Episode 14 of 15 within Season One. Item 14 of 171 overall.
Production number 40840-115.
Scott Nimerfro - Story
Jim Thomton - Story
Kenneth Biller - Teleplay
Jack Klein - Teleplay
Karen Klein - Teleplay
Kim Friedman - Director
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Stardate: 48832.1--An old nemesis of Neelix’ people ask’s to visit with him on Voyager. Neelix can’t believe his request due to his past crimes, but Janeway allows it.

However, the nemesis has a secret agenda. One to redeem his name and save those he caused the deaths of.

However, he needs Voyager’s transporter system to succeed in his effort. Things don’t work out as the nemesis had planed, and Neelix is forced to reveal a dark secret to Kes he would otherwise never have told her.

original airdate--May 15,1995           rating--5.8 million

network--UPN           Alien Races: Haakonian

music--theme by Jerry Goldsmith

Trivia: 47-reference: Tuvok states that Voyager has 47 gel packs left in reserve.


  • When Captain Janeway tells the two holonovel children that she hopes to be a friend to them as well as a governess, Henry replies in Latin, "In ullam rem ne preparamus." Loosely translated, this means "We are not prepared for either thing."
  • When Neelix was much younger, his family lived in a colony on the Talaxian moon Rinax. He was on Talax when the Metreon Cascade was deployed on Rinax, killing 300,000, including Neelix's mother, father, and little brothers. Talax surrendered unconditionally to the Haakonian Order the next day. 



"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

Dr. Jetrels Experiment
Il segreto di Neelix