Stardate: 52136.4--Voyager discovers Species 8472 has constructed a simulation of Starfleet headquarters in San Francisco so they can practice posing as humans in the initial stages of an invasion of Earth. Voyager helps a medieval type alien culture who sees Species 8472 as demonic gods.
original airdate--November 04,1998 rating--4.2 million
network--UPN Alien Races--Species 8472
music--theme by Jerry Goldsmith
Goofs: When the cadet takes a holoimage picture of Boothby and Chakotay, Boothby kiddingly tells her not to cut of their heads. We see through the viewfinder's image that she does cut off the top of Chakotay's head. Yet later, when the captain and others are reviewing the pictures, we see all of Chakotay's head.
Trivia: Starfleet Directive 010 - "Before engaging in armed conflict with an alien species - any and all non-military attempts to make first contact must be tried."
"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."