Death Wish
Episode 18 of 26 within Season Two. Item 33 of 171 overall.
Production number 40840-130.
Shawn Piller - Story
Michael Piller - Teleplay
James L. Conway - Director
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Stardate: 49301.2--While trying to take in a sample of a rogue comet, the crew of Voyager inadvertently beams aboard a member of the Q, who has been imprisoned in the comet by the Continuum due to his desire to commit suicide.

Elsewhere when the Q who had pestered Captain Jean-Luc Picard for so many years materializes, Q asks for asylum on Voyager, which leads to a lengthy court hearing on this request.

original airdate--February 19,1996  rating--6.8 million


music--theme by Jerry Goldsmith


Goofs: Riker is wearing the old-style com-badge, which suggests that he has been "abducted" from a time before 2370, i.e. before Voyager was launched and got lost in the Delta Quadrant. Therefore he should have no knowledge of Janeway being captain of that vessel. Janeway took command in 2371.

Trivia: When first contacted by producers about appearing in the episode, John de Lancie thought it would be for an appearance on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Factoid: One of the suicidal Quinn's self-destructive stunts led to the 100-year war between the Romulans and Vulcans, according to Q.

Alien Races: Q


"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."

related items

Previous episode :
032 Dreadnought
Next episode :
034 Lifesigns
Related to this story :
052 The Q and the Grey
  Star Trek: Voyager, Season Three
164 Q2
  Star Trek: Voyager, Season Seven

regional titles

Death Wish
Diritto di morte
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