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Title Episode Production number Stardate US release date
"Equinox, Part II" 6x01 40840-221 Unknown 1999-09-22
"Survival Instinct" 6x02 40840-222 53049.2 1999-09-29
"Barge of the Dead" 6x03 40840-223 Unknown 1999-10-06
"Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy" 6x04 40840-224 Unknown 1999-10-13
"Alice" 6x05 40840-226 Unknown 1999-10-20
"Riddles" 6x06 40840-227 53263.2 1999-11-03
"Dragon's Teeth" 6x07 40840-225 53167.9 1999-11-10
"One Small Step" 6x08 40840-228 53292.7 1999-11-17
"The Voyager Conspiracy" 6x09 40840-229 53329 1999-11-24
"Pathfinder" 6x10 40840-230 Unknown 1999-12-01
"Fair Haven" 6x11 40840-231 Unknown 2000-01-12
"Blink of an Eye" 6x12 40840-233 Unknown 2000-01-19
"Virtuoso" 6x13 40840-234 53556.4 2000-01-26
"Memorial" 6x14 40840-236 Unknown 2000-02-02
"Tsunkatse" 6x15 40840-232 53447.2 2000-02-09
"Collective" 6x16 40840-235 Unknown 2000-02-16
"Spirit Folk" 6x17 40840-237 Unknown 2000-02-23
"Ashes to Ashes" 6x18 40840-238 53679.4 2000-03-01
"Child's Play" 6x19 40840-239 Unknown 2000-03-08
"Good Shepherd" 6x20 40840-240 53753.2 2000-03-15
"Live Fast and Prosper" 6x21 40840-242 53849.2 2000-04-19
"Muse" 6x22 40840-244 53918.0 2000-04-26
"Fury" 6x23 40840-241 Unknown 2000-05-03
"Life Line" 6x24 40840-243 Unknown 2000-05-10
"The Haunting of Deck Twelve" 6x25 40840-245 Unknown 2000-05-17
"Unimatrix Zero" 6x26 40840-246 Unknown 2000-05-24


Star Trek: Voyager's sixth season was the first to be televised without running concurrently with seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and can be characterized as having the feel of being oddly disconnected from seasons four and five that preceded it. As a result, Voyager's season six could be said to have more in common with the story-telling of season one, being populated by numerous episodes with story lines wholly independent of each other and the greater series arc, which by this point, was very well established. There are of course exceptions, most notably in "Pathfinder" when real-time communication is made with Starfleet, with the help of an obsessed Reginald Barclay. However, it was not until the end of the season in "Life Line" that this significant plot development was revisited.

Numerous new aliens were introduced throughout the season, again indicative of the reliance on wholly independent story lines. However, the Hirogen make a re-appearance in "Tsunkatse", the Klingons in "Barge of the Dead", the Borg make a (by now familiar) resurgence in "Survival Instinct", "Collective", "Child's Play" and the season finale "Unimatrix Zero". The Vidiians also return in "Fury", as does a vengeful Kes intent on sabotaging the ship, killing B'Elanna Torres in the process. Only one of the newly introduced alien species (the Hierarchy) reappeared later, in the seventh season episodes "The Void" and "Renaissance Man".

Worthy of particular note in the sixth season is the introduction of the treacherous Vaadwaur in "Dragon's Teeth". While being vaunted as a possible season six nemesis for Voyager during a conversation towards the end of the episode, it was perhaps a missed opportunity on the part of the show's producers that the possibility of having the Vaadwaur return later on, was never taken up;

"I doubt we've seen the last of them."

- Janeway, to Seven of Nine ("Dragon's Teeth")

Despite Janeway's warning, and aside from a couple of conversational "nods" in the season seven episodes, "Nightingale" and "The Void", the Vaadwaur were in fact, never seen again.

"Collective" halfway through the season added a significant development to the evolution of the series as Voyager's crew manifest grew by four with the introduction of the "Children of the Borg". Season six storylines featuring the children served as an addition to Seven of Nine's learning curve, as she took on the role of surrogate mother to the lost, and disconnected children. Although never directly spoken of in the script for either episode, with the knowledge of hindsight it is possible to note that in "Child's Play", a surreptitious link to the series finale "Endgame" is planted when Icheb's parents send him back to the Borg full of neurolytic pathogen. It is this same pathogen that Admiral Janeway uses when assimilated by the Borg Queen during the climax to the series finale, which infects the Collective and disables the transwarp hub, enabling Voyager to return home, and deal a crippling blow to the Borg at the same time.

A couple of small "jumps" closer to home were realized in the episodes "Dragon's Teeth" and "The Voyager Conspiracy" but nothing like the huge leaps which helped characterize the previous two seasons, and for the majority of season six, any significant "jumps" forward were missing, again likening the sixth season to the first.

The process of overcoming the difficulty in portraying Janeway as both authoritative and feminine that had dogged most of the first four seasons may have begun with season five's "Counterpoint" and her dalliance with the Devore Imperium's Kashyk, but the dilemma finally found some resolution with the introduction of another of Tom Paris' holodeck programs and the character of Michael Sullivan. In "Fair Haven" and "Spirit Folk" Janeway is finally able to let her hair down (in more ways than one), and the issue of fraternizing with her subordinates is happily laid to rest. This resolution however, was not without its detractors, including Kate Mulgrew herself.

"When I read that one, I went right over to (Rick) Berman's office and I said "What are you smoking?" I mean, how desperado is this broad!"

- Kate Mulgrew (speaking at Sacramento, USA Convention 2003 (uploaded on YouTube))

Voyager's sixth season culminated in the assimilation of Janeway, Tuvok, and Torres, as the crew again went head to head with the Borg Queen, this time to assist an underground Borg Resistance threatened with annihilation.

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Executive Producers
Co-Executive Producers
Creative Consultants
Supervising Producers

Co-Producer: Dawn Velazquez
Associate Producer: Stephen Welke
Executive Story Editor: Bryan Fuller
Story Editor: Michael Taylor

Staff Writers

Unit Production Manager: Brad Yacobian
Production Coordinator: Diane Overdiek

First Assistant Directors
Second Assistant Directors
Script Supervisors

Science Consultant: Andre Bormanis
Production Designer: Richard James
Art Director: Louise Dorton
Senior Illustrator/Technical Consultant: Rick Sternbach
Scenic Arts Supervisor/Technical Consultant: Michael Okuda

Scenic Artists

Construction Coordinator: Al Smutko
Property Master: Alan Sims
Set Decorator: Jim Mees
Director of Photography: Marvin Rush, A.S.C.
Chief Lighting Technician: Bill Peets
Key Grip: Randy Burgess
Special Effects: Dick Brownfield
Stunt Coordinator: Dennis Madalone
Video Supervisor: Denise Okuda
Hair Designer: Josee Normand

Hair Stylists

Make-Up Designed and Supervised By: Michael Westmore

Make-Up Artists

Costume Designer: Robert Blackman
Wardrobe Supervisor: Carol Kunz

Key Costumers
Set Security

Casting Executive: Helen Mossler

Casting Directors

Original Casting By: Nan Dutton, C.S.A.

Film Editors

(Not a complete list)

  • Jay Chattaway ("Equinox, Part II", "Riddles", "Dragon's Teeth", "Pathfinder", "Collective", "Spirit Folk", "Fury", "The Haunting of Deck Twelve")
  • Dennis McCarthy ("Survival Instinct", "Tinker Tenor Doctor Spy", "The Voyager Conspiracy", "Virtuoso", "Tsunkatse", "Ashes to Ashes", "Life Line", "Unimatrix Zero")
  • David Bell ("Barge of the Dead", "Alice", "Fair Haven", "Memorial", "Child's Play", "Muse")
  • Paul Baillargeon ("One Small Step", "Blink of an Eye", "Good Shepherd", "Live Fast and Prosper")

Music Editor: Gerry Sackman
Visual Effects Producer: Dan Curry

Visual Effects Supervisors
Visual Effects Coordinators

Sound Mixer: Alan Bernard
Post Production Coordinator: Monique K. Chambers
Pre-Production Coordinator/Script Coordinator: Lolita Fatjo
Assistant Script Coordinator: Maggie Allen

Production Associates
Production Assistants
  • Jenny Pray
  • Rodney Dugins
  • Christopher Petrus
  • Gerald Saavedra

Transportation Captain: Stu Satterfield


Location Manager: Lisa White
DGA Trainee: Melissa St. Onge

Filmed with Panavision cameras and lenses

Main Title Design by

Post Production Sound by: 4MC Sound Services
Digital Optical Effects: Digital Magic
Special Video Compositing: CIS, Hollywood
Editing Facilities: Four Media Company

Computer Generated Effects


  • Emmerson Denney - Voice/Dialogue Coach for Albie Selznick ("The Voyager Conspiracy")
  • Jo Ann Phillips – Hair Stylist ("Dragon's Teeth")

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