Star Trek: Voyager

Season 6 Episode 7

Dragon's Teeth

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 10, 1999 on UPN
8.2
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Stardate: 53167.9
Under attack by the territorial Turei, Voyager sets down on an uninhabited planet to hide and make repairs. In a cavern under the surface, they discover and revive the final remaining survivors of the Vaadwaur, the planet's original civilization, who had been in stasis for nearly 900 years. As Voyager and their new allies prepare to engage the Turei, there is reason to fear that the Vaadwaur are more dangerous than originally suspected.

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  • Dragon's Teeth

    8.5
    Dragon's Teeth was a great and very entertaining episode of Star Trek: Voyager. I really enjoyed watching this episode because the story was pretty good, the acting was great, and there was action, cool space and ship battle scenes. Seven had some character development as her decision set the course of events into motion. The aliens in this episode were interesting, especially the Turei, and the Vaadwaur looked like snake people sort of which was neat. I look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!moreless
  • A pretty exciting episode with some great special effects.

    8.0
    A pretty exciting episode with some great special effects.



    Traveling along, minding their own business, Voyager is sucked into a series of sub-subspace tunnels which cover a lot of distance in very little time. They encounter the Turei who get them out of the tunnels but want to board Voyager and erase all data they might have gathered while in the tunnel. Janeway refuses and a battle ensues. Needing repairs, Voyager lands on planet covered in radiation. They land in the midst of a devastated city. Exploring, they encounter the Vaadwaur who have been in stasis pods for 900 years. They revive them and form an alliance so Voyager can escape the Turei in orbit and the Vaadwaur can find a new planet with more breathable air. Ownership and control of the tunnels appears to be the major reason behind the original war.



    Both Neelix and Seven of Nine reach back into their respective databases and uncover the fact the Vaadwaur were really bad guys; materializing out of their tunnels to destroy unsuspecting worlds. Janeway rethinks her alliance but soon finds that the Vaadwaur are her real enemies and she needs the help of the Turei to escape them.



    There a number of inconsistencies in this episode. I can accept the "plot twist" that the good guys are really bad guys and 900 years was more than enough time for everyone to forget all about them. However, it's somewhat problematic for everyone (especially Janeway) to conclude that those old animosities still apply. Shouldn't she try a diplomatic arrangement between the Vaadwaur and the Turei. The idea that a civilization under an attack that would destroy their world would go ahead bury their fighters and their pilots is preposterous. They would have used every available resource in the final battle. Chakotay refers to the buried warriors as "Dragon Teeth" (hence the name of the episode) where the teeth of a slain dragon were scattered about to rebirth into new fighting warriors. That's not the case here. The actual firepower was buried when it was needed the most.



    Who cares if the Vaadwaur weapons and technology are 900 years "out of date?" That's a pretty relative thing and the weapons might be more or less advanced than Voyagers. So, why the big deal?



    There's a subplot of sorts involving Seven of Nine waking the first Vaadwaur. She later regrets having done this because she wanted to save a civilization but ended up helping to destroy it. Certainly an interesting lesson to be learned but it's not on point. Nevertheless, if you can put those concerns aside, you've got an exciting episode that continually builds tension all the way to its conclusion.moreless
  • Voyager drops out of warp due to an area of subspace known to some aliens as underspace. An alien known as a Turei, informs the Voyager crew that they are in their underspace.moreless

    9.6
    Voyager drops out of warp due to an area of subspace known to some aliens as underspace. An alien known as a Turei, informs the Voyager crew that they are in their underspace. Janeway informs the Turei, that her crew was traveling through space and fell into their underspace. The Turei help the Voyager crew out of their space. Voyager sensors show that Voyager is now 200 light-years away from where they were before. Janeway is impressed. She asks the Turei if she can use Turei underspace to get home. This makes the Turei angry. Does it get any worse? I rate this episode a 9.6moreless
  • What is the point of this episode?

    5.0
    This has to be one of the most pointless episodes of the series. Is its intention to show character development for Seven, as she tries to atone for her past misdeeds?



    There is so much wrong with this episode it is difficult to know where to start. It has every cliche in it. The sleeprs awake after longer than expected. They appear to be good guys. Annoying member of Voyager's crew (sorry Neelix) becomes suspicious through intuition. Good guys become bad guys. Voyager escapes by convincing a bad guy to change sides.



    If their technology is 900 years old Voyager, which has stood up to contemporary local fire power, should be under no threat at all. The whole thing is ridiculous from start to finish.moreless
Robert Picardo

Robert Picardo

The Doctor

Kate Mulgrew

Kate Mulgrew

Captain Kathryn Janeway

Robert Beltran

Robert Beltran

Commander Chakotay

Roxann Dawson

Roxann Dawson

Lt. B'Elanna Torres

Ethan Phillips

Ethan Phillips

Neelix

Tim Russ

Tim Russ

Lt. Commander Tuvok

Jeff Allin

Jeff Allin

Gedrin

Guest Star

Ron Fassler

Ron Fassler

Morin

Guest Star

Robert Knepper

Robert Knepper

Gaul

Guest Star

Scarlett Pomers

Scarlett Pomers

Naomi Wildman

Recurring Role

Majel Barrett

Majel Barrett

Computer Voice

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