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Old February 23 2012, 06:10 AM   #1
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Was Lt. Carey screwed over in Voyager?

Was Lt. Carey screwed over in Voyager? He appeared now and again in season 1, but from season 2 to 6, he only appeared in episodes when someone traveled into the past, what was the regular Lt. Carey doing on Voyager in those seasons, why did he only show up in the past?

Then in season 7, he made one real appearance where he was killed off. That seems pretty anti climatic as an end to the character. Future Janeway showed up in Endgame said she traveled back in time to get Voyager home to spare the lives of the crew men who die on the long journey back to Earth, but what about Lt. Carey? Future Janeway didn't seem interested in traveling further back in time to save him and he died a few months before Voyager got home.
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Old February 23 2012, 06:15 AM   #2
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Re: Was Lt. Carey screwed over in Voyager?

It's called the night shift.

Carey got to be in charge completely when B'Elanna was asleep.

What do you think happened?

Two Lieutenants working side by side during the day shift, and then when they both go to sleep the Ensigns run amok?

Of course, that means that Lieutenant Carey had to report to "Captain Kim" whenever shit got real.

Madness.

If Carey was awake and on duty during the nightshift, what the hell is he doing hiding down in Engineering when he should be on the bridge?
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Old February 23 2012, 06:27 AM   #3
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Re: Was Lt. Carey screwed over in Voyager?

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It's called the night shift.

Carey got to be in charge completely when B'Elanna was asleep.

What do you think happened?

Two Lieutenants working side by side during the day shift, and then when they both go to sleep the Ensigns run amok?

Of course, that means that Lieutenant Carey had to report to "Captain Kim" whenever shit got real.

Madness.

If Carey was awake and on duty during the nightshift, what the hell is he doing hiding down in Engineering when he should be on the bridge?
I still think they could have done something with Lt. Carey in season 2 to 6, what's the point of introducing a supporting character, if all he does is only appear in the first season and then get killed off in the last season? His death would have been more dramatic if the character was better developed.
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Old February 23 2012, 07:08 AM   #4
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Re: Was Lt. Carey screwed over in Voyager?

Carey did get his own action figure though.
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Old February 23 2012, 10:13 AM   #5
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One might think that Janeway would automatically choose her second-best candidate for CEO as her night shift replacement, yes. But typically these second-bests are called on duty when there's an alert, serving side by side with the bests. All of these "Torres is overworked, makes mistakes and snaps at people" episodes would have been logical openings for Carey...

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Old February 23 2012, 10:46 AM   #6
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To take her dancing?

I mean, married women are sexier than even menopausal women, but she already broke his nose once.
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Old February 23 2012, 11:27 AM   #7
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Re: Was Lt. Carey screwed over in Voyager?

All the supporting characters were screwed over on Voyager. With more attentive showrunners who actually cared about making the crew actually seem like a family, they'd have gotten a lot more screentime.
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Old February 23 2012, 11:42 AM   #8
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Does anyone REALLY pine for Carey not getting story lines?
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Old February 23 2012, 11:53 AM   #9
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The characters were screwed by being shelved or the actors where screwed being left alone in some rundown tenement waiting for a call from their agent halving again their desperate ration of cornflakes per day.
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Old February 23 2012, 12:02 PM   #10
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Does anyone REALLY pine for Carey not getting story lines?
Hell yeah!

The guy is a player.

If they had put him in charge of the away missions, Joe would have contracted a hundred times the VD Harry did. He would have Kirked the pooh out of the plot each week.
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Old February 23 2012, 12:11 PM   #11
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He is very unattractive.

I would not want to see him romancing the alien babes. I would not want to see that at all.
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Old February 23 2012, 12:30 PM   #12
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When has "pretty" got anything to do with it?

Ugly guys rule the world.
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Old February 23 2012, 12:36 PM   #13
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Well the alien babes are welcome to him. I'll just get my VD from Janeway thankyouverymuch.
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Old February 23 2012, 12:43 PM   #14
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Besides attractivenesses has nothing to do with it.

It's about security.

The half naked "alien babe" is almost always running from something five steps behind her that will most certainly kill her, and then there's this hero in a Starfleet Uniform unloading the full reserve of a phaser compression rifle into this terminal threat, that's probably already eaten her friends and family, till it's dead.

Whosoever that person is holding that rifle, saving the day, is momentarily the most sexiest person in the universe.

That is after all why Kes warmed Neelix's bed for 2 years.
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Old February 23 2012, 12:50 PM   #15
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Does anyone REALLY pine for Carey not getting story lines?
I would have liked to have seen Samantha Wildman featured more, or some new interesting side-characters like the Equinox crew, the people from "Good Shepherd"...someone!
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