Star Trek Voyager: Season 1

Star Trek: Voyager is the fourth live-action Star Trek series. It was created by Rick Berman, Michael Piller and Jeri Taylor, and ran from 1995 to 2001.  

This is the first Star Trek series to feature a female captain in the main cast. Additionally, the show gained in popularity for its storylines which frequently featured The Borg. Voyager follows the events of Star Trek: The Next Generation and ran alongside Star Trek: Deep Space Nine during its first five seasons.

Episode 1: Caretaker
While pursuing the trail of Maquis rebels, a newly commissioned Starfleet ship gets pulled to the far side of the galaxy.

Episode 2: Parallax
Voyager has set a course for home, repairs are underway, and it’s time to pick personnel to fill vital crew positions. Tempers are turbulent as the Starfleet crew absorbs the undisciplined Maquis. Neelix finds his place as chef and Kes builds the hydroponics bay. Paris does double duty as Conn Officer and Field Medic. Chakotay recommends Torres for Chief Engineer, but Janeway isn’t convinced she can exhibit the professionalism of a Starfleet officer. All must put opinions aside when Voyager mounts a rescue of a ship caught in a quantum singularity, only to find the ship in distress is Voyager itself.

Episode 4: Phage
With dilithium reserves running low, Janeway follows Neelix’s advice and proceeds to the nearest known supply. When they arrive in orbit, scans reveal a massive supply; however when the away team transports down to the planet there is none there. Completely confused, Commander Chackotay orders the away team back to Voyager but before they return to Voyager, Neelix is attacked by an alien who removes his lungs.

Episode 5: The Cloud
With power reserves running low, the crew of Voyager alters course to enter a nebula in which there is a usable power source or “coffee” as Captain Janeway puts it. However, once they enter the nebula they encounter numerous problems; they are attacked by an unknown substance that cripples every defense system on the ship, forcing the crew to retreat out of the nebula, losing 11% of their power reserves. The crew later discovers that the nebula was not a real nebula, but was in fact, a life form. The crew returns to the nebula to help the creature recover after the damage that they caused while trying to escape from it the first time. This episode is the first time that viewers are introduced to ‘Sandrine’s’, a holodeck program created by Tom Paris.

Episode 6: Eye of the Needle
The Voyager crew detects a wormhole in the Delta quadrant, and immediately changes course with hopes it will provide passage home. Upon reaching the opening, the find it to be too small for the ship, but large enough to establish contact with a ship in the Alpha quadrant.

Episode 7: Ex Post Facto
The Baneans wrongfully convict Tom Paris of murder. Technology plus the Banean physiology can access someone’s last experiences before death and the evidence shows Tom killing a jealous husband. His sentence is to re-live his crimes through his victim’s eyes every 14 hours for life.

Episode 8: Emanations
A Voyager sensor scan reveals what seems to be a previously undiscovered chemical element in a group of asteroids. Some of the asteroids support a class M environment so, an away team is dispatched to investigate. The away team discovers the asteroid to be a burial ground for an unknown culture.

Episode 9: Prime Factors
The crew encounters a hedonistic alien race with the ability to travel through the galaxy at will — an ability that may be the key to Voyager’s returning home.

Episode 10: State of Flux
Voyager answers a distress call from a Kazon-Nistrim ship, to find all but one of the crew dead in an explosion. Investigation uncovers the Kazon were experimenting with Federation technology acquired from a traitor on Voyager. The Doctor proves Ensign Seska is not really a Bajoran.

Episode 11: Heroes and Demons
After Harry Kim disappears during his ‘Beowulf’ holonovel program, Chakotay and Tuvok are sent to investigate and they disappear. Not wanting to lose any more crew-members, the Doctor is transfered to the holodek to investigate

Episode 12: Cathexis
Energy beings from a nebula displace Chakotay’s consciousness from his body. The Doctor pronounces him brain-dead and B’Elanna turns to Chakotay’s cultural beliefs to try to bring him back. Meanwhile, Chakotay’s spirit roams the ship and infiltrates crew members in an attempt to warn his shipmates of the dangers of the nebula, but they mistake his efforts as a malicious alien manipulation.

Episode 13: Faces
Lieutenants Paris, Torres, and Durst are imprisoned by the Vidiians. In an attempt to develop a cure for the phage, a Vidiian doctor splits the bi-racial Torres into two people; one Klingon and one Human. The two Torres’ escape the prison compound, but the Klingon Torres is fatally injured protecting the weaker, Human Torres. The Doctor tells the Human that she will not survive unless he re-integrates her Klingon DNA. Before her death, the Klingon Torres tells her weaker half that saving her life makes her death honorable.

Episode 14: Jetrel
Neelix is diagnosed with a fatal illness by a Haakonian named Ma’Bor Jetrel. This man is the same one who developed a doomsday weapon that destroyed a Talaxian moon and killed Neelix’s family.

Episode 15: Learning Curve
While Voyager’s mixed Starfleet/Maquis crew seem to be working out, a few rogue Maquis are fighting the integration. Chakotay selects the most resistant of the group and Tuvok decides to put the rebels through boot-camp, Tuvok style. Meanwhile, Voyager’s bio-neural circuitry is afflicted by a viral infection stemming from Neelix’s cooking.



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