q arrives to force the escaped Q back to The Q Continuum, the extradimensional domain in which their immortal kind exist. Meanwhile, the escaped Q proclaims that if
Captain Janeway grants him sanctuary, he intends to commit suicide to end the tedium he has endured as an immortal being.
Noting the dictates of Starfleet protocol, Janeway holds a hearing to consider the request for asylum. The tables are turned on Q as Federation personal preside over a trial in which he must defend the Q Continuum and the ever-logical Tuvok acts as counsel for the escaped Q. A courtroom drama ensues when Q calls himself to the witness stand along with a Sir Issac Newton, a hippie named Maury, and including Commander Riker, whose lives were profoundly changed by Q's influence.
Voyager detects a distress call from a weakened life form aboard a small spacecraft and quickly beams a deathly ill Vidiian female to Sickbay. The doctor starts treating her for advanced stages of the phage by transferring her decaying body into stasis and creating a temporary, healthy holographic program of her being. As he becomes aquatinted with the alien, a hematologist named Danara Pel, something momentous occurs -- his adaptive program allows him to experience love and romance for the first time.
Lieutenant Paris continues to be insubordinate and espionage is more complicated than Jonas thought when Seska instructs him to plan an accident which will damage Voyager's warp coils.
Neelix, a suddenly self-proclaimed journalist, hears a rumor that a fellow crew member has expressed displeasure with Starfleet and requested leave. Soon Tom Paris is relieved of duty to become a pilot with a Talaxian convoy -- leaving a saddened Voyager crew behind. Almost immediately, the Kazon-Nistim and the scheming Seska attack the Talaxian fleet, kidnap Paris and attempt to coerce classified information from him. Meanwhile Neelix suspects someone aboard Voyager has been secretly communicating with the Kazon and his sleuthing leads him directly to Paris.
Astounding consequences occur when the USS Voyager, while attempting to evade nearby Vidiian
territory, enters a plasma cloud. Before they can clear it, the engines stall, anti-matter supplies drain and a
proton burst, originating from within the ship, cause heavy casualties and breaches the structural integrity of
the hull. When Ensign Kim and Kes disappear into a void in space, Captain Janeway discovers that a duplicate Voyager with an identical crew exist in a parallel universe.
Tuvok and Bennet's shuttle crash lands on a sacred haven for the Drayan, an alien race which has shunned outside contact for decades. While Bennet lies dying from his injuries, three frightened Drayan children venture out from hiding. The young ones tell Tuvok that they have been abandoned by their people to die on the planet, and beg his help in saving them from the imminent arrival of the morrok -- the messenger of death.
While Tuvok tries to calm the tiny trio, he cannot comprehend why a society would forsake its own children. Then, during the night, two of the youngsters mysteriously disappear. Meanwhile, Janeway
makes contact with the Drayan's First Prelate, Alicia, and in the course of trying to rescue Tuvok and the remaining child, there is an amazing revelation about this mysterious race.
- The Thaw
The USS Voyager activates an automated message from members of the Kohl settlement, who, years earlier, survived an environmental catastrophe by submitting themselves into artificial hibernation. When the crew transports the Kohl's hibernation pods on board, they find humanoids in deep stasis with suppressed metabolic activity -- but with active minds and complex sensory systems controlled by a computer.
In an effort to help the Kohl people, Torres and Kim equip two pods with Starfleet technology and submit themselves into stasis. With their mental and physical activities closely monitored, they enter the environment created by the computer attached to the Kohl pods. Once there, Torres and Kim find that the humanoid's dreadful fears about recovery and survival have caused their computer program to manifest a devious, omnipotent clown - the idealization of their fear - and a cast of other nightmarish characters. Then, the clown holds Torres and Kim hostage while making increasingly unreasonable demands of Janeway.
A Bizarre occurrence causes Neelix and Tuvok, who are attempting to transport back to the USS Voyager from an away mission, to arrive aboard the ship as one. The crew is astonished when a strange but oddly familiar alien humanoid with dark speckled skin and pointy ears - which is neither Tuvok nor Neelix - appears. The Doctor's bio-scanner shows that Neelix and Tuvok's patterns have merged, causing the pair to become one entity: Tuvix.
While Tuvix assimilates and starts to become a valued member of the team, Kes struggles with the fact the Neelix may not be a part of her life anymore. Meanwhile, the Doctor devises a method to restore Tuvok and Neelix, except for one variable - Tuvix does not want to die. When the Doctor, who is programmed to follow certain ethical guidelines, cannot perform the separation, Janeway is left with a monumental decision.
When Janeway and Chakotay contract a virus from an insect bite, which means if they return to Voyager, they will die and infect the crew. But, the planet's atmosphere is the only thing that can keep them safe. The Doctor cannot find a cure. Unable to perform her duties, Janeway is forced to turn over permanent command of the ship to Tuvok and retreat, with Chakotay, to a small planet which shields the effects of the fatal disease.
As the USS Voyager moves out of communication range, Captain Janeway leaves Tuvok with strict orders not to contact the Vidiians for help, even though they may have more sophisticated medical technology to handle the crisis. While the ship's crew is stuck with the harsh reality of abandoning their leader and first officer forever. The former Captain and Commander, alone on a strange planet, awkwardly drop protocol and begin to explore another side of their relationship.
- Basics, Part 1
The battle is over... Voyager has lost... the Kazon seize the ship and abandon a defenseless Starfleet crew on a primitive planet.