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"Nemesis" was the 71st episode of Star Trek: Voyager, the 4th episode of the show's fourth season, first aired on 24 September 1997. The episode was written by Kenneth Biller and directed by Alexander Singer.


Commander Chakotay's shuttlecraft is shot down while on a routine scout assignment, in what is found to be a Kradin-Vori star system. A group of the Vori, a civilization that lives on the Kradin-Vori planet, find him in the forest of their world. They are soldiers traveling on military patrol, and they take Chakotay with them and tell him of the situation. They are at war with the Kradin, the "Krady beast". Chakotay learns to speak the local idiom and finds out more of their culture.

The Vori outfit Chakotay and train him with their equipment so that he can travel safely with them. Their travel to meet another group of the Vori Defense Contingent becomes a battle, as they find the other group has been killed. Chakotay is the only survivor, escaping into a nearby village, the Larhana settlement.

Captain's log, stardate 51082.4. 
After searching for more than two days we've finally located what's left of Commander Chakotay's shuttle. I can only hope the commander has fared better than his vessel.
Captain's log, stardate 51096.5. 
Although Lieutenant Tuvok has managed to bring Commander Chakotay safely back to the ship, it may be some time before his psychological wounds are fully healed.



BroneChakotayThe DoctorKathryn JanewayKaryaHarry KimMarna (Vori)NamonNeelixTom ParisPennoRafinB'Elanna TorresTreenTuvokunnamed Kradin (commandant, soldiers) • unnamed Vori (soldiers, villagers) • Naomi Wildman
Referenced only 

Starships and vehiclesEdit

Kradin fighterUSS Voyager (Intrepid-class cruiser) • shuttlecraft (unnamed shuttlecraft)


Kradin-Vori (Kradin-Vori system, the galaxy's Delta Quadrant)

Shipboard areasEdit

USS Voyager 

Planetary localesEdit

Larhana settlement

Races and culturesEdit

Referenced only 

Technology and weaponsEdit

biochemical weaponcommunicatorhologramholographic emitterKradin riflephotometric projectionprojectile weaponriflesensorsspacecraftstarshiptransportertricorderviewscreenVori rifle

Materials and substancesEdit


States and organizationsEdit

FederationStarfleetVori Defense Contingent

Ranks and titlesEdit

ambassadorcaptainchief engineerchief medical officercommandantcommandercommanding officerdiplomatdoctorengineerensignFederation Starfleet ranksFederation Starfleet ranks (2360s-2370s)first officerlieutenantlieutenant commanderlieutenant junior gradeflight controllermedical practitioneroperations managerofficersecond officersecurity chieftactical officerweapons officer

Other referencesEdit

anatomybeamingbootcaptain's logcaptain's log, USS Voyager, 2374clothingcoordinatesdiplomacyFederation membersfingerforestGloried Way Aftergovernmenthomeworldhood (clothing)hairhourhumanoidhypothalamusjumpsuit • "Krady beast" • languagelifeformlog entrylogicmattermemorymind controlnation-stateomicron radiationorbitpantsplanetpopulationpropagandapsychologypsychotropic manipulationquadrantraces and culturesradiationrankspacestarstar systemstardateStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (2366-2373)technologytitleturnipuniformuniversewarweaponVori language


years prior to 2374 
The Kradin and Vori become bitter enemies. (prior to episode)
stardate 51082.4, 2374 (2370s chronology, Voyager's journey
Voyager travels near Kradin-Vori.


Related storiesEdit

Voyager journey 51082

Map of vicinity.


  • This episode marks the only time after Seven of Nine joined the series where she does not appear.



published order
Previous episode:
The Gift
Voyager episode produced Next episode:
Day of Honor
Previous episode:
Day of Honor
Voyager episode aired Next episode:
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Day of Honor
Pocket Next Adventure:
Night of the Vulture
Previous Adventure:
Day of Honor
Journey of the USS Voyager Next Adventure:

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