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Old June 16 2013, 08:45 PM   #1
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Why is Janeway hated so much?

I've read SO much hate on Janeway and I really can't figure out why-Yes, I know she made a few bad decisions but I cannot fathom why anyone would call her a terrible starship captain. She doesn't command the same respect someone like Picard does, but she's still an excellent Captain in my opinion.

Could someone just give some of their reasons as to why Janeway is hated so much in the Trek community?
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Old June 16 2013, 08:47 PM   #2
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Re: Why is Janeway hated so much?

She left her dogs behind.
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Old June 16 2013, 08:55 PM   #3
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Re: Why is Janeway hated so much?

For me it is a perfect storm of poor writing and an actress I really disliked playing her. With an awful hairstyle and that condescending Hepburn voice...
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Old June 16 2013, 10:55 PM   #4
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Re: Why is Janeway hated so much?

Jealousy.
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Old June 16 2013, 10:56 PM   #5
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Re: Why is Janeway hated so much?

To be fair Janeway has plenty of fans and the hate isn't anywhere close to the level that Archer gets, as for the people who dislike her its mostly because she was written horribly. Personally I thought that after she got through some really bad cases of over-acting in the first season that Mulgrew was fantastic in the part and I can't imagine anyone else playing Janeway, unfortunately the terrible writing let the charecter down. I mean she f@#king murdered someone!
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Old June 16 2013, 11:11 PM   #6
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Re: Why is Janeway hated so much?

BruntFCA wrote: View Post
To be fair Janeway has plenty of fans and the hate isn't anywhere close to the level that Archer gets, as for the people who dislike her its mostly because she was written horribly. Personally I thought that after she got through some really bad cases of over-acting in the first season that Mulgrew was fantastic in the part and I can't imagine anyone else playing Janeway, unfortunately the terrible writing let the charecter down. I mean she f@#king murdered someone!
Not to mention screwing up the timeline and god knows how many people's lives at the end of the series.
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Old June 16 2013, 11:32 PM   #7
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Re: Why is Janeway hated so much?

No hate here - in fact, I think she's pretty damn awesome!
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Old June 16 2013, 11:39 PM   #8
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Re: Why is Janeway hated so much?

My feelings echo what's already been said here. Kate Mulgrew is a wonderful actress and played Janeway superbly. But the character itself was terribly written and didn't capture my imagination the way that her peers did.

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Old June 16 2013, 11:43 PM   #9
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Re: Why is Janeway hated so much?

teacake wrote: View Post
Jealousy.
Teacake and I need to agree to disagree...
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Old June 17 2013, 12:07 AM   #10
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Re: Why is Janeway hated so much?

As has been said, terrible writing and inconsistent characterization.
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Old June 17 2013, 12:09 AM   #11
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Re: Why is Janeway hated so much?

Well some people don't like Janeway, but actually she does have a lot of fans, as one can see on Facebook, and also Amazon, and other sites, so to each his/her own (PS I like her a lot and thought she was a fine captain).
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Old June 17 2013, 12:18 AM   #12
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Re: Why is Janeway hated so much?

Truly interesting people are often polarizing.
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Old June 17 2013, 12:36 AM   #13
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Re: Why is Janeway hated so much?

She is a self confident woman who gives orders instead of charming everyone to do as she wishes. Might frighten some people...
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Old June 17 2013, 12:45 AM   #14
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Re: Why is Janeway hated so much?

I love her.

People may have noticed this.
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Old June 17 2013, 12:50 AM   #15
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Me too !!! Absolutely adore her!
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