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These models were created by the Voyager Art Department at my request to bring on. Location and used a line shots where Voyager has landed and is sitting on the ground. Would be impractical to bring the expensive model out of the motion control stage and. This technique provides an accurate reference for photographing the hero.

Miniature in the studio as well as a temporary composite for the editors to cut into the. Work print to give a sense of scale to the scene. "The 37's" - The crew of Voyager follows an ancient SOS to a planet whose. Away team discovers the source of the transmission: it is a Lockheed Model 10 Electra.

Chamber containing eight humans preserved since the 1930s, including Amelia Earhart. With an alien generator added to sustain the SOS. The crew finds a cryostasis. And her navigator, Fred Noonan...

Additional photos : Another example using the technique. Described above: Reference shot with foam coremock-up. Temp comp for work print.

Brown paper was placed under the model when photographin. Assure reflected light from below would match that on the actual location. The USS Voyager detects traces of rust in space. Because the absence of oxygen in space prevents iron from rusting, Captain Janeway decides to follow the particle trail.

They discover an ancient Earth automobile, a 1936 Ford truck, floating in space. When investigating their find in one of Voyager's cargo bays, Tom Paris manages to start the truck (old Earth cars are his hobby), which promptly backfires and startles everyone.

When Janeway asks Ensign Kim why the signal was not detected, Kim explains that Starfleet vessels only monitor their standard frequencies. The signal they have found turns out to be an old Earth distress call, called an "SOS".

The decision is made to follow the signal to its origin, but the planet it emanates from is Class L. With use of a shuttle impractical due to the scale of trinimbic interference, Janeway decides to land Voyager itself on the planet, reasoning that whatever brought the truck to this planet could be used to bring them home.

An away team is sent out to locate the source of the signal and finds an old Earth airplane. Meanwhile, other members of the away team have found a mineshaft that seems to be the source of the tritanium readings detected by their tricorders.

After entering the mineshaft, they find five cryostasis chambers. One of them contains eight Human bodies, although with minimal life signs.

When Janeway rubs off some condensation of the stasis chamber containing a Human female, she notices a name tag on her jacket. EARHART - Amelia Earhart, one of the first female aeronautical pioneers from Earth's 20th century. Janeway gives the crew a brief history of Earhart; she was one of the first female pilots in Earth's history, flying across the Atlantic Ocean and later attempting to fly around the world. However her plane mysteriously vanished in the South Seas, and when no wreckage was found many theories were coined about what happened. Janeway notes that ironically the ridiculed theory appears to be correct...

That she was abducted by aliens. It appears that all eight Humans are from the 1930s. Reluctant to leave them asleep for possibly more centuries, particularly when they could provide a clue about how they arrived in the Delta Quadrant, the decision is made to remove them from stasis. As a precaution, only Human crew members will be present, so as not to shock them. The exception is Kes, who can easily pass as a Human, as she needs to be present to check their medical status.

When all the Humans are removed from stasis, they wake up easily. Janeway smiles as she goes to greet Earhart. The 20th century Humans quickly object to their state, demanding to know what's happening. Janeway has trouble getting them to listen, but eventually tells them what she believes, that they were abducted by aliens from Earth in the 1930s, but they only seem to remember the day before. Now, over four hundred years later, Fred Noonan, Earhart's navigator, is very distrustful and draws a revolver, taking the away team hostage.

Although Captain Janeway tries to prove the existence of aliens by having Kes show her Ocampan ears, Earhart does not believe her, noting that she has seen before how people from all over Earth can mutilate themselves. Meanwhile, Commander Chakotay has detected alien lifeforms, and after warning Captain Janeway, he learns of the hostage situation. He, along with Tuvok, accompanies a security team to free the away team.

Fortunately, Earhart's curiosity provides Janeway the opportunity to persuade her and the other revived Humans to leave the mineshaft and to return to Voyager so that she can prove to them everything she told was true. Meanwhile, Tuvok and Chakotay's team is watched as it approaches the mineshaft. After leaving the mine shaft, they find Tuvok's security team pinned down by alien weapons fire. In this skirmish, Fred Noonan is hit but is dragged to safety by Harry Kim.

With the help of the away team, the aliens are overpowered when Janeway covertly comes behind them and subdues one of the attackers with her phaser. It turns out the aliens are actually Humans as well, descendants from the Humans abducted from Earth in 1937 by the Briori.

Back on Voyager, one of them, John Evansville, explains to Janeway and Chakotay that the people they revived are the 37's, and are revered by them as monuments to their ancestors, who were held as slaves. Meanwhile, Noonan has been treated for his wounds by The Doctor in Voyager's sickbay. Thinking he will die, he confesses his love for Earhart, but takes it back when he finds himself cured. Earhart promises to forget what Noonan said to her. Since defeating the Briori, the former Human slaves have built a society, by now consisting of over 100,000 individuals and three cities that Evansville describes as "beautiful".

He invites the entire crew and the 37's to tour the cities, with Evansville telling Earhart that he would be honored to show her around once she is introduced to him as one of the 37s. The tour itself is impressive and reminds many Voyager's crewmembers of their home back on Earth.

Captain's log, stardate 48975.1. Evansville wasn't exaggerating when he said they have a lot to be proud of here. It was an amazing experience, but it's left me a little disturbed. When Evansville tells Captain Janeway that they are invited to stay and live out their lives on this world, she struggles to make the right decision. In her ready room, she discusses the invitation with Chakotay.

Chakotay tells her that there's not a day goes by when he doesn't hear someone mention Earth, and while the settlement on the planet is certainly impressive, it doesn't beat seeing the sunrise over the Arizona desert or to swim in the Gulf of Mexico on a summer day... He wants to go home. At 14:00 hours that day, Captain Janeway informs the crew that those wishing to stay should assemble in the cargo bay at 15:00 hours.

In Voyager's mess hall, Neelix tells the 37's he is staying on board because the captain would be lost without him. To stay or not to stay is also discussed by B'Elanna Torres and Harry Kim. Kim is not looking forward to spending his whole life on a starship. There are more people who thought that way, according to Torres.

While outside Voyager and looking to the blue sky, Captain Janeway is approached by Earhart. Earhart does not want to intrude upon the Captain's privacy. But, the Captain encourages Earhart to join her. The two talk briefly and the captain reveals that Earhart was a personal hero to her.
Earhart then reveals that she and the 37's have decided to stay. Although she would have liked to pilot Voyager through space, Earhart felt more connected to the Humans on the planet because they were, after all, a part of all the 37's. While walking to the cargo bay, Janeway and Chakotay speculate on who will stay and who will leave. Janeway thinks that another likely candidate is the adventurous Walter Baxter who may welcome the challenge of creating a new life on a new planet. Both Janeway and Chakotay agree they'd hate to lose Jarvin or Baxter... In fact, they'd hate to lose anyone but neither could blame any individual who chooses to stay behind. The two come to a stop outside the cargo bay and Janeway hesitates, but Chakotay places his hand on her shoulder and assures her that no matter how many people are waiting on the other side of the door, they'll make it.
With the support of her first officer and friend, Janeway summons the courage to walk inside the cargo bay... And it is empty - a fact that visibly moves Kathryn deeply. USS Voyager starting from a planet. When Kathryn Janeway and her first officer enter Voyager's bridge, she nods to her bridge crew in acknowledgment of their decision to stay.

She then orders condition blue and inertial dampers to flight configuration. Voyager lifts off watched by Evansville, Noonan and Earhart, and the crew resume their long journey back home. I think you'll find that's manure. Horse manure, if I'm not mistaken.

Captain Janeway, about the chemicals in the back of the truck; which she differentiated by smell. I doubt there are many 20th century farmers driving around the Delta Quadrant. Captain Janeway, in regards to the Ford truck. I suggest we increase the ventilation in the cargo bay before we are asphyxiated. Tuvok, about the tailpipe exhaust from the truck. So, is this an early hovercar? Harry Kim, on a Ford truck. Captain, I think I should tell you I've never actually landed a starship before. That's all right, lieutenant, neither have I. Tom Paris and Kathryn Janeway. In your terms, that's about four billion miles a second.
Think I could take her out for a spin? Amelia Earhart and Tom Paris, on Voyager. This episode was written and produced for Star Trek: Voyager's first season. Brannon Braga noted, This is the episode we designed to be the final show of the season. This is the only Star Trek episode that was ever credited (on screen) as a writing collaboration between Jeri Taylor and Brannon Braga, despite a number of similarities between their tenures on Star Trek.

Both production staffers were hired during the fourth season of Star Trek: The Next Generation, worked as executive producers on Star Trek: Voyager at one point (Taylor served in that position between 1994 and 1998, after which Braga held the title between 1998 and 2000), and co-created a Star Trek spin-off series (Taylor was a co-creator of Voyager whereas Braga co-created Star Trek: Enterprise). One motive that the writers had in developing this story was that they wanted it to be a turning point for the crew banding together and complaining less about missing home. "We were interested in having the crew show a little solidarity and standing together saying,'We will make the best of this situation,'" Brannon Braga explained. The writing of this episode was an uneasy process.

Brannon Braga admitted, We struggled with the story a little bit. The Official Star Trek: Voyager Magazine issue 5, p. One factor that the producers of Star Trek: Voyager found difficulty with deciding was whether this episode's story should be a single episode or a duology.

Brannon Braga recalled, I was the only voice on the staff that was saying this should be a two-parter, but it would have had to be a cliffhanger, and since this was... Designed to be the final episode, nobody really wanted to do a cliffhanger in our first season.

I disagree; I think there's a wealth of material in it, and it should have been a two-parter. As originally scripted, B'Elanna Torres was not only to discover Jack Hayes inside the cryo-stasis chamber but also comment (immediately thereafter), From these clothes, I'd say he could be a farmer. The episode's script specified that, for blue sky that can be seen through the windows of the briefing room, a "painted backdrop" was to be used. The placing of one dramatic moment was moved between the scene's scripted version and its final, televised edit.

Both versions of the shifted section took place during John Evansville's discussion with Janeway and Chakotay, in Voyager's briefing room. The moment involves Janeway commenting to Evansville that she and the rest of the Starfleet crew were hoping to locate the vessel that brought his ancestors to the planet and perhaps use it to quicken their return journey to Earth. This moment was placed earlier in the scripted version of the scene than in its final version. Much deliberation went into deciding how to end the episode, uncertainty that resulted in the absence of the cities that are referred to but never shown.

Jeri Taylor explained, The fact is that the whole fifth act evolved late into the process. The story changed in the script stage and seeing those cities was never really an element until so well into it that there was no way to do it. The scripted version of the episode's penultimate scene, wherein Janeway and Chakotay visit the cargo bay to find it is entirely empty, differed from the scene's final version; the Ford truck was originally to have still been present in the cargo bay and Chakotay was presumably to have reacted more to the finding than he does in the scene's televised edit as - referring to both he and Janeway - the script stated that, relief and joy threaten to overwhelm them.

" Brannon Braga once described this sequence as "very touching. The script stated that the spectators watching Voyager's takeoff, in the episode's final shot, were to be the group of 37's, Evansville and his colleague.
However, the televised version of this shot includes only Earhart, Noonan, and Evansville. The final draft of this episode's script was submitted on 1 May 1995. Brannon Braga ultimately felt that the difficulties he and Jeri Taylor encountered during the writing of this episode had a positive impact on its plot. He observed, If you look at the episode again, you'll see that the first three acts are rip-roaring fun, and in the fourth and fifth acts, it takes a very different emotional turn, which I like because it's very unexpected. What you think is going to be a story about alien abductors and displaced Human beings from the past actually turns in on itself and becomes a story very much about our crew.

The unexpected result of all this is that our crew finds itself in a situation where they have to consider stopping this crazy voyage home and possibly settling down on a planet that's quite nice. That, I think, is very satisfying because it's unexpected and makes it about us.

In summation, Brannon Braga noted, I'm very happy with'The 37's'. It's a dangerously broad concept, but I think it's really delightful. 51 He elaborated, I think it's just the kind of show we should be doing: far-out, high-concept shows. It was a hit-and-miss kind of episode.

There was some fun stuff, but in the end it really wasn't about much. I thought it was fun.
I really enjoyed the meeting of Amelia Earhart and Janeway, the first woman of flight and the ultimate woman of flight. There was some very cool stuff in there. " (Captains' Logs Supplemental - The Unauthorized Guide to the New Trek Voyages) Braga also remarked, "It's a big show....

It's great to see Earhart and Janeway together: the first woman of aviation and the epitome of women in aviation. And it ends on a real positive note. (Star Trek Monthly issue 7).

One point of contention between Brannon Braga and Jeri Taylor was the cities that are not shown in the episode. Braga commented, I think where we got into trouble was with the Humans who had evolved differently and the big cities that we never see. That's where you groan. Up until that point, I thought it was intriguing. " (Captains' Logs Supplemental - The Unauthorized Guide to the New Trek Voyages) Jeri Taylor countered, "Sometimes you have to compromise.

I don't see this as a big deal. Actress Kate Mulgrew was very happy about Janeway's encounter with Amelia Earhart: It had marvelous resonance for Janeway.

Amelia Earhart was her hero. She was well versed in the life of Amelia Earhart. Janeway's a little bit of a historian and to actually confront her...

A kind of epiphany for Janeway... To meet her and to share their humanity and the same essential struggle. I think that's what Janeway came away with, that the heart of an aeronautical heroine remains the same centuries later. It's the same drive and impulse to explore and to confront dilemmas with great courage and humanity. And I think that was reflected in those scenes between Earhart and Janeway.

" (Star Trek: Voyager Companion) Mulgrew also stated, "What a brilliant concept. Janeway meets her idol, Amelia Earhart, and she learns. Every time Janeway gets to learn, via somebody who...
Either has preceded her or has a deeper knowledge of what she is seeking, it is terrific for Janeway. " (VOY Season 2 DVD) In summation, Mulgrew noted, "I loved the idea of Janeway meeting Earhart. " Mulgrew added, however, "I wish it had gone a little further in that respect. The role of Amelia Earhart was first offered to actress Sharon Lawrence after casting director Junie Lowry-Johnson had become aware of Lawrence's Emmy Award nominated performance as District Attorney Sylvia Costas in the crime drama NYPD Blue. Lawrence remembered, Junie, of course, knew my work and knew how to access me. When the Earhart part came about, they were looking for somebody who had what they perceived to be a professional strength about them. That's something people perceive Sylvia to have, so they thought of me. The idea of playing Amelia Earhart immediately appealed to Lawrence. "When they asked me to play Earhart, " she explained, I just had these visions of her as one of our greatest national heroines. I read the script and what I liked about it, besides [the idea of] playing someone who was a real person, was the relationship she develops with Janeway. I was really happy about that. I loved the idea of playing a character who worked with a woman in a professional capacity.

The opportunities inherent in the role drew Sharon Lawrence to accept the part, even though she had - in her adulthood - lost touch with Star Trek, as a viewer. "I watched the original Star Trek growing up, " Lawrence recalled, but most of my career, until I moved to Los Angeles, kept me away from the television set. I was always touring, or performing in New York, on stage. I was interested in playing Earhart and working with Kate.

And that is why I said yes. " (VOY Season 2 DVD text commentary) Lawrence also noted, "I've always been fascinated by Amelia Earhart and to get the chance to play this type of character is something I just couldn't pass up. " (Captains' Logs Supplemental - The Unauthorized Guide to the New Trek Voyages) The actress elaborated, "The idea of getting into the head of somebody like Earhart and adding the fantasy element of what might have happened to her was so interesting to me. Prior to portraying Amelia Earhart, Sharon Lawrence was already familiar with Chakotay actor Robert Beltran.

She explained, Robert Beltran and I had worked together in Los Angeles at the Mark Taper Forum. So, it was wonderful to spend some time with him, because we really had enjoyed each other's company when we first met. Sharon Lawrence was also a fan of Kate Mulgrew.

Lawrence explained, I had been a fan of Kate's since I first saw her on [the soap opera] Ryan's Hope. Lawrence, who had been born into the community of a mid-size town in the Southern state of North Carolina, had found that the luxurious lifestyle of Mulgrew's character in Ryan's Hope very much appealed to her. "So, to work with Kate, " Lawrence continued, was a kick because I had so many frames of reference with her.

We spent a lot of time talking about being an actress, about how she juggles being an actress and a mother. She has a theater background and so do I. So, it was a pleasure to work with her.... I was just so impressed with her professionalism. When asked about the episode, Lawrence also stated, Well, the most exciting part of that job for me, besides the honor of playing a version of Amelia Earhart, was working with an actress who I have admired for many years, Kate Mulgrew.
Because the relationship that Earhart and Janeway shared was easily influenced by the relationship Kate and I shared. To play peers and leaders, rather than a domestic or familial relationship. It always feels good to me.
" (VOY Season 2 DVD text commentary) Lawrence also said of her relationship with Mulgrew, "It was wonderful to play two female space or aircraft pilots. That was a wonderful opportunity for me. " (30th Anniversary Moments, VOY Season 3 DVD special features) Elaborating on the similarities between the two characters, the actress said, "With Earhart and Janeway, you have two professional pilots, two women who have made rather courageous and unusual choices in their lives. For her part, Kate Mulgrew was delighted to work alongside Sharon Lawrence. Recounting this experience, Mulgrew exclaimed, Great fun, great fun!
Had a crackerjack actress on the other side. Sharon Lawrence really played the hell out of that role. (VOY Season 2 DVD) Although Mulgrew experienced difficulty with performing in the episode, she also found that Sharon Lawrence raised the episode's quality. Mulgrew said of the episode, That one was incredibly hard work.

Almost every scene was a monologue. The show was elevated instantly and throughout by Sharon Lawrence-what a beautiful actress....
Whenever we were alone together or addressing one another, it so deepened the show. " In summation, Mulgrew commented, "I loved shooting every second of that show. Sharon Lawrence enjoyed the experience of working not only with Kate Mulgrew but also with everyone else involved in the episode's production. "I'm very pleased with the work we did, " she explained, and I loved the people.... I have to say that I was impressed by everyone involved with the show. All of the actors have to deliver this vast amount of virtually unreferenced text that they have on Star Trek. 8 In summation, Lawrence remarked, It was just a great experience.

" (Captains' Logs Supplemental - The Unauthorized Guide to the New Trek Voyages) She also noted, "I enjoyed Voyager. I was impressed with the stories and I loved their use of the holodeck. Nogami's name is never mentioned in the televised version of this episode but comes from its script.

(VOY Season 2 DVD text commentary). This was the first of four Voyager episodes to be directed by veteran Star Trek director James L. Loved working with the director, Jim Conway.
He did such a good job. During production on this episode, executive producer Rick Berman's influence on the series became evident to Sharon Lawrence. "Rick Berman oversaw every detail, " she said. You're up there in his office and he's checking out costumes and make-up. He doesn't let a thing go by without approving it himself. Scenes set on this episode's planet surface were actually filmed on location at Bronson Canyon. (VOY Season 2 DVD text commentary) In fact, this was the second installment that partly filmed in that location for Voyager's first season; the filming location had previously been used for "State of Flux".

63; [2](X) Lisa White again worked as location manager on this episode, having previously served in that position during Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and episodes produced earlier in Voyager's first season. The announcement that the cast would be going on location was greeted with immediate enthusiasm. Kate Mulgrew explained, You know, when you're in the bottle too long - by that, I mean... So you're right, the minute location was announced, everybody went delirious with joy. The twin-engine airplane used as Amelia Earhart's plane was actually a Lockheed L-10 Electra.

(VOY Season 2 DVD text commentary) Although this designation is not given in episode dialogue, it is the same kind of plane that Earhart flew during her ill-fated around-the-world expedition in 1937 and can be visually identified in the episode. The plane is not specifically named in the episode's script but a note states, This is Amelia Earhart's airplane - same color, markings, etc. The effect of the explosive charges fired at the away team was created by the series' special effects team, under Dick Brownfield's supervision.

(VOY Season 2 DVD text commentary) The weapons that the Human inhabitants of the planet use in this sequence were stock rifles that previously appeared in TNG: "Unification I", "Unification II", "Starship Mine" and "Gambit, Part I". The filming of this episode wrapped on 12 May 1995. Star Trek Monthly issue 5, p. (VOY Season 2 DVD text commentary) For the original Star Trek series, the fact that showing the Enterprise landing each week would have been prohibitively expensive for a television budget had led Gene Roddenberry to instead come up with incorporating the time-honored science fiction concept of matter transmission into the series; hence, the transporter had been conceived, as a quick and inexpensive means of getting Roddenberry's characters from the starship to the surfaces of planets.

(VOY Season 2 DVD text commentary, The Art of Star Trek). The idea of granting Voyager the ability to land was conceived long before this episode. 51 In fact, this landing capability was originally suggested by Michael Okuda during the early stages of Star Trek: Voyager's development, as a way of defining the then-new starship design as separate from those of previous Star Trek vessels; in a 27 September 1993 memo to Rick Berman, Okuda stated, Suggest we give the starship the ability to land on a planet surface.

Maybe it'd be something we could do two or three times a season. A Vision of the Future - Star Trek: Voyager, p. Several early design concepts for Voyager, rendered through CGI by illustrator Rick Sternbach, were clearly influenced by the idea of making the starship be the first built to land on a planet. When the miniature was first designed, all we had were four small hatches in a very logical place, at the bottom of the engineering hull, and those hatches were built into the model. (Designing the USS Voyager, VOY Season 2 DVD special features).
When it came time to write this episode, the prospect of landing Voyager seemed appealing. "We were eager to do it, " Brannon Braga recalled. Rick Sternbach explained, It wasn't until the episode'The 37's that the legs had to be designed. The process of designing the landing legs was somewhat difficult. (The Art of Star Trek) Sternbach recounted, You know, I went back to the blueprints of the model and said,'OK, we can have some telescoping parts and we can have the toes unfold.

And, in a series of sketches, we were able to see how the legs could deploy. Sternbach and his team then passed these designs to the visual effects artists. (Designing the USS Voyager, VOY Season 2 DVD special features) One of the visual effects groups that were involved in creating the landing sequence for this episode was Santa Barbara Studios. Star Trek Monthly issue 10, p. Visual effects producer Dan Curry used a five-foot, styrofoam, foam-core mock-up of Voyager to plan camera angles, scale and perspective from still photos of the mock-up taken during a scouting trip to the filming location of Bronson Canyon.

These still photos were subsequently touched up by Curry using acrylic paint, to give an idea of how the actual filmed scenes could later be altered in the computer paintbox. Star Trek: Communicator issue 105, p. Visual effects supervisor Ronald B. Moore recalled, We went out and we did shoot references. And it was all at Bronson Canyon, so we had to paint a lot of stuff out.

Just a genius at doing that kind of stuff. " ("Red Alert: Visual Effects Season 2, VOY Season 2 DVD). Also, without visual effects, the side view of the immobile Voyager would show the Hollywood sign.

(VOY Season 2 DVD text commentary) The visual effects team therefore endeavored to cover up these facts of geography. Curry recounted, We used the mouth of the entrance to Bronson Canyon and then did a matte painting - I think I did that matte painting in Photoshop - so that it extended the space and we got rid of the Hollywood sign and the other things that are normally there, so it looked like a desolated planet. Although Rick Sternbach had created a concept painting that depicted a full-scale landing leg set piece, such a prop was not ultimately constructed. (The Art of Star Trek) Instead, the landing struts were created - especially for this episode - as a physical model that was used here in conjunction with a set of computer generated legs. 56 One reason why the landing sequence was done via CGI was that working the landing struts would be impossible if they were connected to the studio model of Voyager. Curry recalled, The feet mechanism... We did CG, because they had to be mechanical and there was no way we could make them fit the five-foot miniature and actually work. But we had little stand-in feet that we could put on that, too. " ("Red Alert: Visual Effects Season 2, VOY Season 2 DVD) At least one of the four add-on landing legs were applied to the Voyager studio model by Image G employee Dennis Hortzer. The 37's effects filming.

Filming the landed Voyager using brown paper and the add-on landing struts. An added touch to the model was via the use of brown paper, which diffused reflected glare. Dan Curry explained, When we shot the miniature...

Consequently, the producers - during post-production - took steps to strategically place rock outcroppings and other features of terrain so as to partially obstruct the audience's view of the struts. Ron Moore recalled, We put this all together [but]... " ("Red Alert: Visual Effects Season 2", VOY Season 2 DVD) Regarding the visualization of Voyager's landing, however, Moore additionally said, "I don't think we did it well. The scale of the Voyager on the ground was incorrect. Although this episode was originally intended to be the first season finale of Star Trek: Voyager, UPN held the episode back to air as the premiere of Voyager's second season, in order to launch the season before other networks would unveil their programming.

(Captains' Logs Supplemental - The Unauthorized Guide to the New Trek Voyages) In fact, this episode was one of four that were produced in the first season but aired during the second, the others being "Projections", "Elogium" and "Twisted". Of these four episodes, this was the only one that was not a bottle show. Piller stated, Even the episode with Amelia Earhart, while it had a wonderful premise, I just felt that it never added up to anything after the first one or two acts.

I just never felt a payoff. (Captains' Logs Supplemental - The Unauthorized Guide to the New Trek Voyages) In particular, Michael Piller (in common with Brannon Braga) was dissatisfied with the fact that the Human colony is never shown.

He said of the episode, It created the conceit that there was a Human colony on a planet in space and that it was so attractive that our people had to consider that maybe this was going to be home. That was really the fundamental conflict of the last half of that show and we never show the colony. That didn't work for me. That's what happens when production dictates the vision. 83 Additionally, Piller remarked, Amelia Earhart being the victim of an alien abduction along with several other people is major hokey.

It's very old Star Trek. (Captains' Logs Supplemental - The Unauthorized Guide to the New Trek Voyages). Jeri Taylor felt that, instead of starting Season 2, this episode should have instead ended the first season. She explained, I think it worked better as a season ender than as an opener, but so be it. " She elaborated, "It was a franchise-oriented show, and having the season close with that sort of brave feeling that we've banded together, we're not going to stay on some planet, we're committed to each other and let's head home would have been a nice way to conclude the first season. " (Captains' Logs Supplemental - The Unauthorized Guide to the New Trek Voyages) On the other hand, she also stated, "It's a good show and I'm sure it will work nicely to kick the season off. Since the audience will perceive this as the beginning of the next season, there's no reason not to go with the show with the highest production values. (Star Trek Monthly issue 6). Brannon Braga was also disappointed that this episode was not used as the finale of the first season. Referring to this installment indirectly, he stated, The episode we were going to send the first season off with was a very high-concept, action-adventure episode, and that got pushed.... I was disappointed about that, but it also meant we had a kick-ass opening episode for the second season. Rick Berman once proudly referred to this installment as a great episode. Prior to this episode's first airing, persistent rumors abounded that the episode featured George Takei. (Star Trek Monthly issue 8) He would indeed appear in Star Trek: Voyager, but not until the 30th anniversary installment "Flashback". That episode, like this one, was filmed during production of one season but aired in the next; in "Flashback"'s case, produced in the second season but intentionally held back for airing as the second episode of the third season. Other rumors about this episode were that Voyager would come across the Borg homeworld, that the super-powered Will Decker would appear in a manner curiously befitting Q and that Captain Janeway would be killed. (Star Trek Monthly issue 10). It was the most watched episode of Voyager's second season and the second most watched season premiere of the entire series, topped only by the pilot episode "Caretaker". [3](X) This episode also had the earliest first airing of any season premiere in Star Trek history (28 August 1995); Star Trek television seasons usually premiered in September. Despite its high viewing figures, the episode has repeatedly failed to appear in the top five of fan polls testing the popularity of episodes in Star Trek: Voyager's second season. Star Trek: Communicator issue 108, p. Cinefantastique gave this installment 2 out of 4 stars. The unauthorized reference book Delta Quadrant p. 65 scored the episode 6 out of 10.
Tuvok actor Tim Russ felt that this episode provided a precedent that more episodes of the series should follow. He commented, I'd like to see more of what this episode is like. More wild and fantastic discoveries and things.

I don't mean just spatial anomalies. I mean cultures and races and beings and ideas that are a challenge, which has always been the case for the science-fiction fanatic. I really like that kind of thing.

Stories and things that are bizarre and unusual, things that you've never seen before or never thought about before in certain terms. Shortly after working on this episode, Kate Mulgrew and Sharon Lawrence both hoped to again work with or at least casually meet each other in the near future.

"We've tried to get together since then, " Lawrence commented, but it hasn't worked out. " Regarding the prospect of returning to the series, Lawrence enthused, "I would love to see what becomes of Amelia Earhart. It would also be great to work with Kate and everyone else again.

Of course, I would do it again. " For her part, Mulgrew noted (in indirect reference to both the writers and Lawrence), "I hope they have her come back on the show. This is, however, the only Voyager episode that features Lawrence, playing Amelia Earhart.

(The Official Star Trek: Voyager Magazine issue 5). It was not until the production of the two-parter "Basics, Part I" and "Basics, Part II" that Star Trek: Voyager's visual effects team realized that, in this episode, they had made the landed Voyager smaller than it would be in reality. Ron Moore offered, We didn't realize [that] until much later.... It's a kind of thing that we're aware of now, painfully aware of it, although - in a situation like that - we know where we were, we know where we shot it, we know how much room is there, even when you open it up on the back. And so to us, it became obvious.
" ("Red Alert: Visual Effects Season 2", VOY Season 2 DVD) He also stated, "We didn't realize it until we... Shot'Basics, Part I' and'II'.

In this episode, Janeway states that the year is 2371. This is the same year in which the events of the first season are set, as established in VOY: "Eye of the Needle". The plotline here involving the Voyager crew resuscitating cryogenically-frozen Humans from the 20th century is similar to a plotline in TNG: "The Neutral Zone", a precedent set by Captain Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise-D.

This is one of numerous episodes in which famous historical characters appear on Star Trek, including episodes such as TOS: "Requiem for Methuselah" (in which Flint claims to have lived on Earth under various pseudonyms including Johannes Brahms and Leonardo da Vinci), TOS: "The Savage Curtain" (featuring a simulation of Abraham Lincoln), TNG: "Descent" (with Albert Einstein, Sir Isaac Newton and Stephen Hawking present in the episode's teaser), VOY: "Darkling" (including Mahatma Gandhi and Lord Byron), and VOY: "Scorpion" (featuring the first of five appearances of a holographic Leonardo da Vinci in the series). However, this is the only case where the historical figure featured is the original person, rather than a hologram or some other form of duplicate, with the exception of Mark Twain in TNG: "Time's Arrow" and "Time's Arrow, Part II". Like the 37's in this episode, Janeway and her crew are essentially abducted by an alien influence in the pilot episode of Voyager, "Caretaker". Whereas this episode references Mars, the planet can be seen later in the second season of Voyager, as it appears in the episode "Lifesigns" as part of a holodeck program used by The Doctor. Whereas this episode features cryogenically frozen Humans from the 20th century being found by members of Voyager's crew, Voyager crew members would later be found frozen themselves, in the fifth season episode "Timeless". The starship's crew (with the exception of The Doctor and Seven of Nine) are similarly held in stasis in "One", but - in that case - their duration in stasis is of their own accord. The text commentary of this episode claims that, at the time of the episode, Voyager has traversed three hundred light years of the Delta Quadrant. Tom Paris' passion for vintage automobiles is further referenced in the fourth season episode "Vis à Vis", in which he has created a holoprogram nicknamed "Grease Monkey" - essentially, a garage wherein he becomes obsessed with a 1969 Chevy Camaro. As with this episode, "Vis à Vis" also references the inner workings of such a vehicle, including its fuel, internal-combustion system and noxious emissions. This episode marks the first time that Torres is seen to be in command of Voyager when Janeway, Chakotay, Tuvok, and Paris are on the planet's surface. Voyager landed again in four subsequent episodes: "Basics, Part I", "Demon", "Dragon's Teeth" and "Nightingale". Video and DVD releases Edit. UK VHS release (two-episode tapes, CIC Video): Volume 1.10, catalog number VHR 4010, 2 January 1996. CIC Video released the four season 1 "hold-over" episodes in their production order, as part of the first season release. This is the second episode in Volume 1.10, which begins with "Twisted". Volume 2.1 begins with "Initiations". As part of the VOY Season 2 DVD collection. Kate Mulgrew as Captain Kathryn Janeway. Robert Beltran as Commander Chakotay. Roxann Biggs-Dawson as Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres. Robert Duncan McNeill as Lieutenant Tom Paris.

Robert Picardo as The Doctor. Tim Russ as Lieutenant Tuvok. Garrett Wang as Ensign Harry Kim. John Rubinstein as John Evansville. David Graf as Fred Noonan.

Mel Winkler as Jack Hayes. Sharon Lawrence as Amelia Earhart. Rita Dail as Indian woman. Brian Donofrio as science division officer. Emily Hall as Irish woman.

Brenda Jean as Karyn Berlin. Julie Jiang as operations division officer. Peter Johnson as Irish man. Dan Lambirth as Scandinavian fisherman.

Dennis Madalone as Human descendant. Lou Slaughter as command division officer. Dolby Surround 2.0 (original broadcast).

Dolby Digital 5.1 (DVD). January 16, 1995 - May 23, 2001.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Star Trek: Voyager is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe that debuted in 1995[3] and ended its original run in 2001. The series takes place during the years 2371 to 2378. [4] Voyager has to make the estimated 75-year journey home. The series was created by Rick Berman, Michael Piller and Jeri Taylor, and is the fifth incarnation of Star Trek, which began with the original Star Trek series that was created by Gene Roddenberry.

Voyager was produced for seven seasons, from 1995 to 2001, and is the first Star Trek TV series with a female captain, Kathryn Janeway (played by Kate Mulgrew), as the lead character. Berman served as head executive producer in charge of the overall production for the series during its entire run. He was assisted by a second in command executive producer who generally functioned as the day-to-day showrunner. Four were used throughout the series' run: Michael Piller (EP/showrunner - first and second season), Jeri Taylor (EP - first through fourth seasons, showrunner - third and fourth seasons), Brannon Braga (EP/showrunner - fifth and sixth seasons), and Kenneth Biller (EP/showrunner - seventh season).

Star Trek: Voyager aired on UPN and was the network's second-longest-running series. UPN would end its run in 2006.

Plot element - Getting home. Plot element - Body count.

Connections with other Star Trek incarnations. Actors from other Star Trek incarnations appearing on Voyager. Actors from Voyager appearing on other Star Trek incarnations.

As Star Trek: The Next Generation ended, Paramount Pictures wanted to continue to have a second Star Trek TV series to accompany Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The studio also planned to start a new television network, and wanted the new series to help it succeed. [5] This was reminiscent of Paramount's earlier plans to launch its own network by showcasing Star Trek: Phase II in 1977.
Initial work on Star Trek: Voyager began in 1993, when the seventh and final season of Star Trek: The Next Generation and the second season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine were in production. Seeds for Voyager's backstory, including the development of the Maquis, were placed in several The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine episodes.
Voyager was shot on the stages The Next Generation had used, and where the Voyager pilot "Caretaker" was shot in September 1994. Costume designer Robert Blackman decided that the uniforms of Voyager's crew would be the same as those on Deep Space Nine. Star Trek: Voyager was the first Star Trek series to use computer-generated imagery (CGI), rather than models, for exterior space shots. [6] Babylon 5 and seaQuest DSV had previously used CGI to avoid the expense of models, but the Star Trek television department continued using models because they felt they were more realistic.

This changed when Voyager went fully CGI for certain types of shots midway through season three (late 1996). [7] Foundation Imaging was the studio responsible for special effects during Babylon 5's first three seasons. Season three's "The Swarm" was the first episode to use Foundation's effects exclusively.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine began using Foundation Imaging in conjunction with Digital Muse in season six. In its later seasons, Voyager featured visual effects from Foundation Imaging and Digital Muse.
The digital effects were produced at television resolution and some have speculated that it cannot be re-released in HD format without re-creating the special effects. [8] However, Enterprise has been released in HD, but the special effects were rendered in 480p and upscaled. See also: List of Star Trek: Voyager episodes.

An artistic rendition of the actual Milky Way galaxy, overlaid with the fictional quadrant system of the Star Trek universe and the location of certain species. Voyager had to make its way from above where the Kazon species is located back to Earth; this journey is a major plot element in the series.

In the pilot episode, "Caretaker", USS Voyager departs the Deep Space Nine space station on a mission into the treacherous Badlands. The wave was not a natural phenomenon.

In fact, it was used by an alien entity known as the Caretaker to pull Voyager into the Delta Quadrant. The Caretaker is responsible for the continued care of the Ocampa, a race of aliens native to the Delta Quadrant, and has been abducting other species from around the galaxy in an effort to find a successor.

Chakotay, leader of the Maquis group, becomes Voyager's first officer. B'Elanna Torres, a half-human/half-Klingon Maquis, becomes chief engineer. Due to its great distance from Federation space, the Delta Quadrant is unexplored by Starfleet, and Voyager is truly going where no human has gone before. As they set out on their projected 75-year journey home, the crew passes through regions belonging to various species: the barbaric and belligerent Kazon; the organ-harvesting, disease-ravaged Vidiians; the nomadic hunter race the Hirogen; the fearsome Species 8472 from fluidic space; and most notably the Borg, whose home is the Delta Quadrant, so that Voyager has to move through large areas of Borg-controlled space in later seasons. They also encounter perilous natural phenomena, a nebulous area called the Nekrit Expanse ("Fair Trade", third season), a large area of empty space called the Void ("Night", fifth season), wormholes, dangerous nebulae and other anomalies.

However, Voyager does not always deal with the unknown. It is the third Star Trek series to feature Q, an omnipotent alien-and the second on a recurring basis, as Q made only one appearance on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Starfleet Command learns of Voyager's survival when the crew discovers an ancient interstellar communications network, claimed by the Hirogen, into which they can tap. This relay network is later disabled, but due to the efforts of Earth-based Lieutenant Reginald Barclay, Starfleet eventually establishes regular contact in the season-six episode "Pathfinder", using a communications array and micro-wormhole technology. As the series progresses, Seven begins to regain her humanity with the ongoing help of Captain Janeway, who shows her that emotions, friendship, love, and caring are more important than the sterile "perfection" the Borg espouse. The Doctor also becomes more human-like, due in part to a mobile holo-emitter the crew obtains in the third season which allows the Doctor to leave the confines of sickbay.

He discovers his love of music and art, which he demonstrates in the episode "Virtuoso". In the sixth season, the crew discovers a group of adolescent aliens assimilated by the Borg, but prematurely released from their maturation chambers due to a malfunction on their Borg cube. As he did with Seven of Nine, the Doctor rehumanizes the children; Azan, Rebi and Mezoti, three of them eventually find a new adoptive home while the fourth, Icheb, chooses to stay aboard Voyager. Life for the Voyager crew evolves during their long journey.

Traitors Seska and Michael Jonas are uncovered in the early months ("State of Flux", "Investigations"); loyal crew members are lost late in the journey; and other wayward Starfleet officers are integrated into the crew. Early in the seventh season, Tom Paris and B'Elanna Torres marry after a long courtship, and Torres gives birth to their child, Miral Paris, in the series finale. Over the course of the series, the Voyager crew finds various ways to reduce their 75-year journey by five decades: shortcuts, in the episodes "Night" and "Q2"; technology boosts, in episodes "The Voyager Conspiracy", "Dark Frontier", "Timeless" and "Hope and Fear"; subspace corridors in "Dragon's Teeth"; and a mind-powered push from a powerful former shipmate in "The Gift". Also, the crew is not able to use other trip-shortening opportunities, as seen in the episodes "Prime Factors", "Future's End", "Eye of the Needle" and "Inside Man".

A final effort, involving the use of a Borg transwarp conduit, reduces the 70,000-light-year journey to just seven years in the series finale "Endgame". Because of the nature of the science fiction universe depicted by Star Trek, there is not always a strict linear plot in the traditional sense due to time travel causing changes. In addition to depicting the future, Earth's present is also altered in the Star Trek universe. Some episodes of Star Trek fill in parts of real or fictional accounts of Earth history. Voyager was not an exception to this and in the episode "11:59" a fictional Millennium tower is built in Indiana starting in the year 2000. One of Janeway's ancestors is depicted in the episode while Captain Janeway studies historical records of the same person in attempt to understand the person that inspired her. Some other altered timelines include the reduction of the journey to seven years in the season finale, as well as various alternate timelines exposed in various episodes over the course of the television series' run. Voyager's journey home was essentially a trek across a large fraction of the Milky Way. The estimated 75-year-long duration of the voyage was reduced by several large jumps in distance that occurred in several episodes. A number of alternative timelines were explored due to the introduction of races possessing the ability to time travel such as in Timeless (S5E6). One such timeline involves the death of the entire crew with only Chakotay, Harry and The Doctor surviving.

Only by altering the past does Voyager continue. Its tele-theater and the flexibility of the science fiction universe created by generations of Star Trek writers and production staff accommodate this and more, with the theatrical devices forming a palette of plot tools. The use of Borg technology in the final episode allowed Voyager to return home after a journey of only seven years.

Events that shortened Voyager's travel time home. 2 years closer - "Night".

3 years closer - "The Voyager Conspiracy". 10 years closer - "The Gift". 10 years closer - "Timeless".
15 years closer - "Dark Frontier". These jumps decreased the time needed to return by 40 years. Counting elapsed time, by the end of the seventh and final season (assuming one year elapsed per season), Voyager was 28 years' travel from Federation space. Remaining distance after seven years of travel - "Endgame". Although meant as a way of saving the Ocampa, the Caretaker's abduction caused the death of many of the Voyager Starfleet crew including some very critical roles including first officer, chief engineer, and medical staff.

Voyager successfully recovers Tuvok, who was working as a spy, and he is also able to join the crew. However, over the course of the next seven years according to the theatrically exposed timeline over 40 crew are killed.
[10] Sources of new crew-members included taking on the Maquis crew, aliens, and other sources. [10] The number of on-screen actors does not exceed the amount of possible crew over the course of the seven seasons. And over the series characters were depicted having sexual experiences ranging from encounters with aliens, other crew members, or holograms. An example of this is when Tuvok has a sexual encounter with a hologram of his wife when hit with the Vulcan species' Pon farr experience.

Voyager had a distinct narrative of relationships, with episodes touching upon everything from marriage proposals, pregnancies, and the struggle of children dealing with various parental issues including failed marriages. For example, some dialogue from "Drive". TORRES: How come you never talked to me about this before?

PARIS: Well, you've got that tough Klingon exterior. And er, I didn't think you liked the mushy stuff. TORRES: Do I look that tough right now? PARIS: Does that mean you're in the mood for some mushy stuff? PARIS: Exactly what kind of mush are we talking about?

PARIS: Well, there's, um, kissy stuff. Another example from the series is when Seven of Nine propositions Harry Kim, instructing him to take his clothes off. Main article: List of Star Trek: Voyager cast members.

Captain Janeway took command of the Intrepid-class USS Voyager in 2371. Her first mission is to locate and capture a Maquis vessel last seen in the area of space known as the Badlands. The reason is to stop the array from falling into the wrong hands and to protect the people the Caretaker was caring for.

A former Starfleet officer who joined the Maquis, while Starfleet is trying to capture him in the Badlands, his Maquis crew and he are pulled into the Delta Quadrant by the Caretaker's array and are forced to merge with the crew of Voyager during its journey home. Before serving as Voyager's first officer, he had resigned from Starfleet after years of service to join the Maquis to defend his home colony against the Cardassians.

Second officer, security officer, tactical officer. Tuvok is a Vulcan Starfleet officer who serves aboard Voyager while it is stranded in the Delta Quadrant. In 2371, Tuvok was assigned to infiltrate the Maquis organization aboard Chakotay's Maquis vessel, and is pulled into the Delta Quadrant. He serves as tactical officer and second officer under Captain Kathryn Janeway during Voyager's seven-year journey through this unknown part of the galaxy.

He is the only Voyager crew member to be promoted in the Delta Quadrant (lieutenant to lieutenant commander). Thomas Eugene Paris is a human Starfleet officer who serves for seven years as flight controller of the Federation starship Voyager.

The son of a prominent Starfleet admiral, he was dishonorably discharged from Starfleet and later joined the Maquis before being captured and serving time at the Federation Penal Settlement in New Zealand. A former Starfleet cadet who joined the Maquis, B'Elanna Torres is the sometimes combative Klingon-human hybrid who serves as chief engineer on the Federation starship Voyager.

Ensign Harry Kim is a human Starfleet officer. He serves as USS Voyager's operations officer. When Voyager is pulled into the Delta Quadrant, Harry is fresh out of the Academy and nervous about his assignment. The EMH mark 1 is a computer program with a holographic interface in the form of Lewis Zimmerman, the creator of the Doctor's program.

He evolves full self-awareness and even has hobbies. Neelix is a Talaxian who becomes a merchant, shortly after the Haakonians launch an attack on his homeworld, using a technology called a metreon cascade, resulting in the death of his entire family. He joins the Voyager, serving as a valuable source of information about the Delta Quadrant, as well as chef, morale officer, ambassador, navigator, and holder of many other odd jobs.

Kes is a female Ocampan with psionic powers who joins USS Voyager after it is catapulted into the Delta Quadrant by the Caretaker's array. Kes is Neelix's partner, who had promised to save her from the Kazon who had captured her. Seven of Nine (full Borg designation: Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix 01) is a human female who is a former Borg drone. She was born Annika Hansen on stardate 25479 (2350), the daughter of eccentric exobiologists Magnus and Erin Hansen. She was assimilated by the Borg in 2356 at age six, along with her parents, but is liberated by the crew of USS Voyager at the start of season four. An engineer aboard USS Voyager, Carey serves under B'Elanna Torres. He is disappointed when Captain Janeway later names Torres for the position of chief engineer, but he soon recognizes her superior abilities.

A science officer married to a Ktarian named Greskrendtregk, Wildman joins the Voyager crew unaware that she is pregnant with a daughter. She gives birth to Naomi in 2372 and selects Neelix as her godfather.

A Starfleet engineer aboard the Voyager, Vorik is one of two Vulcans to survive its cataclysmic arrival in the Delta Quadrant. Within the merged crews of Voyager, Vorik likely trails only Chief Engineer B'Elanna Torres and Lt. Joe Carey in engineering expertise. A Brunali, he was assimilated by the Borg and then "adopted" by the Voyager after being abandoned by the Collective and again after it was revealed that his parents (to whom Voyager had attempted to return him) had deliberately allowed him to be assimilated by the Borg to infect the collective with a destructive pathogen coded into his DNA. Half-human, half-Ktarian, she is the daughter of Samantha Wildman, and the first child born on the USS Voyager after it was swept into the Delta Quadrant. She is granted the unofficial role of captain's assistant by Captain Janeway. Born Cardassian, this female Obsidian Order agent was surgically altered to appear Bajoran and to infiltrate a Maquis cell commanded by former Starfleet officer Chakotay. A good friend of the Starfleet dropout B'Elanna Torres, she joined the cell after Chakotay's approval and soon became his lover.

Maquis fighter, engineer, and homicidal Betazoid, Suder joined USS Voyager in 2371. Member of the Maquis contingent that joined the Voyager crew in 2371.

Sarah Silverman made her debut in the two-part episode Future's End. The show's many visitations across time and space provide a range of performances ranging from cameos to almost being interwoven into much of the show, such as when being portrayed as a love interest or protagonist of one the show's regulars. Prince Abdullah of Jordan (now king) played an unnamed ensign (science officer) in the episode "Investigations". Musician Tom Morello played Crewman Mitchell, seen when Captain Janeway asks him for directions on Deck 15, in "Good Shepherd". Jason Alexander starred in Think Tank (1999). Virginia Madsen was in the episode Unforgettable (1998). Jason Alexander played Kurros, the spokesperson for a group of alien scholars, in "Think Tank". Portrayed Henry Starling, an unscrupulous 20th-century industrialist, in "Future's End" parts 1 and 2.
Robert Curtis Brown portrayed Neezar, the Ledosian ambassador, in "Natural Law". Geneviève Bujold was cast as Janeway, but quit a day and a half into shooting the pilot "Caretaker" and was replaced by Kate Mulgrew. Andy Dick plays the Emergency Medical Hologram Mark 2 on USS Prometheus in "Message in a Bottle".

David Graf appeared as Fred Noonan, Amelia Earhart's navigator in the episode "The 37's". Gary Graham, who portrayed Ambassador Soval on Star Trek: Enterprise, played Ocampan community leader Tanis in the season-two episode "Cold Fire". Joel Grey played Caylem, a delusional widower who believes Janeway is his daughter, in "Resistance".
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson portrayed the Pendari Champion when Seven of Nine and Tuvok were captured and forced to play in the game, in the episode "Tsunkatse". Michael McKean plays a maniacal clown character in a simulation in which the crew's minds are held hostage in the episode "The Thaw". Sharon Lawrence played the famous aviator Amelia Earhart in the episode "The 37's". Virginia Madsen played Kellin, a Ramuran tracer, in "Unforgettable". John Savage plays Captain Rudolph Ransom of the USS Equinox, another Federation starship that Voyager encountered in the Delta Quadrant, in "Equinox" parts 1 and 2.

John Rhys-Davies plays Leonardo da Vinci in Janeway's holodeck program. He appeared in "Scorpion: Part I" and "Concerning Flight". Sarah Silverman appeared as Rain Robinson, a young astronomer who finds Voyager in orbit of 20th-century Earth, in "Future's End" parts 1 and 2.

Kurtwood Smith, who played the Federation president in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, played Annorax, a Krenim scientist who was determined to restore his original timeline, in "Year of Hell" parts 1 and 2. Ray Walston, who appeared as Starfleet Academy groundskeeper Boothby in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The First Duty", reprised the role in the episodes "In the Flesh" and "The Fight". Songwriter Paul Williams played Prelate Koru in "Virtuoso".

Titus Welliver played Lieutenant Maxwell Burke in "Equinox" parts 1 and 2. Ray Wise played Arturis in "Hope and Fear".
He also had an appearance in an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation called "Who Watches the Watchers". Comedian Scott Thompson played the alien Tomin in "Someone to Watch Over Me". Alice Krige played the Borg Queen in the movie Star Trek: First Contact, trying to assimilate Earth shortly before the first warp flight, before she and her collective were destroyed. She reprised her role as the Borg Queen in the series' finale "Endgame", where she is also destroyed by a virus. Crell Moset in the episode "Nothing Human" the episode was tailored to Clennon's stance against torture, in that Moset tortured people to find a cure for a disease.
Henry Darrow playing Chakotay's father in the episodes "Tattoo" and "Basics: Part I". Lori Petty played Noss in the episode "Gravity". Tuvok and Tom become stranded on a planet and befriend Noss, an alien stranded there many years before. Main article: Star Trek crossovers.

As with other Star Trek series, the original Star Trek's Vulcans, Klingons, and Romulans appear in Star Trek: Voyager. [17] Voyager had appearances by several other races who initially appear in The Next Generation: the Q, the Borg, Cardassians, Bajorans, Betazoids, and Ferengi, along with Deep Space Nine's Jem'Hadar (via hologram), as well as the Maquis resistance movement, previously established in episodes of The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. One notable connection between Voyager and The Next Generation appears regarding a wormhole and the Ferengi. When the Enterprise and Ferengi vessel each send shuttles into the wormhole, they appear in the Delta Quadrant, where the Ferengi shuttle becomes trapped. In the Voyager season-three episode "False Profits", the Ferengi who were trapped have since landed on a nearby planet, and begun exploiting the inhabitants for profit. In some cases, the actors play the same character as elsewhere, such as Dwight Schultz who plays Reginald Barclay. In other cases, the same actors play different characters.

In Star Trek: The Next Generation, James Sloyan portrayed Alidar Jarok (a defecting Romulan admiral) in "The Defector", and Alexander Rozhenko (Worf's son) as an adult in the future, in "Firstborn". In Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, he portrayed the Bajoran scientist Mora Pol and Odo's "father" in the episodes "The Begotten" and "The Alternate".
The Star Trek: Voyager episode entitled "Jetrel" featured Sloyan as the title character. Original Series cast member Grace Lee Whitney reprised her role as Janice Rand in Voyager episode "Flashback", commemorating the 30th anniversary of Star Trek. Dwight Schultz played Reginald Barclay on Star Trek: The Next Generation and in the film Star Trek: First Contact. He appeared in the following Voyager episodes: "Projections", "Pathfinder", "Life Line", "Inside Man", "Author, Author" and "Endgame". John de Lancie plays the mischievous Q, who also annoyed Captain Jean-Luc Picard on the Enterprise and Commander Benjamin Sisko on Deep Space Nine in the Deep Space Nine episode "Q-Less".

He appeared in "Death Wish", "The Q and the Grey" and "Q2". Marina Sirtis, as Counselor Deanna Troi from The Next Generation, appears in "Pathfinder", "Life Line", and "Inside Man". Jonathan Frakes played Commander William Riker from The Next Generation, appearing in "Death Wish". LeVar Burton, who played Geordi La Forge on The Next Generation, appeared as Captain LaForge of USS Challenger in an alternate future in the episode "Timeless".

Armin Shimerman, who portrayed Quark on Deep Space Nine, appeared in the pilot "Caretaker". Mark Allen Shepherd also appears uncredited as Morn, alongside Quark in the pilot.

Original Series cast member George Takei reprised his role as Hikaru Sulu from the original series, who became Captain of USS Excelsior in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. He appeared in Voyager episode "Flashback", commemorating the 30th anniversary of Star Trek. Dan Shor, who appeared as the Ferengi Dr. Arridor in The Next Generation episode "The Price", reprised the role in Voyager episode "False Profits", having become stranded in the Delta Quadrant at the end of the Next Generation episode.

The Borg Queen, the antagonist from Star Trek: First Contact, makes several appearances in Voyager. Susanna Thompson played the role in the episodes "Unimatrix Zero" and "Dark Frontier"; however, Alice Krige, who played the character in First Contact, reprised the role for the series finale. Aron Eisenberg (Nog of Deep Space Nine) appeared in "Initiations" as a Kazon adolescent named Kar.

Gwynyth Walsh (B'Etor of The Next Generation and Generations) appeared in "Random Thoughts" as Chief Examiner Nimira. Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun and Brunt of Deep Space Nine and Shran of Enterprise) appeared in "Tsunkatse" as Norcadian Penk. Hertzler (Martok of Deep Space Nine and Klingon advocate Kolos in the Enterprise episode: "Judgement") appeared in "Tsunkatse" as an unnamed Hirogen. Suzie Plakson, who portrayed Dr.

Selar in The Next Generation episode The Schizoid Man" as well as K'Ehleyr, Worf's mate in ""The Emissary" and "Reunion", appeared as the female Q in the episode "The Q and the Grey". Kurtwood Smith, who plays Annorax in "Year of Hell", appeared in Star Trek: Deep Space 9 episode "Things Past" as a Cardassian, Thrax. Before this, he also appeared in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country as the president of the Federation. Leonard Crofoot, who appears in "Virtuoso" as a Qomar spectator, [18] acted in The Next Generation episode "Angel One" and as the prototype version of Data's daughter Lal in The Next Generation episode "The Offspring". Vaughn Armstrong, who portrayed a wide variety of guest characters throughout the show's run, later went on to portray Admiral Forrest in Star Trek: Enterprise. Tony Todd, who played Worf's brother Kurn in The Next Generation episodes "Sins of the Father", "Redemption", parts 1 and 2 and the Deep Space Nine episode "Sons of Mogh", also the adult Jake Sisko in the Deep Space Nine episode "The Visitor", played an unnamed Hirogen in the Voyager episode "Prey". Michael Ansara is one of seven actors to play the same character (in his case the Klingon commander Kang) on three different Star Trek TV series-the original series ("Day of the Dove"), Deep Space Nine ("Blood Oath"), and Voyager ("Flashback"). Joseph Ruskin played a Vulcan Master in the episode "Gravity". Ruskin also played Galt in the Star Trek Original Series episode "Gamesters of Triskelion", the Klingon Tumek Deep Space Nine episodes "House of Quark" and "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places", a Cardassian informant in the Deep Space Nine episode "Improbable Cause", and a Suliban doctor in the Enterprise episode "Broken Bow".
Robert Duncan McNeill (Paris) appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The First Duty" as Starfleet cadet Nicolas Locarno. (The character of Locarno was used as a template for Tom Paris). Tim Russ (Tuvok) appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Starship Mine", the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes "Invasive Procedures" and "Through the Looking Glass" (as Mirror Tuvok), and the film Star Trek: Generations, as various characters. Robert Picardo (the Doctor) guest-starred in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" as Dr. Lewis Zimmerman and an EMH Mark I, and made a cameo appearance in the film Star Trek: First Contact as the Enterprise-E's EMH.

Ethan Phillips (Neelix) was featured in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Ménage à Troi" as the Ferengi Farek, the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Acquisition" as the Ferengi pirate Ulis, and in Star Trek: First Contact as an unnamed maître d' on the holodeck. Kate Mulgrew appears again as Kathryn Janeway, promoted to vice admiral, in the film Star Trek: Nemesis a year after Voyager ended its run. In August 2015, the main cast members (except Jennifer Lien, who retired from acting in 2002) appeared together onstage in Las Vegas for the 20th anniversary of Star Trek: Voyager at the 2015 Las Vegas Star Trek convention. Robert Duncan McNeill (Paris) and Roxann Dawson (Torres) have also directed episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise, while Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, and Andrew Robinson (Garak of Deep Space Nine) all directed episodes of Star Trek: Voyager.

The sickbay set of USS Voyager was also used as the Enterprise-E sickbay in the films Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection. Additionally, the Voyager ready room and the engineering set were also used as rooms aboard the Enterprise-E in Insurrection. Main article: List of Star Trek: Voyager episodes. The series consists of 168 episodes, 164 of which are 45 minutes in length and four of which are 90 minutes in length; however, the four double-length episodes (Caretaker, Dark Frontier, Flesh and Blood, and Endgame) are sometimes erroneously counted as two each. The DVD release definitively establishes which episodes are true two-parters (examples: Basics, Future's End, Scorpion, Year of Hell) and which are double-length single-part episodes. The combined running time of all 168 episodes, including opening and closing credits for each episode, is 129 hours, 39 minutes, and 12 seconds. Star Trek: Voyager launched with UPN network with repeats entering into syndication. [21] The two hour long debut Caretaker was seen by 21.3 million people in January 1995. The series is also available to watch on Hulu and Netflix. The series was released on DVD in 2004 and again in 2017. [21] In addition to the episodes, the DVDs also include some extra videos related to the show. [21] Voyager had releases of episodes on VHS format, such as a collectors set with a special display box for the tapes. By the 2010s, the episodes were made available on various streaming services including the owners CBS All Access[24][25] In 2016 Netflix made an agreement with CBS for worldwide distribution of all then existing 727 Star Trek episodes (including Voyager).

[25] Voyager has 172 episodes and has been reviewed as a binge watch, with the whole series taking about three months, as rate of two episodes per day on weekdays and three episodes per day on weekends. [26] As of 2015 services known to carry the series include Netflix, Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes, and CBS.

Star Trek: Voyager has not been released in HD as of 2017. Of Star Trek: Voyager composed by Jerry Goldsmith. Unlike The Next Generation, where composer Jerry Goldsmith's theme from Star Trek: The Motion Picture was reused, Goldsmith composed and conducted an entirely new main theme for Voyager. As done with The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, a soundtrack album of the series' pilot episode "Caretaker" and a CD single containing three variations of the main theme were released by Crescendo Records in 1995 between seasons one and two.
In 2017, La-La Land Records issued Star Trek: Voyager Collection, Volume 1, a four-disc limited-edition release containing Goldsmith's theme music and tracks from Jay Chattaway's "Rise", "Night", the two-parter "Equinox", "Pathfinder", "Spirit Folk", "The Haunting of Deck Twelve", "Shattered", "The Void", and the two-parter "Scorpion"; Dennis McCarthy's "The 37's", the two-parter "Basics", "The Q and the Gray", "Concerning Flight", "Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy", and the two-parters "Workforce" and "Year of Hell", David Bell's "Dark Frontier", and Paul Baillargeon's "Lifesigns". Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Star Trek: Voyager. Voyager won 20 different awards and was nominated for 70. Main article: List of Star Trek: Voyager novels. A total of 26 numbered books were released during the series' original run from 1995 to 2001. [31] They include novelizations of the first episode, "Caretaker", "The Escape", "Violations", "Ragnarok", and novelizations of the episodes "Flashback", "Day of Honor", "Equinox" and "Endgame". Also, "unnumbered books", which are still part of the series, were released, though not part of the official release. These novels consist of episode novelizations except for Caretaker, Mosaic (a biography of Kathryn Janeway), Pathways (a novel in which the biography of various crew members, including all of the senior staff, is given); and The Nanotech War, a novel released in 2002, one year after the series' finale. A series of novels focusing on the continuing adventures of Voyager following the television series finale was implemented in 2003, much as Pocket Books did with the Deep Space Nine relaunch novel series, which features stories placed after the finale of that show.

In the relaunch, several characters are reassigned while others are promoted but stay aboard Voyager. The series also introduces several new characters. The series began with Homecoming and The Farther Shore in 2003, a direct sequel to the series' finale, "Endgame".

These were followed in 2004 by Spirit Walk: Old Wounds and Spirit Walk: Enemy of My Enemy. Under the direction of a new author, 2009 brought forth two more additions to the series: Full Circle and Unworthy.

In 2011, another book by the same author called Children of the Storm was released. Other novels-some set during the relaunch period, others during the show's broadcast run-have been published. Two video games based on the Voyager were released: Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force for PC (2000) and PS2 (2001) and the arcade game Star Trek: Voyager - The Arcade Game (2002).

Voyager was a graphic adventure video game developed by Looking Glass Technologies but it was cancelled in 1997. Roxann Dawson, Kate Mulgrew and Jennifer Lien (1995).

In an article about Voyager, Ian Grey wrote: It was a rare heavy-hardware science fiction fantasy not built around a strong man, and more audaciously, it didn't seem to trouble itself over how fans would receive this. On Voyager, female authority was assumed and unquestioned; women conveyed sexual power without shame and anger without guilt. Even more so than Buffy, which debuted two years later, it was the most feminist show in American TV history. About her years on Voyager, Kate Mulgrew said: The best thing was simply the privilege and the challenge of being able to take a shot at the first female captain, transcending stereotypes that I was very familiar with. I was able to do that in front of millions of viewers. That was a remarkable experience-and it continues to resonate. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Science Fiction & Horror\Star Trek Collectibles\Other Star Trek Collectibles". The seller is "memorabilia111" and is located in this country: US.

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