Stardate: Unknown As short communication bursts are established with the Alpha Quadrant, the Doctor finds out his creator, Dr. Zimmerman, is sick and dying. The Doctor is able to get permission for his program to be transmitted back to Earth, to see if he can help. However, the Doctor finds Dr. Zimmerman a difficult, reluctant and insulting patient.
While chasing a renegade Maquis ship in the Badlands, the USS Voyager and the Maquis ship they are chasing are pulled into a vortex, which sends them instantly to the Delta Quadrant. However, after the destruction of the device that transported them to the Delta Quadrant, the crew of Voyager and the crew of the Maquis ship must join together to fight their way back to their home in the Alpha quadrant, which is many years away. They will meet many foes and many obstacles along the way, but they will also bond as a crew, between those of the Maquis and those of Starfleet.