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Old January 5 2008, 03:35 AM   #61
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Re: What would have improved Voyager?

Every episode where they didn't say "I'm still freaked out about when "X" happened last week" or they're suddenly running into the new boarder of a vast empire which spans a thousand light years, just like the last empire they bumped into the week before which spans a thousand light years vastly...

When the doctor fell in love with kes, when the Doctor fell in love with Seven, When Tom fell in love with Kes, when icheb fell in love with Seven, when icheb fell in love B'Lanna, when any one of them fell in love with an alien of the week and was fine the next episode or how Neelix didn't mention Kes again once until she showed up to kill them in Fury.

There was no continuing refurbishment or wounds or grips or grudges.

the reset button was infinitively prevalent! With the exception of the mobile emitter or how Kes exchanged for Seven, and the Delta Flyer... And maybe the marriage of Tom and B'Elanna... A relationship which the writers did forget about for years at a stretch that it was bloody surprising when it was brought up again that some one on Voyager was doing it... that you could shuffle any season up and play those episiodes even backwards and it would still make as much sense in reverse as they would in the direction correctly intended because no previous episode has a noticeable impact on the next.

O. No fracking children! 150 people who know how to use birth control? Now that's just the most science fictional thing I have ever heard! the reset button probably terminated a thousand or so illegitimate unwanted fetuses amid the seven season run.
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Old January 5 2008, 03:55 AM   #62
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Old January 5 2008, 04:33 AM   #63
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Re: What would have improved Voyager?

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No it wasn't all the time but very often and I'm just in season 4 so far.

One recurring thing is that the ship gets beaten up a lot then in the next episode it's all shiny again.


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Old January 5 2008, 05:17 AM   #64
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Re: What would have improved Voyager?

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O. No fracking children! 150 people who know how to use birth control? Now that's just the most science fictional thing I have ever heard! the reset button probably terminated a thousand or so illegitimate unwanted fetuses amid the seven season run.

Pets! We were always told that Janeway liked dogs. Why didn't they take a lab and put blue or green food coloring on it and have her adopt a blue/green dog?
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Old January 5 2008, 05:40 AM   #65
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Re: What would have improved Voyager?

Would say the reset button happened with the crew manifest. The ship was reported to have less than 100 members and I would have to say Voyager lost 120 to 150 crewmen during the seven years. With all the extras that were on the show, would have to say there were over 300 crewmen. With the main characters talking about the extras I would say there were over 100 names just used as filler.
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Old January 5 2008, 07:04 AM   #66
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There are websites which kept track of this meticulously. These figures are close to the facts and from memory. I spent hours once tabulating everything precisely. I'm no longer that anal.

In total there were only 90ish crewmen accounted for by name.

The original crew manifest was 150. Don't know how many were on the Val Jean under Chakotay's command, but it was said at one point that approximately one quarter of both crews died in the trip into the delta quadrant, and after they united they were back up to 150 warm bodies.

In the 37's at the end, Chuckles and Janeway were talking about how many people they need to work the ship, she said that if less than a hundred people decided to stay on Voyager then they were all stuck n the 37's planet, but that they had nearly a hundred and 50. No one left. Which she took as a victory. I see it as a dramatic failure since from a world of humans with a population of a hundred thousand I think, that none of them wanted to explore the galaxy or go home. It's quite pathetic Janeway didn't take on crew purposefully or by accident.

is that where you got the "100" crewmen from?

After Caretaker add Neelix and kes, Naomi, the Equinox 5, Seven and Icheb... Supposedly another 20ish died in Admiral Janeways redundant timeline but the less spoken of that the better.

From memory I think 27 people left or died on camera. I'm not sure if that's counting Harry and Naomi who were replaced instantly by quantum duplicates? Though I think it's counting Quinn.
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Old January 5 2008, 07:25 AM   #67
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Janeway and Seven...lesbian lovers. 'nuff said.
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Old January 5 2008, 10:38 AM   #68
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Pets! We were always told that Janeway liked dogs. Why didn't they take a lab and put blue or green food coloring on it and have her adopt a blue/green dog?
I don't know how else you would classify her relationship with Neelix?
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Old January 5 2008, 03:02 PM   #69
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Re: What would have improved Voyager?

1) Get rid of Paris or at least change him into somebody interesting
2) Make Torres hate her human part
3) Leave the doctor grumpy and make him less of a comic relief
4) Make the ship bigger (maybe 500 people), keep the Maquis ship in the shuttlebay like the Maru in Andromeda.
More people means there can be factions on the ship instead of one happy family; also, many people can die.
5) Have a group of Cardies on board and make the Maquis less likeable
6) Make Neelix cooler
7) Have a whole season where they need to stay in one area (maybe waiting for a wormhole to open)
8 ) Make supply problems an issue
9) Get Rid of Naomi Wildman
10) Less technobabble
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Old January 5 2008, 04:29 PM   #70
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If I could change Voyager:[*]Have more women on the show as leading characters therefore adding more characters.[*]Have the ship be all Starfleet members, no Kes, no Neelix.[*]Have a seven year mission and return home not being lost and finding a way home.[*]Have a complex relationship with a long voyage with the crew and not have oh hi and you are.[*]Limited combat as seeing a reset button of the ship all fixed up is annoying.[*]Have 7 of 9 as a B or C cup.
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Re: What would have improved Voyager?

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Pets! We were always told that Janeway liked dogs. Why didn't they take a lab and put blue or green food coloring on it and have her adopt a blue/green dog?
I don't know how else you would classify her relationship with Neelix?
Where was my head?

I stand corrected.

Phillips did a great job with a @#*! role.
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Old January 5 2008, 08:36 PM   #72
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What would have improved Voyager?
Anything



Sorry couldn't resist that. I used to really like VOY when it was on, watched every single episode, but still it never lived up to what I wanted the show to be.

I'm trying to find a link to that massive Ron Moore interview from years ago about why he left Voyager, but can't it, anyone help?
Basically I agree with everything he said in that, probably why I love BSG so much. Maybe Voyager shouldn't have been exactly like BSG, but a lot of the tones should have been there.
And as a poster above said, I wanted "Year of Hell" to actually happen, fair enough nto the entire show, but at least a season should been done with it ('Year' duh, ) in a similar way to ENT Season 3 and the ongoing Xindi arc. Not a frakkin 2-parter which never even happened
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Old January 5 2008, 09:49 PM   #73
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Malcom said:

Pets! We were always told that Janeway liked dogs. Why didn't they take a lab and put blue or green food coloring on it and have her adopt a blue/green dog?
I don't know how else you would classify her relationship with Neelix?
Where was my head?

I stand corrected.

Phillips did a great job with a @#*! role.
O, I agree, Ethan milked the crap out of that character.
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Old January 5 2008, 11:11 PM   #74
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I'm trying to find a link to that massive Ron Moore interview from years ago about why he left Voyager, but can't it, anyone help?
http://lcarscom.net/rdm1000118.htm
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Old January 6 2008, 12:03 AM   #75
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http://lcarscom.net/rdm1000118.htm
Ah, thanks so much. I actually had it saved on my computer, but I haven't looked at it for a while. Yep, it really sums what a waste of time VOY was at the end of the day

"It was all very technical, and they were talking about the fact that in the premise this ship was going to have problems. It wasnít going to have unlimited sources of energy. It wasnít going to have all the doodads of the Enterprise. It was going to be rougher, fending for themselves more, having to trade to get supplies that they want. That didnít happen. It doesnít happen at all, and itís a lie to the audience. I think the audience intuitively knows when something is true and something is not true. VOYAGER is not true. If it were true, the ship would not look spick-and-span every week, after all these battles it goes through. How many times has the bridge been destroyed? How many shuttlecrafts have vanished, and another one just comes out of the oven? That kind of bullshitting the audience I think takes its toll. At some point the audience stops taking it seriously, because they know that this is not really the way this would happen. These people wouldnít act like this."

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"The continuity of the show is completely haphazard. Itís haphazard by design. Itís not like they are trying desperately to maintain continuity of the show. They donít care, and theyíll tell you flat out that they donít care."


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