700 years in the future: A Kyrian museum shows how the so-called "Warship Voyager" and its reckless crew caused a disastrous war between the Kyrians and the Vaskans 700 years ago. Captain Janeway is blamed for murdering the Kyrian leader Tedran, who is since revered as a martyr, and the EMH allegedly developed a bioweapon that killed millions of Kyrians. Dissatisfied Vaskan visitors of the museum question this reconstruction of history, but the Kyrian historian Quarren insists on his extrapolations being accurate. He begins to investigate an artifact from Voyager that has been found recently, which turns out to be a backup module of Voyager's EMH.
After his activation, the Doctor protests against the depiction of the ship and crew in Quarren's simulation. The Doctor presents his reconstruction to a commission consisting of Kyrians and Vaskans. When the Vaskans protesters learn of the existence of the EMH, they attack the museum and a civil war is about to ensue. The Doctor agrees to being being decompiled, to avoid further hostilities, but Quarren insists on him telling the true story.
Still further in the future, a museum speaker explains how a reconciliation between the Kyrians and Vaskans took place and how the Doctor eventually took a small craft and set course for the Alpha Quadrant. As for Quarren, it is stated that he lived only six years after seeing the Kyrian-Vaskan reconciliation.
Errors and Explanations
- Phillip Culley on Monday, February 01, 1999 - 5:46 pm: Apparently the doctor we saw on this episode was the back-up EMH, whose module was stolen from Voyager. Of course, the question is why wasn't this back-up doctor used on Message in a Bottle instead of Kim making a new one? Mike Konczewski on Tuesday, February 02, 1999 - 10:42 am:It's possible that Harry did finally make a back up of the Doc, only to have it stolen in the past events of "Living Witness."
- Chris Thomas on Saturday, June 12, 1999 - 10:56 pm: When the Doctor is reactivated, he asks where his mobile emitter is. So how is able to walk from the simulation (which I presume is a holographic recreation) into the museum and then leave in a shuttle in the end? Omer on Sunday, June 13, 1999 - 6:45 am:I suppose there's no reason not to have a hologrid in the museum, and then they can put a hologride in a shuttle. Chris Thomas on Sunday, June 13, 1999 - 8:27 am: I considered that but what if the shuttle got into trouble and he had to land somewhere and it was necessary to get out? Matthew Patterson (Mpatterson) on Sunday, June 13, 1999 - 8:40 am: Maybe they gave him another mobile emitter? They are seven hundred years plus in the future. I bet they could make one.
- According to the startrek.com episode list, the provisional stardate for this episode is 51856.
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|Scorpion Part 2 I The Gift I Day of Honor I Nemesis I Revulsion I The Raven I Scientific Method I Year of Hell Part 1 I Year of Hell Part 2 I Random Thoughts I Concerning Flight I Mortal Coil I Waking Moments I Message in a Bottle I Hunters I Prey I Retrospect I The Killing Game Part 1 I The Killing Game Part 2 I Vis à Vis I The Omega Directive I Unforgettable I Living Witness I Demon I One I Hope and Fear|