Captain Janeway must carry out a top secret Starfleet directive regarding the most powerful and dangerous substance known to exist. They have a scheduled maintenance inspection of the aft sensor array. She finds Kim playing kal-toh with Tuvok. Kim asks her to wait a few minutes, convinced he is about to defeat the Vulcan.
The Omega Directive
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The directive also authorized the use of any and all means to destroy an Omega molecule, superseding all other regulations - even the Prime Directive is considered null and void. The Omega Directive was deemed necessary because of the extreme power and consequently catastrophic threat to interstellar civilizations posed by even a single molecule. Knowledge of the Omega molecule and the Omega Directive was restricted to starship captains and flag officers. Captains received training on how to deal with the issue. In the mid- 23rd century , a team of top- Federation scientists , led by the Starfleet physicist Ketteract , was working on a top secret experiment at a classified research station in the Lantaru sector. Research showed a single molecule of Omega contained the same power as a warp core , so theoretically a small chain could sustain a civilization indefinitely. Ketteract's goal was, according to Kathryn Janeway , an inexhaustible power source, though Seven of Nine pointed out its potential use as a weapon.
After the rest of the crew is placed in suspended animation to protect them from dangerous radiation, the immune Seven, with only The Doctor for company, is placed in control of the ship. Seven of Nine stands apprehensively in Voyager 's mess hall , watching other crewmembers as they sit, eat and interact. She begins to engage them in conversation but all she does is confuse Kim and antagonize Torres. Her manner is brusque, her questions demanding personal information instead of asking, and she does not wait for the answers. The Doctor says "freeze program.
Star Trek: Voyager was the fourth live action Star Trek television series created which first aired from to Voyager encountered many friends and foes making first contact with more species than any other federation starship. Voyager also had several encounters with the Borg and even gaining a former Borg Drone as a member of crew three years into the Voyage.