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Year of Hell II
Stardate 51425.4
Star Trek: Voyager, episode 77 (4.9)

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
Robert Duncan McNeill   IMDB   Lieutenant Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips   IMDB   Neelix
Robert Picardo   IMDB   The Doctor
Jeri Ryan   IMDB   Crewman Seven of Nine
Tim Russ   IMDB   Lt. Commander Tuvok
Garrett Wang   IMDB   Ensign Harry Kim
Guest Cast:
Kurtwood Smith   IMDB   Annorax
John Loprieno   IMDB   Obrist
Peter Slutsker   IMDB   Krenim Commandant
Rick Fitts   IMDB   Zahl
Deborah Levin   IMDB   Ensign Lang
Sue Henley   IMDB   Ensign Brooks
Lise Simms   IMDB   Wife
Majel Barrett Roddenberry   IMDB   Narrator
Tarik Ergin   IMDB   Lieutenant Ayala
Music:
Dennis McCarthy   IMDB
Director:
Mike Vejar   IMDB
Author:
Brannon Braga   IMDB
Published
VHS   ST:VOY VHS 4.05
Teaser
Voyager Teaser #077: Year of Hell II

The destruction of Voyager changes history.
Synopsis
Badly damaged, the U.S.S. Voyager takes refuge in a nebula as a skeleton crew attempts to repair the ship. On Annorax's ship, Chakotay and Paris are summoned to meet with him. He has a proposal for them. He'll send Voyager back in time, restoring it to its original state, if they fill him in on the extent of Voyager's presence in Krenim space so he can complete calculations that will allow him to restore the Krenim Imperium. Paris balks at helping Annorax, but Chakotay believes the chance to continue their voyage home may be worth the risk of trusting Annorax.

As Chakotay helps Annorax chart Voyager's journey, Annorax shares a story about a mistake he made after he first created his time-weapon ship. He destroyed the Krenim's greatest enemy, but in the process, he also destroyed an important antibody in the Krenim genetic structure, and 50 million Krenim died of disease as a result. He has been trying to undo his mistake ever since.

Paris finds a weakness in the Krenim ship that could be exploited, but Chakotay refuses to go against Annorax. However, when Annorax eradicates another species in order to partially restore the Krenim timeline, Chakotay is dismayed to see him turn once again to destruction as an answer to his problems. Chakotay takes Annorax to task for the destruction of innocent lives and Annorax reveals the driving force behind his actions. His wife died as a result of his time incursions, and he hopes to undo her death.

Chakotay and Paris secretly contact Voyager, giving Janeway their coordinates. She arranges a coalition with other species, which will attack when Paris takes the temporal core off-line. The remaining members of Voyager's crew disperse to prepare the other ships for battle, but Janeway stays with Voyager.

Chakotay and Paris take the temporal core off-line, making the ship vulnerable to traditional weapons. Annorax orders his men to fire at the approaching vessels and soon the coalition is almost destroyed. Janeway does a kamikaze run at the Krenim ship and the impact destabilizes the core, causing a temporal incursion within Annorax's ship. With the destruction of the Krenim vessel, the timeline is restored, Voyager never makes its fateful entry into Krenim space, and Annorax is at last reunited with his beloved wife.
Reviews

By Dark Materia on 14 Dec 2002 19:13:03
Just as things can't get any worse they push the old "reset button" and everything is back to it's rosy normal. None of it has really happened, and thus no lasting character development, and no point to it all. It is good to see Paris/Chakotay go at eachothers throats, and both of them acting very Maquis. The Annorax character is also quite interesting. I just find it hard to believe that these people could have been doing these "temporal incursions" every day on that one ship for 200 years....

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