Has a new Starfleet ship been delivered to bring Voyager home?
“Hope and Fear” is the 26th episode and season finale of Star Trek: Voyager’s fourth season. Written by Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky (with story by Braga, Menosky, and Rick Berman), it first aired on UPN on May 20th, 1998.
In the episode, an alien with a knack for languages and technology seemingly helps to decode a scrambled message from Starfleet. It sends them to a part of space where an experimental Starfleet ship is there to help bring Voyager back home to friendly space.