Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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The crew of Voyager swap stories of family histories. Janeway is most proud of her ancestor Shannon O'Donnell, who has been celebrated by the Janeway clan for generations as an astronaut ... See full summary »


David Livingston


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 5 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Mulgrew ... Captain Kathryn Janeway / Shannon O'Donnell
Robert Beltran ... Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... B'Elanna Torres
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Tuvok
Jeri Ryan ... Seven of Nine
Garrett Wang ... Harry Kim
Kevin Tighe ... Henry Janeway
John Carroll Lynch ... Gerald Moss - Millenium Gate Spokesperson
Bradley Pierce ... Jason Janeway
Christopher Curry ... Automobile Driver
James Greene ... Passerby
Kristina Hayes ... Marci Collins


The crew of Voyager swap stories of family histories. Janeway is most proud of her ancestor Shannon O'Donnell, who has been celebrated by the Janeway clan for generations as an astronaut and pivotal member of The Millenium Gate and several Mars projects that followed. When research and history-buff Tom Paris prove the stories wrong, that O'Donnell wasn't the hero Janeway made her out to be, the crew points out that her inspiration made Janeway join Starfleet and that is an accomplishment in itself. Written by Meribor

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5 May 1999 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This script (which first aired in 1999) predicted that the Y2K bug would not "switch off even a single light bulb", which was almost correct. A nuclear power plant in Japan had a monitoring computer go down briefly, and minor events elsewhere occurred, but nothing major. See more »


Neelix erroneously states at the beginning of the episode that the Great Wall of China is visible from space. This mistaken belief dates to well before satellites were even invented. See more »


The Doctor: I, too, come from a distinguished line.
Tom Paris: His cousin's an electric shaver.
[all laugh]
The Doctor: Hardly. My program was compiled from the most advanced holomatrices in the Federation. My cousin was a prize-winning chess program.
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Referenced in Star Trek: Enterprise: Carbon Creek (2002) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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Nothing of Note
7 September 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

I guess this is based on the premise that Janeway and the others have to have diversion, and a look at the past fulfills this as bit. Janeway had an ancestor, going back centuries, who had some function with NASA. It then tells how, after losing her job, she winds up in a small town that is about to get big. Except for a bookseller who refuses to sell his property to developers. It now becomes a rather maudlin story that really doesn't fit well with the Star Trek thing. It was entertaining at times, but filled with cliches and precious behavior.

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