Year of Hell (I)
Episode 8 of 26 within Season Four. Item 75 of 171 overall.
Production number 40840-176.
Joe Menosky - Writer
Allan Kroeker - Director
702 votes

Stardate: 51268.4--Seven of Nine and Ensign Kim have used Federation and Borg technology to enhance the Voyager's astrometrics lab, and map a shorter route to Earth through Zahl space.

Meanwhile, over the next several months, Krenim Captain Annorax uses his powerful time ship to erase the Zahl, Garenor, and his other enemies from the timestream, but his plans are interrupted by the unforeseen presence of the Voyager in the Delta Quadrant. 

original airdate--November 05,1997  rating--4.7 million

network--UPN        Alien Races--Krenim, Zahl

music--theme by Jerry Goldsmith

Goofs: In his inaugural address, the Doctor says that he was first activated on stardate 48315. However, in previous episodes, his activation date has been established to be on 48308, most notably in second season's "Projections" (#2.3).

  • Emergency escape pods are designed for use only in an emergency. They do not have warp drive so they could never reach another star in less than a few decades. They have limited propulsion and extremely limited food, water, and oxygen supply. At best they could keep their crew alive would be for days or perhaps a few months. The plan to use them to fly toward the alpha quadrant is actually worse than staying on voyager.
  • After erasing the Garenor civilization from history, Obrist reports that the Krenim Imperium has reverted to a pre-warp state. If that were true, the Krenim warship Voyager had been dealing with at that time should have vanished completely, not just diminished in size. Unless the Krenim in that timeline are so bold to venture into deep space in primitive vessels without warp drive, to confront other, more powerful ships, which seems unlikely.

Trivia: This was originally supposed to be the third season finale. 

  • According to Seven of Nine, the Borg were present during Zefram Cochrane's first warp flight.


"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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Previous episode :
074 Scientific Method
Next episode :
076 Year of Hell (II)
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062 Before and After
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regional titles

Year of Hell (I)
L'anne de l'Enfer (I)
Ein Jahr Hlle (1)
Un anno d'inferno (I)
El Ao Infernal (I)