"We're alone - in an uncharted part of the galaxy. We've already made some friends here...and some enemies. We have no idea of the dangers we're going to face. But one thing is clear: both crews are going to have to work together if we're to survive. That's why Commander Chakotay and I have agreed that this should be one crew - a Starfleet crew. And as the only Starfleet vessel assigned to the Delta Quadrant, we'll continue to follow our directive: to seek out new worlds and explore space. But our primary goal is clear. Even at maximum speeds, it would take 75 years to reach the Federation. But I'm not willing to settle for that. There's another entity like the Caretaker out there somewhere who has the ability to get us there a lot faster. We'll be looking for her. And we'll be looking for wormholes, spatial rifts, or new technologies to help us. Somewhere, along this journey, we'll find a way back."
Captain Kathryn Janeway, Star Trek Voyager, "The Caretaker"
Star Trek: Voyager was an American science fiction television series created by Rick Berman, Michael Piller, and Jeri Taylor that ran from January 1995 to May 2001. It was the fifth series in the Star Trek franchise and the fourth sequel to Star Trek: The Original Series. Star Trek: Voyager was set in the 24th century and was the first Star Trek series to feature a female captain and lead character, Kathryn Janeway (played by Kate Mulgrew). The show follows the adventures of the USS Voyager and its crew after a powerful alien strands it in the Delta Quadrant on the other side of the Milky Way galaxy. Captain Janeway must unite her crew, made up of a mix of Starfleet and ex-Federation colonists known as Maquis, if she wants to get them back home to Earth. During the time Voyager spent in the Delta Quadrant, they discovered new alien worlds and races, and explored a lot of unknown space. The unique setting of Star Trek: Voyager meant the show creators were able to create brand new alien races never seen before in Star Trek. This article will contain spoilers.
1. The Caretaker (The Nacene)