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Old March 3 2013, 10:58 PM   #31
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Re: Why is Neelix allowed on the bridge?

What smells worse?

Wet shag or neediness?
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Old March 7 2013, 08:02 AM   #32
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Because he was their guide.
Seven took over that role. She's the Sacagawea of the Delta Quadrant, using Borg knowledge to relay the same kind of information Neelix could give. In essence, only for half a season they were without a native guide.

That left Neelix to his other role- ship's cook. Cooking for 140ish people around the clock keeps him busy.
...but folks in the Delta Q. aren't going to do trade negotiations with a Borg nor with strangers in uniforms. They will do it with a native to the DQ like a Talaxian. Seven could provide info on each species but It was Neelix who'd they'd sent out to negotiate trade. It was the exact reason Janeway called him Ambassador and put him in charge of ships inventory. Who would suspect Voyager was hostile if they send a kind but a dimwit like Neelix to represent them? People would do trade with him cause he's a nonthreatening native. Trade thru reverse psychology.

Yes, being a cook for nearly 150 or so would keep him VERY busy. It's another reason why supply runs and inventory would be part of his job as well.
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Old March 8 2013, 12:37 AM   #33
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Re: Why is Neelix allowed on the bridge?

Why was Neelix allowed on the bridge?

Because Neelix is freakin' awesome.
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Old March 8 2013, 08:29 AM   #34
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Say what?

Most whiskers on VOY, he does win that accolade.
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Old March 8 2013, 09:09 AM   #35
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Janeway's cat. Nuff Said.

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Old March 8 2013, 09:39 AM   #36
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Oh I really want to say something bad here.

:: sits on hands ::
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Old March 8 2013, 09:51 AM   #37
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Meow Mix! Just sayin'
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Old March 9 2013, 02:27 AM   #38
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...but folks in the Delta Q. aren't going to do trade negotiations with a Borg nor with strangers in uniforms. They will do it with a native to the DQ like a Talaxian. Seven could provide info on each species but It was Neelix who'd they'd sent out to negotiate trade. It was the exact reason Janeway called him Ambassador and put him in charge of ships inventory. Who would suspect Voyager was hostile if they send a kind but a dimwit like Neelix to represent them? People would do trade with him cause he's a nonthreatening native. Trade thru reverse psychology.

Yes, being a cook for nearly 150 or so would keep him VERY busy. It's another reason why supply runs and inventory would be part of his job as well.
From Season 4 on, how do aliens know Talaxians are Delta Quadrant natives beyond taking their word for it? And what do they care about a race that is from 10,000-30,000ly away "but in their quadrant" vs. a race that is 30,000-65,000ly away "but from another quadrant"? His use there is just as someone experienced as a trader, salvager. Where he's from is no difference to them since he's no longer a local this side of the Nekrit Expanse.

I do agree, Neelix was kept busy as the ship's cook and quartermaster. It doesn't get recognised as such. He often mentions coming back with a bunch of food and other provisions for the crew.
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Old March 11 2013, 11:48 PM   #39
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I often wonder why the races in the Delta Quadrant seemed so pedestrian compared to those encountered in the Alpha Quadrant.

Come to think of it, that makes sense when it comes to the Borg... for 900 years, they'd been feasting on all these lame civilizations that hadn't even invented the replicator yet. That makes them a technological power, yet tactically weak. It was easy for them to take over new races because those races could barely offer up any resistance. It was futile.

Suddenly, they become aware of the Federation and their human ingenuity, and are like "finally, someone in this damn galaxy worth their salt!"
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Old March 17 2013, 05:30 PM   #40
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From someone on Jammer's review of "Investigations": "Morale Officer seems more and more like a job you give to mentally retarded people just so they can feel good about themselves."
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Old March 17 2013, 05:42 PM   #41
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Re: Why is Neelix allowed on the bridge?

After Naomi matured away from the responsibilities, Neelix also became the Captain's Assistant.
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Old March 17 2013, 11:00 PM   #42
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AKA, the latte boy.

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Old March 17 2013, 11:42 PM   #43
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Coffee-Bitch.

It's a real word.
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Old March 17 2013, 11:45 PM   #44
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I would so apply to be Janeway's Coffee Bitch.. I'd even poop out the beans myself.
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Old March 18 2013, 01:09 AM   #45
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With your aptitude and clear zeal for the subject, you shouldn't settle for anything less than towel-girl.
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