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Star Trek: Raumschiff Voyager Hunters (1995–2001) HD online
Language: English
Category: TV Episode / Action / Adventure / Sci-Fi
Original Title: Hunters
Director: David Livingston
Writers: Gene Roddenberry,Rick Berman
Released: 1995–2001
Duration: 45min
Video type: TV Episode
Voyager starts to receive news from home both good and bad. They also encounter the Hirogen race who only live to hunt and have their sights on Voyager.
Episode cast overview:
Kate Mulgrew Kate Mulgrew - Captain Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran Robert Beltran - Chakotay
Roxann Dawson Roxann Dawson - B'Elanna Torres
Robert Duncan McNeill Robert Duncan McNeill - Tom Paris
Ethan Phillips Ethan Phillips - Neelix
Robert Picardo Robert Picardo - The Doctor
Tim Russ Tim Russ - Tuvok
Jeri Ryan Jeri Ryan - Seven of Nine
Garrett Wang Garrett Wang - Harry Kim
Tiny Ron Tiny Ron - Alpha-Hirogen Idrin
Roger W. Morrissey Roger W. Morrissey - Beta-Hirogen (as Roger Morrissey)

On May 3, 2015, Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti sent out a photo of herself drinking the inaugural cup of zero-gravity-brewed coffee in the International Space Station's observation module while dressed like Janeway and captioned it with her quote about coffee being the finest organic suspension.

The letter from home Captain Janeway receives reads as follows: "Dear Kathryn, I was just reminiscing about the birth of Molly's puppies and how long ago that seems. You should see how big they are. That and how well they get along with my new kitten. Things at work are still crazy. The production schedule never seems to let up. However, I need to relate some very difficult news. Since you've been gone, it's been so difficult for me to accept..."

The destruction of the Maquis was previously revealed in DS9: "Blaze of Glory".

The exterior of the relay station in this episode was actually a studio model that was often reused in Star Trek productions, including Star Trek: Voyager's pilot episode, "Caretaker", (as the Caretaker's array) and the second season episode "Cold Fire" (as Suspiria's array).

Chakotay references the Bajoran wormhole established in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine when speculating that a similar stable wormhole to the Delta Quadrant might have been found.

The first shot of Voyager in this episode, showing the vessel passing through a nebula, uses the exact same CGI background used in the opening moments of the Season 2 episode "Deadlock", when Voyager is evading the Vidiians within a nebula (the scene angle is the same, but the path/angle of Voyager is slightly different).

This takes place in 2374.

The content of the data stream introduced here plays an important role in the plot of the fourth season finale "Hope and Fear".

Reviews: [4]

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    The success of the Doctor's mission in the last episode is obvious when Voyager begins receiving letters from home via the same relay network that they just used. However, the letters arrive in drips and drabs--which really makes no sense considering today we can transmit dozens or thousands of messages in small data packets. Why in the 24th century they should receive a few letters at a time is a bit funny considering how much technology has improved since this episode was made. Perhaps they were using old 2400 baud modems! As for the letters, some bring wonderful news from home, some bad news and some folks get no letters at all.

    Unfortunately for the crew, a warlike and very large race, the Hirogens, have discovered the ship because of these messages and now these folks are looking for a fight. At first they take Tuvok and Seven of Nine while they are in a shuttle. And when Voyager stops to examine some ancient device, the Hirogen are in hot pursuit. Fortunately, the Hirogens are a pretty stupid race as well!

    This is a very good episode complete with a new baddie which will be further plaguing Voyager. Well worth seeing.
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    Tiny Ron was "Maihar'Du", The Grand Nagus' personal servant for almost all seven years of Deep Space Nine, it was only fitting he appear in Voyager at least once.

    We only got to see his helmeted head in the previous episode, as he tries to Interrupt Voyager's attempt to retrieve The Doc from the Alpha Quadrant and is shocked by Seven to get him to stop.

    But here, his race in named: The Hirogen. I think they used "Tiny" Ron because The Hirogen are supposed to be all Huge. You can see their stature emphasized in later Episodes. And Tiny's role in this is effective, because Tuvok and Seven are dwarfed by his mass, his hand can encompass Sevens head twice around.

    I have grown to love The Hirogen, especially as they showed up repeatedly in Voyager as either enemies or friends to Voyager. At first enemies, later collaborators and finally friends.

    What we learn in this episode is that they are a race of Hunters. Where the Klingons are Warriors, The Hirogen are Hunters, but they have many of the admirable traits of Klingons. I would almost say they are like "The Predators" but a little bit more accessible than any Predator we saw in any of the Predator or AVP films. Also, The Hirogen have Butts for Heads, but we don't get to see this yet. Here, they are in full Combat/Hunting Armor, which we learn later is protection against even a Neutron Star. But at this point in the Series, they are a Threat, and Tuvok gives Janeway a dire warning about them. But the same would have been said about The Klingons in The Original Series.

    Tiny's character - He is the "Alpha" Hirogen - He wants a Trophy so he chooses Seven's Intestines. But she is loathe to part with them. Besides, I don't think The Borg have found a way to replace them in a Drone, although The Borg Queen does not seem to need any intestines. When asked what purpose her intestines could possibly serve "Tiny" informs her that Interesting Intestine-Trophies will make him popular, honored by men and pursued by Women. We never really did get to see a Hirogen Woman, since they are somewhat reptilian, I suppose they lay eggs. So various of Seven's Borg or Human parts would be "Objects D'Art" when hung on this Hirogen's Bulkhead.

    I think many fans of the "Riddick" Chronicles will be surprised to see one of the Blades that Richard B Riddick uses in "The Chronicles of Riddick" - The one he uses to kill a whole troop of Necromongers on he surface of "Crematoria".

    And the Hirogen Ships are a little too tough for Voyager's weapons to handle. They use Monotanium Hull Plating, which is resistant to Phasers and Photon Torpedos.

    The Hirogen are the Guardians of the Galaxy Spanning Communications network that Voyager found in the previous episode- It is not clear if they actually made it, but they own it, and use it. So Tiny's ship is guarding this main Node, which is powered by a Forced Quantum Singularity, which we know is what Romulans use to power their Warp Drives and Cloaking Devices.

    The Quantum Black Hole in this array is being held stable by a Field, which Voyager is manipulating when fired upon by some other Hirogen ships. Needless to say, all of the Hirogen ships get sucked into the Singularity and Voyager almost follows them in, like a toilet which is being flushed.

    So Janeway in defending herself causes the destruction of the whole network, and makes new enemies of the Hirogen, at least for a time.

    Too bad "Tiny's" Ship got sucked in, it would have been good to have him as a recurring character. We never got to see how his Butt-Style Head looked under the helmet!

    There is a hint of some ominous ways The Hirogen collect their Trophies, they have huge machines that appear to liquefy all of their Prey's Internal Organs, Voyager had found Discarded Prey in a ship nearby. Seems like "Skin" is one thing The Hirogen do not prize as a Trophy. Unfortunately, this is never explored further in the rest of Voyager. It would have been interesting to see more of this process, albeit gruesome.
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    This is very much an episode of two halves; after finding the array and getting a message to the Alpha Quadrant in the last episode they receive a message from home although it is somewhat garbled. As Seven works to decipher the message it becomes clear that it contains letters to the crew from friends and family back home. The crew's moral is raised although it turns out that not all of the messages contain good news; some speak of broken relationships and lost friends. As they couldn't get the complete message they head closer to the nearest relay station to see if they can get more of it. Seven and Tuvok head closer to the station in a shuttle but are captured by an alien race called the Hirogen who wish to kill them and remove various body parts as hunting trophies.

    This episode probably won't appeal to many who aren't fans of the series as most of the first half is taken up with people getting their letters or talking about the act that they are finally hearing from home, this is unlikely to appeal to people who don't know the characters. The second part where they confront the Hirogen is more exciting though.
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    Two plot elements. The first is the fact that letters are arriving from earth because of the work of the Doctor in the previous episode. It was remindful of the mail-call on the MASH series. We get a glimpse of many of the crew as their letters arrive. Janeway has big news which I won't give away. The other plot is a group of hunter-aliens who control the portal that the information from the letters is coming from. Tuvok and Seven are sent to negotiate or to keep the channel open. These are big bad guys and may be formidable in the future. As the series is at about the half-way point, there are some new factors at work.