Type
Scripted
Premiered
Jan. 16, 1995
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
UPN TV Network

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Star Trek: Voyager » Season 4
Star Trek: Voyager - 04x08 Year of Hell, Part I

4x08 Year of Hell, Part I

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4.5/5 (2 votes)
First Aired: Nov. 05, 1997 on UPN
Summary: Stardate: 51268.4

Voyager becomes ensnared in one man’s obsession to change history, in order to restore the past he wants, and the wife he lost.

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Main Characters in this Episode



Guest Stars

Chakotay played by Robert Beltran
B'Elanna Torres played by Roxann Dawson
Tom Paris played by Robert Duncan McNeill
Tuvok played by Tim Russ
Harry Kim played by Garrett Wang
Obrist played by John Loprieno
Annorax played by Kurtwood Smith
Ensign Brooks played by Susan Henley

Episode Quotes

Neelix: We're just about done rebuilding the internal security sensors, and we're ready to program the audio signal. Do you want it to say 'Intruder alert', or should we try something a little more dramatic, like 'Warning, intruder alert', or 'Intruders among us! Danger! Danger! Intruders among us!'
Tuvok: 'Intruder alert' will suffice.
Neelix: Yeah, go with the classic. Understood, sir.

Tuvok: [to Seven] And you believe *you* have difficulties.
Captain Kathryn Janeway: Ensign Kim and Seven of Nine have merged Starfleet and Borg ingenuity to create this new technology. And I'm sure I speak for the entire crew when I say, thank you. Now, how the hell does it work?
The Doctor: [holding a speech at the inauguration of the Astrometrics lab] Who would have thought that this eclectic group of voyagers could actually become a family? Starfleet, Maquis, Klingon, Talaxian, hologram, Borg, even Mr. Paris.

Mistakes/Goofs

  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): During one of the first attacks, Chakotay checks on an injured crew member and says that she is dead. Moments later when Captain Janeway asks for a damage report, Tuvak stats that there are 15 injured but does not report any crew dead. Tuvak is very thorough and would have included the dead crew member on the bridge in an official damage report.
  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In his inaugural address, the Doctor says that he was first activated on stardate 48315. However, previous on the series, his activation date has been established to be on 48308, most notably "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995) {Projections (#2.3)}.
  • Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Tom Paris makes an incorrect statement when discussing the steamship Titanic with Captain Janeway & Chakotay. He tells them that the Titanic's transverse bulkhead design would allow the Titanic to stay afloat even if "half the ship" was full of water. Not true - the Titanic was designed to stay afloat with any two of its 16 watertight compartments (separated by the aforementioned bulkheads)fully flooded, or even the first four forward compartments fully flooded (the Titanic sank because at least five of the forward compartments were opened to the sea). Obviously, "half the ship" represents much more area than five watertight compartments and so Tom Paris' statement is way off.
  • Goof (anachronisms): When Kim and Torres are trapped in a turbolift, the establishing shot shows the top of the turbolift from inside of the turboshaft. This is a re-use of a shot from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) {Disaster (#5.5)}, as the turbolift doors are orange. Voyager's doors are black/silver.
  • Goof (plot holes): After erasing the Garenor civilization from history, Obrist reports that the Krenim Imperium has reverted to a pre-warp state. If that were true, the Krenim warship Voyager had been dealing with at that time should have vanished completely, not just diminished in size. Unless the Krenim in that timeline are so bold to venture into deep space in primitive vessels without warp drive, to confront other, more powerful ships, which seems unlikely.

Trivia

  • 47 references: like previously in "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995) {Before and After (#3.21)}, the temporal variance of the chroniton torpedo lodged in the ship is 1.47 microseconds. Coincidentally, Seven determines that variance on day 47.
  • The events of this episode take place between March 16th and May 28th, 2374, ending on day 73. Day 65 = May 20.
  • The first (continued) appearance of Captain Janeway's short hair style.
  • This is listed as one of the "Ten Essential Episodes" of Star Trek: Voyager in the 2008 reference book "Star Trek 101" by Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann.
  • Captain Kathryn Janeway's birthday is May 20th.
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