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Episodes Edit

Title Episode Prodno. Stardate Original Airdate
The 37's 2x01 120 48975.1 1995-08-28
Initiations 2x02 121 49005.3 1995-09-04
Projections 2x03 117 48892.1 1995-09-11
Elogium 2x04 118 48921.3 1995-09-18
Non Sequitur 2x05 122 49011.0 1995-09-25
Twisted 2x06 119 Unknown 1995-10-02
Parturition 2x07 123 49068.5 1995-10-09
Persistence of Vision 2x08 124 Unknown 1995-10-30
Tattoo 2x09 125 Unknown 1995-11-06
Cold Fire 2x10 126 49164.8 1995-11-13
Maneuvers 2x11 127 49208.5 1995-11-20
Resistance 2x12 128 Unknown 1995-11-27
Prototype 2x13 129 Unknown 1996-01-15
Alliances 2x14 131 49337.4 1996-01-22
Threshold 2x15 132 49373.4 1996-01-29
Meld 2x16 133 Unknown 1996-02-05
Dreadnought 2x17 134 49447.0 1996-02-12
Death Wish 2x18 130 49301.2 1996-02-19
Lifesigns 2x19 136 49504.3 1996-02-26
Investigations 2x20 135 49485.2 1996-03-13
Deadlock 2x21 137 49548.7 1996-03-18
Innocence 2x22 138 49578.2 1996-04-08
The Thaw 2x23 139 Unknown 1996-04-29
Tuvix 2x24 140 49655.2 1996-05-06
Resolutions 2x25 141 49690.1 1996-05-13
Basics, Part I 2x26 142 Unknown 1996-05-20

Summary Edit

Season two of Star Trek: Voyager continues in a tone, style and manner of story-telling very similar to that of season one.

Recurrent themes of tension and mistrust between the Starfleet and Maquis crews, although largely resolved in the season one episode "Learning Curve", once again resurface in "Maneuvers" and "Meld". Inter-crew relations are brought to a head while under intense, continuous attack by the Kazon in "Alliances", and when Janeway is cajoled into initiating a Maquis-led idea of a deal between the USS Voyager and the warring Kazon factions, narrowly averted disaster is enough to quell the two crews into a marriage of Starfleet ideals and ethics. Indeed, increased, and more dramatic conflict between Voyager and the Kazon is the main feature of the second season, aided and abetted as the Kazon are by the vengefully villainous and by now, more Cardassian looking Seska. Her vendetta against Janeway brings Voyager to the brink of destruction more than once during the season in "Maneuvers", "Alliances", and "Investigations", and culminates in the season finale "Basics, Part I" when Voyager's crew is marooned by Seska and Culluh of the Kazon-Nistrim on a world inhabited by creatures and prehistoric humanoids.

Alongside the Seska/Kazon story arc of the second season sits another spy in Voyager's ranks. Michael Jonas, a disillusioned former Maquis crewmember assigned to engineering is revealed to have been secretly communicating with Seska as she attempts to seize control of Voyager. Events leading up to the exposure of Jonas traverse the entire middle of the season, as does Tom Paris' apparent malcontent and ultimate decision to leave Voyager (revealed in "Investigations" as an attempt by Tuvok and Janeway to ascertain who the spy is).

With Seska and the conflict with the Kazon as central themes, the rest of the season continues to develop the main characters, and more particularly their relationship to each other. Of singular note is the birth (in "Deadlock") of Ensign Samantha Wildman's baby, Naomi, but firm bonds and friendships develop between individual crew members as the series continues to evolve and find its feet. A connection between Paris and B'Elanna Torres is hinted at as she confides past mistakes to him and communicates concern at his increasingly errant behavior in "Dreadnought". Paris also finally makes peace with Neelix when forced to work together to ensure their survival in "Parturition". Kes and The Doctor's relationship solidifies in "Elogium" and "Lifesigns", and Kes's trust in Tuvok is pivotal when dealing with her burgeoning and uncontrollable mental abilities in "Cold Fire". Tuvok and Neelix continue to make the perfect "odd couple" but their pairing takes on special significance when a transporter accident fuses them into a single being in "Tuvix". Finally and conclusively, Janeway and Chakotay find a common understanding, and any allusions to a romantic interest between the two is finally laid to rest in "Resolutions".

"I didn't feel as if I could have a love-affair with the second-in-command because, I had to get these people home.. I got them lost, and I really couldn't be doing things in the Ready Room" : - Kate Mulgrew (speaking at Sacramento, USA Convention 2003 (uploaded on YouTube))

A few of these relationships, though in their infancy in season two would go on to become increasingly important as the series moved on.

Season two encompassed a dark time for the franchise, with dwindling audience numbers, and still no obvious signs of a singular direction producers wished the series to go in. Problems of direction can be seen with the one and only appearance of the female Caretaker, Suspiria, which was included as a possible "get-out" clause should the series ultimately fail. Appearances by John de Lancie as Q and Jonathan Frakes as William T. Riker in "Death Wish" were obvious attempts to re-invigorate the series, but episodes such as "Threshold" where Paris breaks the warp 10 barrier and evolves into a "salamander" did little to silence Voyager's critics.

It is perhaps indicative of the conundrum facing producers at the time, that the heavy reliance during the second season on stories involving the Kazon (never a popular species with fans) was quietly relinquished as Voyager moved beyond Kazon territory at the start of season three. The species would be revisited retrospectively in season seven's "Shattered", but apart from brief appearances in season four's "Living Witness", season five's "Relativity" and a couple of conversational "nods" in season four's "The Raven" and season five's "Counterpoint", the Kazon were not heard of again.

Background information Edit

Credits Edit

Cast Edit


The season 2 cast


Also Starring

Crew Edit

The following credits are based on the production order of the episodes. Note that "Projections", "Elogium", "Twisted", and "The 37's" were filmed as part of season one.

Based Upon Star Trek Created by

Created by

Theme by

Line Producer



Supervising Producers

Executive Producers

Executive Story Editor

  • Kenneth Biller ("Projections"-"Meld")

Music by

  • Paul Baillargeon ("Lifesigns")
  • David Bell ("Projections", "Persistence of Vision", "Meld", "The Thaw")
  • Jay Chattaway ("Twisted", "Non Sequitur", "Maneuvers", "Death Wish", "Threshold", "Investigations", "Innocence", "Tuvix")
  • Dennis McCarthy ("Elogium", "The 37's", "Initiations", "Parturition", "Tattoo", "Cold Fire", "Resistance", "Prototype", "Alliances", "Dreadnought", "Deadlock", "Resolutions", "Basics, Part I")

Director of Photography

Production Designer


  • Daryl Baskin (every third episode after and including "Twisted")
  • Tom Benko, ACE (every third episode after and including "Elogium")
  • Robert Lederman (every third episode after and including "Projections")

Unit Production Manager

First Assistant Directors

Second Assistant Directors

Casting by

Original Casting

Casting Executive

Costume Designer

Set Decorators

Visual Effects Producer

Visual Effects Supervisors

Post Production Supervisor

Supervising Editor

Scenic Art Supervisor/Technical Consultant

Scenic Art Consultant

Senior Illustrator/Technical Consultant

Make-Up Designed and Supervised by

Art Director

Set Designer

Assistant Editors

Visual Effects Coordinators

Visual Effects Series Coordinator

Visual Effects Associates

Script Supervisor

Special Effects

Property Master

Construction Coordinator

Scenic Artists

Junior Illustrator

  • Jim Magdaleno (even-numbered episodes from "Prototype" through "Resolutions", except for "The Thaw")

Video Coordinator

Hair Designers

Make-Up Artists

  • Tina Hoffman ("Elogium"-"The 37's", "Non Sequitur"-"Persistence of Vision", "Cold Fire"-"Resistance", "Death Wish"-"Threshold", "Dreadnought"-"Lifesigns", "Innocence", "The Thaw", "Basics, Part I")
  • Gil Mosko ("Innocence"-"Tuvix")
  • Greg Nelson ("Projections", "Twisted"-"Initiations", "Parturition"-"Tattoo", "Maneuvers"-"Prototype", "Alliances"-"Meld", "Investigations"-"Deadlock", "The Thaw"-"Resolutions")
  • Mark Shostrom ("Projections", "Elogium", "The 37's"-"Non Sequitur", "Persistence of Vision"-"Cold Fire", "Resistance"-"Death Wish", "Threshold"-"Dreadnought", "Lifesigns", "Deadlock", "Tuvix"-"Basics, Part I")
  • Scott Wheeler ("Projections"-"Twisted", "Initiations"-"Parturition", "Tattoo"-"Maneuvers", "Prototype"-"Alliances", "Meld"-"Investigations", "Deadlock", "Innocence", "Resolutions", "Basics, Part I")

Hair Stylists

Wardrobe Supervisors

  • Camille Argus ("Projections", "Twisted", even-numbered episodes from "Non Sequitur'" through "Basics, Part I")
  • Carol Kunz ("Elogium", "The 37's", odd-numbered episodes from "Initiations" through "Resolutions")

Sound Mixer

Camera Operators

  • Joe Chess, SOC ("Projections"-"The 37's")
  • Doug Knapp, SOC ("Initiations"-"Deadlock", "Tuvix"-"Basics, Part I")
  • Ron E. High, SOC ("Innocence", "The Thaw")

Chief Lighting Technician

First Company Grips

Key Costumers

  • Matt Hoffman ("Elogium", "The 37's", odd-numbered episodes from "Initiations" through "Resolutions")
  • Kimberley Shull ("Projections", "Twisted", even-numbered episodes from "Persistence of Vision" through "Basics, Part I")
  • Jamie Thomas ("Projections", "Twisted", even-numbered episodes from "Non Sequitur" through "Basics, Part I")
  • Tom Siegel ("Elogium", "The 37's", "Initiations"-"Parturition", odd-numbered episodes from "Tattoo" through "Resolutions")

Music Editor

Supervising Sound Editor

Supervising Sound Effects Editor

Sound Editors

Post Production Sound by

Visual Effects Assistant Editor

Production Coordinator

Post Production Coordinators

Production Associates

Pre-Production Coordinator

Stunt Coordinator

  • Dennis Madalone ("Projections", "Elogium", "The 37's"-"Persistence of Vision", "Cold Fire"-"Resistance", "Alliances", "Threshold", "Investigations", "Deadlock", "The Thaw", "Basics, Part I")

Location Manager

  • Lisa White ("The 37's", "Initiations", "Tattoo", "Death Wish", "Resolutions", "Basics, Part I")

Science Consultant

Main Title Design by


Filmed with

Motion Control Photography

Digital Optical Effects

Special Video Compositing

Computer Generated Imagery

Computer Animation

Editing Facilities

Computer Generated Effects

Uncredited Edit

See also Edit

External link Edit

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