Re: The Continuity and Serialization of Voyager
I really enjoy Trek.FM's To the Journey podcast, but something that does somewhat bother me about the show is that the hosts have fallen into this mindset - one that I've also seen echoed by other Voyager fans - that emphasizes actual physical rank over 'role'. Harry not physically advancing in rank is unfortunate and is a major missed opportunity (particularly since other characters did in fact advance in rank over the course of the series), but if you actually look at the 'role' that Harry took on as the series progressed, the character was actually handled and dealt with much better than is the common perception.
I disagree, VOY even devoted an entire episode of season 7 to showing us that Kim hadn't changed at all over the course of the series.
"Well, I come from a long, long line of smartasses. Smartass is allergic to dumbass. Itís actually a physical allergy, as in youíre repulsed by dumbasses."