EPISODE:    #40841-104
AIRDATE: January 30, 1995
TIME: 8:00 - 9:00 P.M. ET/PT

LOG LINE: The Starship Voyager experiences a shock wave in space, a wave set off by a huge explosion on a nearby planet. When they beam down to investigate, they discover all life has been eradicated. In addition, they discover subspace fractures which ultimately transport Captain Janeway and Lt. Paris back in time to right before the explosion. They must discover a way to avert the catastrophe to save their lives.

SYNOPSIS: When the Starship Voyager encounters a huge shock wave in space, the crew goes to investigate ans stumbles upon a planet capable of supporting human life, but that is mysteriously barren. The away team discovers that an incredible explosion has occurred, wiping out all life on the planet in an instant. During their investigation, Lt. Paris discovers a subspace fracture that allows him a glimpse of life on the planet before the explosion. After returning to his companions, both Janeway and Paris are caught in another, larger fracture, and are this time actually transported back in time to the planet right before the explosion.

Even though it goes against the Federation's prime directive, both Janeway and Paris must warn a group of dissenters that it may very well be their actions that jeopardizes the entire planet.

Their actions are ultimately successful. The planet is spared annihilation; the crew is reinserted back into the ship at the moment before they previously encounter the shock wave, and the planet is passed by because it is not advanced enough to take to an official visit.


Captain Kathryn Janeway		Kate Mulgrew
Chakotay			Robert Beltran
B'Elanna Torres			Roxann Biggs-Dawson
Kes				Jennifer Lien
Lt. Tom Paris			Robert Duncan McNeill
Doc Zimmerman			Robert Picardo
Neelix				Ethan Phillips
Tuvok				Tim Russ
Harry Kim			Garrett Wang


Latika				Brady Bluhm
Shopkeeper			Ryan MacDonald
Teria				Joel Polis
Guard				Jerry Spicer
Makull				Nicolas Surovy
Officer				Steve Vaught

Story By:                       David Kemper
Teleplay By:                    David Kemper
				Michael Piller
Directed By:                    Les Landau

[Note: UPN lists Garrett Wang's character as Henry Kim and Roxann Biggs-Dawson's character as B'Ellana Torres]