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Old January 16 2008, 04:48 PM   #184
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Re: What would have improved Voyager?

This boils down to the talent behind the shows less than the shows themselves. They were quite content to let the people behind Farscape and Battlestar Galactica do their own variety of space opera; I wouldn't be surprised if they had the same leinency if they had Star Trek: Voyager - and the Voyager staff weren't half bad, especially compared to some of their other programming.

Angel4576 said:
exodus said:
It was made for a sci-fi crowd that liked Xena, which was all the rage at the time.
Star Trek that appeals to the Xena crowd, wasn't that Andromeda?
No. It's the Star Trek film coming out this fall, written by former Xena showrunners Kurtzmann and Orci.

And, actually, I don't think Voyager owed much to Xena (aside, perhaps, from the idea of a character like Seven of Nine). It was largely intended to be as TNG-like as possible, but with more action and, sadly, often less intelligence. Voyager actually did do its fair share of engaging, thoughtful episodes, just not as much as TNG or DS9.
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