The Best Episodes of Star Trek: Voyager

Last Updated: Apr 16, 2019

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 (1)

#1 - Endgame (1)

Season 7 - Episode 25

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 8.72
550 votes
Directors: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Kenneth Biller, Brannon Braga, Robert Doherty, Rick Berman
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Endgame (2)

#2 - Endgame (2)

Season 7 - Episode 26

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 8.61
249 votes
Writers: Kenneth Biller, Brannon Braga, Robert Doherty
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Scorpion (1)

#3 - Scorpion (1)

Season 3 - Episode 26

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

star 8.30
526 votes
Writers: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
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Scorpion (2)

#4 - Scorpion (2)

Season 4 - Episode 1

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 8.25
601 votes
Directors: Winrich Kolbe
Writers: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
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Message in a Bottle

#5 - Message in a Bottle

Season 4 - Episode 14

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 8.17
466 votes
Directors: Nancy Malone
Writers: Lisa Klink
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Dark Frontier (1)

#6 - Dark Frontier (1)

Season 5 - Episode 15

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 8.16
462 votes
Directors: Cliff Bole
Writers: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
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Dark Frontier (2)

#7 - Dark Frontier (2)

Season 5 - Episode 16

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 8.14
191 votes
Writers: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
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Relativity

#8 - Relativity

Season 5 - Episode 24

When Voyager is destroyed, Captain Braxton of the 29th Century Timeship Relativity contacts Seven of Nine to travel back in time and discover who planted the 'temporal disruptor.' However, she must do this without being discovered by the past Janeway.

star 8.12
434 votes
Writers: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
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Blink of an Eye

#9 - Blink of an Eye

Season 6 - Episode 12

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

star 8.11
460 votes
Writers: Michael Taylor, Joe Menosky
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Drone

#10 - Drone

Season 5 - Episode 2

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 8.09
477 votes
Writers: Bryan Fuller, Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
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Year Of Hell (1)

#11 - Year Of Hell (1)

Season 4 - Episode 8

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 8.07
503 votes
Directors: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
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Timeless

#12 - Timeless

Season 5 - Episode 6

Voyager uses new quantum slipstream technology in an attempt to get home, but a miscalculation causes the ship to crash into an ice planet. Fifteen years later, the sole survivors, Chakotay and Kim, steal the Delta Flyer in an attempt to send a message back in time and avert the disaster, however, Captain Geordi LaForge is determined to stop them at all costs.

star 8.05
473 votes
Directors: LeVar Burton
Writers: Rick Berman, Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
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Distant Origin

#13 - Distant Origin

Season 3 - Episode 23

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 8.05
394 votes
Writers: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
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Equinox (1)

#14 - Equinox (1)

Season 5 - Episode 26

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 8.04
417 votes
Writers: Rick Berman, Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
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Future's End (2)

#15 - Future's End (2)

Season 3 - Episode 9

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 8.03
409 votes
Directors: Cliff Bole
Writers: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
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Year Of Hell (2)

#16 - Year Of Hell (2)

Season 4 - Episode 9

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 8.03
498 votes
Directors: Mike Vejar
Writers: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
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Deadlock

#17 - Deadlock

Season 2 - Episode 21

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 8.02
425 votes
Writers: Brannon Braga
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In the Flesh

#18 - In the Flesh

Season 5 - Episode 4

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 8.00
429 votes
Writers: Nick Sagan
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Unimatrix Zero (1)

#19 - Unimatrix Zero (1)

Season 6 - Episode 26

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 8.00
406 votes
Writers: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
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Future's End (1)

#20 - Future's End (1)

Season 3 - Episode 8

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 8.00
434 votes
Writers: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
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Basics (2)

#21 - Basics (2)

Season 3 - Episode 1

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 7.98
420 votes
Directors: Winrich Kolbe
Writers: Michael Piller
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Equinox (2)

#22 - Equinox (2)

Season 6 - Episode 1

The crew of Voyager must find a way to save Captain Janeway and Seven of Nine.

star 7.98
441 votes
Writers: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
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Caretaker (1)

#23 - Caretaker (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1

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 7.98
760 votes
Directors: Winrich Kolbe
Writers: Michael Piller, Jeri Taylor
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Night

#24 - Night

Season 5 - Episode 1

Stardate: 52081.2 - Voyager comes to the aid of a warring species as Captain Janeway reflects on the decisions she has made during their time in the Delta Quadrant and their outcomes.

star 7.97
439 votes
Writers: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
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Eye of the Needle

#25 - Eye of the Needle

Season 1 - Episode 7

Stardate: 48579.4 The discovery of a wormhole leading to the Alpha Quadrant elates the crew, however, their only contact within range is a skeptical and paranoid Romulan.

star 7.97
525 votes
Directors: Winrich Kolbe
Writers: Hilary Bader, Jeri Taylor, Bill Dial
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