UPN - Voyager - (STV323)

"Distant Origin" - The Voyager crew are unwitting research subjects after scientists of the Voth race, saurian-like aliens who believe they were the first intelligent beings to evolve in the Delta Quadrant, discover the human remains of a Starship Voyager crewman (Lieutenant Hogan killed in the episode "Basics, Part I") and find a genetic pattern similar to their own. When Gegen, the chief researcher, suggests that based on these findings, the true origin of the Voth is Earth, their leader, Minister Odala, deems him a heretic. To prove his theory, Gegen and his assistant Veer track down the U.S.S. Voyager, infiltrate the ship and take their next research subject, Chakotay, hostage.

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 Henry Woronicz as Gegen, Cristopher Liam Moore as Veer, Marshal Teague as Hulak. Special guest star: Concetta Tomei as Minister Odala.

The story was written by Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky. The episode was directed by David Livingston.