"The 37's" -- When the Voyager crew finds an ancient artifact from Earth floating in space, their discovery leads them to the adventure of a lifetime on an uncharted planet -- marking the first time a Starship has successfully landed on a planet in any "Star Trek" series -- on the season premiere of "Star Trek: Voyager" airing MONDAY, AUGUST 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on UPN.
After atmospheric disturbances force the crew to land Voyager on this mysterious planet, Captain Janeway leads an away team in search of the source of the SOS to be an old Earth aircraft. Upon further investigation, the team finds a massive chamber containing eight Earthings in cryogenic units, one of which is Amelia Earhart.
After releasing them from suspended animation, the Voyager crew comes under attack when a group of the planet's inhabitants mistake them for members of the Briori -- an alien race which abducted more than 300 people from Earth in 1937 and brought them to this planet as slaves. It's learned that over time, the slaves revolted and killed the aliens. The eight surviving "37's" became part of the planet's history and the cryogenic chamber was their shrine. Since then, the descendants of the original 300 cultivated the planet and created a home much like Earth.
The crew of Voyager is invited to stay, and Janeway must face her greatest challenge as she allows each crew member the personal choice to stay behind and begin a life among these kindred humans.
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 Sharon Lawrence ("NYPD Blue") as Amelia Earhart, David Graf as Noonan, James Saito as the Japanese Soldier, Mel Winkler as Jack Hayes and John Rubinstein as John Evansville.
The story is written by Jeri Taylor & Brannon Braga. The episode is directed by Jim Conway.