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Star trek: Voyager 4.07b - Message in a bottle

Stardate around 51462
Threat advisory: High - High risk of entertaining activities

Episode propaganda

Discovering a narrow portal to the Alpha Quadrant, the holographic Doctor (Robert Picardo) is beamed onto a Starfleet vessel over 60,000 light years from Voyager. Finding the new vessel's crew dead and Romulans (Judson Scott as Commander Rekar and Valerie Wildman as Nevala) running the ship, the Doctor faces separation from his crew forever. Until he discovers another EMH (Andy Dick) on board...

Persons of interest

  • Kate Mulgrew .... Captain Kathryn Janeway
  • Robert Beltran .... Commander Chakotay
  • Roxann Dawson .... Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres
  • Robert Duncan McNeill .... Lieutenant Tom Paris
  • Robert Picardo .... the Emergency Medical Hologram
  • Ethan Phillips .... Neelix
  • Tim Russ .... Lieutenant Tuvok
  • Jeri Ryan .... Seven of nine, tertiary adjunct to Unimatrix 01
  • Garrett Wang .... Ensign Harry Kim
  • Majel Barrett .... USS Voyager computer voice
  • Andy Dick .... USS Prometheus EMH
  • Judson Scott .... Commander Rekar
  • Valerie Wildman .... Nevala
  • Tiny Ron .... Idrin
  • Tony Sears .... the dying Ensign
  • Rick Williams .... Storywriter
  • Lisa Klink .... Screenwriter
  • Nancy Malone .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Intelligence report

Now here's an episode worth watching!

Not only are B'Elanna and Seven getting on each other's nerves (how many Alpha females are there in the 24th century?), but the new Astrometrics lab is finally used for something more than a change of scenery (although it was always prettier than the Airponics Bay).

The story is exciting and humourous at the same time, the technology is gleaming new, and in the end... well, the Doctor saves the day and Voyager finally gets a message home. Obviously Commander Telek didn't manage to, but you knew he was going to die, didn't you?

Wuestion: if the beings have a technology that can span 60,000 light years in seconds, why doesn't Voyager try to make more use of it?

Security censorship classification

PG (Medium level violence)

Not for public release in Australia before date

VHS rental and retail: 12 August 1998

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Security protocol

Starfleet security protocol 28, subsection (d): in the event of hostile being take-over the EMH is to deactivate and wait for rescue.

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