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Prime Factors
Prime Factors
Series: Voyager
Story by: David R. George III & Eric A. Stillwell
Teleplay by: Michael Perricone & Greg Elliot
Directed by: Les Landau
Production information
Episode no.: 1x10
Production no.: 110
First aired: 20 March 1995
Date: 2371
Stardate: 48642.5

Prime Factors was the tenth episode of Star Trek: Voyager, in the first season of the series.


Captain's log, stardate 48642.5 
The crew is enjoying an evening on Sikaris. They are discovering, to their delight, that reports of this species' hospitality have not been exaggerated.

The crew of Voyager encounter the Sikarians, a civilization who possess spatial trajector technology. A faction soon exists within the crew that believe Starfleet's Prime Directive should be bypassed to acquire the advanced transporter systems that will get them home.

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AyalaBrooksJoseph CareyChakotayCulhaneEudanaFitzpatrickKathryn JanewayKesHarry KimGathorel LabinWilliam McKenzieMurphyNeelixKashimuro NozawaJaret OtelTom ParisSeskaB'Elanna TorresTuvokunnamed SikariansUSS Voyager personnelunnamed USS Voyager personnel
Referenced only 
Jenny DelaneyMegan Delaney

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Voyager (Intrepid-class cruiser) • Sikarian starshipgondola


Delta Quadrant 
AlastriaSikaris system, Sikarian sector (L'hur, Sikaris III)
Referenced only 
Alpha Quadrant (Venice, Italy, Earth, Sol systemNivoch) • Delta Quadrant (Dedestris)

Shipboard localesEdit

USS Voyager 
bridgebrigengineeringmess hallholodeck

Races and culturesEdit


States and organizationsEdit

FederationMaquisSikarian CanonStarfleet

Technology and weaponsEdit

atmospheric sensordeflector dishdeflector shieldfolded-space transporterholodeckholoprogramplasma conduitplasma manifoldshock attenuation cylinderSikarian atmospheric sensorSikarian spatial trajectorspatial trajectorstarshiptrajectortrajector matrixtransporterwarp core

Ranks and titlesEdit

captainchief engineercommanding officerensignfirst officerflight controllerlieutenantlieutenant commanderlieutenant junior grademagistrateoperations managerscience officer

Matter and energyEdit

antineutrinoerosene windsneutrinoneutrino bubbleplasmaquartzsubspace residuetetrahedral quartz

Food and drinkEdit

pecanpecan piepievegetable

Other referencesEdit

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published order
Previous episode:
Voyager episode produced Next episode:
State of Flux
Previous episode:
Voyager episode aired Next episode:
State of Flux
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Infinite Bureaucracy
Pocket Next Adventure:
State of Flux
Previous Adventure:
The Voyages of the
USS Voyager
Next Adventure:
State of Flux

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