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'''''Star Trek: Voyager''''' (''Voyager'') is a science fiction television series in the [[Star Trek]] universe. The show was created by [[Rick Berman]], [[Michael Piller]], and [[Jeri Taylor]] and is the fifth incarnation of ''Star Trek'', which began with the 1960s series ''[[Star Trek: The Original Series|Star Trek]]'', created by [[Gene Roddenberry]]. It was produced for seven seasons, from 1995 to 2001, and is the only Star Trek series with a female captain, [[Kathryn Janeway]], as a lead character. It ran on [[UPN]], making it the first Star Trek series to air on a major network since the original series which aired on [[NBC]]. It was the only TV show on UPN to have seven seasons, making it the network's longest running show.
 
   
Set in the 24th century from the year 2371 through 2378, the series follows the adventures of the [[Starfleet]] vessel [[USS Voyager (Star Trek)|USS ''Voyager'']], which becomes stranded in the [[Galactic quadrant|Delta Quadrant]] 70,000 [[light-year]]s from Earth while pursuing a renegade [[Maquis (Star Trek)|Maquis]] ship.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/series/VOY/episode/68820.html |title=Caretaker, Part 1 |accessdate=2009-12-19 |work=StarTrek.com}}</ref> Both ships' crews merge aboard ''Voyager'' to make the estimated 75-year journey home.<ref name="VOY LY">[http://www.fandango.com/startrek:voyager%5Btvseries%5D_v263074/summary Star Trek: Voyager [TV series&#93; synopsis]. Retrieved April 4, 2007.</ref>
 
   
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'''''Star Trek: Voyager''''' (''Voyager'') is a science fiction television series in the [[Star Trek]] universe. The show was created by [[Rick Berman]], [[Michael Piller]], and [[Jeri Taylor]] and is the fifth incarnation of ''Star Trek'', which began with the 1960s series ''[[Star Trek: The Original Series|Star Trek]]'', created by [[Gene Roddenberry]]. It was produced for seven seasons, from 1995 to 2001, and is the only Star Trek series with a female captain, [[Kathryn Janeway]], as a lead character. It ran on [[UPN]], making it the first Star Trek series to air on a major network since the original series which aired on [[NBC]]. It was the only TV show on UPN to have seven seasons, making it the network's longest running show. Set in the 24th century from the year 2371 through 2378, the series follows the adventures of the [[Starfleet]] vessel [[USS Voyager (Star Trek)|USS ''Voyager'']], which becomes stranded in the [[Galactic quadrant|Delta Quadrant]] 70,000 [[light-year]]s from Earth while pursuing a renegade [[Maquis (Star Trek)|Maquis]] ship.<ref>{{cite web |url=http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/series/VOY/episode/68820.html |title=Caretaker, Part 1 |accessdate=2009-12-19 |work=StarTrek.com}}</ref> Both ships' crews merge aboard ''Voyager'' to make the estimated 75-year journey home.<ref name="VOY LY">[http://www.fandango.com/startrek:voyager%5Btvseries%5D_v263074/summary Star Trek: Voyager [TV series&#93; synopsis]. Retrieved April 4, 2007.</ref> ==Production== ''Voyager'' was produced to launch [[UPN]], a television network planned by [[Paramount Pictures|Paramount]]. (Paramount originally considered launching a network on its own in 1977, which would have been anchored by the TV series ''[[Star Trek: Phase II]]''.) Planning started in 1993, and seeds for the show's backstory, including the development of the [[Maquis (Star Trek)|Maquis]], were placed in several ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation]]'' and ''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine]]'' episodes. ''Voyager'' was shot on the stages ''The Next Generation'' had used. The pilot, "[[Caretaker (Star Trek: Voyager)|Caretaker]]", was shot in October 1994. Around that time, Paramount was sold to [[Viacom]]—''Voyager'' was the first ''Star Trek'' TV series to premiere after the sale concluded. ''Voyager'' was also first Star Trek TV show to use [[Computer-generated imagery|Computer Generated Imagery]] (CGI) and eliminate the use of models for exterior space shots. Other television shows such as ''[[SeaQuest DSV|seaQuest]]'' and ''[[Babylon 5]]'' had exclusively used CGI to avoid the huge expense of models, but the Star Trek television department continued using models, because they felt models provided better realism. Amblin Imaging won an Emmy for the opening title visuals, but the weekly episode exteriors were captured using hand-built miniatures of the ''Voyager'', shuttlecraft, and other ships. That changed when ''Star Trek: Voyager'' became Paramount's first television property to go fully CGI for certain types of shots in mid-season 3 (late 1996).<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.thelogbook.com/jcc/q3-04/voyager3/ |title=DVD Reviews – Star Trek Voyager Season 3 |publisher=Thelogbook.com |date=2009-06-10 |accessdate=2009-12-19}}</ref> Paramount obtained an exclusive contract with [[Foundation Imaging]] which had done the effects for ''Babylon 5's'' first three seasons. Season 3's "The Swarm" was the first episode to use Foundation's effects exclusively. ''Deep Space Nine'' started using Foundation Imaging in conjunction with Digital Muse one year later (season 6), after ''Voyager'' had proven that CGI could look as realistic as models. In its later seasons, ''Voyager'' featured visual effects from Foundation and Digital Muse. == Plot overview == {{See also|List of Star Trek: Voyager episodes}} In the pilot episode, "[[Caretaker (Star Trek: Voyager)|Caretaker]]", ''Voyager'' is on a mission to locate a missing ship piloted by [[Maquis (Star Trek)|Maquis]] fighters. Her Tactical officer, Tuvok, is undercover on that ship posing as one of the Maquis. [[Kathryn Janeway|Janeway]] brings [[Tom Paris]], a former Starfleet officer-turned-Maquis, out of prison to help find the ship. ''Voyager'' enters the dangerous [[List of Star Trek regions of space#Badlands|Badlands]] and finds the Maquis ship, but an ancient alien known as the Caretaker transports both ships to the [[Galactic quadrants (Star Trek)#Delta Quadrant|Delta Quadrant]], 70,000 light years on the other side of the galaxy. In the process, several members of ''Voyager''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s crew are killed, including the first officer, helmsman, chief engineer, and chief medical officer along with all the medical personnel. ''Voyager'' and the Maquis ship are attacked by [[Kazon]] raiders intent on capturing the Caretaker's Array, which was used to transport the ships. The Maquis ship collides with a Kazon ship, destroying both, after the Maquis crew transports to ''Voyager''. Believing the Kazon will use the Array to harm the [[Ocampa]], Janeway decides to destroy it rather than use it to return [[Galactic quadrants (Star Trek)#Alpha Quadrant|home]]. The [[Starfleet]] and Maquis crews integrate and work together as they begin the 70,000-light-year journey home, predicted to take 75 years. [[Chakotay]], leader of the Maquis group, becomes first officer. [[B'Elanna Torres]], a half-human/half-[[Klingon]] Maquis, becomes chief engineer. [[Tuvok]] is revealed to be a Starfleet spy on the Maquis ship and resumes his duties as chief security officer. The ship's operations officer is [[Harry Kim (Star Trek)|Harry Kim]]. Paris becomes the helmsman, and the [[Doctor (Star Trek)|Emergency Medical Hologram]], designed for only short-term use, becomes the chief medical officer. At first the EMH is confined to sickbay and holodecks, but during the course of the series gains his freedom by way of a mobile holo-emitter, as well as expanding his program and personality on his own initiative. While in the Delta Quadrant, the crew gains the [[Talaxian]] [[Neelix]] as a local guide and chef, along with his Ocampan girlfriend, [[Kes (Star Trek)|Kes]]. Both Paris and Kes become qualified assistants to the Doctor, expanding the ship's medical capability. In the show's fourth season, Kes leaves the series, while the crew grows to include [[Seven of Nine]], a [[Borg (Star Trek)|Borg]] drone liberated from the collective who, like the Doctor, expands (or rather, regains) her humanity throughout the series. The Delta Quadrant is unexplored by the [[United Federation of Planets|Federation]]. On the way home, the crew contends with hostile forces that include organ-harvesting [[Vidiian]]s, belligerent [[Kazon]], nomadic [[Hirogen]] hunters, [[Species 8472]] from fluidic space and most notably the [[Borg (Star Trek)|Borg]] in the later seasons when ''Voyager'' has to move through large areas of Borg space. They also encounter hazardous natural phenomena such as a Nebulous area called the Nekkrit Expanse, a large area of empty space called the Void, [[wormhole]]s and other anomalies. ''Voyager'' is the third Star Trek series to feature [[Q (Star Trek)|Q]]. Meanwhile, [[Starfleet|Starfleet Command]] learns of ''Voyager''{{'}}s survival and situation and eventually develops a means to establish regular audiovisual and data contact with the ship thanks to the efforts of [[Reginald Barclay]] who was featured more prominently on ''The Next Generation''. ==Cast== {| class="wikitable" |- bgcolor="cornsilk" |align=center colspan=7|'''Main cast''' |- bgcolor="#CCCCCC" ! Actor !! Character !! Main position !! Affiliation !! Appearances !! Character's species !! Rank |- | [[Kate Mulgrew]] || [[Kathryn Janeway]] || Commanding Officer || [[Starfleet]] || Seasons 1–7 || Human || [[Starfleet ranks and insignia|Captain]] |- | [[Robert Beltran]] || [[Chakotay]] || First Officer || Maquis/[[Starfleet]]|| Seasons 1–7 || Human || [[Starfleet ranks and insignia|Commander]] (Provisional) |- | [[Tim Russ]] || [[Tuvok]] || Security/Tactical Officer || [[Starfleet]]|| Seasons 1–7 || Vulcan || [[Starfleet ranks and insignia|Lieutenant]]<br />[[Starfleet ranks and insignia|Lieutenant Commander]]<br /> |- | [[Robert Duncan McNeill]] || [[Tom Paris]] || Helmsman/Medic || [[Starfleet]]|| Seasons 1–7 || Human || [[Starfleet ranks and insignia|Lieutenant]] <br />[[Starfleet ranks and insignia|Ensign]]<br />[[Starfleet ranks and insignia|Lieutenant junior grade]]<br /> |- | [[Roxann Dawson]] || [[B'Elanna Torres]] || Chief Engineer || Maquis/[[Starfleet]] || Seasons 1–7 || Human/[[Klingon]] Hybrid || [[Starfleet ranks and insignia|Lieutenant junior grade]] (provisional)<br /> |- | [[Garrett Wang]] || [[Harry Kim (Star Trek)|Harry Kim]] || Operations Manager || [[Starfleet]] || Seasons 1–7 || Human || [[Starfleet ranks and insignia|Ensign]]<br /> |- | [[Robert Picardo]] || [[Doctor (Star Trek)|The Doctor]] || Chief Medical Officer || [[Starfleet]] || Seasons 1–7 || Holographic/Photonic<br />Human Male in appearance || None<br />Captain (Emergency Command Protocol)<br /> |- | [[Ethan Phillips]] || [[Neelix]] || Cook<br />Morale Officer<br />Ambassador || None || Seasons 1–7 || Talaxian || None <br /> |- | [[Jennifer Lien]] || [[Kes (Star Trek)|Kes]] || Nurse<br />Botanist || None || Seasons 1–3 || Ocampan || None<br /> |- | [[Jeri Ryan]] || [[Seven of Nine]]<br />Annika Hansen || Astrometrics || Borg (formerly) || Seasons 4–7 || Human (assimilated by the Borg, then de-assimilated) || None<br /> |- bgcolor="white" |align=center colspan=7|'''Secondary Cast (Recurring)''' |- | [[Josh Clark]] || Joe Carey || Asst. Chief Engineer || [[Starfleet]] || Seasons 1–7 || Human || [[Starfleet ranks and insignia|Lieutenant]]<br /> |- | [[Nancy Hower]] || Samantha Wildman || Xenobiologist || [[Starfleet]] || Seasons 1–7 || Human || [[Starfleet ranks and insignia|Ensign]]<br /> |- | [[Alexander Enberg]] || Vorik || Engineering || [[Starfleet]] || Seasons 1–7 || Vulcan || [[Starfleet ranks and insignia|Ensign]]<br /> |- | [[Manu Intiraymi]] || Icheb || Astrometrics || Borg (formerly) <br />[[Starfleet]] || Seasons 6–7 || Brunali (assimilated by the Borg, then de-assimilated) || [[Starfleet ranks and insignia|Cadet]]<br /> |- | [[Scarlett Pomers]]<br />Brooke Stephens<br />Vanessa Branch || Naomi Wildman || None || None || Seasons 2–7 || Human/Ktarian hybrid || Civilian |- | Jad Madger || Tabor || Engineering || Maquis || Seasons 5–7 || Bajoran || Ensign (Provisional)<br /> |- | [[Martha Hackett]] || Seska || Science Officer<br/>Engineering || Maquis (cover)<br />Cardassian Central Command || Seasons 1–3 || Bajoran (disguise)<br/>Cardassian || Ensign (Provisional)<br /> |- | [[Brad Dourif]] || Lon Suder || Engineering || Maquis || Seasons 2–3 || Betazoid || Ensign (Provisional)<br /> |- | [[Raphael Sbarge]] || Michael Jonas || Engineering || Maquis || Seasons 1–3 || Human || Ensign (Provisional)<br /> |} ==Notable guest appearances== {| class="wikitable" |- ! Actor ! Role ! Episode Reference ! Notability |- | [[Dwight Schultz]]<ref>{{imdb name|0776239|Dwight Schultz}}</ref> | Lt. [[Reginald Barclay]], USS ''Enterprise''/Starfleet Command | "[[Projections (Star Trek: Voyager)|Projections]]" (as a hologram)<br /> "[[Pathfinder (Star Trek: Voyager)|Pathfinder]]"<br /> "[[Life Line (Star Trek: Voyager)|Life Line]]"<br /> "[[Inside Man (Star Trek: Voyager)|Inside Man]]"<br /> "[[Author, Author (Star Trek: Voyager)|Author, Author]]"<br /> "[[Endgame (Star Trek: Voyager)|Endgame]]" | ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation|Star Trek: TNG]]'' as Reginald Barclay <br /> ''[[The A-Team]]'' as Captain H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock |- | [[John de Lancie]]<ref>{{imdb name|0209496|John de Lancie}}</ref> | [[Q (Star Trek)|Q]] | "[[Death Wish (Star Trek: Voyager)|Death Wish]]"<br/>"[[The Q and the Grey (Star Trek: Voyager)|The Q and the Grey]]"<br/>"[[Q2 (Star Trek: Voyager)|Q2]]" | ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation|Star Trek: TNG]]'' and ''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine|DS9]]'' as Q |- | [[Marina Sirtis]]<ref>{{imdb name|0000642|Marina Sirtis}}</ref> | Counselor [[Deanna Troi]] | "[[Pathfinder (Star Trek: Voyager)|Pathfinder]]"<br/>"[[Life Line (Star Trek: Voyager)|Life Line]]"<br/>"[[Inside Man (Star Trek: Voyager)|Inside Man]]" | ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation|Star Trek: TNG]]'' as Counselor Deanna Troi |- | [[John Rhys-Davies]]<ref>{{imdb name|0722636|John Rhys-Davies}}</ref> | [[Leonardo da Vinci]] | "[[Concerning Flight (Star Trek: Voyager)|Concerning Flight]]"<br />"[[Scorpion (Star Trek: Voyager)|Scorpion: Part I]]" | ''[[Raiders of the Lost Ark]]'' as [[Sallah]]<br/>''[[Sliders]]'' as Professor [[Maximillian Arturo]]<br/>''[[The Lord of the Rings film trilogy|Lord of the Rings Trilogy]]'' as [[Gimli (Middle-earth)|Gimli]] and the voice of [[Treebeard]]<br/>''[[The Living Daylights]]'' as [[List of James Bond allies in The Living Daylights|General Pushkin]] |- | [[Jonathan Frakes]]<ref>{{imdb name|0000408|Jonathan Frakes}}</ref> | Commander [[William Riker]] | "[[Death Wish (Star Trek: Voyager)|Death Wish]]" | ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation|Star Trek: TNG]]'' as William Riker, and Director |- | [[LeVar Burton]]<ref>{{imdb name|0000996|LeVar Burton}}</ref> | Captain [[Geordi La Forge]], USS ''Challenger'' | "[[Timeless (Star Trek: Voyager)|Timeless]]" | ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation|Star Trek: TNG]]'' as Geordi La Forge<br />''[[Roots (mini-series)|Roots]]'' as [[Kunta Kinte]]<br />Burton is also host of ''[[Reading Rainbow]]'' |- | [[George Takei]]<ref>{{imdb name|0001786|George Takei}}</ref> | Captain [[Hikaru Sulu]], [[USS Excelsior (Star Trek)|USS ''Excelsior'']] | "[[Flashback (Star Trek: Voyager)|Flashback]]" | ''[[Star Trek|Star Trek: The Original Series]]'' |- | [[Abdullah II of Jordan|King Abdullah II of Jordan]] | Unnamed ensign (science officer) | "[[Investigations (Star Trek: Voyager)|Investigations]]" | [[List of kings of Jordan|King of Jordan]] (prince at the time) |- | [[Andy Dick]] <ref>http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708931/</ref> | Emergency Medical Hologram Mark 2, USS Prometheus | "[[Message in a Bottle (Star Trek: Voyager)|Message in a Bottle]]" | Comedian |- | [[Ed Begley, Jr.]] | Henry Starling | "[[Future's End (Star Trek: Voyager)|Future's End]]" | ''[[St. Elsewhere]]'' as Dr. Ehrlich |- | [[Dwayne Johnson|Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]] | Pendari Champion | "[[Tsunkatse (Star Trek: Voyager)|Tsunkatse]]" | Johnson is former professional wrestler with [[World Wrestling Entertainment|WWE]] |- | [[Jason Alexander]] | Kurros | "[[Think Tank (Star Trek: Voyager)|Think Tank]]" | ''[[Seinfeld]]'' as [[George Costanza]] |- | [[Kurtwood Smith]] | Annorax | "[[Year of Hell (Star Trek: Voyager)|Year of Hell]]" | ''[[That '70s Show]]'' as [[Red Forman]], ''[[RoboCop]]'' as Clarence Boddicker, ''[[24 (TV series)|24]]'' as Senator Blaine Mayer, ''[[Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country]]'' as the Federation President |- | [[John Savage (actor)|John Savage]] | Captain Rudy Ransom, USS ''Equinox'' | "[[Equinox (Star Trek: Voyager)|Equinox: Part 1 and 2]]" | ''[[Hair (film)|Hair]]'' as Claude Bukowski, ''[[The Deer Hunter]]'' as Steven Pushkov, ''[[Dark Angel (TV series)|Dark Angel]]'' as Colonel Lydecker |- | [[Sarah Silverman]] | Rain Robinson | "[[Future's End (Star Trek: Voyager)|Future's End]]" | Silverman was a ''[[Saturday Night Live]]'' cast member and star of ''[[The Sarah Silverman Program]]'' |- | [[Tom Morello]] | [[Tom Morello|Crewman Mitchell]] | "[[Good Shepherd (Star Trek: Voyager)|Good Shepherd]]" | Morello is Lead Guitarist for [[Rage Against the Machine]]/[[Audioslave]] singer and guitarist for [[the Nightwatchman]] |- | [[David Graf]] | [[Fred Noonan]] | "[[The 37's (Star Trek: Voyager)|The 37’s]]" | ''[[Police Academy (franchise)|Police Academy]]'' as Lt. Eugene Tackleberry |- | [[Sharon Lawrence]] | [[Amelia Earhart]] | "[[The 37's (Star Trek: Voyager)|The 37’s]]" | ''[[NYPD Blue]]'' as Sylvia Costas-Sipowicz |- | [[Henry Darrow]] | [[Chakotay]]'s father | "[[Tattoo (Star Trek: Voyager)|Tattoo]]" and "[[Basics (Star Trek: Voyager)|Basics: Part 1]]" | ''[[The High Chaparral]]'' as Manolito |- | [[Michael Ansara]] | [[List of Star Trek characters (G–M)#K|Kang]] | "[[Flashback (Star Trek: Voyager)|Flashback]]" | ''[[Star Trek: The Original Series]]'' as Kang, ''[[Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV series)|Buck Rogers in the 25th Century]]'' as [[Killer Kane]], former husband of Barbara Eden (''[[I Dream of Jeannie]]'') |- | [[Scott Thompson]] | Tomin, the Kadi ambassador | "[[Someone to Watch Over Me (Star Trek: Voyager)|Someone to Watch Over Me]]" | Member of the comedy troupe ''[[The Kids in the Hall]]'' |- | [[Michael McKean]] | The Clown | "[[The Thaw (Star Trek: Voyager)|The Thaw]]" | McKean was a ''[[Saturday Night Live]]'' cast member and on ''[[Laverne & Shirley]]'' as Lenny Kosnowski |- | [[Don Most]] | Kadan | "[[Workforce (Star Trek: Voyager)|Workforce, Parts 1 & 2]]" | ''[[Happy Days]]'' as Ralph Malph |- | [[Joseph Campanella]] | Federation Arbitrator | "[[Author, Author (Star Trek: Voyager)|Author, Author]]" | ''[[Mannix]]'' as Lew Wickersham; |- | [[Virginia Madsen]] | Kellin | "[[Unforgettable (Star Trek: Voyager)|Unforgettable]]" | Madsen starred in ''[[The Haunting in Connecticut]]'' and ''[[Sideways]]'' |} ==Connections with other Star Trek incarnations== ===Characters and races=== As with all other Star Trek series, the original ''Star Trek''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s [[Vulcan (Star Trek)|Vulcan]]s, [[Klingon]]s and [[Romulan]]s appear in ''Star Trek: Voyager''.<ref name="Encyc">{{cite book |title=[[The Star Trek Encyclopedia]] |author=[[Michael Okuda|Okuda, Mike]] and Denise Okuda, with Debbie Mirek |publisher=Pocket Books |isbn=0-671-53609-5 |year=1999}}</ref> [[Majel Barrett]] again voices the ship's computer.<ref name="Encyc" /> ''Voyager'' saw appearances by several characters and races who initially appear in ''The Next Generation'': [[Q (Star Trek)|Q]], [[William Riker]], [[Geordi La Forge]], [[Deanna Troi]], and [[Reginald Barclay]]. The [[Borg (Star Trek)|Borg]], [[Cardassian]]s, [[Bajoran#Homeworld|Bajor]]ans, [[Romulan]]s, [[Betazoid]]s, [[Vulcan (Star Trek)|Vulcan]]s, [[Klingon]]s, [[Ferengi]], and a [[Jem'Hadar]] hologram also make appearances, as does the [[Maquis (Star Trek)|Maquis]] terrorist group.<ref name="Encyc" /> The [[Borg (Star Trek)#Borg Queen|Borg Queen]], the antagonist from ''[[Star Trek: First Contact]]'', makes several appearances in ''Voyager''. [[Susanna Thompson]] usually played the role in the series; [[Alice Krige]], who played the character before Thompson in ''First Contact'', reprised the role for the series finale. [[Quark (Star Trek)|Quark]] from ''Deep Space Nine'' appears in ''Voyager''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s [[Television pilot|pilot]] episode. [[George Takei]] also makes an appearance as Captain Sulu, when Tuvok has a flashback about his first time serving on a Federation starship, from events that happened in ''[[Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country]]''. Grace Lee Whitney also appears as Cmdr. Janice Rand, and [[Michael Ansara]] as Klingon Captain Kang. [[Jonathan Frakes]] came on for a cameo in the episode "Death Wish", reprising his role as Commander Riker. [[Kate Mulgrew]] appears as Kathryn Janeway, promoted to vice admiral, in ''[[Star Trek Nemesis]]''. <!-- {{Unreferenced section|date=February 2008}} --> ===Actor crossovers=== The following ''Voyager'' main cast members have appeared in other Star Trek productions. *Robert Duncan McNeill (Paris) in ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'' episode "[[The First Duty]]" as Starfleet cadet Nicolas Locarno. (The character of Tom Paris was based on Locarno, but he was felt to be 'beyond redemption' for his actions during "The First Duty"; Paramount would also have been obligated by contract to pay royalties to the author of "The First Duty" for the use of the name "Nick Locarno" in every episode).{{Citation needed|date=August 2009}} *[[Tim Russ]] (Tuvok) appeared in ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'' episode "[[Starship Mine]]", two ''Star Trek: Deep Space Nine'' episodes and the film ''Star Trek: Generations'', as various characters. *Robert Picardo (the Doctor) in ''Star Trek: Deep Space Nine'' episode "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" as Dr. Lewis Zimmerman and an EMH Mark I, and ''Star Trek: First Contact'' as the Enterprise-E's EMH. *Ethan Phillips (Neelix) in ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'' episode "Ménage à Troi" as the Ferengi Farek, ''Star Trek: Enterprise'' episode "Acquisition" as the Ferengi pirate Ulis, and in ''Star Trek: First Contact'' as an unnamed Maitre d' on the holodeck. *Robert Duncan McNeill and Roxann Dawson (Paris & Torres) have also directed episodes of ''Star Trek: Enterprise''. The following actors from other Star Trek productions have made guest appearances in various ''Voyager'' episodes, often as different characters. *Jonathan Frakes (William Riker of ''The Next Generation'') appears as Riker in the episode "[[Death Wish (Star Trek: Voyager)|Death Wish]]". *Aron Eisenberg (Nog of ''Deep Space Nine'') appeared in "Initiations" as a Kazon adolescent named Kar. *Gwynyth Walsh (B'Etor of ''The Next Generation'' and ''Generations'') appeared in "Random Thoughts" as Chief Examiner Nimira. *Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun and Brunt of ''Deep Space Nine'' and Shran of ''Enterprise'') appeared in "Tsunkatse" as Norcadian Penk. *J.G. Hertzler (Martok of ''Deep Space Nine'') appeared in "Tsunkatse" as an unnamed Hirogen. *LeVar Burton (Geordi LaForge of ''The Next Generation'') appears as Captain Geordi LaForge in "Timeless". *Dwight Schultz (Reginald Barclay of ''The Next Generation'') appears in "Pathfinder", "Inside Man", "Life Line", "Author Author, "Endgame" and "Projections". *Armin Shimerman (Quark of ''Deep Space Nine'') appears in "Caretaker". *Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi of ''The Next Generation'') appears in "Pathfinder", "Life Line", and "Inside Man". *Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton (Riker & LaForge of ''The Next Generation''), and Andrew Robinson (Garak of ''Deep Space Nine'') have also directed episodes of ''Star Trek: Voyager''. *[[Suzie Plakson]], who portrayed Dr. Selar in the TNG episode [[The Schizoid Man (TNG episode)|The Schizoid Man]] as well as [[K'Ehleyr]], [[Worf]]'s mate in [[The Emissary]] and [[Reunion (Star Trek: The Next Generation)|Reunion]], appeared as the female Q in the episode [[The Q and the Grey]]. Plakson also later appeared in the [[Star Trek: Enterprise|Enterprise]] episode [[Cease Fire (Star Trek: Enterprise)|Cease Fire]] as Tarah. *Although not an actual actor, the sets used for USS ''Voyager'' were re-used for the ''Deep Space Nine'' episode "[[Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)|Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges]]" for its sister ship USS ''Bellerophon'' (NCC-74705) which is also an [[Intrepid class starship|''Intrepid''-class starship]]. ==Book relaunch== In the wake of [[Pocket Books]]'s successful [[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine relaunch|''Deep Space Nine'' relaunch novel series]], which features stories placed after the end of ''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine]]'', a similar relaunch was planned for ''Voyager''. The novels take place after the series' conclusion. In the relaunch, several characters are reassigned while others are promoted but stay aboard ''Voyager''; these changes include Janeway's promotion to admiral, Chakotay becoming captain of ''Voyager'', Tuvok leaving the ship to serve under William Riker, and Tom Paris' promotion to First Officer. The series also introduces several new characters. The series began with ''[[List of Star Trek novels|Homecoming]]'' and ''[[The Farther Shore (Star Trek)|The Farther Shore]]'' in 2003, a direct sequel to the show's final, "Endgame". These were followed in 2004 by ''Spirit Walk: Old Wounds'' and ''Spirit Walk: Enemy of My Enemy''. Under the direction of a new author, 2009 brought forth two more additions to the series: ''Full Circle'' and ''Unworthy'' . [[Chronological list of Star Trek stories (2375-distant future)|Other novels]] – some set during the relaunch period, others during the show's TV run—have been published.
==Production==
 
''Voyager'' was produced to launch [[UPN]], a television network planned by [[Paramount Pictures|Paramount]]. (Paramount originally considered launching a network on its own in 1977, which would have been anchored by the TV series ''[[Star Trek: Phase II]]''.) Planning started in 1993, and seeds for the show's backstory, including the development of the [[Maquis (Star Trek)|Maquis]], were placed in several ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation]]'' and ''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine]]'' episodes. ''Voyager'' was shot on the stages ''The Next Generation'' had used. The pilot, "[[Caretaker (Star Trek: Voyager)|Caretaker]]", was shot in October 1994. Around that time, Paramount was sold to [[Viacom]]—''Voyager'' was the first ''Star Trek'' TV series to premiere after the sale concluded.
 
 
''Voyager'' was also first Star Trek TV show to use [[Computer-generated imagery|Computer Generated Imagery]] (CGI) and eliminate the use of models for exterior space shots. Other television shows such as ''[[SeaQuest DSV|seaQuest]]'' and ''[[Babylon 5]]'' had exclusively used CGI to avoid the huge expense of models, but the Star Trek television department continued using models, because they felt models provided better realism. Amblin Imaging won an Emmy for the opening title visuals, but the weekly episode exteriors were captured using hand-built miniatures of the ''Voyager'', shuttlecraft, and other ships.
 
 
That changed when ''Star Trek: Voyager'' became Paramount's first television property to go fully CGI for certain types of shots in mid-season 3 (late 1996).<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.thelogbook.com/jcc/q3-04/voyager3/ |title=DVD Reviews – Star Trek Voyager Season 3 |publisher=Thelogbook.com |date=2009-06-10 |accessdate=2009-12-19}}</ref> Paramount obtained an exclusive contract with [[Foundation Imaging]] which had done the effects for ''Babylon 5's'' first three seasons. Season 3's "The Swarm" was the first episode to use Foundation's effects exclusively. ''Deep Space Nine'' started using Foundation Imaging in conjunction with Digital Muse one year later (season 6), after ''Voyager'' had proven that CGI could look as realistic as models. In its later seasons, ''Voyager'' featured visual effects from Foundation and Digital Muse.
 
 
== Plot overview ==
 
{{See also|List of Star Trek: Voyager episodes}}
 
 
In the pilot episode, "[[Caretaker (Star Trek: Voyager)|Caretaker]]", ''Voyager'' is on a mission to locate a missing ship piloted by [[Maquis (Star Trek)|Maquis]] fighters. Her Tactical officer, Tuvok, is undercover on that ship posing as one of the Maquis. [[Kathryn Janeway|Janeway]] brings [[Tom Paris]], a former Starfleet officer-turned-Maquis, out of prison to help find the ship. ''Voyager'' enters the dangerous [[List of Star Trek regions of space#Badlands|Badlands]] and finds the Maquis ship, but an ancient alien known as the Caretaker transports both ships to the [[Galactic quadrants (Star Trek)#Delta Quadrant|Delta Quadrant]], 70,000 light years on the other side of the galaxy. In the process, several members of ''Voyager''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s crew are killed, including the first officer, helmsman, chief engineer, and chief medical officer along with all the medical personnel.
 
 
''Voyager'' and the Maquis ship are attacked by [[Kazon]] raiders intent on capturing the Caretaker's Array, which was used to transport the ships. The Maquis ship collides with a Kazon ship, destroying both, after the Maquis crew transports to ''Voyager''. Believing the Kazon will use the Array to harm the [[Ocampa]], Janeway decides to destroy it rather than use it to return [[Galactic quadrants (Star Trek)#Alpha Quadrant|home]].
 
 
The [[Starfleet]] and Maquis crews integrate and work together as they begin the 70,000-light-year journey home, predicted to take 75 years. [[Chakotay]], leader of the Maquis group, becomes first officer. [[B'Elanna Torres]], a half-human/half-[[Klingon]] Maquis, becomes chief engineer. [[Tuvok]] is revealed to be a Starfleet spy on the Maquis ship and resumes his duties as chief security officer. The ship's operations officer is [[Harry Kim (Star Trek)|Harry Kim]]. Paris becomes the helmsman, and the [[Doctor (Star Trek)|Emergency Medical Hologram]], designed for only short-term use, becomes the chief medical officer. At first the EMH is confined to sickbay and holodecks, but during the course of the series gains his freedom by way of a mobile holo-emitter, as well as expanding his program and personality on his own initiative. While in the Delta Quadrant, the crew gains the [[Talaxian]] [[Neelix]] as a local guide and chef, along with his Ocampan girlfriend, [[Kes (Star Trek)|Kes]]. Both Paris and Kes become qualified assistants to the Doctor, expanding the ship's medical capability. In the show's fourth season, Kes leaves the series, while the crew grows to include [[Seven of Nine]], a [[Borg (Star Trek)|Borg]] drone liberated from the collective who, like the Doctor, expands (or rather, regains) her humanity throughout the series.
 
 
The Delta Quadrant is unexplored by the [[United Federation of Planets|Federation]]. On the way home, the crew contends with hostile forces that include organ-harvesting [[Vidiian]]s, belligerent [[Kazon]], nomadic [[Hirogen]] hunters, [[Species 8472]] from fluidic space and most notably the [[Borg (Star Trek)|Borg]] in the later seasons when ''Voyager'' has to move through large areas of Borg space. They also encounter hazardous natural phenomena such as a Nebulous area called the Nekkrit Expanse, a large area of empty space called the Void, [[wormhole]]s and other anomalies. ''Voyager'' is the third Star Trek series to feature [[Q (Star Trek)|Q]]. Meanwhile, [[Starfleet|Starfleet Command]] learns of ''Voyager''{{'}}s survival and situation and eventually develops a means to establish regular audiovisual and data contact with the ship thanks to the efforts of [[Reginald Barclay]] who was featured more prominently on ''The Next Generation''.
 
 
==Cast==
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|- bgcolor="cornsilk"
 
|align=center colspan=7|'''Main cast'''
 
|- bgcolor="#CCCCCC"
 
! Actor !! Character !! Main position !! Affiliation !! Appearances !! Character's species !! Rank
 
|-
 
| [[Kate Mulgrew]] || [[Kathryn Janeway]] || Commanding Officer || [[Starfleet]] || Seasons 1–7 || Human || [[Starfleet ranks and insignia|Captain]]
 
|-
 
| [[Robert Beltran]] || [[Chakotay]] || First Officer || Maquis/[[Starfleet]]|| Seasons 1–7 || Human || [[Starfleet ranks and insignia|Commander]] (Provisional)
 
|-
 
| [[Tim Russ]] || [[Tuvok]] || Security/Tactical Officer || [[Starfleet]]|| Seasons 1–7 || Vulcan || [[Starfleet ranks and insignia|Lieutenant]]<br />[[Starfleet ranks and insignia|Lieutenant Commander]]<br />
 
|-
 
| [[Robert Duncan McNeill]] || [[Tom Paris]] || Helmsman/Medic || [[Starfleet]]|| Seasons 1–7 || Human || [[Starfleet ranks and insignia|Lieutenant]] <br />[[Starfleet ranks and insignia|Ensign]]<br />[[Starfleet ranks and insignia|Lieutenant junior grade]]<br />
 
|-
 
| [[Roxann Dawson]] || [[B'Elanna Torres]] || Chief Engineer || Maquis/[[Starfleet]] || Seasons 1–7 || Human/[[Klingon]] Hybrid || [[Starfleet ranks and insignia|Lieutenant junior grade]] (provisional)<br />
 
|-
 
| [[Garrett Wang]] || [[Harry Kim (Star Trek)|Harry Kim]] || Operations Manager || [[Starfleet]] || Seasons 1–7 || Human || [[Starfleet ranks and insignia|Ensign]]<br />
 
|-
 
| [[Robert Picardo]] || [[Doctor (Star Trek)|The Doctor]] || Chief Medical Officer || [[Starfleet]] || Seasons 1–7 || Holographic/Photonic<br />Human Male in appearance || None<br />Captain (Emergency Command Protocol)<br />
 
|-
 
| [[Ethan Phillips]] || [[Neelix]] || Cook<br />Morale Officer<br />Ambassador || None || Seasons 1–7 || Talaxian || None <br />
 
|-
 
| [[Jennifer Lien]] || [[Kes (Star Trek)|Kes]] || Nurse<br />Botanist || None || Seasons 1–3 || Ocampan || None<br />
 
|-
 
| [[Jeri Ryan]] || [[Seven of Nine]]<br />Annika Hansen || Astrometrics || Borg (formerly) || Seasons 4–7 || Human (assimilated by the Borg, then de-assimilated) || None<br />
 
|- bgcolor="white"
 
|align=center colspan=7|'''Secondary Cast (Recurring)'''
 
|-
 
| [[Josh Clark]] || Joe Carey || Asst. Chief Engineer || [[Starfleet]] || Seasons 1–7 || Human || [[Starfleet ranks and insignia|Lieutenant]]<br />
 
|-
 
| [[Nancy Hower]] || Samantha Wildman || Xenobiologist || [[Starfleet]] || Seasons 1–7 || Human || [[Starfleet ranks and insignia|Ensign]]<br />
 
|-
 
| [[Alexander Enberg]] || Vorik || Engineering || [[Starfleet]] || Seasons 1–7 || Vulcan || [[Starfleet ranks and insignia|Ensign]]<br />
 
|-
 
| [[Manu Intiraymi]] || Icheb || Astrometrics || Borg (formerly) <br />[[Starfleet]] || Seasons 6–7 || Brunali (assimilated by the Borg, then de-assimilated) || [[Starfleet ranks and insignia|Cadet]]<br />
 
|-
 
| [[Scarlett Pomers]]<br />Brooke Stephens<br />Vanessa Branch || Naomi Wildman || None || None || Seasons 2–7 || Human/Ktarian hybrid || Civilian
 
|-
 
| Jad Madger || Tabor || Engineering || Maquis || Seasons 5–7 || Bajoran || Ensign (Provisional)<br />
 
|-
 
| [[Martha Hackett]] || Seska || Science Officer<br/>Engineering || Maquis (cover)<br />Cardassian Central Command || Seasons 1–3 || Bajoran (disguise)<br/>Cardassian || Ensign (Provisional)<br />
 
|-
 
| [[Brad Dourif]] || Lon Suder || Engineering || Maquis || Seasons 2–3 || Betazoid || Ensign (Provisional)<br />
 
|-
 
| [[Raphael Sbarge]] || Michael Jonas || Engineering || Maquis || Seasons 1–3 || Human || Ensign (Provisional)<br />
 
|}
 
 
==Notable guest appearances==
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
! Actor
 
! Role
 
! Episode Reference
 
! Notability
 
|-
 
| [[Dwight Schultz]]<ref>{{imdb name|0776239|Dwight Schultz}}</ref>
 
| Lt. [[Reginald Barclay]], USS ''Enterprise''/Starfleet Command
 
| "[[Projections (Star Trek: Voyager)|Projections]]" (as a hologram)<br />
 
"[[Pathfinder (Star Trek: Voyager)|Pathfinder]]"<br />
 
"[[Life Line (Star Trek: Voyager)|Life Line]]"<br />
 
"[[Inside Man (Star Trek: Voyager)|Inside Man]]"<br />
 
"[[Author, Author (Star Trek: Voyager)|Author, Author]]"<br />
 
"[[Endgame (Star Trek: Voyager)|Endgame]]"
 
| ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation|Star Trek: TNG]]'' as Reginald Barclay <br /> ''[[The A-Team]]'' as Captain H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock
 
|-
 
| [[John de Lancie]]<ref>{{imdb name|0209496|John de Lancie}}</ref>
 
| [[Q (Star Trek)|Q]]
 
| "[[Death Wish (Star Trek: Voyager)|Death Wish]]"<br/>"[[The Q and the Grey (Star Trek: Voyager)|The Q and the Grey]]"<br/>"[[Q2 (Star Trek: Voyager)|Q2]]"
 
| ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation|Star Trek: TNG]]'' and ''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine|DS9]]'' as Q
 
|-
 
| [[Marina Sirtis]]<ref>{{imdb name|0000642|Marina Sirtis}}</ref>
 
| Counselor [[Deanna Troi]]
 
| "[[Pathfinder (Star Trek: Voyager)|Pathfinder]]"<br/>"[[Life Line (Star Trek: Voyager)|Life Line]]"<br/>"[[Inside Man (Star Trek: Voyager)|Inside Man]]"
 
| ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation|Star Trek: TNG]]'' as Counselor Deanna Troi
 
|-
 
| [[John Rhys-Davies]]<ref>{{imdb name|0722636|John Rhys-Davies}}</ref>
 
| [[Leonardo da Vinci]]
 
| "[[Concerning Flight (Star Trek: Voyager)|Concerning Flight]]"<br />"[[Scorpion (Star Trek: Voyager)|Scorpion: Part I]]"
 
| ''[[Raiders of the Lost Ark]]'' as [[Sallah]]<br/>''[[Sliders]]'' as Professor [[Maximillian Arturo]]<br/>''[[The Lord of the Rings film trilogy|Lord of the Rings Trilogy]]'' as [[Gimli (Middle-earth)|Gimli]] and the voice of [[Treebeard]]<br/>''[[The Living Daylights]]'' as [[List of James Bond allies in The Living Daylights|General Pushkin]]
 
|-
 
| [[Jonathan Frakes]]<ref>{{imdb name|0000408|Jonathan Frakes}}</ref>
 
| Commander [[William Riker]]
 
| "[[Death Wish (Star Trek: Voyager)|Death Wish]]"
 
| ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation|Star Trek: TNG]]'' as William Riker, and Director
 
|-
 
| [[LeVar Burton]]<ref>{{imdb name|0000996|LeVar Burton}}</ref>
 
| Captain [[Geordi La Forge]], USS ''Challenger''
 
| "[[Timeless (Star Trek: Voyager)|Timeless]]"
 
| ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation|Star Trek: TNG]]'' as Geordi La Forge<br />''[[Roots (mini-series)|Roots]]'' as [[Kunta Kinte]]<br />Burton is also host of ''[[Reading Rainbow]]''
 
|-
 
| [[George Takei]]<ref>{{imdb name|0001786|George Takei}}</ref>
 
| Captain [[Hikaru Sulu]], [[USS Excelsior (Star Trek)|USS ''Excelsior'']]
 
| "[[Flashback (Star Trek: Voyager)|Flashback]]"
 
| ''[[Star Trek|Star Trek: The Original Series]]''
 
|-
 
| [[Abdullah II of Jordan|King Abdullah II of Jordan]]
 
| Unnamed ensign (science officer)
 
| "[[Investigations (Star Trek: Voyager)|Investigations]]"
 
| [[List of kings of Jordan|King of Jordan]] (prince at the time)
 
|-
 
| [[Andy Dick]] <ref>http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708931/</ref>
 
| Emergency Medical Hologram Mark 2, USS Prometheus
 
| "[[Message in a Bottle (Star Trek: Voyager)|Message in a Bottle]]"
 
| Comedian
 
|-
 
| [[Ed Begley, Jr.]]
 
| Henry Starling
 
| "[[Future's End (Star Trek: Voyager)|Future's End]]"
 
| ''[[St. Elsewhere]]'' as Dr. Ehrlich
 
|-
 
| [[Dwayne Johnson|Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson]]
 
| Pendari Champion
 
| "[[Tsunkatse (Star Trek: Voyager)|Tsunkatse]]"
 
| Johnson is former professional wrestler with [[World Wrestling Entertainment|WWE]]
 
|-
 
| [[Jason Alexander]]
 
| Kurros
 
| "[[Think Tank (Star Trek: Voyager)|Think Tank]]"
 
| ''[[Seinfeld]]'' as [[George Costanza]]
 
|-
 
| [[Kurtwood Smith]]
 
| Annorax
 
| "[[Year of Hell (Star Trek: Voyager)|Year of Hell]]"
 
| ''[[That '70s Show]]'' as [[Red Forman]], ''[[RoboCop]]'' as Clarence Boddicker, ''[[24 (TV series)|24]]'' as Senator Blaine Mayer, ''[[Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country]]'' as the Federation President
 
|-
 
| [[John Savage (actor)|John Savage]]
 
| Captain Rudy Ransom, USS ''Equinox''
 
| "[[Equinox (Star Trek: Voyager)|Equinox: Part 1 and 2]]"
 
| ''[[Hair (film)|Hair]]'' as Claude Bukowski, ''[[The Deer Hunter]]'' as Steven Pushkov, ''[[Dark Angel (TV series)|Dark Angel]]'' as Colonel Lydecker
 
|-
 
| [[Sarah Silverman]]
 
| Rain Robinson
 
| "[[Future's End (Star Trek: Voyager)|Future's End]]"
 
| Silverman was a ''[[Saturday Night Live]]'' cast member and star of ''[[The Sarah Silverman Program]]''
 
|-
 
| [[Tom Morello]]
 
| [[Tom Morello|Crewman Mitchell]]
 
| "[[Good Shepherd (Star Trek: Voyager)|Good Shepherd]]"
 
| Morello is Lead Guitarist for [[Rage Against the Machine]]/[[Audioslave]] singer and guitarist for [[the Nightwatchman]]
 
|-
 
| [[David Graf]]
 
| [[Fred Noonan]]
 
| "[[The 37's (Star Trek: Voyager)|The 37’s]]"
 
| ''[[Police Academy (franchise)|Police Academy]]'' as Lt. Eugene Tackleberry
 
|-
 
| [[Sharon Lawrence]]
 
| [[Amelia Earhart]]
 
| "[[The 37's (Star Trek: Voyager)|The 37’s]]"
 
| ''[[NYPD Blue]]'' as Sylvia Costas-Sipowicz
 
|-
 
| [[Henry Darrow]]
 
| [[Chakotay]]'s father
 
| "[[Tattoo (Star Trek: Voyager)|Tattoo]]" and "[[Basics (Star Trek: Voyager)|Basics: Part 1]]"
 
| ''[[The High Chaparral]]'' as Manolito
 
|-
 
| [[Michael Ansara]]
 
| [[List of Star Trek characters (G–M)#K|Kang]]
 
| "[[Flashback (Star Trek: Voyager)|Flashback]]"
 
| ''[[Star Trek: The Original Series]]'' as Kang, ''[[Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (TV series)|Buck Rogers in the 25th Century]]'' as [[Killer Kane]], former husband of Barbara Eden (''[[I Dream of Jeannie]]'')
 
|-
 
| [[Scott Thompson]]
 
| Tomin, the Kadi ambassador
 
| "[[Someone to Watch Over Me (Star Trek: Voyager)|Someone to Watch Over Me]]"
 
| Member of the comedy troupe ''[[The Kids in the Hall]]''
 
|-
 
| [[Michael McKean]]
 
| The Clown
 
| "[[The Thaw (Star Trek: Voyager)|The Thaw]]"
 
| McKean was a ''[[Saturday Night Live]]'' cast member and on ''[[Laverne & Shirley]]'' as Lenny Kosnowski
 
|-
 
| [[Don Most]]
 
| Kadan
 
| "[[Workforce (Star Trek: Voyager)|Workforce, Parts 1 & 2]]"
 
| ''[[Happy Days]]'' as Ralph Malph
 
|-
 
| [[Joseph Campanella]]
 
| Federation Arbitrator
 
| "[[Author, Author (Star Trek: Voyager)|Author, Author]]"
 
| ''[[Mannix]]'' as Lew Wickersham;
 
|-
 
| [[Virginia Madsen]]
 
| Kellin
 
| "[[Unforgettable (Star Trek: Voyager)|Unforgettable]]"
 
| Madsen starred in ''[[The Haunting in Connecticut]]'' and ''[[Sideways]]''
 
|}
 
 
==Connections with other Star Trek incarnations==
 
===Characters and races===
 
As with all other Star Trek series, the original ''Star Trek''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s [[Vulcan (Star Trek)|Vulcan]]s, [[Klingon]]s and [[Romulan]]s appear in ''Star Trek: Voyager''.<ref name="Encyc">{{cite book |title=[[The Star Trek Encyclopedia]] |author=[[Michael Okuda|Okuda, Mike]] and Denise Okuda, with Debbie Mirek |publisher=Pocket Books |isbn=0-671-53609-5 |year=1999}}</ref> [[Majel Barrett]] again voices the ship's computer.<ref name="Encyc" />
 
 
''Voyager'' saw appearances by several characters and races who initially appear in ''The Next Generation'': [[Q (Star Trek)|Q]], [[William Riker]], [[Geordi La Forge]], [[Deanna Troi]], and [[Reginald Barclay]]. The [[Borg (Star Trek)|Borg]], [[Cardassian]]s, [[Bajoran#Homeworld|Bajor]]ans, [[Romulan]]s, [[Betazoid]]s, [[Vulcan (Star Trek)|Vulcan]]s, [[Klingon]]s, [[Ferengi]], and a [[Jem'Hadar]] hologram also make appearances, as does the [[Maquis (Star Trek)|Maquis]] terrorist group.<ref name="Encyc" />
 
 
The [[Borg (Star Trek)#Borg Queen|Borg Queen]], the antagonist from ''[[Star Trek: First Contact]]'', makes several appearances in ''Voyager''. [[Susanna Thompson]] usually played the role in the series; [[Alice Krige]], who played the character before Thompson in ''First Contact'', reprised the role for the series finale.
 
 
[[Quark (Star Trek)|Quark]] from ''Deep Space Nine'' appears in ''Voyager''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s [[Television pilot|pilot]] episode.
 
 
[[George Takei]] also makes an appearance as Captain Sulu, when Tuvok has a flashback about his first time serving on a Federation starship, from events that happened in ''[[Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country]]''. Grace Lee Whitney also appears as Cmdr. Janice Rand, and [[Michael Ansara]] as Klingon Captain Kang.
 
 
[[Jonathan Frakes]] came on for a cameo in the episode "Death Wish", reprising his role as Commander Riker.
 
 
[[Kate Mulgrew]] appears as Kathryn Janeway, promoted to vice admiral, in ''[[Star Trek Nemesis]]''.
 
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===Actor crossovers===
 
The following ''Voyager'' main cast members have appeared in other Star Trek productions.
 
 
*Robert Duncan McNeill (Paris) in ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'' episode "[[The First Duty]]" as Starfleet cadet Nicolas Locarno. (The character of Tom Paris was based on Locarno, but he was felt to be 'beyond redemption' for his actions during "The First Duty"; Paramount would also have been obligated by contract to pay royalties to the author of "The First Duty" for the use of the name "Nick Locarno" in every episode).{{Citation needed|date=August 2009}}
 
*[[Tim Russ]] (Tuvok) appeared in ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'' episode "[[Starship Mine]]", two ''Star Trek: Deep Space Nine'' episodes and the film ''Star Trek: Generations'', as various characters.
 
*Robert Picardo (the Doctor) in ''Star Trek: Deep Space Nine'' episode "Doctor Bashir, I Presume" as Dr. Lewis Zimmerman and an EMH Mark I, and ''Star Trek: First Contact'' as the Enterprise-E's EMH.
 
*Ethan Phillips (Neelix) in ''Star Trek: The Next Generation'' episode "Ménage à Troi" as the Ferengi Farek, ''Star Trek: Enterprise'' episode "Acquisition" as the Ferengi pirate Ulis, and in ''Star Trek: First Contact'' as an unnamed Maitre d' on the holodeck.
 
*Robert Duncan McNeill and Roxann Dawson (Paris & Torres) have also directed episodes of ''Star Trek: Enterprise''.
 
 
The following actors from other Star Trek productions have made guest appearances in various ''Voyager'' episodes, often as different characters.
 
*Jonathan Frakes (William Riker of ''The Next Generation'') appears as Riker in the episode "[[Death Wish (Star Trek: Voyager)|Death Wish]]".
 
*Aron Eisenberg (Nog of ''Deep Space Nine'') appeared in "Initiations" as a Kazon adolescent named Kar.
 
*Gwynyth Walsh (B'Etor of ''The Next Generation'' and ''Generations'') appeared in "Random Thoughts" as Chief Examiner Nimira.
 
*Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun and Brunt of ''Deep Space Nine'' and Shran of ''Enterprise'') appeared in "Tsunkatse" as Norcadian Penk.
 
*J.G. Hertzler (Martok of ''Deep Space Nine'') appeared in "Tsunkatse" as an unnamed Hirogen.
 
*LeVar Burton (Geordi LaForge of ''The Next Generation'') appears as Captain Geordi LaForge in "Timeless".
 
*Dwight Schultz (Reginald Barclay of ''The Next Generation'') appears in "Pathfinder", "Inside Man", "Life Line", "Author Author, "Endgame" and "Projections".
 
*Armin Shimerman (Quark of ''Deep Space Nine'') appears in "Caretaker".
 
*Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi of ''The Next Generation'') appears in "Pathfinder", "Life Line", and "Inside Man".
 
*Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton (Riker & LaForge of ''The Next Generation''), and Andrew Robinson (Garak of ''Deep Space Nine'') have also directed episodes of ''Star Trek: Voyager''.
 
*[[Suzie Plakson]], who portrayed Dr. Selar in the TNG episode [[The Schizoid Man (TNG episode)|The Schizoid Man]] as well as [[K'Ehleyr]], [[Worf]]'s mate in [[The Emissary]] and [[Reunion (Star Trek: The Next Generation)|Reunion]], appeared as the female Q in the episode [[The Q and the Grey]]. Plakson also later appeared in the [[Star Trek: Enterprise|Enterprise]] episode [[Cease Fire (Star Trek: Enterprise)|Cease Fire]] as Tarah.
 
*Although not an actual actor, the sets used for USS ''Voyager'' were re-used for the ''Deep Space Nine'' episode "[[Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)|Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges]]" for its sister ship USS ''Bellerophon'' (NCC-74705) which is also an [[Intrepid class starship|''Intrepid''-class starship]].
 
 
==Book relaunch==
 
In the wake of [[Pocket Books]]'s successful [[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine relaunch|''Deep Space Nine'' relaunch novel series]], which features stories placed after the end of ''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine]]'', a similar relaunch was planned for ''Voyager''. The novels take place after the series' conclusion. In the relaunch, several characters are reassigned while others are promoted but stay aboard ''Voyager''; these changes include Janeway's promotion to admiral, Chakotay becoming captain of ''Voyager'', Tuvok leaving the ship to serve under William Riker, and Tom Paris' promotion to First Officer. The series also introduces several new characters.
 
 
The series began with ''[[List of Star Trek novels|Homecoming]]'' and ''[[The Farther Shore (Star Trek)|The Farther Shore]]'' in 2003, a direct sequel to the show's final, "Endgame". These were followed in 2004 by ''Spirit Walk: Old Wounds'' and ''Spirit Walk: Enemy of My Enemy''. Under the direction of a new author, 2009 brought forth two more additions to the series: ''Full Circle'' and ''Unworthy'' . [[Chronological list of Star Trek stories (2375-distant future)|Other novels]] – some set during the relaunch period, others during the show's TV run—have been published.
 

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