Star Trek: Voyager

Season 6 Episode 8

One Small Step

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 17, 1999 on UPN



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Seven: I did not know this individual. Had I encountered him while I was a Borg I would have found his technology unworthy of assimilation, but we are more alike than one might think. In a sense, his desire to explore was not unlike a quest for perfection. His contribution helped secure Humanity's future and in some ways my own.

    • Janeway: Space, literally it means 'nothing,' a vacuum between stars and planets, but by the same token it means 'everything.' It's what connects all our worlds, Vulcan, Qo'noS, Talax, Earth. Centuries ago mankind sent its first wave of explorers into that void, astronauts like Mr. Kelly. They paved the way for the first colonies, the first starships for those of us who've made space our home. We commend the spirit and the bravery of Lieutenant John Mark Kelly as we commit his body to space. He will not be forgotten.

    • Seven: Clearly, Voyager is not yet ready for assimilation.

    • The Doctor: One small step for a hologram, one giant leap for mankind.
      Seven: To coin a phrase.

    • Kelly: (while recording log that is being viewed by Seven) All systems go. Watch me Dad. I'm flying. (gestures) Bad landing. Call the Medevac Team. (chuckles) John Kelly's first flight. Not exactly a-okay. Remember that Dad? I jumped off a roof... with a parachute made out of blankets. I guess I didn't calculate the aerodynamics. Of course... I was only 6. I guess this is John Kelly's last flight. This time I can't blame it on pilot error. This time... no regrets. What I've seen... proves we were right to come out here. We're not alone. I know that now. The module's losing power. I'm taking life support offline. Re-routing whatever's left over... to the imager. Keep it running... as long as possible. Mission Control... Dad... Whoever finds this. Do me a favor. Take all the data I've collected. Put it to good use. I hope you don't look at this as a failure... I don't. Actually... I do have one regret. I never found out... who won the World Series. I'm tired. I can't.... (log abruptly ends)

    • Seven: Clearly, Voyager is not yet ready for assimilation.

  • Notes

    • This episode was a tribute to the 30th anniversary of man landing on the moon. The episode title comes from Neil Armstrong's words as he first stepped on the moon, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

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