UPN - Voyager - (STV204)

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WHEN ALIEN LIFE FORMS ACCELERATE KES' REPRODUCTIVE PROCESS,
SHE HAS JUST ONE CHANCE TO MATE AND HAVE A CHILD,
ON "STAR TREK: VOYAGER"
AIRING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 (8:00-9:00 P.M., ET/PT) ON UPN

"Elogium" -- Aggressive space-dwelling lifeforms attach themselves to the Starship, creating an electrophoretic field. The occurence increases Kes' metabolic activity and accelerates her reproductive process, causing her to prematurely enter the elogium - the time of life when Ocampa bodies become fertile. However, the elogium occurs only once, so if Kes is ever going to have a child, it must be immediately, on "Star Trek: Voyager" airing MONDAY, SEPT. 18 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on UPN.

Before making his decision whether or not he will father Kes' child, a bewildered Neelix seeks the advice of Tuvok. Meanwhile, while considering how long it may take to get the ship home, Janeway wonders if it may be necessary for the crew to start having children to provide the next generation of personnel.

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

Guest starring are Nancy Hower as Ensign Clarke, Gary O'Brien and Terry Correll as crew members.

The story was written by Jimmy Diggs & Steve J. Kay and the teleplay was written by Kenneth Biller and Jeri Taylor. The episode was directed by Rick Kolbe.