When auditioning for the part of the holographic doctor, Robert Picardo was asked to say the line "Somebody forgot to turn off my program." He did so, then ad-libbed "I'm a doctor, not a light bulb" and got the part.
The character of Ensign Samantha Wildman was named after a little girl who died tragically in an accident. The girl's organs were donated to save the life of the wife of Episode Writer Jimmy Diggs. The real Samantha loved animals, so Ensign Wildman was written as the head of Voyager's Xenobiology Department.
Jeri Ryan has stated that she would become sick with anxiety at the thought of performing scenes with Kate Mulgrew. Most cast members have affirmed that their working relationship was quite strained during the first years of their cooperation. Mulgrew later admitted that she wanted to de-sexualize Star Trek in general and her Janeway character in particular (e.g. resisting attempts to have her engage in a relationship with a male crew member), so she disapproved when an obviously sexualized character like Seven was made the new center of attention. Mulgrew did later comment that Ryan "did a marvelous job in a very difficult role."
In the opening credits of the first episode, Star Trek: Voyager: Caretaker (1995), Tuvok is not identified with a rank, in order not to give away his identity as a Starfleet officer working undercover within the Maquis. In later seasons, rank designations were removed from the character names, except for Janeway.
Despite the close relationship between Captain Janeway and Seven of Nine, it has been revealed by members of the cast that Kate Mulgrew had an antagonistic relationship towards Jeri Ryan, and the introduction of Seven.
Geneviève Bujold was originally cast to play Captain Janeway, but a few days into filming the first episode Star Trek: Voyager: Caretaker (1995), she abruptly quit.
When Roxann Dawson got pregnant during the fourth season of the show, the cast and crew joked that the pregnancy was especially hard on Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris). He had many scenes with her, as they played lovers in the series, but his own wife was also pregnant at the time, so whether he was at home or on the set, he would always have to deal with a pregnant woman.
According to Garrett Wang (who played Harry Kim), the first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) that he saw was Star Trek: The Next Generation: Code of Honor (1987) which is widely considered one of the worst episodes of that series. Every time Wang tried to give the series another chance, it was a rerun of "Code of Honor." Because Wang was not a fan of that series, he feels that he was more relaxed during his audition for this series. After he was cast, the producers gave him episodes of The Next Generation to prepare for his role. The first episode they gave him was "Code of Honor."
Jeri Ryan turned down the role of Seven of Nine four times. She only accepted the part after repeated lobbying by Executive Producer Jeri Taylor.
All five Star Trek series have featured at least one character who is the first of their species in Starfleet. In this one there are two: the holographic Doctor (EMH), and Icheb (Brunali/Borg). Neelix (Talaxian), Kes (Ocampan) and Seven of Nine (Human/Borg) also served specific functions on the ship, but were never formally inducted.
The U.S.S. Voyager's warp core is the same one that was used for the warp core of the refitted U.S.S. Enterprise in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982), and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984).
There are only six cast members to play the same character on three different Star Trek series: Jonathan Frakes (William T. Riker), Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi), Armin Shimerman (Quark), John de Lancie (Q), Michael Ansara (Kang), and Richard Poe (Gul Evek). This is the only series in which all six appear.
Alexander Enberg, who portrayed the recurring character Vorik, a Vulcan engineer, had previously played a similar character, Taurik, also a Vulcan engineer, in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Lower Decks (1994). Executive Producer Jeri Taylor, who is also Enberg's mother, suggested that the two characters are twins, which is acknowledged by some Star Trek printed materials, even if this explanation never made it onto the screen.
The Kazon, the archenemy tribe from the first two seasons, were modelled after Los Angeles street gangs, but were poorly received by viewers, who regarded them as weaker imitations of the Klingons. They were written out of the series after the early part of season three (but continued to appear in flashbacks, dreams, et cetera), and were mentioned in Star Trek: Voyager: Mortal Coil (1997) as being unworthy of assimilation by the Borg.
Captain Janeway is the only character from this series whose fate we learn of after the series ended. Janeway was promoted to Rear Admiral sometime before Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), as she made a cameo appearance in that movie.
Many images seen on monitors on the wall in the Astrometrics Lab are actual images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. The Cat's Eye Nebula and the famous "Pillars of Creation" from the Eagle Nebula can be seen in several episodes.
Roxann Dawson (B'Elanna Torres) became one of the most prolific Star Trek actresses behind the camera, directing two episodes of this show, as well as ten episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise (2001). She also did uncredited voice work on Star Trek: Enterprise: Dead Stop (2002), one of the episodes she directed.
A running joke on the show involves Tom Paris listing Harry Kim's failed romances each time he is about to embark on a new one.
Like its predecessors, the series used a large filming model of the starship where the show takes place. It wasn't until the last few seasons that a CGI starship replaced the six-foot model. Nevertheless, the "U.S.S. Voyager" seen in the opening credits (which dates back to late 1994), is completely CGI.
Chakotay was the first Native American character to be featured regularly on a Star Trek series. B'Elanna Torres was Star Trek's first regular character of Hispanic or Latino heritage, and Tuvok was the first full-blooded Vulcan featured as a main character. Contrary to popular belief, Saavik from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) & Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) was not. She was ½ Romulan.
Tim Russ, Kate Mulgrew, Robert Picardo, and Ethan Phillips are the only four Voyager cast members to appear in any of the Star Trek movies. Mulgrew had a cameo as the newly-promoted Admiral Janeway in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002). Picardo and Philips both had cameo appearances in Star Trek: First Contact (1996), with Picardo reprising his role as The Doctor and Philips playing a Maitre d' in a holodeck program. Tim Russ appeared in Star Trek Generations (1994) as one of the officers on the bridge of the Enterprise-B.
Michelle Forbes, who had played Ensign Ro in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), refused to continue the character in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) or this show. It is speculated that the character of B'Elanna Torres was developed as a result.
Roxann Dawson (B'Elanna Torres) was pregnant while shooting the show's fourth season, necessitating several strategies to hide her growing belly with clothing and special camera angles. However, the pregnancy was written into the story of the two episodes Star Trek: Voyager: The Killing Game (1998) and Star Trek: Voyager: The Killing Game: Part II (1998). Ironically, in the final season, long after Dawson had given birth in real life, her character got pregnant, so they needed to fake her growing belly.
Producers were initially reluctant to use Q on the show. Fan demand, and Kate Mulgrew herself, who had known John DeLancie prior to their respective Star Trek castings, pressed producers to use him on the show. The producers' reluctance stemmed from difficulties in finding a rational explanation for the Voyager crew's encountering Q. It was also felt they had to find a compelling storyline to involve Q beyond his usual role as largely a pest. Ultimately, Michael Piller's then twenty-three-year-old son came up with the idea of discordance within the Q Continuum. Another challenge was knowing that Q had the power to return Voyager home to its proper space, which would mean ending the show. John DeLancie said he determined that if asked, Q would say, yes he could send Voyager home, but that no he wouldn't.
The introduction of Seven of Nine is sometimes credited with saving the series from possible cancellation after its first few seasons, as the sexy character sparked a revival of publicity in the show. In reality, however, her arrival did little to increase ratings aside from the first few episodes in which she appeared; afterwards, the show's ratings continued to drop below the levels of the previous season. Still, despite initial backlash for the character's overt sexuality, fans and critics responded favorably to Seven's story line, and critical appreciation of the show grew in response.
Each of the three live-action Star Trek Star Trek (1966) series after the original, which are set in the 24th Century, has had a cameo appearance by a character from its predecessor series in its premiere episode. In this one, Star Trek: Voyager: Caretaker (1995) has a cameo by Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)'s Quark, played by Armin Shimerman.
The Doctor's name was originally going to be "Dr. Zimmerman" (after longtime Star Trek Production Designer Herman F. Zimmerman), but this was dropped. Several early episodes, however, identify the character as Zimmerman in the closed captions. It was later established that Zimmerman was the name of The Doctor's programmer, and the character appeared in episodes of this show, and a guest role on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Doctor Bashir, I Presume (1997). Also, the maiden name of Jeri Ryan happens to be Zimmerman.
Tim Russ was originally considered for the part of Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).
Near the end of the series, Dominic Keating tried out for a role in the show. He was turned down because Rick Berman wanted him for the role of Lieutenant Malcolm Reed in Star Trek: Enterprise (2001).
Captain Janeway's first name was originally Elizabeth. After Kate Mulgrew replaced Geneviève Bujold in the role, the first name was changed to Kathryn.
While Robert Beltran, in later years, reminisced fondly about the show, during production it was a poorly kept secret that he hated it. He reportedly asked for increasingly higher salaries, hoping they would be deemed unreasonable and his character would be killed off. However, Beltran was given every raise he asked for and he remained on the show for its full run.
Roxann Dawson was a childhood friend of Leslie Carol Shatner, the daughter of William Shatner who played Captain Kirk in Star Trek (1966).
In the first six seasons, Neelix (Ethan Phillips), a Talaxian, had yellow eyes. In season seven, Ethan Phillips stopped wearing his yellow contact lenses.
In an interesting bit of coincidence, three permanent cast members all had the same first name - Robert. Luckily, each prefers a different variation of the name - Robert Beltran is "Robert," Robert Picardo is "Bob," and Robert Duncan McNeill is "Robbie" - so there was never much confusion.
While at Dragon Con, Jeri Ryan and Garrett Wang revealed that each would often try to sneak up on the other and smack the other on the butt. Garret claims that Jeri was much better at the game than he was.
Early in planning, Michael Dorn's character of Lieutenant Worf from Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) had been suggested as being part of the Voyager crew. The idea was dropped when Dorn chose not to pursue the role. However, he did continue to play his Worf character on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) as well as in Star Trek Generations (1994), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002).
This show was the first official program to air on the United Paramount Network (UPN) during its inaugural season in 1995. Of all the programs that were part of UPN's inaugural season line-up (including Pig Sty (1995), Platypus Man (1995), Marker (1995), Nowhere Man (1995), and Legend (1995)), Voyager was the only show to last more than one season. "Legend" starred John de Lancie, who played the popular character Q. Upon the wrap of this show, UPN almost immediately began to air the next Star Trek spin-off series: Star Trek: Enterprise (2001).
As was the case with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), many long time Star Trek fans felt the series ran contrary to Gene Roddenberry's values and ideals relating to the franchise. In particular, it was felt the Maquis characters ran contrary to his vision of a cooperative mankind. However, Producers and many fans defended the series, pointing out that the show's primary concept lived up to Roddenberry's views, by depicting travel and exploration in areas where literally none had gone before.
Captain Kathryn Janeway, being the first female Captain on a Star Trek show (but not the first female captain in the Star Trek universe) was predicted by Majel Barrett Roddenberry, Gene Roddenberry's widow, during a Entertainment Tonight (1981) segment on January 4, 1993, called "The Women of Star Trek." In it, Majel Barrett Roddenberry sat down in the Captain's chair on the Enterprise set, and stated that "One day, a woman will sit here where she belongs, in the Captain's chair." Two years later, her dream came true.
There is at least one reference to each of the other three Star Trek series that had been made (Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) had not yet been developed) throughout the run of the series. Examples include several references to Captain James T. Kirk and Dr. Leonard McCoy of Star Trek (1966); at least three references to the Starfleet conflict with the Borg at Wolf 359, several references to Captain Jean-Luc Picard, and one to Lieutenant Commander Data of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987); and a reference to the Dominion in Star Trek: Voyager: Message in a Bottle (1998), which ties into Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993). Also even though Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) was made later, Ensign Kim once mentioned the colonization of Mars in 2103. This colony was the setting of Star Trek: Enterprise: Terra Prime (2005).
Robert Duncan McNeill, who plays Thomas Eugene Paris in this series, also appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation: The First Duty (1992), as Nicholas Locarno. The character of Paris was written to be Locarno, but various legal issues, like having to pay royalties to the writers of "The First Duty" for single episode of this show in which Locarno would appear, made the idea unworkable, so they turned him into a different character. Tom Paris's background and personality were based in part on Locarno, making him the same character in almost everything but name. (Or, according to an alternate explanation, the Tom Paris character was being developed separately, and then someone noticed the similarity to Locarno and suggested casting McNeill only as an afterthought.)
The number 47 pops up many times on computer screens, serial numbers, dates and so on, in most Trek universe series. This tradition was started by Writer and co-Producer Joe Menosky, and was soon picked up by the rest of the production team. Menosky said that he chose that particular number, because when he was a graduate student at Pomona College, professor of mathematics Donald Bentley proved, as a joke, that all numbers are equal to 47.
Voyager marked the first Star Trek series, or live-action incarnation, in which Majel Barrett did not play any on-screen role. Barrett had earlier played Number One on The Cage, Nurse Chapel on the original series and movies, and Lwaxanna Troi on The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. Barrett did however continue providing computer voices for this show.
Before the premiere, it was announced that the male Native American character (Chakotay) would have a wolf as a "spirit guide" and it would be seen frequently during the series. However, the wolf never appeared. We did however see Captain Janeway's, a lizard, and learned comedically that B'Elanna Torres tried to kill hers.
Mary Woronov auditioned for the part of Captain Janeway, but she dropped out of the running, to focus on movies. She has since admitted that she regrets not pursuing the role.
In some early episodes, Neelix is seen training with Tuvok in ship's security. The writers' original intent was for Neelix to get a Starfleet commission, and join Tuvok's security staff full-time, but this was eventually dropped (although in the possible future of Star Trek: Voyager: Year of Hell (1997) and Star Trek: Voyager: Year of Hell: Part II (1997), Neelix does become a Starfleet Security Officer).
Jeri Ryan hated Seven of Nine's catsuit so much that after the series wrapped, she burned it.
Before playing Tuvok, Tim Russ auditioned for the role of Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). Russ then appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Starship Mine (1993) as a human (where Picard used Vulcan-based fighting tactics against him) and in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Invasive Procedures (1993) as a Klingon (giving him a place alongside Mark Lenard and Suzie Plakson among the most prominent actors who have played both Vulcan and Klingon characters within the Star Trek Universe), then as a human crew member on the Enterprise-B in Star Trek Generations (1994). He is on the list of actors who have played human, Klingon, and one other race within Star Trek productions. Others include Vaughn Armstrong, Erick Avari, and the aforementioned Lenard.
Rick Berman hadn't intended on doing a new Star Trek series so soon after Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), but said that Paramount was insistent in needing one. With the immobile-station-based Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) continuing to run, Berman determined that a ship-based series would be the best option. Berman knew it would still need other elements to set it apart from the other Star Trek series, and name the ship other than Enterprise, and asked Jeri Taylor and Michael Piller to help him with developing the series format.
Although crewman Ayala had been seen in nearly every episode during this show's seven seasons, he was rarely given dialogue.
Jerry Goldsmith won his fifth and final Primetime Emmy for composing the theme for this show.
Garrett Wang does not actually play the clarinet himself. But anytime Harry Kim plays it, Wang chose (on his own) to learn the correct finger placements to match the music playing in the professional recording he was following along to, thus making the illusion more convincing.
Many well-known actresses were considered for the role of Captain Janeway, including: Nicola Bryant, Lynda Carter, Joanna Cassidy, Patty Duke, Chelsea Field, Erin Gray, Linda Hamilton, Carolyn McCormick, Karen Austin, Lindsay Crouse, Susan Gibney, Kate Jackson, Patsy Kensit, Tracy Scoggins, Helen Shaver, and Lindsay Wagner.
Hudson Leick (Callisto from Xena: Warrior Princess (1995)) and Claudia Christian (Susan Ivanova from Babylon 5 (1994)) both read for the role of Seven of Nine.
The show's first season ended prematurely, when UPN decided to air several season one episodes at the beginning of season two instead.
All of the Talaxian names of people and places contain the letter "X" (Neelix, Dexa, Brax, Alixia, Talax, Rinax, et cetera).
In 2001, Jeri Ryan took part in a magazine photo shoot opposite Lucy Lawless, which in one of the photos, they dressed up as their characters Seven of Nine and Xena, respectively. Both were born in 1968, and Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) and this show lasted from 1995 until 2001.
In contrast to the close relationship their characters end up forging, Kate Mulgrew and Jeri Ryan did not get along personally. Mulgrew resented Ryan for usurping her leading role on the show, while Ryan found that resentment created uncomfortable working conditions. Jeri Ryan has stated that she would become sick with anxiety at the thought of performing scenes with Kate Mulgrew. Most cast members have affirmed that their working relationship was quite strained during the first years of their cooperation. Mulgrew later admitted that she wanted to de-sexualize Star Trek in general and her Janeway character in particular (e.g. resisting attempts to have her engage in a relationship with a male crew member), so she disapproved when an obviously sexualized character like Seven was made the new center of attention. Mulgrew did later comment that Ryan "did a marvelous job in a very difficult role".
Seven of Nine's full designation is Seven of Nine, Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix Zero One. Her given human name is Annika Hansen.
Although Chakotay's tribe is never identified during the series, Robert Beltran has speculated that Chakotay was possibly either an Aztec or Mayan native. Both are noted for their contributions to the fields of astronomy and mathematics.
Budget issues always prevented the makers from fully realizing their vision of the Borg and their ships during the production of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). When the Borg appeared in the feature film Star Trek: First Contact (1996), the bigger budget allowed much more elaborate Borg costumes, make-up appliances and sets. Many of these were extensively reused on StarTrek: Voyager, explaining much of the discrepancies in appearance of the Borg between the two series.
The series helped launch, and served as something of a flagship program for UPN. This was not the first attempt at such, as around 1977, Paramount announced plans to launch a new television network with a sequel-series to Star Trek (1966) as its flagship show. The original Paramount Network never materialized, but the proposed Star Trek series laid the groundwork for the Star Trek movies and Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987).
Anthony Montgomery, who would later play Travis Mayweather on Star Trek: Enterprise (2001), auditioned for two different roles on this show. One such role was Sek, Tuvok's son in Star Trek: Voyager: Repression (2000) (#7.4). The role went to Ron Robinson, who shares a last name with the character Rain Robinson in Star Trek: Voyager: Future's End (1996) (#3.8) & Star Trek: Voyager: Future's End: Part II (1996) (#3.9)
At one point, several male actors read for the role of Captain Janeway, in the event Paramount had cold feet over casting a female lead. Among the actors who read for the part were Nigel Havers and Gary Graham.
Jeffery Combs has the distinction of portraying eight different characters on Star Trek series. He has played the roles of Brunt, Weyoun, Shran, Tiron, Kevin Mulkahey, Penk, Krem, and a holosuite guest. He is one of only five actors to play seven or more different characters in the Star Trek franchise, the others being Randy Oglesby, J.G. Hertzler, Vaughn Armstrong, and Thomas Kopache. Coincidentally, Combs appeared on Star Trek with all four of those actors.
Catherine Schell was the first actress considered for the role of Captain Kathryn Janeway. Schell had previously starred in Space: 1999 (1975), a British television series, with a similar premise about a group of individuals flung away from Earth with no quick way back. However, while this show had an ending where the heroes eventually returned home, Space: 1999 (1975) was cancelled without a proper ending.
The "Star Trek Crews" from all the Star Trek series were ranked #2 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Greatest Sci-Fi Legends" (August 1, 2004 issue).
The writers of this show apparently don't believe in life after death. This is indicated by Star Trek: Voyager: Emanations (1995) (#1.8) Star Trek: Voyager: Coda (1997) (#3.15 January 29, 1997) Star Trek: Voyager: Mortal Coil (1997) (#4.12) Star Trek: Voyager: Ashes to Ashes (2000) (#6.18) Lindsay Ballard makes no mention of the time between her death and waking up in a stasis chamber.
Rene Auberjonois (Odo) of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and Ethan Phillips (Neelix) of this show, were regular cast members on Benson (1979).
It's mentioned in Star Trek: Voyager: Year of Hell (1997) that Captain Janeway's birthday is May 20. It's mentioned in Star Trek: Voyager: Bride of Chaotica! (1999) (#5.12 January 27, 1999) that she wears a size four.
Airing on UPN, the first Star Trek series since the original to air on network television as opposed to first-run syndication.
Personnel changes (for example, appearances, deaths, departures, and disappearances): Star Trek: Voyager: State of Flux (1995) (#1.10 air date April 10, 1995). Seska (Martha Hackett) left the ship, but is seen again in Star Trek: Voyager: Maneuvers (1995) (#2.11) & Star Trek: Voyager: Alliances (1996) (#2.14). Star Trek: Voyager: Deadlock (1996) (#2.21 air date March 18, 1996): birth of future crew member Naomi Wildman (Scarlett Pomers). This makes her the only human (albeit only ½) born in the Delta Quadrant, except for those born on the planet in Star Trek: Voyager: The 37's (1995) (#2.1 August 28, 1995). Her first name is not revealed until Star Trek: Voyager: Mortal Coil (1997) (#4.13 December 17, 1997). Star Trek: Voyager: Basics: Part II (1996) (#3.1 air date September 4, 1996) Crewman Lon Suder (Brad Dourif) dies. Star Trek: Voyager: Future's End: Part II (1996) (#3.9 air date November 13, 1996) The Doctor (Robert Picardo) obtained a mobile emitter from the twenty-ninth century, which enabled him to leave sickbay in order to go anywhere he wants. Star Trek: Voyager: Scorpion: Part II (1997) (#4.1 air date September 3, 1997) Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan) left the Borg collective, and stayed on board Voyager. Star Trek: Voyager: The Gift (1997) (#4.2 September 10, 1997) Kes (Jennifer Lien) left Voyager and came back one last time in Star Trek: Voyager: Fury (2000) (#6.23). Star Trek: Voyager: Revulsion (1997) (#4.5 October 1, 1997) Tuvok is promoted to Lieutenant Commander. Star Trek: Voyager: Extreme Risk (1998) (#5.3 October 28, 1998) The Delta Flyer was built. Star Trek: Voyager: Thirty Days (1998) (#5.9 December 9, 1998) Tom Paris gets demoted to Ensign. Star Trek: Voyager: Course: Oblivion (1999) (#5.18 March 3, 1999) B'Elanna Torres and Tom Paris get married. Star Trek: Voyager: Collective (2000) (#6.16) Former Borg children First, Icheb, Mezoti, Azan, and Rebi came on-board Voyager. Star Trek: Voyager: Imperfection (2000) (#7.2) Rebi and Azan left Voyager to be returned to their people. Star Trek: Voyager: Friendship One (2001) (#7.21 April 25, 2001). Lieutenant Joe Carey (Josh Clark) is the last to die.
The ceiling used for the transporter in this show is the same one that was used in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979).
As part of its kick-off, UPN distributed microwave popcorn packets with special card inserts, describing the nascent network and this show. This prompted some to quip that it was the "United Popcorn Network".
In Seven of Nine's back-story: Seven of Nine was born Annika Hansen on the Federation Tendara colony in 2349 and is the daughter of eccentric exobiologists Magnus and Erin Hansen. When Annika was 6, the Hansens encountered a Borg cube aboard the USS Raven and the Federation starship followed the Borg cube into the Delta Quadrant. But the Raven was struck by an Ion storm and the Raven crew was detected by the Borg and Annika and her parents were captured and they were assimilated by the Borg and Annika was given the designation Seven of Nine.
Jonathan Frakes appeared in all of the live-action Star Trek spin-offs. In addition to playing the role of Riker on The Next Generation, he also appeared in this show's episode, "Death Wish", as Commander William T. Riker. In Deep Space Nine's episode, "Defiant", he reprised his role from The Next Generation's episode "Second Chances" (as Riker duplicate Thomas Riker). In Enterprise episode "These Are The Voyages" Frakes reprised his original role as Commander William T. Riker, set during the events of Next Generation episode "The Pegasus".
In Star Trek: Voyager: Message in a Bottle (1998) (#4.14 January 21, 1998) Starfleet is made aware of what happened to Voyager, and that she is not lost.
Seven Of Nine mentions in Star Trek: Voyager: Vis À Vis (1998) (#4.20) that she has an eidetic memory. This used to be referred to as "photographic memory".
Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway), Robert Beltran (Chakotay), Tim Russ (Tuvok), and Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris) are the only cast members to appear in every episode of the series. B'lanna Torres does not appear in Star Trek: Voyager: Unforgettable (1998) or Star Trek: Voyager: Living Witness (1998) the doctor does not appear in Star Trek: Voyager: Prime Factors (1995), Star Trek: Voyager: Resistance (1995) & Star Trek: Voyager: Non Sequitur (1995) Harry Kim does not appear in Star Trek: Voyager: Fair Trade (1997) (#3.13) or Star Trek: Voyager: Blood Fever (1997) (#3.16) Kes does not appear in Star Trek: Voyager: Resistance (1995) & Star Trek: Voyager: Non Sequitur (1995). Neelix does not appear in Star Trek: Voyager: Eye of the Needle (1995) (#1.6), Star Trek: Voyager: Heroes and Demons (1995) (#1.11), Star Trek: Voyager: Non Sequitur (1995) (#2.5), Star Trek: Voyager: Emanations (1995) (#4.17), Star Trek: Voyager: Unimatrix Zero (2000) (#6.26), & Star Trek: Voyager: Renaissance Man (2001) (#7.24). Seven Of Nine does not appear in Star Trek: Voyager: Nemesis (1997) (#4.4)
The intended name for the EMH Doctor, Zimmerman, was said to be named after Star Trek Production Designer Herman F. Zimmerman. It was also pointed out that the German word Zimmermann literally translates as roomman, which the EMH essentially was, as he was always confined to one room in the first few episodes. In German idiom, Zimmermann means a carpenter, who is a maker of rooms.
U.S.S. Voyager is equipped with bio-neural gel packs, designed to increase processing speed and better organize processed information, that supplemented the ship's isolinear optical chips. The ship had forty-seven spare gel packs and could not replicate additional packs. These packs needed to be maintained, because temperature variances could literally make the gel packs become sick.
Star Trek: Voyager: Pathfinder (1999) (#6.10) was the final episode of the second millennium, with Star Trek: Voyager: Fair Haven (2000) (#6.11) being the first episode of the third. In fact this is the only Star Trek TV spin-off to span both 20th & 21st centuries. Although this last part is true, the 21st century (and, concommitently, the third millenium) did not start until 1 Jamuary 2001, making Star Trek: Voyager: Flesh and Blood: Part II (2000) (#7.10) the final episode of the second millennium and Star Trek: Voyager: Shattered (2001) (#7.11) the first episode of the third.
In 2001, Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine) participated with Lucy Lawless in a photo shoot for a magazine as both Jeri Ryan and Lucy Lawless both posed in costume as their characters. The series premiered the same year as Xena: Warrior Princess (1995) which Lucy Lawless played Xena and both series ended in 2001. Both characters in both shows are formerly evil. In this series, Seven of Nine is a Borg who gets dis-assimilated and Xena is the reformed former leader of an army of outlaws. The Borg conquer and assimilate other alien species whilst Xena's army terrorized ancient Greece.
The only live-action "Star Trek" TV series not to receive any Hugo Award nominations for Best Dramatic Presentation.
Star Trek: Voyager: Equinox: Part II (1999) (#6.1) is the first episode since the ending of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993).