Synopsis by Mark Deming
The crew of the U.S.S. Voyager must confront a despotic leader who is also a psychological parasite in this episode of the television series Star Trek: Voyager. The Voyager rescues three Ilari aliens from a malfunctioning spaceship about to blow up: a man named Adin (Anthony Crivello); a woman named Nori (Galyn Gorg); and Nori's husband, Tieran (Leigh J. McCloskey). Shortly after the castaways are brought onboard, Tieran dies, and Kes (Jennifer Lien) begins acting strangely, assassinating a Ilari leader during a routine stop, and fleeing in a shuttle craft with Adin and Nori. The crew of the Voyager soon learn that Tieran was a former Ilarian leader who was overthrown years ago, and now sends his spirit on to inhabit new bodies and carry on his mission of hate. Can Tieran be removed from Kes' body and the Ilarians be freed from his evil power? Star Trek: Voyager 52: Warlord first aired on November 20, 1996.