Star Trek: Voyager

Season 5 Episode 21


Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Apr 26, 1999 on UPN
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After encountering a damaged Malon freighter, a repair crew from Voyager tries to contain a toxic chemical leak that threatens a nearby inhabited planet.

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  • Average is not a good thing in this case.

    Here we go, another voyager episode where the crew could deal with everything simply, if only their stuff worked. I guess that's what Star Trek's about: Having technology that can do everything but never having it work when you need it. Isn't that primarily what 90 percent of all star Trek episodes are? The story of this episode isn't about the characters or the plot it's about overcoming problems that don't really exist. This episode is all technobabble. There's no moral center. It's nothing but tech tech tech tech tech. It's annoyngly similar to most star trek episodes. It is unbearable to watch. I urge you not to.moreless
  • Juggernaut

    Juggernaut was a great episode of Star Trek: Voyager and I really enjoyed watching this episode because it had a good story, and great acting. There was a lot of character development for Torres who has to do some drastic things in order to save the day. I really liked the dark tones of this episode and in the end how Torres had some lingering thoughts. Over all a decent and entertaining episode and I look forward to watching what happens next!!!!!

  • Voyager responds to a distress call. Janeway finds escape pods contaminated with radiation. She beams the Malon survivors to sickbay. The survivors are Fesik and Pelk. Their Malon freighter is about to destroy anything in a 3 light year radius.moreless

    Voyager responds to a distress call. Janeway finds escape pods contaminated with radiation. She beams the Malon survivors to sickbay. The survivors are Fesik and Pelk. Their Malon freighter is about to destroy anything in a 3 light year radius. If you remember, The Malon are notorious for producing mass toxic waste. The waste is a by-product of their way of life. Their ship has disrupted space. Now Voyager can't go into warp. The only alternative is to try and fix what went wrong. An away team tries to decompress the ship so it will not explode.moreless
  • B'Elanna and the gang try to stop a Malon ship causing wide-spread destruction...

    This episode is very exciting - especially at the end. Some reviews found it very-tech orientated but the episode mostly revolved around B'Elanna and her constant attempt to keep her emotions in check. When she is on the doomed Malon ship, and first a Malon is injured, then Chakotay - it leaves her in charge of the mission. With Tuvok concerned about her ability to succeed, it seems B'Elanna will finally explode when one thing after another goes wrong. She is faced with a ship about to explode and a deformed Malon worker standing in her way. With everyone else is injured, B'Elanna tries reasoning with the worker - but has to kill him to achieve her aims. Roxanne Dawson is to be commended for her work in this episode as B'Elanna - as she portrays a variety of emotions. Even the special effects with the ship exploding near a star are great - as is the atmospheric conditions on the Malon ship which give a fantastic claustrophobic feeling to the scenes.moreless
  • Why things malfunction only when they shouldn\'t.

    The main thing that malfunctioned is this script. Why do writers insist on having things all of a sudden not work when they are the one thing needed to work and save the day. Well one system, fine, two systems, maybe, but three systems??? and the backup is offline? and then communications are down. thats 5 separate malfunctions, not counting the backup system in the first 40 seconds, as Seven would say... \"highly unlikely\". Even one of the characters says.... \"Impossible\"... well, he is right. They lost me in the first minute and a half.

    Thankfully the B\'Ellana/Tuvok side story had some humor.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


Tim Russ

Tim Russ

Lt. Commander Tuvok

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (5)

    • Tuvok: (to B'Elanna) Whatever you say, Miss Turtle Head.

    • Seven: Plan C, shield modulations that should reduce the structural damage on Voyager. It will also help protect the crew against theta radiation poisoning, if we fail.
      Tuvok: A wise precaution. With any luck we won't be needing it.
      Seven: I didn't think Vulcans believed in luck.
      Tuvok: As a rule, we don't. But serving with Captain Janeway has taught me otherwise.
      Seven: She does seem to succeed more often than random chance would allow. I'll factor it in to my calculations.

    • Neelix: Once you get past the choking reflex, it's really not... (chokes)'s really not so bad. Wanna try some?
      Chakotay: No thanks. I'll take my chances.

    • Paris: Getting B'Elanna to control her temper is like convincing a Ferengi to leave his estate to charity.

    • Tuvok: The flame, like emotion, is a primitive force. Left unchecked, it's chaotic, destructive, but if controlled it can be a powerful tool. The lamp controls the flame, as you must learn to control your emotions.
      B'Elanna: I lost my temper. No big deal.
      Tuvok: You destroyed the Doctor's holographic camera.
      B'Elanna: I told him three times to leave Engineering, but he kept buzzing around snapping pictures for some photo essay.
      Tuvok: 'A Day in the Life of the Warp Core'.

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