Think Tank
Episode 20 of 26 within Season Five. Item 113 of 171 overall.
Production number 214.
Rick Berman - Story
Brannon Braga - Story
Michael Taylor - Teleplay
Terrence O'Hara - Director
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Stardate: unknown--In the midst of a clash with the Hazari bounty hunters, Janeway is offered assistance from a "think tank," a small yet exotic alien ship containing disparate life forms, each able to communicate telepathically.

However, their spokesperson, Kurros, offers to help solve the dilemma with the Hazari, only in exchange for Seven of Nine as payment. When Seven declines their "offer," the think tank focuses on taking her by force.

original airdate--March 31,1999   rating--3.7 million


music--theme by Jerry Goldsmith


Trivia: Despite rejected attempts in the past, due to the Prime Directive, this marks the first time that Capt. Janeway has offered the 'replicator technology' to someone in trade.

Factoid: The Borg designation for the Hazari is Species 4228 -- technologically advanced, extremely violent; they make excellent tactical drones. 

  • Kurros claims the think tank recently found a cure for the Vidiian Phage.

Alien Races: *Hazari, (Malon) 


"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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