Guy Gardener wrote:
It's fraudulent to believe that their continuing adventures on Voyager are still taking place on Voyager less than a hundred meters in one direction through some hull plating of wheresoever the camera is pointing.
No, it's not. Unless a character is explicitly killed off or otherwise shown to have 'moved on', they remain part of a show even if they're never seen again.
With a crew compliment of between 140-150 crewmembers, we are not going to see every single person who is serving on the ship every single week, but that doesn't mean they suddenly cease to be serving on the ship.