Stardates: 54775.4--The Voyager receives orders from Starfleet to find the Earth probe Friendship 1, which lost contact with Earth 130 years ago, and was last known to be near the Voyager's current position in the Delta Quadrant. The crew locates readings from the probe on a nearby planet, which is undergoing a nuclear winter.
Meanwhile, the inhabitants of the planet used the data stored in the probe to develop antimatter technology, but an accidental antimatter explosion destroyed the planet's environment and flooded the atmosphere with deadly radiation. When Lt. Paris, Neelix, and Lt. Joe Carey go down to retrieve the probe, they are taken hostage by the aliens, who hold Earth responsible for the radiation that is poisoning their planet.
original airdate--April 25,2001 rating--4.6 million
music--theme by Jerry Goldsmith
Trivia: 47 Reference - The star date is 54775.4.
Factoid: Captain Janeway has made first contact with more species (including the Voth, the Kobali, and the Vaadwaur) than any captain since James Kirk.
Starships: Friendship 1 destroyed, Delta Flyer II
"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."