EPISODE:    Pilot #40841-101 & 102
AIRDATE: Monday, January 16, 1995
TIME: 8:00 - 10:00 P.M. ET/PT

LOG LINE: The USS Starship Voyager, captained by renowned Starfleet commander Kathryn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew), is sent on a mission to rescue a renegade Maquis ship from "The Badlands", a dangerous region of space. An inexplicable force transports both ships to a distant, uncharted region of space. After the Maquis ship is destroyed, the two different crews must learn to work together in order to find their way home.

SYNOPSIS: It's the 24th Century, and a renegade band of freedom fighters known as the Maquis are operating outside of Federation guidelines. When one of their ships gets stranded in an area of space known as "The Badlands," the Federation decides to send the USS Starship Voyager, captained by Kathryn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew), to its rescue. Upon arriving in "The Bandlands," both the Maquis vessel and Voyager are swept up in a bizarre phenomenon that catapults them 70,000 light years away to a previously uncharted area of space.

The two crews must band together to escape the clutches of an alien force they come to know as "The Caretaker." Along the way, the Maquis ship is destroyed, and its crew must board Voyager to survive. These two crews encounter several new alien lifeforms, and ultimately invite two -- Neelix (Ethan Phillips) and Kes (Jennifer Lien) -- to join them aboard the ship. Together, this disparate group of people must work together to find their way back home.


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


Carey                           Josh Clark
Lt. Stadi			Alicia Coppola
Ocampa Doctor			Bruce French
Mark				Stan Ivar
Cavit				Scott Jaeck
Daggin				Eric David Johnson
Banjo Man			Basil Langton
Rollins				Scott MacDonald
Human Doctor			Jeff McCarthy
Jabin				Gavin[Gavan?] O'Herlihy
Ocampa Nurse			Jennifer Parsons
Aunt Adah			Angela Paton
Gul Evek			Richard Poe
Farmer's Daughter		Keely Sims
Toscat				David Selburg[Selberg?]
Quark				Armin Shimmerman[Shimerman]

Story by:			Rick Berman & Michael Piller & Jeri Taylor

Teleplay by:			Michael Piller & Jeri Taylor

Directed by:			Rick Kolbe

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