Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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The Killing Game 

After Voyager is captured by the Hirogens, the ship is turned into a massive holodeck so that the Hirogens can hunt members of the crew who have been fitted with new identities in various scenarios based upon Federation history.


David Livingston


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 4 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Kate Mulgrew ... Capt. Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran ... Cmdr. Chakotay
Roxann Dawson ... Lt. B'Elanna Torres
Robert Duncan McNeill ... Lt. Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips ... Neelix
Robert Picardo ... The Doctor
Tim Russ ... Lt. Tuvok
Jeri Ryan ... Seven of Nine
Garrett Wang ... Ensign Harry Kim
Danny Goldring ... Alpha Hirogen / Nazi Commandant
Mark Deakins Mark Deakins ... Hirogen SS Officer
Mark Metcalf ... Hirogen Medic
J. Paul Boehmer ... German SS Officer
Paul Eckstein ... Young Hirogen (as Paul S. Eckstein)


The Hirogens capture Voyager, turning it into one big holodeck, and setting up several scenarios using the Voyager crew members as prey. The memories of the Voyager crew are suppressed by use of implants and they are given new identities consistent with the scenario. Only the Doctor is free to save Voyager. Written by laird-3

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Jeri Ryan displays her singing talents in this episode. Her character is a torchlight songstress forced to sing for the demanding Hirogen-Nazi. She sings "That Old Black Magic" (originally published in 1942), a very popular songs during World War ll, as well as "It Can't Be Wrong" (written in 1943), which was an adaptation of "Charlotte's Theme" from Max Steiner's Academy Award-winning soundtrack for the Bette Davis film Now, Voyager (1942). See more »


When Brigitte travels to the Nazi base in 1944, a 1949 Citroen 2CV car passes by. See more »


Neelix: [as a Klingon] There is no enemy as great as hunger!
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Edited into Star Trek: Enterprise: Storm Front (2004) See more »


Star Trek: Voyager - Main Title
Written by Jerry Goldsmith
Performed by Jay Chattaway
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The Killing Game Part 1 & 2
22 March 2006 | by linda_ann_10-1See all my reviews

This is a landmark episode of Star Trek: Voyager because it firmly established it as a series equal in quality to Star Trek: The Next Generation. Great acting, great sets, it emphasizes how easily Earth's past mixes with its future and this makes an overall great story worthy of being a feature length movie. I loved the part where Tom asks B'lana if she thinks her holographic baby will be a boy or a girl. In actuality, Roxann Dawson was pregnant during the filming of this episode, so she didn't have to disguise her pregnancy. These episodes mix themes of war, love, racism and the holocaust in a brilliant and creative way. If only all the episodes were this good, the entire series would be just as amazing as TNG.

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4 March 1998 (USA) See more »

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