What if Voyager didn't have its aeroshuttle?
The show would have been completely different!
The idea of a plug is ridiculous, by the way. I guess the shuttle wasn't going to be ready until Tuesday?
No, what we see on Voyager
herself is way too detailed for a "plug." The Drex Files photos show that the shuttle as it is on Voyager
even has markings, which look like they might indeed be "Voyager" and "NCC-74656", as if it's ready to detach and move independently. Why put markings like that on a plug?
Besides, I won't believe that Janeway would have left DS9 without being shipshape, unless canon shoves that down my throat.