Re: Better if they had allowed main cast to die?
It might have been interesting if there'd been more shake-up in the VOY cast, but it bugs me when people insist that the deaths must have some sort of meaning. I'm not against the concept in general terms, but the reality is Death doesn't work that way and I think there's a lot to be said for exploring the concept that sometimes it just happens and doesn't have a higher purpose.
One thing I liked about Lost is that, IMO, they did a good balance of the deaths that meant something versus ones that were random and pointless.
What was Voyager's casualty rate, anyway?
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