Suspended Animation

Story: Dragon's Teeth
Written By: Michael Taylor and Brannon Braga & Joe Menosky
Series: Star Trek: Voyager
Year: 1999

Voyager finds a group of aliens in stasis and it is soon learned that they were once a strong race, but were decimated by war and now their numbers are small and the face the threat of annihilation if they aren’t relocated to a secret planet. Voyager decides to help them find a new planet to settle on, in exchange for information of several sub-space corridors that could cut their journey down by 10,000 light years.
But things aren’t what they seem, it seems that the aggressors of the wars of the past were in fact the very race of aliens that they are helping. Surprise! This plot is what we call “generic script fill-in.” This isn’t the worst example of what is essentially a standard Trek script at this point, but I know I personally would rather watch a version of this kind of story which featured a cast more like TNG.

Definitely not a terrible episode, not the most exciting in the world, but it could pass the time on a rainy day.

NEXT TIME: A Giant Leap