Star Trek: Voyager

Season 2 Episode 4


Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Sep 18, 1995 on UPN
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Episode Summary


Stardate: 48921.3
When the crew of Voyager investigate a cluster of space-borne life forms, Kes prematurely enters a stage in her life known as the "Elogium". This is the only time in her life when she can conceive a child.

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Gary O'Brien

Gary O'Brien

Male Crew Member

Guest Star

Terry Correll

Terry Correll

Female Crew Member

Guest Star

Nancy Hower

Nancy Hower

Ensign Samantha Wildman

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Goof/Nitpick: When the doctor calls Captain Janeway down to sickbay, he says that Kes has erected a force field in his office and he can't lower it (and therefore can't get to Kes.) However, in later episodes we see that the doctor can walk through force fields as if they weren't even there. Since he's a hologram, a force field should not stop him.

    • This episode establishes for the first time that, although Neelix and Kes may have been virtually inseparable, they weren't sharing quarters aboard Voyager.

    • Trivia: Tuvok reveals he has four children: three sons and one daughter.

    • Goof: When Chakotay is in the turbolift with Paris and Kes, he calls for Deck 6. The next scene has Chakotay following Paris and Kes into the Mess Hall, which is on Deck 2.

    • Nitpick: Kes says that an Ocampa female can have a child only once in her life. Later, in "Parturition", she says that when Ocampa mate, they mate for life and things like infidelity and divorce are unheard of. That means that the men can only have one child as well. There is no way a species could survive like that. The population would decrease by half each generation until they were extinct. However, it's possible that she meant that Ocampa are only fertile once, but that they might bear more than one child during that single pregnancy.

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  • NOTES (2)

    • This is one of four episodes that were written and produced as part of the first season but held back to air in the second season.

    • This was the first appearance of Nancy Hower as Samantha Wildman. Jimmy Diggs named the character after a seven-year-old girl whose kidneys were donated by her parents after her death, saving the life of Diggs' wife. When he learned the girl loved animals, he made Wildman a xenobiologist.