Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
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Friendship One 

For the first time in seven years, Voyager gets a mission from Starfleet Command: retrieve the 21st century probe Friendship One from a nearby planet.


Michael Vejar


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


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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
Ken Land ... Verin
John Prosky ... Otrin
Bari Hochwald Bari Hochwald ... Brin
Peter Dennis ... Admiral Hendricks
Ashley Edner ... Yun
Josh Clark ... Lt. Joe Carey


Voyager is instructed by Starfleet to retrieve a probe that was sent from Earth in the 21st century and was not heard from since. Its last known whereabouts is where Voyager is now. Janeway sends some men to retrieve it but they discover that the planet it is on is inhabited, and the inhabitants believe that the probe is a weapon because it emanates an energy that is harming them. They tell Janeway to help them relocate. But Seven thinks they can cure them and remove the energy that is harming them. And when Janeway tells them, they don't believe her. They insist that Janeway relocate them and if she doesn't they will kill her people and they kill one of them to prove they're serious. Written by

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25 April 2001 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Several props, set dressings, and costumes from this episode were sold off on an online auction, including the costume of Earl Maddox (uncredited Uxali). See more »


The baby born in the cave has no umbilical cord, but it is of an alien race that may not have this anatomical feature. See more »


[first lines]
Friendship 1 Recording: We, the people of Earth, greet you in a spirit of peace and humility. As we venture out of our solar system, we hope to earn the trust and friendship of other worlds.
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References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »


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Where the Fault Lies
19 September 2018 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is sort of interesting. Voyager and her crew are victimized by a man who speaks for a culture that nearly destroyed itself by trying to adapt technology from an Earth probe. When people do outrageous things and don't look at the consequences, the first they to do is to blame someone else. After 300 years, how could Voyager have anything to do with this destruction. The probe could just as easily have brought prosperity these people. They made their own beds. And to make matter worse, this megalomaniac decides it's his right to deprive everyone else based on his own hatred. He talks about how nothing they do will bring back all the dead. That is such a ludicrous statement, designed for him to keep his hatred and venom intact.

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