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Old September 21 2013, 04:10 PM   #16
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Re: How come

Voyager was making extended stops practically every week. Nonetheless, if they were consistently traveling in a single direction at a decent pace, the Kazon would have to have been pursuing them doggedly to keep running into them like that.
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Old September 21 2013, 04:35 PM   #17
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Now I'm thinking it might have been mildly amusing if the Kazon had managed to follow them all the way into Borg space only to get swatted down by a cube Mars Defense Perimeter-style.
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Old September 21 2013, 10:57 PM   #18
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Voyager travelling all that distance and yet turning around and meeting the Kazon doesn't seem to make sense.

I think Voyager had been travelling a year and a half from Kazon Space before they decided to 'turn back' to rescue Chakotey's 'baby'.

But one problem is that in that area, Tom Paris talked to some Talaxians and convinced them to help.

That means the Talaxians were in this area, one and half years away from where Voyager first met Neelix.

Another odd one is Seska's decision--she wants to survive in the delta quadrant and get home to as soon as possible.

Why would she choose to stay with the Kazon, who dont have replicator or transporter technology? They wanted Voyager more than Voyager needed them.
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Old September 22 2013, 02:31 AM   #19
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Voyager's cruising speed was around warp 8, that's why the 1000ly/year convention.

With the Talaxians they had been traveling for a very long time but don't know how they got around Borg space. Maybe they happened across a wormhole.

Another kind of odd thing is the way the Hirogen appear in both season 4 and season 7 with massive jumps in between. That makes far less sense than the Talaxians appearing. Or if the Hirogen can really travel that fast Voyager should have perhaps asked for the technology.
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Old September 23 2013, 11:00 AM   #20
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as you say the hirogen and talaxians just turn up, this after voyager had to go through borg space

not only that, they just appear and no valid excuses or reasons given, totally ridiculous
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Old September 25 2013, 12:32 PM   #21
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Those ST09 Rommies were miners. They might have had health problems
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Old October 1 2013, 04:52 AM   #22
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BAD Writing .

IMO voyager was plagued with bad Writing, they had great ideas, but often by the end of the episode it was the easy way out.

Like when Janeway decided to go trough Borg space, I'm sorry but no one sane would do that, but she read the script and knew Kes would help them out. ......... because if Kes didn't have her 'evolution' they'd all be assimilated and dead.
... well that's my personal ending to voyager.
It's like when Tom Paris 'becomes' a rebel out of no where, and it's supposed to be believable, and he's just faking it for a secret mission. They should have done that episode way earlier like when the Maquis where still having difficulty adapting. I don't think anyone would have bought it in reality, not even the audience.
All this to say, and emphasize. Bad Writing.
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Old October 1 2013, 07:09 AM   #23
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VOY was plagued with good ideas and poor execution.

For a ship alone in the unknown, they don't seem to have problems with supplies or morale, and even after getting into phaser fights almost ever week they have surprising little battle damage to patch up. Their crossing the DQ should have been much more of a struggle.

Another thing they could've done differently, which would've made more sense and brought a lot more tension to the ship/crew would have been the Seska storyline. I never got why since she was revealed as a Cardassian she had to leave the ship (why? What could she possibly gain from staying behind with the Kazon?), it would have been much better for her to stay onboard, as a source of tension for the rest of the crew. Meanwhile, before the episode where she was uncovered Jonas should've been introduced, and been working in the shadows with the Kazon, and then frame Seska for it. They could have done so much more with Seska remaining on Voyager it would have been great fun to have watched--even if they did decide to kill her off later.
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Old October 1 2013, 12:55 PM   #24
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The gravity alone doesn't cut it. Wouldn't they look very differently if their heavy gravity genes started growing on lighter gravity worlds? If Vulcans looked normal for their species and Romulus had Earth-like gravity, wouldn't Romulans all be like 18 feet tall and look like they were suffering severe muscle atrophy?
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Old October 1 2013, 07:08 PM   #25
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With the Talaxians they had been traveling for a very long time but don't know how they got around Borg space.
The Talaxians weren't suitable for assimilation, so the Borg just let them cruise on through.

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