And I dare anybody to come up with clear reasons why Wes Studi
would not have been a far greater Chakotay. Studi would have been for Chakotay what Nimoy was for Spock. He would have been a reason to watch the show. His interplay with Kate Mulgrew would have been phenomenal. Completely missed opportunity there.
Plus, Wes Studi is an actual First Nations person, unlike Beltran.
I would've gone with Adam Beach
as Chakotay, but around the time Voyager
started, he was quite young to be a First Officer on any ship.