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Old September 9 2013, 04:39 PM   #660
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Re: Why do people keep saying Voyager weakened the Borg?

I'm sure we are all well aware of the interview RDM gave about VOY a snipit of it :-

The premise has a lot of possibilities.
Before it aired, I was at a convention in Pasadena, and [scenic illustrator,technical consultant Rick] Sternbach and [scenic art supervisor, technical consultant Michael] Okuda were on stage, and they were answering questions fromthe audience about the new ship. It was all verytechnical, and they were talking about the fact that in the premise this ship was going to have problems. It wasn’t going to have unlimited sources of energy. It wasn’t going to have all the doodads of the Enterprise. It was going to be rougher, fending for themselves more, having to trade to get supplies that they want. Thatdidn’t happen. It doesn’t happen at all, and it’s a lie to the audience. Ithink the audience intuitively knows when something is true and something is not true. VOYAGER is not true. If it were true, the ship would not lookspick-and-span every week, after all these battles it goes through. How manytimes has the bridge been destroyed? How many shuttlecrafts have vanished, andanother one just comes out of the oven? That kind of bullshitting the audience I think takes its toll. At some point the audience stops taking it seriously,because they know that this is not really the way this would happen. These people wouldn’t act like this."

And he was right, but of course pople have different levels of tolerance. for some VOY never passed them, for others it did.
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