Star trek: Voyager 5.11a - Juggernaut
Stardate around 52770
Threat advisory: High - High risk of entertaining activities
Episode propagandaVoyager rescues two crewmen from an abandoned, out of control Malon freighter that's about to unleash a theta radiation blast into the sector. Soon, Lieutenant Torres leads an away team to board the freighter and contain the poison - despite warnings from its crewmen, Fesek (Ron Canada) and Pelk (Lee Arenberg), about the Angel of Decay that wreaks havoc aboard the cargo ship.
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
- Ron Canada .... Fesek
- Lee Arenberg .... Pelk
- Scott Klace .... Dremk
- Alexander Enberg .... Malon crewman
- Bryan Fuller .... Storywriter, Screenwriter
- Nick Sagan .... Screenwriter
- Kenneth Biller .... Screenwriter
- Allan Kroeker .... Director
Cinematic intelligence sources
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Special Agent Matti
Hot, sweaty, dark haired babe takes on evil monster that manages to incapacitate all the crew but herself. You thought Ripley was good? Wait 'til you've seen Torres!
Juggernaut is 100% Roxann Dawson's episode: she rules the other characters as if they were only cardboard cutouts; even the bad guys are only grist for her mill of inner torment and violence. Whether it's uncontrolled aggression, wild violence, focused anger or peaceful meditation, Roxann lives and breathes each moment. No matter what she is doing, she is always the main character on the screen. Cool.
As for encountering the Malon this far from their territory: I can only suppose that they're as vagrant as the Kazon. Ron brings a three-dimensionality to the species which has been entirely missing until now.
Bonus scene for die-hard Trekkies everywhere: Torres takes an on-screen sonic shower. It took 12 years but it's worth the wait.
Security censorship classification
Not for public release in Australia before date
VHS rental and retail: 10 November 1999