Captain Braxton from the twenty-ninth century appears before Voyager and says he must destroy them to prevent a cataclysm that will wipe out most of the Earth's solar system. Voyager fights back, resulting in a time rip that sends the future captain to the year 1967, while Voyager and its crew are sent to the year 1996, where the starship is mistaken for a UFO and videotaped as a UFO, which placed the US military on alert. This is the second time this happened. The first time this happened was when the USS Enterprise time traveled to 1969. That ship was also mistaken as a UFO by the US military, especially by the USAF.
A young hiker, Henry Starling, finds the timeship in 1967, and steals its technology to found his own company, Chronowerx, which leads to the computer revolution of the nineties. Starling, now a rich man, manages to hack into the computer on Voyager and steal many of their files, including the Doctor. Meanwhile, a young astronomer named Rain Robinson has discovered Voyager in high orbit, and assumes it to be extraterrestrial life. She successfully attempts to contact Voyager, which forces the crew to do some damage control. Captain Janeway, Commander Chakotay, Tuvok, and Tom Paris, all go to Earth's surface. Tuvok and Paris go to find Rain, while Janeway and Chakotay investigate the ex-hippie, Henry Starling.