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--48840.5--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


music--theme by Jerry Goldsmith


Log Entries:

  • "Captain's log, stardate 48832.1. Kes has prevailed upon Neelix to allow Dr. Jetrel to continue metabolic scans in the hope that it will facilitate treatment once the antibody has been synthesized."
  • "Captain's log, stardate 48840.5. Dr. Jetrel's metremia is now in its final stage. He's spending his remaining hours in sickbay."

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

Factoid: 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.

Alien Races: Haakonian,Talaxians


"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