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Old September 23 2012, 03:22 AM   #411
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Re: VOY: The Eternal Tide by Kirsten Beyer Review Thread (Spoilers!)


All they have because "the novels say they do" is a relationship.

Janeway and Chakotay just don't work as a couple in my opinion. One of the main problems is probably that Chakotay to me has been little more than a cardboard cut-out character-wise for the majority of the series.
In the show, yes; in the novels, no. And I'm not just talking about the "Beyer-verse."

J/C elements have featured in a number of books, from Golden's work, to Carey, to Bennet, to Distant Shores, et al.

In the show, Chuckles was hampered by lousy writing and Beltran's wooden acting. In the novels, at least in the ones I've read, he has none of these problems. Personally, I hated him in the series, but being privy to the character's "internal monologue" goes a ways in helping me not want to punch his tattoo back to the white, European, alien-gods he got it from.
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