TITLE: "CARETAKER" 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]