Mortal Coil
Episode 12 of 26 within Season Four. Item 79 of 171 overall.
Production number 40840-180.
Bryan Fuller - Writer
Allan Kroeker - Director
551 votes

Stardate: 51449.2--While on an away mission to collect samples of proto-matter from a nebula, Neelix is killed by a discharge from the nebula. Janeway, believing Neelix’ death is final and is preparing for his funeral, is stunned to hear Seven of Nine tell her that Neelix’ death can be reversed.

Meanwhile, she tells Janeway that it is not too late for her Borg implants to resuscitate him. Janeway reluctantly agrees, and Neelix is revived, but the results lead to consequences none of them expected, and which they may not be able to correct.

original airdate--December 17,1997     rating--3.9 million


music--theme by Jerry Goldsmith


Goof: When Thomas Paris uses the "spoon and glass method" to get the attention of the gathering in the mess hall, he is holding a tumbler by its rim. This type of glass does not give off the ringing sound heard. Furthermore, any type of glass, held by its rim, cannot give off that kind of tone. (Typically, stemware is used to do this).

Trivia: In the scene where Neelix goes to talk to Seven in Astrometrics (near the end of the episode), one of the screens displays the well-known and oft-reprinted image of the Eagle Nebula, taken by the Hubble telescope.

Factoid: The Borg designation for the Kazon is Species 329. The Borg encountered a Kazon colony in the Gan Sector, Grid 6920. The Kazon's biological and technological distinctiveness was unremarkable; they were unworthy of assimilation.

Alien Races--Ktarean, Talaxian



"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

Mortal Coil
Incident mortel
Leben nach dem Tod
Spira mortale
Lapso Mortal