UPN - Voyager - (STV426)

AN ALIEN PASSENGER BRINGS A MESSAGE THAT MAKES EARTH SEEM JUST WITHIN REACH, ON THE SEASON FINALE OF "STAR TREK: VOYAGER" AIRING WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 (9:00-10:00 P.M., ET/PT) ON UPN

"Hope & Fear" - The badly damaged encoded message received from Starfleet Command five months ago is finally translated by Arturis, an alien passenger recently invited onboard, whose species has a great affinity for language. The directive brings Voyager to a spacecraft, emitting a distinctive Starfleet warp signature, but totally unlike any Starfleet vessel known. With a propulsion system faster than warp speed, the ship is capable of bringing the Voyager crew to Earth - crossing 60,000 light years - within just three months. The crew is elated, but Captain Janeway expresses caution, even though they are all secretly hoping to be home very, very soon, on "Star Trek: Voyager" airing WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET/PT) on UPN.

While the crew's excitement grows, so does Seven of Nine's anxiety about living among billions of humans. She asks Captain Janeway to let her depart Voyager and roam the Delta Quadrant on her own.

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

Ray Wise guest stars as Arturis and Jack Shearer as Starfleet Admiral Hayes.

Winrich Kolbe directed the teleplay written by Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky, from a story by Rick Berman & Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky.