Stardates: 53292.7--An encounter with a powerful interstellar phenomenon leads Chakotay, Paris and Seven of Nine in search of a manned Mars probe that disappeared 300 years earlier. Voyager averts destruction by rolling ball of deadly energy, but efforts to retrieve legendary spacecraft risks lives.
original airdate--November 17,1999 rating--5.8 million
music--theme by Jerry Goldsmith
Trivia: This episode was dedicated to novelist Jerome Bixby who wrote a few episodes of the original Star Trek: The Original Series.
Factoid: Buck Bokai of the Kings baseball team broke DiMaggio's record in 2032.
Starships: *Ares IV, Delta Flyer
"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."