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Caretaker I
(Vogteren I)
Stardate 48315.6
Star Trek: Voyager, episode 1 (1.1)

Last Modified: 28 Jun 2006 13:30:03

         
Cast:
Kate Mulgrew   IMDB   Captain Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran   IMDB   Commander Chakotay
Roxann Biggs-Dawson   IMDB   Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres
Jennifer Lien   IMDB   Kes
Robert Duncan McNeill   IMDB   Lieutenant Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips   IMDB   Neelix
Robert Picardo   IMDB   The Doctor
Tim Russ   IMDB   Lieutenant Tuvok
Garrett Wang   IMDB   Ensign Harry Kim
Guest Cast:
Basil Langton   IMDB   The Caretaker
Gavin O'Herlihy   IMDB   Jabin
Scott Jaeck   IMDB   Commander Cavit
Angela Paton   IMDB   Aunt Adah
Armin Shimerman   IMDB   Quark
Alicia Coppola   IMDB   Lieutenant Stadi
Bruce French   IMDB   Ocampa Doctor
Jennifer S. Parsons   IMDB   Ocampa Nurse
David Selburg   IMDB   Toscat
Jeff McCarthy   IMDB   Human Doctor
Stan Ivar   IMDB   Mark Johnson
Scott MacDonald   IMDB   Rollins
Josh Clark   IMDB   Lieutenant Joe Carey
Richard Poe   IMDB   Gul Evek
Keely Sims   IMDB   Farmer'S Daughter
Eric David Johnson   IMDB   Daggin
Majel Barrett Roddenberry   IMDB   Computer Voice
Mark Allen Shepherd   IMDB   Morn
Tarik Ergin   IMDB   Lieutenant Ayala
Music:
Jay Chattaway   IMDB
Jerry Goldsmith   IMDB
Director:
Winrich Kolbe   IMDB
Teleplay:
Michael Piller   IMDB
Jeri Taylor   IMDB
Story:
Rick Berman   IMDB
Michael Piller   IMDB
Jeri Taylor   IMDB
Published
VHS   ST:VOY VHS 1.01
Book tie-ins
Star Trek: Voyager #001: Caretaker
Star Trek: Voyager #026: Cold Fire
Teaser
Voyager Teaser #001: Caretaker I

Det splinternye stjerneskib, Voyager, får til mission at fange et Maquis skib i en region kendt som "the Badlands". En ukendt kraft transporterer Voyager og Maquis skibet 70.000 lysår væk, til Delta Kvadranten.

I samme båd må de to fjender, Kaptajn Kathryn janeway og Maquis kaptajn Chakotay, arbejde sammen for at redde deres besætningsmedlemmer og finde vejen hjem.
Synopsis
In the late 24th century, a renegade group known as the Maquis operate outside the law to right what they see as Federation injustices. After infiltrating a Maquis cell to apprise Starfleet of the group's activities, Lieutenant Tuvok, along with the crew of a ship commanded by the Maquis captain Chakotay, disappear in an area of space known as the Badlands. Tuvok's commanding officer, Captain Janeway, leads a mission to find the Vulcan lieutenant, enlisting the aid of Starfleet prisoner Tom Paris, a former Maquis member, to guide her ship, the U.S.S. Voyager NCC-74656, through the Badlands.

Considered a traitor by most of Voyager's crew, Paris strikes up a friendship with Ensign Harry Kim, a naive young Starfleet Academy grad. Kim learns that Paris was drummed out of Starfleet after his piloting error caused the deaths of three officers. The outcast joined the ranks of the Maquis, but was soon arrested by Federation authorities.

After reaching the Badlands, Voyager encounters an inexplicable phenomenon that sends the ship hurtling to the Delta Quadrant, located 70,000 light years from home. The catapult effect kills a number of crewmembers, including the Chief Medical Officer, who is replaced by an Emergency Medical Hologram (EMH) that attends to the wounded. But the EMH has barely begun his work when the entire crew of Voyager is transported to what appears to be a pastoral farm, populated by friendly humans. But it's only an illusion; the farm is actually the interior of the Array, a huge space station, and the residents are holograms. The crew is imprisoned within a strange laboratory facility, alongside the missing Maquis.

After being subjected to a painful examination, the crews of Voyager and the Maquis vessel are returned to their respective ships, docked outside the Array. But two crewpersons are missing: Harry Kim and B'Elanna Torres, the half-Klingon, half-human engineer from the Maquis vessel. Returning to the "farm," Janeway confronts the only remaining inhabitant, an old man playing a banjo. But the man cares nothing about their dilemma and offers them no information about the missing officers.

Noting that the Array is sending energy pulses toward the fifth planet of a neighboring system, Janeway sets course in that direction. Far beneath the surface of that planet, an ailing Kim and Torres regain consciousness in a medical facility. But what they're doing there - and why - they have yet to discover.
Reviews

By Jamahl Epsicokhan on 19 May 2003 20:07:52
A commendable start for the cast and crew of Star Trek: Voyager gives the new series a chance to establish its identity. While the drama isn't quite as striking as "Emissary," the Deep Space Nine pilot of two years ago, "Caretaker" serves its primary purpose first and foremost - very successfully launching the new USS Voyager and its substantial cast of nine with an entertaining but not entirely spectacular story. The episode is solid, with first-rate production qualities and special...

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