In their sixth season trying to return to the Alpha Quadrant, the crew of Voyager continues to find signs that they may be close to home. They ran across another Federation starship in the season 5 cliffhanger, "Equinox," which is concluded in action-packed fashion. Then they benefit from a brief communications link to home thanks to the ongoing efforts of The Next Generation's Lt. Reginald Barclay (Dwight Schultz), occasionally assisted by Counsellor Troi (Marina Sirtis). "One Small Step" sets Voyager on the trail of NASA's first manned mission to Mars (one of the bonus features details Robert Picardo's post-Trek work with NASA).
In other episodes, Torres (Roxann Biggs-Dawson) tests the limits of Klingon honour ("Barge of the Dead"), Tuvok (Tim Russ) stretches his emotions ("Riddles), Paris (Robert Duncan McNeill) and Kim (Garrett Wang) embark on a new holdeck program, wrestling superstar the Rock makes a gimmicky guest appearance ("Tsunakatse"), a former crew member returns ("Fury"), and the crew discovers a group of abandoned Borg children ("Collective"). The two most interesting characters continue to be the Doctor (Picardo) and Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan). The former stretches out numerous times ("Tinker, Tailor, Doctor, Spy," "Virtuoso," "Life Line"), and we learn more about Seven's Borg past in "Survival Instinct" and the season closer, in which Seven discovers that during regeneration she can enter a dream world called Unimatrix Zero. There she meets a number of mutated Borg who can exist in this world in their pre-assimilation state and who also present an idea for destroying the collective from within. The Borg Queen, however, discovers the plan and ends the season in a nightmarish cliffhanger that recalls the great Next Gen episode "The Best of Both Worlds." --David Horiuchi
All 26 episodes from the Season 6 of the third 'Star Trek' spin-off. In 'Equinox (Part 2)', Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) sets out alone to gain revenge on the treacherous Equinox crew, forcing her Voyager subordinates to act against her. 'Survival Instinct' sees Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan) ambushed by three strangers while the rest of the crew are on shore leave. In 'Barge of the Dead', a seriously injured B'Elanna Torres (Roxann Dawson) is on the boat which ferries Klingon souls to the afterlife when she manages to escape - only to see her mother taken in her place! 'Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy' sees a group of aliens tapping into Voyager's computer prior to making an attack. In 'Alice', Tom Paris (Robert Duncan McNeill) restores a vintage starship to her former beauty, but becomes so infatuated with the spacecraft that he ignores a possible scheme for murder and theft. 'Riddles' sees Tuvok (Tim Russ) attacked by a deadly alien force, and stripped of many of his vital powers. In 'Dragon's Teeth', Seven of Nine inadvertently revives an ancient and dangerous power after taking refuge on a radiation-riddled planet. 'One Small Step' sees the Voyager uncovering the truth about the disappearance of a Starfleet hero 300 years previously. In 'The Voyager Conspiracy', Seven of Nine discovers plots aplenty when she overdoses on data from an alien technology. 'Pathfinder' sees former USS Enterprise crewman Reg Barclay (Dwight Schultz) hitting upon a novel method of contacting the Voyager crew from 24th Century San Francisco. In 'Fair Haven', Captain Janeway finds herself attracted to a nineteenth century Irish barman she encounters as part of a holodeck program. 'Blink of an Eye' sees the crew of Voyager placed in danger on a planet where time moves hundreds of times faster than normal. In 'Virtuoso', the Doctor (Robert Picardo) becomes a singing star when his vocal talents are discovered by an alien race. 'Memorial' sees Neelix (Ethan Phillips), Kim (Garrett Wang), Chakotay (Robert Beltran) and Paris experiencing shared dreams of an alien war after returning from an away mission. In 'Tsunkatse', the Voyager crew participate in a cruel, hand-to-hand combat sport while on shore leave. 'Collective' sees Seven of Nine forced to negotiate when Chakotay, Kim, Paris and Neelix are taken hostage by a group of immature Borg children. In 'Spirit Folk', the Holodeck community of Fair Haven come to the conclusion that the Voyager crew are spirit beings. 'Ashes to Ashes' sees a former Voyager shipmate who was killed in an attack years earlier resurrected and back on board as an alien. In 'Child's Play', the Voyager crew rescue a child from assimilation by the Borg. 'Good Shepherd' sees Janeway taking three misfit crew members under her wing on an away mission. In 'Live Fast and Prosper', Janeway and the Voyager crew discover that a band of fraudsters have been posing as them in order to steal from local traders. 'Muse' sees B'Elanna Torres stranded on a primitive planet, with the only help available in the form of a playwright who wishes to use her as his muse. In 'Fury', a vengeful Kes (Jennifer Lien) returns to Voyager, determined to turn her former shipmates over to the diseased Vidiian race for use as body parts. 'Life Line' sees the holographic doctor crossing over to the Alpha Quadrant when he learns that his creator, Lewis Zimmerman (Robert Picardo), is terminally ill. In 'The Haunting of Deck Twelve', the Voyager crew experience a series of disquieting and potentially life-threatening incidents and accidents when the ship becomes trapped in a dark nebula. Finally, 'Unimatrix Zero (Part 1)' sees Seven of Nine experiencing her first dream.