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Voyager: "Equinox"
Episode Title: "EQUINOX"

Production Number: 920
Original Air Date: 05-26-99
Stardates: ~

Synopsis: The Voyager encounters the U.S.S. Equinox, which was also trapped in the Delta Quadrant by the Caretaker. When Captain Janeway learns that the Equinox crew has been killing alien life forms and extracting nucleogenic energy from their bodies to get back to the Alpha Quadrant, she arrests Captain Ransom and the Equinox crew.

While the Voyager's Emergency Medical Hologram is investigating the Equinox science lab, his autonomous mobile emitter is stolen by the Equinox E.M.H., whose ethical subroutines have been deleted. The Equinox E.M.H. impersonates the Voyager E.M.H. and frees the Equinox crew, who steal shield components from the Voyager to protect themselves from the aliens they've been killing.

  • Factoid: The Equinox is a Nova-class starship. It was designed for planetary research.

  • Factoid: Rudy Ransom was an exo-biologist promoted to captain after he made first contact with the Yridians. The Borg and the Federation believed the Yridians were extinct before Ransom proved otherwise. The Borg designation for Yridians is Species 6291.

  • Factoid: The Equinox spent its first week in the Delta Quadrant battling the Krowtonan Guard. The Equinox lost 39 crew members in the conflict.

  • Factoid: Earth is still 35,000 light-years away.

  • Guest Characters: *Captain Rudy Ransom, *Lt. Maxwell Burke, *Crewman Noah Lessing, *Ensign Marla Gilmore, *Equinox E.M.H., Naomi Wildman
    Alien Races: Ktarean, *[Ankari]
    Starships: *U.S.S. Equinox

    KEY: [brackets]=illusions   *star=first appearance

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