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Old May 7 2011, 06:07 PM   #1
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When Voyager Ended

I'm watching "Endgame", bringing to an end my epic months-long Voyager rewatch (which has been very enjoyable, btw). It got me thinking - how did you all react to the end of Voyager originally? This isn't about the quality of "Endgame" (I actually like it...C/7 ick aside) but the prospect of no more Voyager episodes. Ever. How was it for you?

All I really remember is being suprised by the Enterprise teaser at the very end (dunno if you got it in the US and elsewhere, but we got "Before Janeway... Before Sisko... Before Picard... Before Kirk... There was Enterprise" shoehorned in before the credits). I had a lot going on in 2000... Trek wasn't my priority, I'm afraid.

Oh, and my prediction came true. After "Caretaker", 11-year-old me said to my Mother, "They'll get home in the last episode". They did.
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Old May 7 2011, 06:16 PM   #2
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Largely indifferent. To me VOY never really lived up to the potential of it's premise.
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Old May 7 2011, 06:54 PM   #3
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Re: When Voyager Ended

It was like coming to the end of a really good novel. Sad it was the last page, glad that it "had" an end.

Psychologically, I had "processed my feelings" the previous week at my "home" discussion board with a season by season review. I think my fellow posters called it my version of the 5 stages of grief.

Was I despondent?

No.

Probably because the show ended on Wednesday, and on Thursday a friend and I flew to Cleveland Ohio to visit family and attend the weekend "Women of Star Trek Voyager" convention. WHO can be depressed when they are anticipating being in the same room as Kate and Roxann????


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Was I totally satisified with "Endgame"?

C/7 aside, I could have used another couple of scenes, but in truth I doubt another 12 would have been "enough". Look at the end of BSG. They devoted another hour to wrap up, and it STILL wasn't enough... because the possibilites of "what happens next" are always endless.

I just thank TPTB that I got 7 years of (IMO) very enjoyable TV and a few characters who will forever be in my memory.

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Old May 7 2011, 08:50 PM   #4
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Re: When Voyager Ended

I watched it with my parents (watching any new Star Trek episode was always a family affair.) I remember I was so excited by the previews (although the "Endgame" script was actually leaked and I peeked at it a bit and kinda had an idea of the plot) that I was drawing Borg cubes on the margins of all my notebooks during classes.

When the ep ended, my mother and I both shouted "That's it?!" LOL. I know, I know, this isn't a commentary on "Endgame," but that was our first reaction. I also got kinda sad - I'd been watching VOY with my family since I was but a small 9-year-old. I sort of grew up with the show. To this day, it's really the only show I've sincerely followed during its first run on TV. I watched TNG and DS9, too, but never with the same emotional investment.

Then I chatted with some folks about it on the interwebs. We played the theme song and got a bit misty. Lot of fun memories of playing Star Trek out in the backyard and building Lego ships and stuff. I'll like the damn thing even when I'm old and gray, I think.

EDIT: Monday and Wednesday evenings will always hold a special little spot in my heart.

EDIT AGAIN!:

All I really remember is being suprised by the Enterprise teaser at the very end (dunno if you got it in the US and elsewhere, but we got "Before Janeway... Before Sisko... Before Picard... Before Kirk... There was Enterprise" shoehorned in before the credits). I had a lot going on in 2000... Trek wasn't my priority, I'm afraid.
Yeah. I remember an ENT preview, too. I think I was too sad to get excited for a new Trek at that very moment.

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Old May 7 2011, 11:26 PM   #5
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I was disappointed both that the series was over and that it had such an awful finale. Between the icky C/7, the overuse of time travel and the borg plus the questionable morality of Janeway going back in time as well as the disappointment the crew didn't get home by their own devices it was quite a let down, imo.
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Old May 7 2011, 11:56 PM   #6
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Glad that it was done.
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Old May 8 2011, 02:56 AM   #7
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After all these years, I still marvel at why people would watch a show they didn't like.

I don't watch things if I don't like them.
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Old May 8 2011, 06:54 AM   #8
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Because I was a kid and my dad liked it. I kept hoping, hoping that it would get better.
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Old May 8 2011, 07:12 AM   #9
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I enjoyed the finale and was quite satisfied with it. Sure it could have been better but in the history of tv show finales it was streets ahead of many. It was a big event in my house as we all gathered to watch it--on video. Never saw it on tv, but watched it shortly after it came out on video so couldn't have been too far behind. We had watched the whole series and didn't have any waiting period, I remember Endgame was still on the overnight shelf.

I returned Endgame to the store and borrowed the first ep of DS9's second season the next day (we already had the first season on video).
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Old May 8 2011, 07:24 AM   #10
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I was like "is that it?" for the last scene, that we didn't get to see the crew back on Earth (just one view of the Sr. staff looking at the Golden Gate Bridge, that's all I needed). For all we knew, Voyager blew up or something on the final little journey back (well, guess it didn't because they made it back in Trek lit, tho it took over two years to finally find that out). Now I can barely look at Endgame (mostly due to C/7), and didn't re-watch Voyager again until a couple years ago, and found that I mostly enjoyed it, which was pretty nice; I think it's held up pretty well. PS JWyRulz, lol, I went to that Cleveland convention, too, the only time I've ever seen La Mulgrew, it was a nice time, tho had to chuckle when Roxann said to those who wanted more at the end of finale, "Well, use your imagination." (in a nice way, she was quite pleasant) Since then have heard from other fans who also went to that con, interesting!
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Old May 9 2011, 12:34 PM   #11
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I was a little disappointed and also relieved. Disappointed because I figured getting there should be an awfully full grand slam and relieved because they were finally safely back to some good soil- planet earth. Endgame plot seems to be full of holes but I'm glad Janeway finds a new lease on life vacationing before she enters the admiralcy, Seven has a chance to see Earth up-close without getting her head chopped open trying to remove its nano-probe machine, and B'Ellana has a baby with Tom- a baby that half a galaxy will try to acquire.
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Old May 9 2011, 11:07 PM   #12
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Re: When Voyager Ended

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PS JWyRulz, lol, I went to that Cleveland convention, too, the only time I've ever seen La Mulgrew, it was a nice time, tho had to chuckle when Roxann said to those who wanted more at the end of finale, "Well, use your imagination." (in a nice way, she was quite pleasant) Since then have heard from other fans who also went to that con, interesting!

My friends and I all dressed in "House of Janeway" Tshirts that day, so we felt part of the "festivities" without being too "geeky".

I met a fellow poster from my home board at that con because of the Tshirts, and even ended up on the Cleveland news that night because of them. Hey, it could have been worse, I could have ended up on the TV because my Seven of Nine costume split open at the seams when I bent over.

(THAT'S A JOKE!!!!! I do NOT have a 7 of 9 costume! )
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Old May 11 2011, 05:24 PM   #13
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The mind boogles. ^
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Old May 11 2011, 06:25 PM   #14
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Re: When Voyager Ended

I missed it actually, but I kind of figured it might end the way it did. Start the show with random contrivance, makes sense to end it the same way.
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Old May 11 2011, 08:52 PM   #15
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I dimly remember being glad it was over already, so the upcoming new series could start with a clean slate, and, with luck, not be as ho-hum.
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