Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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The Void 

Voyager slips into a pocket of subspace where many other ships are trapped and must steal from each other to survive. Only with the help of other star ships can they all escape the void.


Michael Vejar


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 6 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
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
Robin Sachs ... General Valen
Paul Willson ... Loquar
Scott Lawrence ... Garon
Jonathan Del Arco ... Fantome
Michael Shamus Wiles ... Captain Bosaal


Voyager slips into a pocket of subspace where many other ships are trapped and must steal from each other to survive. Only with the help of other star ships can they all escape the void.

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This episode is similar to the episode "The Time Trap" of Star Trek: The Animated Series, with a couple of reversals. In "The Time Trap", the beings trapped form a benevolent association, and the Enterprise forms an alliance with trapped Klingons to escape. The Klingons also plan to double-cross the Enterprise as they escape. See more »


The lights on Voyager shouldn't take more than a minor amount of the total power. It doesn't make any sense to turn them down while still using shields, replicators and weapons. See more »


Captain Kathryn Janeway: We may lose a little weight, gentlemen. But we won't lose who we are.
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References Babylon 5 (1993) See more »


Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by ????
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convoluted principals at its finest
20 May 2020 | by beispsyd-18523See all my reviews

Another prime example among many other particular episodes where Janeway (writers) once again denote StarFleet "Principals" in usual confusion and immense frustration to the viewer!

So tired of the Star Fleet interpreting Janeway making decisions off her rationalizations. It's like find the most illogical idea and do that one. Sometimes it's to not interfere with a cultural, unless it suits her..., unless the whole crew could benefit. Then better to let the crew starve. (What?) Or take ore from a plant because a species won't trade. Or, "don't mess with Voyager" and she will blow them up to protect her crew (with advanced weapons designed not to ever be used... because is Star Fleet policy to die first before harming(?)

As in here, don't want to offend so give away the crews food. Let them starve. Unless she rationalizes a technical reason the benefits her to save them (and then act as if she would have always done so). Confront a manual, which has no credence to a new system or guidelines, just shows how unable to perceive a new situation and act accordingly. Half the series has this conflict. Don't use a tricorder on a burial site per Chakotay. Hey, what if your breathing in an organic lifeform... better put everyone in suites I guess. If going to play out the hypocrisy, then do it in all situations. And which is worse, Janeway explaining yet another inconsistently irrational situation, or that I have to listen to her do such in that fingernails on chalkboard voice.

Must be a benefit in being obtuse. You can't argue with an abstraction, and Janeway uses that conveniently. Adding to this, is the factor of the absurdity being delivered by someone trying to act tough. As if that must be a good manager and/or compensating for a female role. Or is it to gaslight everyone to be shamed if she's not in charge, And... why does she have to be if there are more competent Picard types that could do the best job (ah, but their males, so forget that whatever you do).

So, we get this frustration instead. We suppose that if someone was to stab Janeway she would probably be the one to apologize. That would make good Star Fleet sense afterall.

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14 February 2001 (USA) See more »

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