The BEST Episodes of Star Trek: Voyager

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 21, 2020

Network: UPN

Star Trek: Voyager, the third spin off in the Star Trek franchise, follows the adventures of the Federation starship Voyager, under the command of Captain Kathryn Janeway. Voyager is in pursuit of a rebel Maquis ship in a dangerous part of the galaxy when it is suddenly thrown thousands of light years away into the Delta Quadrant. With much of her crew dead, Captain Janeway is forced to join forces with the Maquis to find a way back home...

Endgame (2)

#1 - Endgame (2)

Season 7 - Episode 26 - Aired May 23, 2001

After a decades-long journey to reach the Alpha Quadrant, Admiral Kathryn Janeway makes a bold decision to change the past in an attempt to undo the toll taken on the crew during their arduous journey home. This is the final episode of the series.

star 8.98
806 votes
Writers: Brannon Braga, Kenneth Biller, Robert Doherty
Endgame (1)

#2 - Endgame (1)

Season 7 - Episode 25 - Aired May 23, 2001

Stardate: 54973.4 - After a decades-long journey to reach the Alpha Quadrant, Admiral Kathryn Janeway makes a bold decision to change the past in an attempt to undo the toll taken on the crew during their arduous journey home.

star 8.77
2,543 votes
Directors: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Brannon Braga, Kenneth Biller, Rick Berman, Robert Doherty
Scorpion (1)

#3 - Scorpion (1)

Season 3 - Episode 26 - Aired May 21, 1997

Stardate: 50984.3 Voyager finally enters Borg space, only to discover a threat more powerful than the Borg themselves.

star 8.37
2,198 votes
Writers: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
Scorpion (2)

#4 - Scorpion (2)

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 3, 1997

Stardate: 51003.7 - The crew of Voyager come up with a solution to the Borg's problem, and are willing to share it with them if they grant safe passage to the ship and its crew. In order to help with the negotiations, the Borg send over a drone designated Seven of Nine as a representative of the collective.

star 8.29
2,668 votes
Directors: Winrich Kolbe
Writers: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
Dark Frontier (2)

#5 - Dark Frontier (2)

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 17, 1999

After defeating a Borg ship, Captain Janeway decides to launch an attack to steal a trans-warp coil to shorten Voyager's journey home. The Borg detect her plan, and access Seven Of Nine's neural transceiver to deliver an ultimatum: re-join the collective or the ship and its crew will be assimilated. If she agrees, the ship will be guaranteed safe passage through Borg space.

star 8.18
724 votes
Writers: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
Dark Frontier (1)

#6 - Dark Frontier (1)

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 17, 1999

Stardate: 52619.2 - After defeating a Borg ship, Captain Janeway decides to launch an attack on another damaged Sphere to steal a trans-warp coil. However, as the crew prepare for their heist, the Borg Queen is secretly aware of the entire plan.

star 8.11
2,357 votes
Directors: Cliff Bole
Writers: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
Equinox (1)

#7 - Equinox (1)

Season 5 - Episode 26 - Aired May 26, 1999

Voyager encounters another Federation starship, the Equinox, commanded by Captain Ransom, which was also abducted by the Caretaker. However, a terrible secret is exposed by the Doctor and Captain Ransom steals Voyager's technology along with Seven of Nine and the Doctor as hostages.

star 8.08
1,762 votes
Writers: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky, Rick Berman
Unimatrix Zero (1)

#8 - Unimatrix Zero (1)

Season 6 - Episode 26 - Aired May 24, 2000

Seven of Nine is led to a place known as Unimatrix Zero; a place where Borg drones are individuals for a short period of time during their regeneration. However, once their regeneration is complete, all recollection of the event is erased. Captain Janeway uses this to form a plan of attack that would create a mutiny from within the Collective.

star 8.07
1,873 votes
Writers: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
Basics (1)

#9 - Basics (1)

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired May 20, 1996

Stardate: Unknown. Voyager receives a distress signal from Seska, who claims that Maje Cullah is going to take her baby away from her, a baby she says is Chakotay's. Chakotay is skeptical, but can't take the risk of abandoning his child, should it really prove to be his. Janeway authorises a mission to rescue Chakotay's child and the ship moves deep into Kazon Nistrim territory. However: was Seska for real, or is this all an elaborate trap?

star 8.05
1,715 votes
Directors: Winrich Kolbe
Writers: Michael Piller
Year Of Hell (1)

#10 - Year Of Hell (1)

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 5, 1997

Stardate: 51268.4 - Voyager comes under attack from a Krenim Temporal Ship that alters the course of evolution by wiping out entire species from the timeline.

star 8.02
2,119 votes
Directors: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
Drone

#11 - Drone

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 21, 1998

A transporter accident merges some of Seven Of Nine's Borg nanoprobes with the Doctor's 29th Century holo-emitter to create a 29th Century super-Borg.

star 8.02
2,121 votes
Writers: Brannon Braga, Bryan Fuller, Joe Menosky
Distant Origin

#12 - Distant Origin

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired Apr 30, 1997

Stardate: Unknown An alien paleontologist discovers a common ancestral link between his people and humans. He believes that this proves that his people (the Voth) evolved on Earth and migrated to the Delta Quadrant millions of years ago, but his government is not as willing to believe his interpretation of the evidence.

star 8.01
1,861 votes
Writers: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
Future's End (2)

#13 - Future's End (2)

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 13, 1996

Stardate: 50312.5 While trying to rescue Paris and Tuvok, Torres and Chakotay are captured by a gang of weapons smugglers who believe that they are from the government.

star 8.00
1,688 votes
Directors: Cliff Bole
Writers: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
Deadlock

#14 - Deadlock

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 18, 1996

Stardate: 49548.7 An accident in a plasma cloud duplicates Voyager after they are attacked by the Vidiians. During the aftermath, the ship is severely damaged, Ensign Wildman's baby dies and Harry Kim is sucked into space through a hull breach.

star 8.00
1,726 votes
Writers: Brannon Braga
Caretaker (1)

#15 - Caretaker (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 16, 1995

Stardate: 48315.6 While in pursuit of a Maquis ship in a region of space known as the 'Badlands', Captain Kathryn Janeway and her crew aboard Voyager and the Maquis ship are transported 70,000 light years from home into the uncharted region of the galaxy known as the Delta Quadrant.

star 7.99
2,818 votes
Directors: Winrich Kolbe
Writers: Jeri Taylor, Michael Piller
Unimatrix Zero (2)

#16 - Unimatrix Zero (2)

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 4, 2000

Stardate: 54014.4 - The away team must infiltrate the Borg Collective and execute their plan to undermine them, even though it may destroy Unimatirix Zero forever.

star 7.98
1,900 votes
Writers: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
The Killing Game (2)

#17 - The Killing Game (2)

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 4, 1998

Stardate: 51715.2 - The crew must find a way to defeat the Hirogen and reclaim Voyager.

star 7.96
1,661 votes
Directors: Victor Lobl
Writers: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
The Killing Game (1)

#18 - The Killing Game (1)

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 4, 1998

Stardate: Unknown - When the Hirogen capture and board Voyager they discover that the holodeck can be used to improve the hunt by putting the prey through different situations and locations. In one situation, Captain Janeway, Torres, Tuvok and Seven of Nine are members of the French resistance in occupied France with the Hirogen in roles as Nazi SS Officers. Since the crew was implanted with subdermal transmitters, they have no idea that this is on the holodeck, and they think it's real. It is up to the Doctor in sickbay who is forced to heal the injured to disable the devices and help the crew escape.

star 7.96
1,792 votes
Writers: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
Message in a Bottle

#19 - Message in a Bottle

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 21, 1998

Stardate: Unknown - The crew discover an ancient communications relay that extents to the Alpha Quadrant. They are able to send the Doctor through to a Federation ship at the other end, the experimental U.S.S. Prometheus, only to discover that it has been taken over by Romulans.

star 7.96
2,166 votes
Directors: Nancy Malone
Writers: Lisa Klink
Blink of an Eye

#20 - Blink of an Eye

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 19, 2000

Voyager becomes the target of a society it inadvertently helped to create within a short period of time.

star 7.95
2,010 votes
Writers: Joe Menosky, Michael Taylor
Year Of Hell (2)

#21 - Year Of Hell (2)

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 12, 1997

Stardate: 51425.4 - With most of the crew having abandoned Voyager and only a skeleton crew remaining, the crew realize that to stop the Krenim ship from altering history any further, they need allies. They soon realize that the price of history is higher than any of them could have possibly imagined.

star 7.93
2,145 votes
Directors: Mike Vejar
Writers: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
Hope and Fear

#22 - Hope and Fear

Season 4 - Episode 26 - Aired May 20, 1998

Stardate: 51978.2 - An alien translator by the name of Arturis is able to finally decode the Starfleet message received by Voyager five months ago. It tells them to go to a new type of ship waiting for them with an engine system faster than warp drive, which is capable of bringing them home within three months.

star 7.91
1,798 votes
Directors: Winrich Kolbe
Writers: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky, Rick Berman
In the Flesh

#23 - In the Flesh

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 4, 1998

The crew of Voyager discover a simulation of Starfleet Headquarters being run by Species 8472 being used to practice launching an assault on the Alpha Quadrant. With the aid of regular doses of drugs, Species 8472 are able to shape-shift into human form.

star 7.84
2,124 votes
Writers: Nick Sagan
Future's End (1)

#24 - Future's End (1)

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 6, 1996

Stardate: Unknown Both Voyager and a 29th century Federation Timeship, the Aeon are pulled back in time to Earth in the late 20th century. The Timeship Aeon crashes in Arizona during the 1960's, while Voyager appears in orbit around Earth during 1996.

star 7.84
1,880 votes
Writers: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
Basics (2)

#25 - Basics (2)

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 4, 1996

Stardate: 50023.4 Voyager is captured by the Kazon and the crew are dumped on a planet in its early stages of evolution. As only Tom Paris and Lon Suder have evaded capture, it's up to them and the EMH to come up with a plan to retake the ship.

star 7.84
1,942 votes
Directors: Winrich Kolbe
Writers: Michael Piller