Episode Title: "JETREL"
Production Number: 815
Original Air Date: 05-15-95
The Voyager is contacted by Haakonian scientist Ma'Bor Jetrel, creator of the Metreon Cascade, a weapon that destroyed Neelix's home colony on Rinax in the war between the Talaxians and the Haakonian Order. Dr. Jetrel says that Neelix may have metremia, a disease caused by residual radiation from the Metreon Cascade. Jetrel says that the Voyager's transporter technology may be able to cure the disease if they can isolate a sample of the radiation cloud around Rinax.
The Voyager heads to Rinax, a significant departure from their course towards Earth. When they arrive, Jetrel reveals that he wants to use the transporter to recover victims who were vaporized by the Metreon Cascade -- that Neelix does not have metremia; it was just a pretext to get the Voyager to Rinax, before Jetrel himself dies of metremia. Jetrel's experiment is unsuccessful; they are not able to restore a victim of the cascade.
Factoid: When Neelix was much younger, his family lived in a colony on the Talaxian moon Rinax. He was on Talax when the Metreon Cascade was deployed on Rinax, killing 300,000, including Neelix's mother, father, and little brothers. Talax surrendered unconditionally to the Haakonian Order the next day.
Guest Characters: [Gaunt Gary], *Dr. Ma'Bor Jetrel dies
Alien Races: *Haakonian, [Talaxians]
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