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Hope and Fear
Stardate 51978.2
Star Trek: Voyager, episode 94 (4.26)

Last Modified: 22 Feb 2009 09:50:16

Kate Mulgrew   IMDB   Captain Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran   IMDB   Commander Chakotay
Roxann Biggs-Dawson   IMDB   Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres
Robert Duncan McNeill   IMDB   Lieutenant Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips   IMDB   Neelix
Robert Picardo   IMDB   The Doctor
Jeri Ryan   IMDB   Crewman Seven of Nine
Tim Russ   IMDB   Lt. Commander Tuvok
Garrett Wang   IMDB   Ensign Harry Kim
Ray Wise   IMDB   Arturis
Jack Shearer   IMDB   Admiral Hayes
Majel Barrett Roddenberry   IMDB   Computer Voice
Tarik Ergin   IMDB   Lieutenant Ayala
Dennis McCarthy   IMDB
Winrich Kolbe   IMDB
Brannon Braga   IMDB
Joe Menosky   IMDB
Rick Berman   IMDB
Brannon Braga   IMDB
Joe Menosky   IMDB
Voyager Teaser #094: Hope and Fear

When Starfleet sends a ship to bring the Voyager crew home, it seems too good to be true.
Paris and Neelix return from a trading colony with a passenger named Arturis. He knows over 4,000 languages, and Janeway agrees to give him passage to the next system. When Arturis studies the encoded message Voyager received from Starfleet before the relay stations were destroyed, he instantly decodes it. Part of the data is a spatial grid with marked coordinates, and Voyager arrives at the designated spot to find a Starfleet vessel waiting there.

Finding no lifesigns on the ship, an away team is sent to secure the U.S.S. Dauntless. On board they find the helm is set for auto-navigation, and it's equipped with a new engine configuration called a quantum slipstream drive. The rest of Starfleet's message says the Dauntless has been sent to bring the crew home. Janeway orders the crew to modify Voyager with the slipstream technology so they can bring it along, but she also senses something isn't right and asks Tuvok to keep an eye on Arturis.

When the Captain reconstructs the last segment of the data block from Starfleet, she finds that they did not send Dauntless. Their efforts only turned up some information about the Delta Quadrant, which Starfleet hopes Voyager can use to find a wormhole. In engineering, Kim discovers alien technology behind one of the bulkheads, confirming that Arturis manufactured the ship. Janeway, Seven, and Tuvok gather weapons and head to the Dauntless bridge to confront Arturis.

When the security team tries to take Arturis to the brig, he activates the ship's slipstream drive. Kim is able to transport Tuvok and the rest of the team to Voyager, but Janeway and Seven are taken hostage. An angry Arturis explains that his people were fighting against assimilation when Janeway gave the Borg the nanoprobes to fight Species 8472. Those aliens were his homeworld's last hope to defeat the Borg, and he has held a grudge against the Voyager crew ever since. Now, he is taking Janeway and Seven to Borg space to be assimilated.

Seven adapts her Borg technology to break through the forcefield Arturis has erected and turns it off. She and Janeway then attempt to take control of the ship, but their commands are blocked. At the last minute, Voyager arrives and disables the ship's shields. Janeway and Seven are beamed back, and Arturis enters Borg space alone. Unfortunately, the damage caused by using Voyager's warp core modifications to go into slipstream drive was too great, so the crew won't be able to use that technology to get home faster.

By Dark Materia on 14 Dec 2002 19:16:49
Voyager finds a ship with a quantum slipstream drive, and a strange alien plotting to get them all assimilated by the Borg. The "fake" USS Dauntless looked cool, but the story is littered with oversights. A redeeming factor is that the bad guy Arturis, is played by Ray Wise who is a fine actor.

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