Episode 12 of 15 within Season One. Item 12 of 171 overall.
Production number 40840-113.
Brannon Braga - Story
Joe Menosky - Story
Brannon Braga - Teleplay
Kim Friedman - Director
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Stardate:  48734.2--48735.9--After Tuvok and Chakotay are injured in an attack in their shuttlecraft while examining a nebula, they return to Voyager and strange things begin to occur.

Elsewhere with Chakotay's brain pattern lost, Voyager attempts to return to the nebula, but is rebuffed at every opportunity.The crew soon realize that an alien presence is aboard the ship.

original airdate--May 01,1995  rating--6.4 million


music--theme by Jerry Goldsmith


Log Entries:


  • "Captain's log, stardate 48734.2. Sometimes it's a good idea to get away from being a captain for a while. To that end, I've started participating in a new holonovel. The setting is ancient England."
  • "Captain's log, supplemental. It appears that Mr. Tuvok and Kes were both hit by an unidentified energy discharge. Tuvok was not badly hurt, but Kes is in a coma."
  • "Captain's log, stardate 48735.9. We have returned to the coordinates where we ejected the warp core and have successfully retrieved it. Now we're hoping The Doctor will be able to successfully reintegrate Commander Chakotay's consciousness."


Trivia: By playing both Lt. Peter Durst and Sulan, Brian Markinson is one of only two actors to play two different, completely unrelated characters in a single episode of "Star Trek". The other was Jeffrey Combs, playing Weyoun and Brunt in "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) The Dogs of War (#7.24).

Factoid: The Komar are trianic-based energy beings.

Alien Races: Komar


"Unhappy with a new treaty, Federation colonists along the Cardassian border have banded together. Calling themselves 'The Maquis' they continue to fight the Cardassians.Some consider them heroes, but to the governments of the Federation and Cardassia, they are outlaws."

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regional titles

Intruso a bordo
Poder mental