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Star Trek: Voyager's Crew Basically Just Walked Into Alien

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers forStar Trek: Voyager - Seven's Reckoning #1, by Dave Baker, Angel Hernandez, Mirka Andolfo, Ronda Pattison and Neil Uyetake, on sale now.

Stranded deep in the Delta Quadrant on the other side of the galaxy from home, the crew of the U.S.S. Voyager has encountered their fair share of horrors as they try to get back to the Alpha Quadrant. In the fan-favorite Star Trek show's latest comic book miniseries Seven's Reckoning, the crew stumbles across a scenario that feels right out of the world of Ridley Scott's Alien.

But fortunately for Captain Janeway, Seven of Nine and the Voyager crew, while they have made first contact with new extraterrestrial species, the new species are not ravenous xenomorphs looking to lay eggs in Tom Paris.

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Just as with the Nostromo's investigation, Chakotay's boarding party finds the strange vessel seemingly abandoned and filled with strange markings. Tuvok discovers that the vessel began its voyage nearly a millennium ago, with generations of the species living on board with the intent to eventually find a world to colonize and their civilization to flourish. As Tuvok and Seven discover the ship's deactivated engines, they are unnerved by ominous statues overlooking them like the structures encountered on LV-426 and Alien: Covenant's Engineer planet before encountering the passengers in stasis while Chakotay finds a massive, desiccated pilot that's not unlike the space jockey.

Of course, the ship isn't populated by xenomorphs and their eggs. There is no android with a secret corporate agenda that would directly place the crew in harm's way. Instead, there's a split caste species known as the Ohrdy'Nadar that emerge from the stasis pods and confer with Captain Janeway. The alien crew agrees to let specialists from Voyager help them repair their warp engines and continue on to their destination to build a new home in the promised land. As she oversees the proceedings, Seven inadvertently triggers a civil war between the two castes as she raises questions about their way life and potentially violating the Prime Directive as she upends the species' natural order.

The Voyager appeared to stumble to a situation mirroring that of the ill-fated Nostromo, from an eerily abandoned spacecraft with unfriendly, industrial design to an entire sweeping deck full of aliens in stasis. However, the passengers have appeared to reveal their true nature without a single chest-bursting incident as the passengers are revealed to be a long-term colonization mission instead of something more nefarious. And while the threat of violence is poised to threaten both the Ohrdy'Nadar and the Starfleet officers, at least the inevitable conflict should be without face-huggers and a ravenous queen from menacing the Voyager crew.

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