"Message in a Bottle"
Airdate: January 21, 1998
80 of 168 produced
81 of 168 aired
A chance find of an apparently abandoned but massive communications network provides Voyager with the unique opportunity of contacting the Alpha Quadrant. The catch (and of course there is one) is that only the Doctor's program will survive the trip and even that's not a guarantee. The Doctor finds himself on a new Federation starship, the USS Prometheus, with even more problems: Romulans.
Now that I see this shot, I'm kind of surprised they didn't go for a captain's chair gag.