Re: The Continuity and Serialization of Voyager
Serialization and continuity in shows like Bones, Fringe, etc. doesn't operate in the same fashion as it does on shows like DS9, B5, or BSG where there's direct week-to-week/episode-to-episode carry-over. Most 'Serialized Procedural'-type shows operate on the concept of setting up ongoing/recurrent storylines and character arcs that may not directly carry over from episode to episode but are revisited over the course of a season or multiple seasons, which is a pattern that Voyager very much utilizes.
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