Star Trek: Voyager

Season 5 Episode 24

Relativity

4
Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 12, 1999 on UPN
9.1
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Stardate: 52861.274
Seven is recruited by Captain Braxton of the 29th century timeship Relativity to go back in time and stop an unknown culprit from destroying Voyager.

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  • Relativity

    10
    Relativity was a perfect and very entertaining episode of Star Trek: Voyager. I really enjoyed watching this episode because it showed Captain Janeway's first day on Voyager while it was still docked, which was pretty cool. The space and ship scenes were fantastic and well done! Both Seven and Janeway were superb in their scenes. I liked the story which had plenty of action, intrigue, and suspense. I look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • It is Janeway's first day aboard Voyager. How did Seven end up aboard Voyager at the time? Seven is posing as an ensign under orders of Captain Braxton. Her mission, find the device the sabotaged Voyager in the future. Seven finds the device.moreless

    10
    It is Janeway's first day aboard Voyager. How did Seven end up aboard Voyager at the time? Seven is posing as an ensign under orders of Captain Braxton. Her mission, find the device the sabotaged Voyager in the future. Seven finds the device. Oh no, Janeway may have found Seven. Seven is beamed back to the 29th century. She dies after being beamed back. Captain Braxton tries successfully beams Seven from the past again. This time Seven tries to catch the saboteur. Seven now knows who sabotaged Voyager. Janeway has found Seven aboard Voyager. Seven has some explaining to do. I rate this one a 10.0moreless
  • This is a good, fun episode. The stakes rise continually throughout the story and it's incredibly enjoyable.

    9.5
    This is a good, fun episode.



    The stakes rise continually throughout the story and it's incredibly enjoyable.



    The story takes place in four different points in time.



    In the opening sequence, Voyager is still in dry-dock and Janeway has yet to assume command. The camera pulls back and we see Seven of Nine as an Ensign.



    The second point is Voyager's real time. A temporal bomb tears the ship apart. Before the ship is destroyed, the 29th Century timeship, Relativity, plucks Seven of Nine from Voyager and sends her on several missions throughout time to prevent the temporal bomb being placed on Voyager in the first place. Hence, her presence while Voyager was in dry-dock. The events that take place on the Relativity represent the third point in time covered by the story although it's never really clear where in time these events take place. (Everywhere and nowhere?) The Relativity is commanded by Captain Braxton. A character seen in Future's End. An episode from Season 3 although played by a different actor.



    The fourth time event is during an attack by the Kazons. This ultimately is where the temporal bomb was placed. The ultimate resolution of this story is very cool and complicated from timeline perspectives. Since the perpetrator is a surprise, I'll leave it to each viewer to watch the story and make their own conclusions.



    I will say, be like Janeway and don't worry about timelines and the like. Just enjoy the adventure.moreless
  • Another "timeless" Star Trek script.

    7.0
    Seven of Nine is scooped up by the 29th century timeship USS Relativity, in order to save Voyager. To save her ship, she must travel through time to various points in Voyager's history to determine who placed a bomb aboard in the past to prevent the ship's destruction in the present.



    Like a lot of Star Trek time travel episodes, no one will remember what happened once the paradox is resolved so, once again, the writers get to have a little fun. This episode is not bad and through it we get a different perspective on some of Voyager's history so it is fun to watch. However, it does end up in a hokey way.



    As Star Trek time travel stories go this episode is not the best so I will only call it "good." I admit that it is worth watching, but Voyager has some other time travel stories that are truly great and I think this one just doesn't measure up.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

Dakin Matthews

Dakin Matthews

Admiral Patterson

Guest Star

Jay Karnes

Jay Karnes

Lieutenant Ducane

Guest Star

Bruce McGill

Bruce McGill

Captain Braxton

Guest Star

Josh Clark

Josh Clark

Lt. Carey

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The temporal disturbances which the Voyager crew members experience before the ship explodes are similar to the disturbances experienced by the Enterprise crew during The Next Generation episode "Timescape".

    • Nitpick: When Seven and Janeway confront Braxton as he is placing the weapon, the weapon is deactivated and isn't activated until after they tell him to stop, yet when Janeway goes back in time to stop Braxton when he first arrives on Voyager, the weapon is already activated.

    • Nitpick: All the scenes involving Voyager while it is still in Drydock use the newer dark grey tricorders as opposed to the original ones shown in seasons one and two.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Seven: Captain, I believe your future self is suffering from temporal psychosis.
      Future Braxton: Well, of course I am, you pedantic drone. The only way for me, for us to recover is to obliterate Voyager from the timeline.

    • Janeway: Who sent you?
      Seven: I can't tell you that. It would be risking damage to the timeline.
      Janeway: I don't care if history itself comes unraveled. I want to know why you're on my ship.

    • Braxton: One more thing -- watch out for the Janeway Factor.
      Seven: I am not familiar with that protocol.
      Braxton: Your Captain has a knack for sticking her nose where it doesn't belong, especially when it comes to time travel.

    • Braxton: Thanks to you, we've learned that the temporal disruptor was and will be concealed here. I gave up trying to keep my tenses straight years ago.

    • Seven: The Seven of Nine Paradox.
      Lieutenant Ducane: I beg your pardon?
      Seven: How do we know that my presence on Voyager will not alter the timeline?
      Lieutenant Ducane: You know, you've asked me this every time?
      Seven: What's been your response?
      Lieutenant Ducane: Uncertainty is part of the equation. We don't know what's going to happen.
      Seven: I don't enjoy uncertainty.

    • Janeway: (commenting on Voyager while in drydock) It's bigger than I expected.
      Admiral Patterson: Schematics never fully prepare you for the real thing.

    • The Doctor: That's the danger of self-diagnosis. Patients always assume the worst. This should clear it up. How do things look now?
      Seven: Normal.
      Crewman: (on comm) Doctor, please report to Sickbay.
      The Doctor: On my way. Next time your human physiology fails you, don't consult the database. Just call me.
      Seven: You are the database.
      The Doctor: With two legs and a splendid bedside manner.

    • Ducane: So, in a way, the Federation owes its existence to the Borg.
      Seven: You're welcome.

    • Seven: Seven of Nine to... Seven of Nine.

    • Lieutenant Ducane: Oh, Captain. Braxton was right about one thing. Voyager shows up on our sensors far too often. Try to avoid time travel.
      Janeway: See you in the 24th century.
      Seven: I look forward to it. Or should I say, backward.
      Janeway: (raises hand) Don't get started!

    • Paris: I'll just tell B'Elanna you were too scared to face her.
      Seven: You are trying to appeal to my vanity.
      Paris: Is it working?
      Seven: I will consider your request.

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