Voyager is instructed by Starfleet to retrieve a probe that was sent from Earth in the 21st century and was not heard from since. Its last known whereabouts is where Voyager is now. Janeway sends some men to retrieve it but they discover that the planet it is on is inhabited, and the inhabitants believe that the probe is a weapon because it emanates an energy that is harming them. They tell Janeway to help them relocate. But Seven thinks they can cure them and remove the energy that is harming them. And when Janeway tells them, they don't believe her. They insist that Janeway relocate them and if she doesn't they will kill her people and they kill one of them to prove they're serious.
Did You Know?
The unfinished ship-in-a-bottle of the USS Voyager built by Joe Carey and seen on Janeways desk at the end of the episode was actually a 1996 Hallmark Keepsake ornament which had been modified by production staff. See more
Although it's difficult to spot in some of the subterranean scenes, Neelix doesn't appear to be wearing his alien contact lenses throughout the whole episode. Ethan Phillips real brown eyes are visible. This is especially noticeable in any scenes taking place on Voyager. See more
Friendship 1 Recording
We, the people of Earth, greet you in a spirit of peace and humility. As we venture out of our solar system, we hope to earn the trust and friendship of other worlds.
References Star Trek: First Contact
Performed by Antonio Vivaldi See more