This Day in TV History – May 1st, 1995 – Star Trek: Voyager’s “Cathexis” Airs

A mysterious force seems to be taking control of crewmembers in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager that aired on this day in television history.

“Cathexis” is the 13th episode of the 1st season of Star Trek: Voyager. Written by Brannon Braga, with story by Braga and Joe Menosky, it first aired on May 1st, 1995.


A very unique method of stellar cartography. Courtesy: Paramount / Viacom / CBS

In the episode, a shuttlecraft with Commander Chakotay and Lieutenant Tuvok onboard is attacked, leaving Chakotay seemingly brain-dead. At the same time, a mysterious force seems to have taken control of some of the crewmembers.


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