Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Good Shepherd 

In Seven's assessment of ship-wide efficiency, she brings to the Captain's attention three 'black sheep' crewmen who have slipped through the cracks. Mortimer Harren (Jay Underwood) the ... See full summary »


Winrich Kolbe


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

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Episode cast overview:
Kate Mulgrew ... Captain Kathryn Janeway
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
Jay Underwood ... Mortimer Harren
Michael Reisz ... William Telfer
Kimble Jemison Kimble Jemison ... Engineer
Zoe McLellan ... Tal Celes
Tom Morello ... Crewman Mitchell
Majel Barrett ... Voyager Computer (voice)


In Seven's assessment of ship-wide efficiency, she brings to the Captain's attention three 'black sheep' crewmen who have slipped through the cracks. Mortimer Harren (Jay Underwood) the overly-qualified underly-enthused engineer, Tal Celes has no confidence in herself and doesn't inspire it in others, and William Telfer the resident hypochondriac. Seeking to guide her strays back to the flock, Janeway orders them all to join her on an away mission to a class 'T' nebula in the Delta Flyer. Anxiety strikes when the know-it-all Harren gets sensor data very wrong, Tal is so worried about being wrong she can't get anything right, and an intrusive alien gives Telfer his first real medical emergency. Written by Meribor

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15 March 2000 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The bald junction crewman's mention of going "to the left" when telling Captain Janeway where to go on Deck 15 is a sly dig at Tom Morello's insertion of his political leanings regarding social injustice into his songs. See more »


A visual effects error. When Captain Janeway launches a photon torpedo, it is seen emerging from the Delta Flyer's navigational deflector instead of the torpedo launcher located well below it. See more »


Chakotay: There are always a few who don't make it past their first year on a starship. Normally they're reassigned. But in our case, maybe we should relieve them of duty and let them pursue their own interests. It certainly wouldn't hurt general efficiency.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: They aren't drones, Chakotay, we can't just deactivate them.
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Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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1 October 2015 | by Jimmy-128See all my reviews

In and of itself, this would be a good episode. Unfortunately, it contains so many elements of previous episodes that it feels like Leftover Night. We have a regular character taking charge of three less-than-stellar crewmen (see also "Learning Curve", Season 1) and we have the crew mutinying rather than let the captain sacrifice herself (see also "Night", Season 5). We even have Seven doing unwanted and unauthorized studies of the crew that lead to friction among the regular characters (see also Seven's study of Tom and B'Lanna's relationship, "Someone to Watch Over Me", season 5).

All in all, it's an okay way to pass an hour, but I think this is the point where we first saw that the series was running out of stories to tell.

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