Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Voyager passes through a sector of space controlled by race which is deeply suspicious of telepathic lifeforms. Tuvok and others force the Voyager crew to develop a novel approach in order to pass through safely.


Les Landau


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Mulgrew ... Capt. Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Cmdr. Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... Lt. B'Elanna Torres
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lt. Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Lt. Tuvok
Jeri Ryan ... Seven of Nine
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
Mark Harelik ... Devore Inspector Kashyk
Randy Oglesby ... Kir
J. Patrick McCormack J. Patrick McCormack ... Prax
Alexander Enberg ... Ensign Vorik
Randy Lowell ... Torat
Jake Sakson Jake Sakson ... Adar


Voyager passes through a sector of space controlled by a race which is deeply suspicious of telepathic lifeforms. The presence of Tuvok and some telepathic refugees force the Voyager crew to develop a novel concealment approach in order to pass through safely. Written by tafkas

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Release Date:

16 December 1998 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Janeway and Kashyk are in the mess hall, Tchaikovsky's Symphony Number Four, 2nd movement is playing in the background. See more »


After putting the refugees, along with Voyager's telepathic crew members, into suspension in the transporter buffer they leave the transport enhancers sitting in the middle of the cargo bay. Surly the Devore inspection teams would find it highly suspicious for transport enhancers to be set up in the middle of an empty cargo bay. See more »


Devore Inspector Kashyk: Well played, Captain. It seems I never did earn your trust.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: I had to take a few precautions. You understand.
Devore Inspector Kashyk: Better than anyone.
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References The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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13 November 2018 | by zitacarnoSee all my reviews

It seems there's a planet of extreme xenophobes who feel duty-bound to capture them and do goodness what else to them. But one of the inspectors doesn't feel that way, and when he approaches Capt. Janeway and tells her he wishes to defect the two form an alliance, however uneasy, and the two work with the Voyager crew to find a wormhole through which two families, all of whom are telepathic, can escape. (These fugitives would probably find a warm welcome on Vulcan where just about everybody has this ability.) As the story progresses we find everything, including humor---there's a scene where an army of those xenophobes overrun several decks, including Cargo Bay #1, and open up a number of crates and barrels to find---vegetables! I had a good laugh about this. Finally the problem is resolved as the two families of telepaths escape through the wormhole, and the fraidy-cat Devorans have something to think about. Incidentally---the inspector who succeeds in defecting is named Kashyk, which sounds like a variant of a Vulcan word "kashek", which means "the mind"---as in the phrase "wuh tepul t'wuh kashek" which translates as "the power of the mind". I wonder if he was a closet telepath himself? Anyway, a good story---and again, a lesson to be learned.

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