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.
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
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.
Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway See more