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Season Five

In The Flesh

Production # 898
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Synopsis - The crew discover a replica of Starfleet Headquarters, San Fransisco, Earth, being used as a training facility by Species 8472 to plan in invasion of Earth.

In The Flesh shows just how the smallest little misunderstanding can lead to war. When Voyager allied themselves with the Borg to drive them out of Borg Space, 8472 took this to mean that the Federation was a violent force planning an invasion of fluidic space. 8472, then decided to infiltrate Starfleet Command at it's highest level.

Points of interest in this episode: We see Boothby, the Starfleet Groundskeeper again for the first time since The Next Generation's The First Duty; and Archer makes note how half the great captains in Starfleet have relied on his wisdom, including Picard (who had first mentioned Bootby to Wesley all the way back in TNG's The Smaritan Snare). Also we learn that Chakotay's last time at the real Starfleet HQ was to hand in his resignation on the 3rd of March, 2368; whether by coincidence or design by the writers, March 3rd is James Doohan's birthday; born on that date in 1920 (James was of course the infamous engineer of the USS Enterprise in the Original Series, Scotty).


Series' Regulars/Irregulars
Captain Kathryn Janeway™ - Kate Mulgrew
Commander Chakotay™ - Robert Beltran
Lieutenant Commander Tuvok™ - Tim Russ
The Doctor™ - Robert Picardo
B'Elanna Torres™ - Roxann Dawson
Lieutenant Tom Paris™ - Robert Duncan McNeill
Ensign Harry Kim™ - Garrett Wang
Seven of Nine™ - Jeri Ryan
Neelix™ - Ethan Phillips

Guest Cast
Boothby - Ray Walston
Commander Valerie Archer - Kate Vernon
Ensign David Gentry - Zach Galligan
Admiral Bullock - Tucker Smallwood

Written by:

Nicholas Sagan
Directed by: David Livingston

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