Episode Title: 'Distant Origin'
Episode Number: 323
Synopsis: "A Saurian scientist pursues Voyager in hopes of proving his theory that his species did not evolve in the Delta Quadrant, but came from elsewhere. When one of his men is caught on Voyager, Janeway confirms the theory that the species evolved from dinosaurs on Earth. The scientist, who takes Chakotay first as a hostage and then as a willing witness, must convince his ruling council that his findings will not be disruptive to their society."
Original Airdate: April 30, 1997
Written By: Brannon Braga, Joe Menosky
Directed By: David Livingston
- Henry Woronicz as Gegen
- Christopher Liam Moore as Veer
- Marshall R. Teague as Hulak
- Concetta Tomei as Minister Odala
- Nina Manton as Frola
- Majel Barrett Roddenberry as Computer Voice
- Michelle Erica Green - The Trek Nation
- Jim Wright - Delta Blues - 4/5
- Jamahl Epsicokhan - Star Trek: Hypertext - 3/4
Can't get enough of 'Distant Origin?' Check out the following merchandise: