Voyager encounters the Federation Starship Equinox, a Starfleet vessel trapped in the Delta Quadrant by the same alien who brought Voyager there. Equinox is heavily damaged and running with a skeleton crew. Happy to have found each other, Voyager assists Equinox in fighting off an non-humanoid alien race attacking them. But Equinox has earned the aliens hostility. Captain Ransom and his crew have been kidnapping and killing the aliens and using their unique physiology to enhance their warp drive. When Janeway imprisons the Equinox crew they stage a revolt. The Equinox EMH commandeers The Doctor's portable emitter and poses as The Doctor aboard Voyager. The cliffhanger leaves Equinox in retreat, with The Doctor and Seven of Nine hostage, and Voyager under attack by the alien race.
Did You Know?
The USS Equinox is a Nova-class starship. According to the Star Trek: The Next Generation
(1987) Technical Manual", the Nova-class starship was originally considered as a successor to the Galaxy-class starship, and as a possible design for the Enterprise-E which first appeared in Star Trek: First Contact
(1996). See more
On the episode relativity from the same season, admiral Patterson is introducing captain Janeway to the doctor (EMH). Admiral is telling the captain that it's a new system.
With this in mind in combination with the supposition that the Equinox is already in the delta Quadrant, it is unlikely that this new system was installed on the Equinox. See more
[to Tom Paris
Well, Turkey Platter, what do you say we go to work?
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more