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Old October 9 2013, 05:31 AM   #207
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Re: The Continuity and Serialization of Voyager

This conversation has gotten really disturbing.

I've just finished Persistence of Vision, and have to say that I wish the show had revisited Janeway's Gothic noir holonovel one last time to finish it up instead of it just being abandoned, but the events of the episode at least provided a perfect excuse for abandoning it from an in-story perspective.

I wish we'd actually seen Harry's hallucination of Libby instead of him just talking about it, but that's neither here nor there.

B'Elanna's hallucinated tryst with Chakotay added an interesting layer to her character even if it wasn't ever expanded on any further, and I liked her conversation with Janeway at the end of the episode as well.

One other thing I noticed and is that, although the Admiral Paris role was recast for Pathfinder and subsequent episodes, the new actor, Richard Herd, is almost a dead-ringer for the original actor, Warren Munson, who appears in this episode.

It was also nice to see Kes' telepathic abilities get some 'play' again, although if you'd seen this episode without having seen at least Time and Again, you'd be lacking the proper context for said abilities, making this episode another instance of actual story content belying the concept of episodes being able to be aired out-of-order.

Switching gears back to Partuition for a second, I wish that episode had included an explanation for why Janeway had her hair in an entirely different style than in the episodes that preceded and follow it, but do think it creates a nice little bit of what was more than likely 'unintentional continuity' since it gives you a 'preview' of sorts for her later-series hairstyle.

One last bit of continuity-related commentary on PoV: even without it being 'telegraphed' in any way, the teaser reveal of B'Elanna and Harry trying to work with the ship's holo-matrix to let him appear in key areas other than Sickbay is a nice bit of continuity hearkening back to Projections.
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