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

Captain Kathryn Janeway: This is turning into the week of hell.
Annorax: Take us to the Zahl homeworld, prepare a new set of calculations. We must erase the entire species from time, every life form... every molecule.
Tom Paris: Physician, heal thyself.

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 (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.
  • Goof (plot holes): Emergency escape pods are designed for use only in an emergency. They do not have warp drive so they could never reach another star in less than a few decades. They have limited propulsion and extremely limited food, water, and oxygen supply. At best they could keep their crew alive would be for days or perhaps a few months. The plan to use them to fly toward the Alpha Quadrant is actually worse than staying on Voyager.
  • 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 (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.

Trivia

  • In one scene, Seven of Nine tells Harry Kim and B'Elanna Torres of the Borg being present when Zefram Cochrane launched his first warp-driven starship. She claims it is "complicated" when they ask her to elaborate. This is an acknowledgment of the events of Star Trek: First Contact, in which the Borg travel through time to assimilate Humans and remove their resistance.
  • This takes place from March 16 to May 28, 2374.
  • This serial was inspired greatly by Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea". The name of the character Annorax was derived from one of the hostages in that story, Pierre Aronnax. But his personality and back story are like that of the antagonist Captain Nemo, and he is acknowledged as such in the dialogue.
  • This was originally supposed to be the third season finale. There were some minor rewrites, with many of Kes' lines given to Seven of Nine.
  • 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.
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