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Old November 27 2013, 09:12 AM   #1
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The last line.

"Set a course... For home."

They were a couple hundred thousand kilometres away from Earth, and she tells the helmoboy to plot a course for the fricking planet right in front of them?

There's manual control which is basically point in the direction you want to go while applying thrust, and then there's plotting a course, which is getting the computer to do math, vectors, geometry and shit, and then feed all that math into the helm.

Did she really get someone to "plot a course" for the last 15 seconds of their journey home?

I know bad shit kept happening to them and kathy wanted to outjinx and idiot proof the last step through the threshold but wow... That's just ridiculous.
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Old November 27 2013, 09:31 AM   #2
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Re: The last line.

It was better than "thrusters on full."
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Old November 27 2013, 09:58 AM   #3
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Re: The last line.

JANEWAY: We're alone in an uncharted part of the galaxy. We have already made some friends here, and some enemies. We have no idea of the dangers we're going to face, but one thing is clear. Both crews are going to have to work together if we're to survive. That's why Commander Chakotay and I have agreed that this should be one crew. A Starfleet crew. And as the only Starfleet vessel assigned to the Delta Quadrant, we'll continue to follow our directive to seek out new worlds and explore space. But our primary goal is clear. Even at maximum speeds, it would take seventy five years to reach the Federation, but I'm not willing to settle for that. There's another entity like the Caretaker out there somewhere who has the ability to get us there a lot faster. We'll be looking for her, and we'll be looking for wormholes, spatial rifts, or new technologies to help us. Somewhere along this journey, we'll find a way back. Mister Paris, set a course for home.

It's merely a literary device... a bookend.
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Old November 27 2013, 10:28 AM   #4
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Re: The last line.

Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinteresting.

Even though Harry plotted the original course, and Seven took three years off revising Harry's course when she signed up and...

So it wasn't just this episode.

She's never known what "plot a course" means.
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Old November 27 2013, 11:24 AM   #5
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Re: The last line.

teacake wrote: View Post
It was better than "thrusters on full."
"The long-lost Starship Voyager's return to Earth came tragically today, as her Captain ordered full thrusters just as they were making final orbital approach. The impact instantly killed everyone on board and created an extinction-level event, razing the Federation's capital world. Rescue shuttles are still searching for survivors..."
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Old November 27 2013, 11:34 AM   #6
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A truly bad time to quote Spock.
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Old November 27 2013, 02:29 PM   #7
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Set a course for the spacedock in Earth orbit.
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Old November 27 2013, 03:49 PM   #8
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"My friends...we've come home."
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Old November 27 2013, 06:09 PM   #9
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Better than the original choice:

"Hey, everybody!.... We're all gonna get laid!"
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Old November 27 2013, 06:43 PM   #10
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Re: The last line.

King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: View Post
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It was better than "thrusters on full."
"The long-lost Starship Voyager's return to Earth came tragically today, as her Captain ordered full thrusters just as they were making final orbital approach. The impact instantly killed everyone on board and created an extinction-level event, razing the Federation's capital world. Rescue shuttles are still searching for survivors..."
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Old November 27 2013, 08:09 PM   #11
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It makes the series come FULL CIRCLE. Get it?
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Old November 27 2013, 10:53 PM   #12
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And now they've bounced back..
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Old November 27 2013, 11:31 PM   #13
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That's neat.
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Old November 28 2013, 06:24 AM   #14
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Re: The last line.

It's just Captain Kathy micro-managing her crew again. She thinks if she doesn't personally order Tom Paris to set a course for the planet that's just a few kilometers in front of them, then he might accidentally over shoot and end up in orbit of Venus instead.

Which would be a hell of a homecoming.
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Old November 28 2013, 01:25 PM   #15
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Just substitute "plot a course" for "take us"
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