When I buy a book with the title of Star Trek Voyager on the cover I expect it to have Janeway in it. She is the "Batman" to Chakotay's "Robin"
But it's not Star Trek: Janeway
, it's Star Trek: Voyager
. The Star Trek
format has proven time and again to be bigger than the characters that inhabit it or else series like The Next Generation
, Deep Space Nine
would have never been possible.
For this reader, the death of Janeway gave Voyager
a sense of growth that it never had before. Beyer had done an incredible job of both looking back and moving ahead all at the same time.