Re: Better if they had allowed main cast to die?
I assume you mean the portion of the audience that generally takes issue with pointless deaths?
If an episode has a bad story I'll knock it for the bad story.
I think a factor may be whether someone's looking for an arc-based series or a generally more episodic one. While Voyager certainly had some story arcs, it also had a whole lot of episodic content.
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