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Old January 6 2008, 04:07 PM   #97
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Re: What would have improved Voyager?

Eminence said:
Jonesy said:
arwag said:
what would have improved it for you?

Sticking to the premise - rigidly.

Every other good/worthy/valid point made in this thread - at least to me - branches out directly from this.

The decision to break from the premise was the studio's decision (as Michael Piller said in an interview) and not the production team's.

There was such a huge amount of conflict and drama and excitement to mine from a premise as the one that Voyager launched with.

How exactly was the premise abandoned? As far as I remember, the show was about a Starfleet crew trying to make their way back home from the DQ in the beginning of the series, all the way to the end.
This is an entire can of worms that has already kind of been opened to one degree or another in this thread. The very short version is that the network wanted the Maquis and Starfleet crew to be lovey-dovey as quickly as possible (which by my estimation was pretty much the episode following the pilot) thereby removing any of the very real conflict that would arise by two crews trying to co-exist on one ship.
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