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Star trek: Voyager 3.11a - Before and after

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Kes (Jennifer Lien) awakens to discover she is an old woman with a spouse, Tom Paris (Robert Duncan McNeill), daughter Linnis (Jessica Collins) and grandson Andrew (Christopher Aguilar). Confused by these events she soon realises that she is trapped within a temporal anomaly, and travelling backwards in time. Kes then learns that she may be the only person who can stop disaster from striking both the ship and her crew.

Persons of interest

  • Kate Mulgrew .... Captain Kathryn Janeway
  • Robert Beltran .... Commander Chakotay
  • Roxann Dawson .... Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres
  • Jennifer Lien .... Kes
  • Robert Duncan McNeill .... Lieutenant Tom Paris
  • Robert Picardo .... the Emergency Medical Hologram
  • Ethan Phillips .... Neelix
  • Tim Russ .... Lieutenant Tuvok
  • Garrett Wang .... Ensign Harry Kim
  • Majel Barrett .... USS Voyager computer voice
  • Jessica Collins .... Linnis
  • Christopher Aguilar .... Andrew
  • Michail L Maguire .... Arnis
  • Rachel Harris .... Martis
  • Janna Michaels .... young Kes
  • Kenneth Biller .... Screenwriter
  • Allan Kroeker .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report

Ah, those temporal anomalies, what would Star trek be without them?

What makes this episode better than most timeline ones is that the solution is so hard to achieve, and the technobabble counter has to be reset each time Kes jumps to a new temporal moment. It's her frustration, her inability to affect her life and those around her, that make it worth watching. That and the Ocampa birth process (and I thought Human births were nyucky).

The alternative reality in Voyager's (linear) future is pretty interesting, too. Bring on the Year of Hell...

Security censorship classification

PG (Adult themes)

Not for public release in Australia before date

VHS rental and retail: 20 October 1997
DVD retail: 9 September 2004

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