UPN - Voyager - (STV610)

"Pathfinder" - A familiar engineer in the Alpha Quadrant is obsessed with bringing the U.S.S. Voyager home.

In San Francisco, an obsessed former Enterprise engineer Reginald Barclay recruits Counselor Deanna Troi to help him communicate with the distant Voyager via a radically innovative system that puts him at odds with his superiors.

Assigned to the Pathfinder Project, Barclay secretly creates a startlingly realistic simulated hologram of the Voyager and its lifelike crew which he believes has aided his quest to send a one-way message to the actual ship 60,000 light years away. However, his unorthodox manner and single-minded passion for the project anger his commanding officers, forcing Barclay to risk everything when he disobeys orders and tries to generate his transmission through a temporary micro-wormhole.

Starring Kate Mulgrew as Captain Janeway, Robert Beltran as Chakotay, Roxann Dawson as B'Elanna Torres, Robert Duncan McNeill as 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.

Guest Starring Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi, Dwight Schultz as Reginald Barclay, Warren Munson as Admiral Paris.

This episode was directed by Mike Vejar. The story was by David Zabel.

TV Guide online synopsis: Back on Earth, Barclay interacts with holograms of the Voyager crew to formulate a daring plan to open communications with the lost ship, but his methods alarm his superiors.