Episode Title: "PARALLAX"
Production Number: 803
Original Air Date: 01-23-95
The Voyager is on a heading back to Earth when it encounters a spatial distortion emanating from a type-4 quantum singularity. The crew realizes that they are already inside the event horizon of the singularity and are experiencing temporal reflections. With the help of Maquis crew member B'Elanna Torres, they are able to find a way out of the singularity, and Captain Janeway selects her to replace the Voyager's chief engineer, who was killed by the Caretaker's displacement wave. Janeway also appoints Paris as the ship's medic, to supplement the Emergency Medical Hologram since the Voyager's chief medical officer and nurse were also killed by the displacement wave.
Factoid: The Voyager is less than three light-years from the Ilidaria system, which has sophistiicated technology, and whose natives are friendly most of the time, according to Neelix.
Guest Characters: *'Ensign Seska', Lt. Joe Carey
Alien Races: Cardassian [Bajoran]
Starships: U.S.S. Voyager
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