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A calm, apparently harmless city is suddenly vaporized out of existence by a [[Krenim temporal weapon ship|huge vessel]] above it. A [[time travel|temporal]] shockwave is created, completely obliterating the [[species]] and all of their [[history]].
 
A calm, apparently harmless city is suddenly vaporized out of existence by a [[Krenim temporal weapon ship|huge vessel]] above it. A [[time travel|temporal]] shockwave is created, completely obliterating the [[species]] and all of their [[history]].
   
[[Light year]]s away, the crew of the [[starship]] [[USS Voyager|Voyager]] are just bringing their new [[Astrometrics Lab]] online when [[Krenim partrol ship|a small vessel]] starts firing on them for no reason. The pilot identifies himself as a member of the [[Krenim Imperium]], and states that they control this area of [[space]]. Under the impression that the [[Zahl]] were the primary species in the [[sector]], [[Captain]] [[Kathryn Janeway|Janeway]] proceeds forward and meets with a [[Zahl starship]].
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[[Light year]]s away, the crew of the [[starship]] [[USS Voyager|''Voyager'']] are just bringing their new [[Astrometrics Lab]] online when [[Krenim partrol ship|a small vessel]] starts firing on them for no reason. The pilot identifies himself as a member of the [[Krenim Imperium]], and states that they control this area of [[space]]. Under the impression that the [[Zahl]] were the primary species in the [[sector]], [[Captain]] [[Kathryn Janeway|Janeway]] proceeds forward and meets with a [[Zahl starship]].
   
When again encountered by the Krenim ship, Janeway hardly has time to ask what was so wrong when another temporal shockwave hits the ship. The Zahl and all the crews memories of them vanish, the Krenim vessel is transformed into a much larger [[Krenim warship]], and Voyager is suddenly suffering critical damage. Captain Janeway tries to reason with the man, but he fires on Voyager anyway with [[chroniton torpedo]]es, which exist outside the [[space-time continuum]] and therefore pass right through Voyager's [[shields]].
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When again encountered by the Krenim ship, Janeway hardly has time to ask what was so wrong when another temporal shockwave hits the ship. The Zahl and all the crews memories of them vanish, the Krenim vessel is transformed into a much larger [[Krenim warship]], and ''Voyager'' is suddenly suffering critical damage. Captain Janeway tries to reason with the man, but he fires on ''Voyager'' anyway with [[chroniton torpedo]]es, which exist outside the [[space-time continuum]] and therefore pass right through ''Voyager'''s [[shields]].
   
Several weeks pass in which Voyager is continually attacked by the Krenim. [[Seven of Nine]] discovers an undetonated torpedo lodged in the [[hull]], and tries to find the [[temporal variance]] so she can perfect [[temporal shielding]] against the torpedoes. Although she does make the correct determination, [[Commander]] [[Tuvok]] is blinded when the torpedo detonates.
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Several weeks pass in which ''Voyager'' is continually attacked by the Krenim. [[Seven of Nine]] discovers an undetonated torpedo lodged in the [[hull]], and tries to find the [[temporal variance]] so she can perfect [[temporal shielding]] against the torpedoes. Although she does make the correct determination, [[Commander]] [[Tuvok]] is blinded when the torpedo detonates.
   
During one attack, the Captain finally manages to destroy the Krenim vessel, but half of Deck 5 blows out and two [[crewman|crewmen]] are killed in the explosion. Meanwhile, Weapon ship arrives in another system and temporally exterminates another race, causing another temporal shockwave. 20 light years away, Voyager encounters the wave, but their temporal shielding protects them from the changes in the timeline. In [[Astrometrics]], Janeway and Seven study the changed make up of the sector. The Krenim Imperium seems to have vanished down to a few colonies and smattering of [[impulse|pre-warp]] ships.
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During one attack, the Captain finally manages to destroy the Krenim vessel, but half of Deck 5 blows out and two [[crewman|crewmen]] are killed in the explosion. Meanwhile, a [[weapon ship]] arrives in another system and temporally exterminates another race, causing another temporal shockwave. 20 light years away, ''Voyager'' encounters the wave, but their temporal shielding protects them from the changes in the timeline. In [[Astrometrics]], Janeway and Seven study the changed make up of the sector. The Krenim Imperium seems to have vanished down to a few colonies and smattering of [[impulse|pre-warp]] ships.
   
[[Annorax]], captain of the weapon ship, wonders why his temporal calculations were thrown off and realizing Voyager is the culprit, he sets a course for them. When he arrives, he apologizes for the damage done to their ship, but then fires a beam at them that will push them out of the space-time continuum. Due to the weapon ship's huge mass it cannot exceed [[warp factor|warp 6]], but as Voyager escapes at warp 7, parts of the outer hull come apart. Sufficiently distant, Captain Janeway reluctantly orders all but the senior staff to abandon ship, and the remaining crew try to find a place to hide while Voyager's [[escape pod]]s head for the [[Alpha Quadrant]].
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[[Annorax]], captain of the weapon ship, wonders why his temporal calculations were thrown off and realizes that ''Voyager'' is the culprit, sets a course for them. When he arrives, he apologizes for the damage done to their ship, but then fires a beam at them that will push them out of the space-time continuum. Due to the weapon ship's huge mass it cannot exceed [[warp factor|warp 6]], but as ''Voyager'' escapes at warp 7, parts of the outer hull come apart. Sufficiently distant, Captain Janeway reluctantly orders all but the senior staff to abandon ship, and the remaining crew try to find a place to hide while ''Voyager'''s [[escape pod]]s head for the [[Alpha Quadrant]].
   
 
==Background Information==
 
==Background Information==
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* In one scene, [[Seven of Nine]] tells [[Harry Kim]] and [[B'Elanna Torres]] that the [[Borg]] were present when [[Zefram Cochrane]] launched his first [[warp]]-driven starship. She claims it is "complicated" when they ask her to elaborate. This is an acknowledgement of the events of ''[[Star Trek: First Contact]]'', in which the Borg travel through time to erase [[Human]]s much like the [[Krenim]] did to the [[Zahl]].
 
* In one scene, [[Seven of Nine]] tells [[Harry Kim]] and [[B'Elanna Torres]] that the [[Borg]] were present when [[Zefram Cochrane]] launched his first [[warp]]-driven starship. She claims it is "complicated" when they ask her to elaborate. This is an acknowledgement of the events of ''[[Star Trek: First Contact]]'', in which the Borg travel through time to erase [[Human]]s much like the [[Krenim]] did to the [[Zahl]].
   
* [[Kurtwood Smith]] previously played the [[Efrosian]] [[Federation President]] in [[Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country]] and [[Thrax]] in the [[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine]] episode "[[Things Past]]".
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* [[Kurtwood Smith]] previously played the [[Efrosian]] [[Federation President]] in ''[[Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country]]'' and [[Thrax]] in the ''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine]]'' episode "[[Things Past]]".
   
* In this episode we get to see what happens to a [[Starship]] when it goes to [[warp]] with its [[structural integrity field]] down.
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* In this episode we get to see what happens to a [[starship]] when it goes to [[warp]] with its [[structural integrity field]] down.
   
* This episode marks the first appearance of Voyager's [[escape pod]]s.
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* This episode marks the first appearance of ''Voyager'''s [[escape pod]]s.
   
* This episode, along with [[Star Trek: The Next Generation|''TNG'']]'s "[[Cause and Effect]]" and ''[[Enterprise]]'''s "[[Twilight]]", form a genre of episode that some fans called the "Bad Dream". In each of these episodes, catastrophic events occur, and then a time-change returns everything back to normal.
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* This episode, along with the ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation]]'' episode "[[Cause and Effect]]" and the ''[[Star Trek: Enterprise]]'' episode "[[Twilight]]", form a genre of episode that some fans called the "Bad Dream". In each of these episodes, catastrophic events occur, and then a time-change returns everything back to normal.
   
 
==Links and References==
 
==Links and References==

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Krenim temporal weapon ship exloding

Series:VOY
Season:4
Original Airdate:1997-11-05
Production Number:176
Year:2374
Stardate:51268.4
Story by:Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Directed by:Allan Kroeker

An obsessed Krenim commander alters history to restore the Krenim Imperium at any cost; Voyager comes under constant attack by Krenim warships while trying to pass through their space, receiving major damage.

Summary

A calm, apparently harmless city is suddenly vaporized out of existence by a huge vessel above it. A temporal shockwave is created, completely obliterating the species and all of their history.

Light years away, the crew of the starship Voyager are just bringing their new Astrometrics Lab online when a small vessel starts firing on them for no reason. The pilot identifies himself as a member of the Krenim Imperium, and states that they control this area of space. Under the impression that the Zahl were the primary species in the sector, Captain Janeway proceeds forward and meets with a Zahl starship.

When again encountered by the Krenim ship, Janeway hardly has time to ask what was so wrong when another temporal shockwave hits the ship. The Zahl and all the crews memories of them vanish, the Krenim vessel is transformed into a much larger Krenim warship, and Voyager is suddenly suffering critical damage. Captain Janeway tries to reason with the man, but he fires on Voyager anyway with chroniton torpedoes, which exist outside the space-time continuum and therefore pass right through Voyager's shields.

Several weeks pass in which Voyager is continually attacked by the Krenim. Seven of Nine discovers an undetonated torpedo lodged in the hull, and tries to find the temporal variance so she can perfect temporal shielding against the torpedoes. Although she does make the correct determination, Commander Tuvok is blinded when the torpedo detonates.

During one attack, the Captain finally manages to destroy the Krenim vessel, but half of Deck 5 blows out and two crewmen are killed in the explosion. Meanwhile, a weapon ship arrives in another system and temporally exterminates another race, causing another temporal shockwave. 20 light years away, Voyager encounters the wave, but their temporal shielding protects them from the changes in the timeline. In Astrometrics, Janeway and Seven study the changed make up of the sector. The Krenim Imperium seems to have vanished down to a few colonies and smattering of pre-warp ships.

Annorax, captain of the weapon ship, wonders why his temporal calculations were thrown off and realizes that Voyager is the culprit, sets a course for them. When he arrives, he apologizes for the damage done to their ship, but then fires a beam at them that will push them out of the space-time continuum. Due to the weapon ship's huge mass it cannot exceed warp 6, but as Voyager escapes at warp 7, parts of the outer hull come apart. Sufficiently distant, Captain Janeway reluctantly orders all but the senior staff to abandon ship, and the remaining crew try to find a place to hide while Voyager's escape pods head for the Alpha Quadrant.

Background Information

  • The third-season episode "Before and After", in which Kes travels through time, gave a preview of this episode by showing a timeline in which Voyager had already been through the "Year of Hell". However, Kes' timeline is not related to any timeline seen in this episode, as she is obviously no longer aboard the ship.
  • This episode marks the first appearance of Voyager's escape pods.

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Guest Stars

References

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