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Old August 24 2008, 03:08 AM   #1
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If You Were Maquis...

...would you have willingly gone along with Captain Janeway after "Caretaker"? Think about it from their point of view. As a Maquis you don't particularly care for the Federation. After all they may have given your home world away to the Cardassians. Then you're forced to become a provisional member of a Starfleet crew after Janeway destroys your only way home.

I don't think I would have gone so far as to sabotage the ship, or mutiny. That would be dumb since I still have to live on Voyager and the Maquis are outnumbered. However, I can't see myself just toeing the party line either.

I'd have probably been in Tuvok's remedial class for sure.
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Old August 24 2008, 03:15 PM   #2
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Re: If You Were Maquis...

i would have because my commanding officer is, but I would have doubts and I would be waiting for a Federation trap. Over time however I think i would lower my gaurd and learn to trust Janeway and her crew.
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Old August 24 2008, 03:29 PM   #3
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Re: If You Were Maquis...

Interesting question. It would depend a lot on what drove me to join the Maquis in the first place -- whether it was a matter of philosophy, politics, or a more personal reason such as violence toward my family/home.

That said, it would be stupid to spit in the eye of one's only way home, so I'd go along with Janeway to the extent that my chances at survival and returning home would be better with her and her crew than without.
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Old August 24 2008, 04:18 PM   #4
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Re: If You Were Maquis...

I would have gone along seeing as how there was no other alternative.

But it would have interesting is Chakotay's ship had survived, how would the Voyager had gotten along without the Maquis crew.
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Old August 25 2008, 02:35 AM   #5
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For me it would have depended on how much I trusted Chakotay's judgement of Janeway.
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Old August 25 2008, 10:08 AM   #6
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Re: If You Were Maquis...

Since I have some sympathy for the Maquis, I 've often thought about that.

I think that I would have followed Chakotay's example in this case. Mostly because there were no other options. Both Voyager and the Maquis on Chakotay's ship were stuck in the Delta Quadrant and just had to co-operate to get home.

I would have tried to do my best of the situation, however me being me would probably have made me end up in Tuvok's class as well.
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Old August 26 2008, 03:04 AM   #7
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It should have been difficult for the Maquis to deal with Tuvok. Wasn't he a spy for the Federation on Chakotay's ship?
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Old August 26 2008, 06:43 AM   #8
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What else would you do?
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Old August 26 2008, 11:44 PM   #9
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It should have been difficult for the Maquis to deal with Tuvok. Wasn't he a spy for the Federation on Chakotay's ship?
But like Chakotay said to Paris: "At least HE was following orders..."
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Old August 27 2008, 01:19 AM   #10
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I think that I would have followed Chakotay's example in this case.
He was a good leader, and his people were loyal to him; but I admit, I am somewhat surprised they made good crew. The ordeal with Seska also may have been sobering for some of them.
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Old August 27 2008, 06:22 PM   #11
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Re: If You Were Maquis...

Jeri wrote: View Post
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I think that I would have followed Chakotay's example in this case.
He was a good leader, and his people were loyal to him; but I admit, I am somewhat surprised they made good crew. The ordeal with Seska also may have been sobering for some of them.
That's what I was thinking, too. It probably also helped smooth things over with Tuvok being a Starfleet spy in their midst.

I love Chakotay's line about it: "You were working for her; she was working for them. Was anyone on that ship working for me?"
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Old August 31 2008, 06:53 AM   #12
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I think that I would have followed Chakotay's example in this case.
He was a good leader, and his people were loyal to him; but I admit, I am somewhat surprised they made good crew. The ordeal with Seska also may have been sobering for some of them.
I agree. I think that Chakotay's influence in this matter helped a lot to intergrate the Maquis into the Starfleet system on the ship.

I also think that Chakotay was smart enough to pick the right people for his Maquis crew when they were still fighting the Cardassians, with a few exceptions: Seska, Suder, Jonas (and Paul Fairman who is a character in the book "Incident At Arbuk").
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Old August 31 2008, 02:00 PM   #13
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I love Chakotay's line about it: "You were working for her; she was working for them. Was anyone on that ship working for me?"
That is a great line.

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...a character in the book "Incident At Arbuk").
Don't think I read that one; was it good?
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Old August 31 2008, 04:55 PM   #14
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Jeri wrote: View Post
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I love Chakotay's line about it: "You were working for her; she was working for them. Was anyone on that ship working for me?"
That is a great line.

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...a character in the book "Incident At Arbuk").
Don't think I read that one; was it good?
The Voyager books are very good. A good thing about them is that a book allows for much more in depth development of the story
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Old September 1 2008, 12:31 AM   #15
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^ ^ I have read some of them; but not that one.
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