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> Description 
Star Trek: Voyager is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. It was produced for seven seasons from 1995 to 2001, and is the only Star Trek series to have a female captain as a lead character. The show was a spinoff of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and was created by Rick Berman, Michael Piller, and Jeri Taylor. The show was based on Star Trek, created by Gene Roddenberry.

The series follows the adventures of the USS Voyager and her crew who have become stranded in the Delta Quadrant, seventy thousand light-years from Earth. Unless they can find some kind of shortcut, it will take them seventy-five years to return to United Federation of Planets space.

Voyager continues the themes presented in the original Star Trek series and Star Trek: The Next Generation, such as explorations of space and of the human condition. It also demonstrates democratic principles (peace, openness, freedom, cooperation, and sharing) and philosophical issues such as the sense of self and what it means to be human. In Star Trek series, the examination of humanity is typically explored by contrasting non-human characters with human ones (for instance, the Earth-born Kirk and McCoy against the Vulcan Spock). On Voyager, these explicit aliens are The Emergency Medical Hologram (or simply The Doctor) and the former Borg drone Seven of Nine. It should be noted that Seven is a bona-fide Homo sapiens; but having been a Borg drone for most of her life, she has not developed normal human behavior patterns when she becomes part of Voyager's crew.

Another common plot theme is the implications of being stranded far from home. Voyager has only limited resources and no easy way to replenish them; its crew is cut off from the normal chain of command and institutions of its society. Their situation frequently faces them with difficult choices of necessity versus idealism.

Star Trek: Voyager possesses humor in higher quantity than any of its sibling series. The sarcasm of Robert Picardo's Emergency Medical Hologram is reprised in Star Trek: First Contact as well as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Voyager is likely also the only of the series where you may hear an irritated half-Klingon (Chief Engineer B'Elanna Torres) crack to a de-assimilated Borg (Seven of Nine): "The Borg wouldn't know fun if they assimilated an amusement park."

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> Airing History & Information 
Last Airing May 23, 2001
Premiere January 16, 1995
Episodes 272
Network UPN
Format/Time Color / 60 Minutes
Country United States
Upcoming Airs Not currently airing
> Cast 
Kate Mulgrew....   Captain Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran....   Commander Chakotay
Robert Picardo....   Emergency Medical Hologram (EMH or EMH-1) (AKA 'The Doctor')
Garrett Wang....   Ensign Harry Kim
Alexander Enberg....   Ensign Vorik / Third Malon Engineer (9 episodes)
Manu Intiraymi....   Icheb (11 episodes)
Jennifer Lien....   Kes (1995-1997)
Tarik Ergin....   Lieutenant Ayala / Satan's Robot (116 episodes)
Roxann Dawson....   Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres (as Roxann Biggs-Dawson)
Robert McNeill....   Lieutenant/Ensign Thomas Eugene "Tom" Paris
Tim Russ....   Lieutenant/Lt. Commander Tuvok
Scarlett Pomers....   Naomi Wildman (17 episodes)
Ethan Phillips....   Neelix
Martha Hackett....   Seska (13 episodes)
Jeri Ryan....   Seven of Nine (1997-2001)

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Season 5 (Paramount Home Entertainment)
(November 9, 2004) Buy It (USA) (Canada)
Season 6 (Paramount Home Entertainment)
(December 7, 2004) Buy It (USA) (Canada)
Season 7 (Paramount Home Entertainment)
(December 21, 2004) Buy It (USA) (Canada)

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