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Old May 17 2012, 03:04 AM   #121
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Re: My first voyage with Voyager

37s

With as important as gasoline is to our society how does Chakotay not know what gasoline is? Has he never read a history book? A 1936 Ford in space? With manure in the back???? Why would they just dump the truck in space? They kept the plane, why dump the truck? I do love it that when Paris started the truck, and it back-fired, everyone except Tuvok, who drew his weapon, ducked. The radio was playing an SOS. So to investigate, the VOY landed on the planet; landing the ship for the first time. That’s pretty exciting for the crew! –But seriously, Amelia Earhart was abducted by aliens???

This is pretty far-fetched thus far. Janeway looks stoked when she sees Earhart; she is glowing! Abducted by aliens?? Really?? I do love the part when Earhart remarks that she finds it hard to believe that Martians invaded the Earth, and Kim points out that Earth colonized on Mars in 2103.

Tuvok and Chakotay go to save Janeway. They are shot at, so Janeway circles around and corners them, calling a truce when they see that they are all human. Fred confesses his love to Amelia, when he thinks he is going to die. The doctor cured him easily though and commented that he would be fine minus a small hangover (I feel like the Doctor should be able to cure a hangover). The Briori abducted over 300 people in 1937 and the humans that shot at the crew are the descendants of those people (there are now over 100,000 of them…that’s a lot of “reproducing” in 400 years).

The descendants of the 37s (the original 300) have set up three beautiful cities, and invited anyone from the VOY crew to stay. There is a lot of worry on Janeway’s part about how much of the crew they are going to lose, and when she opens the doors to the cargo bay and sees that no one left she almost cries. While the scene was touching, I find it hard to believe that out of 152 people no one stayed.

Favorite part: We find out the crew numbers: 152!

Least favorite part: This definitely would have made a better ending to Season 1 than a start to Season 2!! Why did the Briori travel 70,000 light years to get slaves, and how did they get those slaves get back and forth so quickly? Furthermore, the volume of a sphere with a radius of 70,000 light years is 1,436,755,061,466,666.5 light years cubed; the likelihood that they would stumble upon the one planet that has humans (and Amelia Earhart) is less remote than Harry Kim ever being loved by a real woman.
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