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Old July 10 2013, 08:42 AM   #188
MacLeod
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Re: Better if they had allowed main cast to die?

Anwar wrote: View Post
MacLeod wrote: View Post

Now people can still enjoy something yet call them on where they went wrong.
The degree VOY gets it, shows that the audience cares more about what went wrong than what went right even when the wrong is far less than the right. All they see are the flaws and NOTHING else.

Star Trek fans are noted for picking up on continuity errors.
Exactly what I said, all they care about are the flaws.



TOS did this a lot, no one cared. Which shows that VOY gets this harder than any other Trek show.

Whether you like it or not the show VOY was about the journey of the U.S.S. Voyager home. So each episode is like a chapter in a book. A good writer would drop something in an earlier chapter if they planned to use it in a later chapter.
A good audience would be willing to think "Yeah, there were some minor petty things I didn't like there but the overall episode was good enough that it doesn't matter."

Which is exactly the kind of audience VOY DID NOT have. All they got were folks that cared more about the minor petty things than any of the good.


But many shows seem to manage to drop bits in for a later play off. I.e B5, DSN. They had episodes which were self contained but maybe had an element that would have a later pay off.
B5 and DSN had inconsistencies too, it's just that their audiences were more open-minded and merciful instead of being ready to tear into those shows for every minor petty little thing.
TOS was a product of it's time, by the time VOY rolled around having strong continuity was part of what a portion of the general TV audiance wanted. VOY was an episodic show when it should have been a serialised show, VOY was an episodic show when TV was shifting towards a more serailised approach.

All TV shows have minor falws, no one is arguing that they don't.

Take for example the premise of VOY, we are told time after time during the run of the show that they have to watch their resources. Yet the ship looks like it had ust left Utopia Planitia shipyards virtucally every week, can seemingly build shuttlecrafts at will etc.. But even if we accept that they build a new back-up module for the EMH inbetween episodes, They never build another one when that one was lost? Why a lack of resources.

You can't have it both ways. At least with not addressing it somehow. It shows a disregard for the intelligence of your audiance.

Of course different people have differene tolerance levels for mistakes, continuity errors. And VOY did have some good episodes.
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