Star Trek: Voyager (Season Five)
5.01 – Night
aired on October 14, 1998
Directed by: David Livingston | Written by: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
Passing through a vast starless void, monotony hits the crew hard till a darkness species attacks, mistaking Voyager as an ally of a poisonous garbage freighter.
5.02 – Drone
aired on October 21, 1998
Directed by: Les Landau | Written by: Bryan Fuller, Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
Voyager investigates the birth of a nebula. Unfortunately, its intense blast wave catches an away mission shuttle, causing emergency beam out transporter signals to fuse the Doctor’s mobile emitter with Seven’s nanoprobes. The mobile emitter subsequently starts assimilating a science lab and assaults a crew member to create a new Borg drone built upon the emitter’s twenty-ninth century technology.
5.03 – Extreme Risk
aired on October 28, 1998
Directed by: Cliff Bole | Written by: Kenneth Biller
B’Elanna Torres secretly participates in several dangerous holodeck programs. The Voyager crew works around the clock to build the Delta Flyer, hoping to beat the Malon in retrieving a lost probe from the atmosphere of a gas giant.
5.04 – In the Flesh
aired on November 4, 1998
Directed by: David Livingston | Written by: Nick Sagan
The Voyager crew discovers Species 8472 training to pose as human beings in a recreation of Starfleet Headquarters, a prelude to infiltration.
5.05 – Once Upon a Time
aired on November 11, 1998
Directed by: John Kretchmer | Written by: Michael Taylor
Long-traumatized by the loss of his own family, Neelix balks at telling Naomi that her mother and others have gone missing on an away mission.
5.06 – Timeless
aired on November 18, 1998
Directed by: LeVar Burton | Written by: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
A miscalculation by Ensign Kim causes a fatal crash during Voyager’s first test with slipstream travel. Fifteen years in the future, survivors Chakotay, Kim and The Doctor attempt to send a message back in time to prevent the tragedy.
5.07 – Infinite Regress
aired on November 25, 1998
Directed by: David Livingston | Written by: Robert J. Doherty
Voyager comes in contact with Borg technology which causes Seven of Nine to display multiple personalities.
5.08 – Nothing Human
aired on December 2, 1998
Directed by: David Livingston | Written by: Jeri Taylor
When an alien parasitically latches onto B’Elanna for survival, the Doctor calls upon a holographic Cardassian doctor for assistance, unaware he’s a war criminal, thereby creating an ethical quandary.
5.09 – Thirty Days
aired on December 9, 1998
Directed by: Winrich Kolbe | Written by: Scott Smith Miller
In a letter to his father, Tom Paris tells the story of the events leading up to his demotion to Ensign and sentence to thirty days in Voyager’s brig.
5.10 – Counterpoint
aired on December 16, 1998
Directed by: Les Landau | Written by: Michael Taylor
Voyager passes through a sector of space controlled by a race which is deeply suspicious of telepathic lifeforms. Tuvok and others force the Voyager crew to develop a novel approach in order to pass through safely.
5.11 – Latent Image
aired on January 21, 1999
Directed by: Mike Vejar | Written by: Eileen Connors, Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
The Doctor discovers a profoundly personal mystery when evidence of performing surgery on Ens. Kim eighteen months ago arises – for which the Doctor has no memory.
5.12 – Bride of Chaotica!
aired on January 27, 1999
Directed by: Allan Kroeker | Written by: Bryan Fuller
The Voyager crew encounters photonic life forms that mistake warmongering characters as real in Tom Paris’ far-fetched “Captain Proton” holodeck program.
5.13 – Gravity
aired on February 3, 1999
Directed by: Terry Windell | Written by: Jimmy Diggs, Bryan Fuller, Nick Sagan
Stuck on a planet within a spacial “sinkhole,” Tom pressures Tuvok to take an alien woman who fancies him for his own.
5.14 – Bliss
aired on February 10, 1999
Directed by: Cliff Bole | Written by: Bill Prady
The Voyager crew discovers what seems to be a wormhole leading to the Alpha Quadrant and home. Images of Earth and letters from home elates the crew of Voyager. Seven, and others, however, are skeptical of this seeming deliverance.
5.15 & 5.16 – Dark Frontier
aired on February 17, 1999
Directed by: Cliff Bole, Terry Windell | Written by: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
Defeat of a Borg Probe whets Janeway’s appetite for bigger game – a disabled Borg sphere. The Borg Queen, however, presents Seven a proposition.
Aboard the Delta Flyer, Janeway leads Tuvok, Paris and the Doctor on a rescue mission to retrieve Seven from the Borg Queen. whose treatment of Seven is markedly atypical.
5.17 – The Disease
aired on February 24, 1999
Directed by: David Livingston | Written by: Kenneth Biller
Voyager encounters a group of xenophobic nomads, in space for 400 years, with serious ship-wide malfunctions. The offer to help leads to serious consequences.
5.18 – Course: Oblivion
aired on March 3, 1999
Directed by: Anson Williams | Written by: Bryan Fuller
A slight respite seems to be in order but some mysterious force is affecting the very fabric of Voyager itself. To solve the mystery this crew must retrace their steps to see what went wrong.
5.19 – The Fight
aired on March 24, 1999
Directed by: The Fight | Written by: Michael Taylor
As unseen aliens adjust his neural pathways, Chakotay recalls both boxing at the academy under groundskeeper Boothby’s management and watching after his “crazy old” grandfather.
5.20 – Think Tank
aired on March 31, 1999
Directed by: Terrence O’Hara | Written by: Rick Berman, Brannon Braga
As a relentless bounty hunter race closes in on Voyager, a sly alien think tank offers to devise a solution in exchange for a particular member of Voyager’s crew joining them.
5.21 – Juggernaut
aired on April 26, 1999
Directed by: Allan Kroeker | Written by: Bryan Fuller
Voyager must prevent a toxic waste freighter from exploding, lethally contaminating a vast sector of space. Unfortunately, there could be an alien boogeyman aboard the heavily irradiated ship.
5.22 – Someone to Watch Over Me
aired on April 28, 1999
Directed by: Robert Duncan McNeill | Written by: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
As The Doctor guides Seven into the unfamiliar social realm of dating, Ambassador Neelix suffers an alien monk who overindulges.
5.23 – 11:59
aired on May 5, 1999
Directed by: David Livingston | Written by: Brannon Braga
Capt. Janeway recalls her ancestor, Shannon O’Donnell, with great reverence, but historical records don’t back up the family story.
5.24 – Relativity
aired on May 12, 1999
Directed by: Allan Eastman | Written by: Nick Sagan
When Voyager is destroyed, Captain Braxton of the 29th Century Timeship Relativity contacts Seven of Nine to travel back in time and discover who planted the ‘temporal disruptor.’ However, she must do this without being discovered by the past Janeway.
5.25 – Warhead
aired on May 19, 1999
Directed by: John Kretchmer | Written by: Brannon Braga
An alien weapon that possesses artificial intelligence links with the EMH program and begins to terrorize the crew.
5.26 – Equinox: Part I
aired on May 26, 1999
Directed by: David Livingston | Written by: Rick Berman, Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
Voyager encounters the Federation Starship Equinox, a Starfleet vessel trapped in the Delta Quadrant by the same alien who brought Voyager there. Equinox is heavily damaged and running with a skeleton crew. Happy to have found each other, Voyager assists Equinox in fighting off an non-humanoid alien race attacking them. But Equinox has earned the aliens hostility. Captain Ransom and his crew have been kidnapping and killing the aliens and using their unique physiology to enhance their warp drive. When Janeway imprisons the Equinox crew they stage a revolt. The Equinox EMH commandeers The Doctor’s portable emitter and poses as The Doctor aboard Voyager. The cliffhanger leaves Equinox in retreat, with The Doctor and Seven of Nine hostage, and Voyager under attack by the alien race.