Re: When did voyager go wrong?
From what I understand, the reason Chakotay is a bunch of stereotypes is because Michael Piller and Jeri Taylor got taken in by a con man who presented himself as a Native American expert, instead of them going out to recruit actual academics.
Yes, Jamake Highwater, an Armenian whose real name was Jay Marks. Doubts about his authenticity were appearing more than 10 years before Voyager hit the air.
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