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Old March 9 2011, 02:22 AM   #1
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Watching VOY straight through

Hi, everyone. I'm just starting to watch ST: Voyager. I've seen all the other series (excluding TAS. It just doesn't seem... worthwhile). VOY is all I've got left. I hope to be able to add my thoughts to this community about this show. Right now, I'm thinking, though, that DS9 was really the best series of Trek. I just loved all the characters. But that's for the DS9 forum... and probably only because that's the last series I've seen straight through.

So I've seen the first few episodes. I have a few comments and questions:
1. Do the Vidians show up again? (The Phage). Not too many spoilers, please, but will they bother Janeway and Co again?
2. Is Janeway's animal guide really a lizard? Is that important to any plotlines? In the second or third episode, Chakotay was showing Janeway how to meet her animal guide.
3. Do the warp nacelles bend up for a reason? I noticed during one of the warp scenes they bent up before lighting up.
4. I think the Doctor is a fantastic character. He is crusty, but he's not mean. He is commanding, but then he is the senior doctor, and it is his sickbay. He's got lives to sustain.
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Old March 9 2011, 02:32 AM   #2
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Re: Watching VOY straight through

Rom's Sehlat wrote: View Post
Hi, everyone. I'm just starting to watch ST: Voyager. I've seen all the other series (excluding TAS. It just doesn't seem... worthwhile). VOY is all I've got left. I hope to be able to add my thoughts to this community about this show. Right now, I'm thinking, though, that DS9 was really the best series of Trek. I just loved all the characters. But that's for the DS9 forum... and probably only because that's the last series I've seen straight through.

So I've seen the first few episodes. I have a few comments and questions:
1. Do the Vidians show up again? (The Phage). Not too many spoilers, please, but will they bother Janeway and Co again?
2. Is Janeway's animal guide really a lizard? Is that important to any plotlines? In the second or third episode, Chakotay was showing Janeway how to meet her animal guide.
3. Do the warp nacelles bend up for a reason? I noticed during one of the warp scenes they bent up before lighting up.
4. I think the Doctor is a fantastic character. He is crusty, but he's not mean. He is commanding, but then he is the senior doctor, and it is his sickbay. He's got lives to sustain.
DS9 is very wonderful, and a totally different experience from the other Treks. Also, TAS really is worth at least watching once. I think it's kitschy and charming, and there are a couple really great episodes, IMO. (Also some good books based on the episodes, too.)

1) That's giving too much away. But if you find them interesting, I don't think you'll be disappointed.

2) Yes. And... um, no, not directly... but, uh, you might want to keep that Janeway = lizard connection in the back of your mind.

3) It's pretty much because it looks cool, but I believe the in-universe reason is that it distorts subspace less or something.

4) The Doc is definitely a good character to keep an eye on throughout the show.

Good luck!
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Old March 9 2011, 02:41 AM   #3
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Voyager is pretty solid. There are some forgettable episodes and really good ones. DS9 is good but I still prefer TNG. I grew up as episodes came out and they did some trekking which DS9 didn't do much of. And as a Marine Corps vet, I don't care all that much about a war story.

One thing I enjoyed about VOY was the Tuvok/Neelix relationship. It is somewhat hard to talk about it without giving away too much.
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Old March 9 2011, 04:32 PM   #4
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I've been wanting to do this for a long time. I only own the 3rd season, but come April I will finally be able to watch VOY from start to finish(thanks Netflix!)
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Old March 9 2011, 04:33 PM   #5
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Re: Watching VOY straight through

Thank you for the responses!

Thank you, DoBa, for serving our country in military service. I know the title is "Star Trek," but I like the stationary (erm, no pun intended) aspect of DS9. We got to see non-Starfleet folks like Odo and Quark.

And in reply to froot, I actually thought the Vidians were extremely scary. I was hoping they wouldn't show up again. I hope Janeway gets to kick Vidian butt. I hope they all die of that phage and stop bothering people.
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Old March 9 2011, 06:17 PM   #6
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Re: Watching VOY straight through

Rom's Sehlat wrote: View Post
Hi, everyone. I'm just starting to watch ST: Voyager. I've seen all the other series (excluding TAS. It just doesn't seem... worthwhile). VOY is all I've got left.

I think you won't be disappointed. I love voyager, and my liking for the series only hit me big time during the second watching. I'm currently at 6x24.
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Old March 10 2011, 05:13 AM   #7
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I'm doing the same thing Rom's Sehlat. DS9 I like the best too (my name is DS9 afterall), however Voyager is a GREAT series. You will impressed. Some of the best Trek episodes I've seen have came from Voyager. Enjoy!
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Old March 10 2011, 09:45 AM   #8
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All this VOY love is warming my heart!

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And OP the Doctor becomes one of Trek's best characters IMHO, all thanks to some very witty writing and fabulous acting. You will see lots more of him.

Oh and let me add OP that you should at some point watch TAS because there is an episode with a sehlat in it.
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Old March 10 2011, 09:46 AM   #9
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I'm in the middle of watching it for pretty much the first time, and I'm really impressed. There's usually something to like, even in the average episodes.
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Old March 16 2011, 06:04 AM   #10
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I'm halfway through S2... and you know... I'm having to revise my opinions a little! It's actually pretty good so far.
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