I am almost through the whole of Voyager and there is this one trope that is very prevalent in this series: (Almost) every time there is a distress call and the crew moves in to help, it is either too late (everyone's dead already) or the people they help later turn out to be evil.
I actually can't remember any time where they responded to a distress call where the people who sent the call actually turned out to be good and turned out to be what they appeared to be in the first place.
So my question is, did that ever happen?
So, TLDR: Did Voyager ever help people who fit this pattern:
- They attracted Voyager's attention using a distress call
- They turned out to be good (meaning, not an antagonist to Voyager, and conforming to Starfleet values)
- They were who they appeared to be in the first place (no hidden identity/occupation/...)