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Old May 20 2009, 04:45 AM   #1
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Why did they have neelix leave?

i'm sure its been discuss before
i'm in process of watching voyager all the way through (all trek actually, starting with tos/movies/tng/ds9/voy, currnetly in season 3 ds9 season 1 voy) as i recall neelix leaves in the last episode
i found this stupid
first of all if they ever made a movie (which didnt happen) he is out of it
second of all, its not like it cost them more $ to keep him on board, i hated splitting up the crew
i really wish they kept kes as a secondary character when seven came but oh well

i just didnt like the neelix thing the most, i know he was a delta quadrant species but he still should've stayed with the crew IMO
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Old May 20 2009, 05:09 AM   #2
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Re: Why did they have neelix leave?

I agree. Neelix should have stayed.
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Old May 20 2009, 06:30 AM   #3
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Re: Why did they have neelix leave?

As I understood it, Neelix's home wasn't Earth; it wouldn't really be a homecoming for him if he had stayed on Voyager. Of course, I never really understood why he decided to come on board in the first place.
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Old May 20 2009, 06:51 AM   #4
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Re: Why did they have neelix leave?

they lived in a rock and were constantly attacked by pirates., They bent over and accepted basically slavery and when the first guy with stones shows up to save them, Neelix, Neelix's stones were large enough to make these little girls gulp in awe, they made him their leader and next possibly their messiah and god as it's not just the chippie we saw who was offering herself up on a plate like sunshine gangster that... Fickle little buggers are going to attatch themselves to the next star that turns up.

The Talaxians, all 30 of them, should have come to earth.
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Old May 20 2009, 06:52 AM   #5
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Re: Why did they have neelix leave?

He met a nice Talaxian woman and was made Federation ambassador to the Delta Quadrant.

What the hell was he going to do on Earth? Janeway was made an admiral so it is not like they would be cruising around on Voyager with the same group of people.


This was the best outcome for Neelix.

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Old May 20 2009, 07:24 AM   #6
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Re: Why did they have neelix leave?

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He met a nice Talaxian woman and was made Federation ambassador to the Delta Quadrant.

What the hell was he going to do on Earth? Janeway was made an admiral so it not like they would be cruising around on Voyager with the same group of people.


This was the best outcome for Neelix.

I agree. I think that Neelix had remained aboard Voyager because he had no other place to call home. The Talaxians were spread across the quadrant. The only person he was close to was Kes. But after she left, Voyager was the only place he had left. Until they ran into that Talaxian mining colony . . . and he fell in love. I saw nothing wrong with that.
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Old May 20 2009, 09:55 AM   #7
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Re: Why did they have neelix leave?

It was perfect. And brought closure to Neelix adventure.

And could have been an opportunity for a Voyager movie. The Voyager crew could have been called back in the delta quadrant to save Neelix and his people (and possibly a lot of other species from an intergalactic threat).
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Old May 20 2009, 10:35 AM   #8
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Re: Why did they have neelix leave?

Cdr MacDuff wrote: View Post
It was perfect. And brought closure to Neelix adventure.

And could have been an opportunity for a Voyager movie. The Voyager crew could have been called back in the delta quadrant to save Neelix and his people (and possibly a lot of other species from an intergalactic threat).
Now there's a good idea for a fanfic.......

As far as I'm concerned the Jury's out. I can see why they'd leave him in the Delta Quadrant at the end of the series, as it was where he belonged, but it feels a bit weird after him being with them the whole time and sharing in their dream to get to Earth even in Bliss, and it also makes use of the Star Trek 'major useful coincidence that would never happen' thing, which I love when it suits me and hate when it doesn't that halfway home from where they started they found a Talaxian colony, and it just so happened to be a few weeks before they miraculously returned to Earth...
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Old May 20 2009, 02:18 PM   #9
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Re: Why did they have neelix leave?

I also think it was a great way to give Neelix a happy ending. He wanted a home...and he found one. What's wrong with that?

OK, so apparently several people see quite a few things wrong with that, but I don't. He was always kind of weird little duck out of water, and it was nice to see him come to his own, in more ways than one.
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Old May 20 2009, 02:27 PM   #10
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Re: Why did they have neelix leave?

Fish1941 wrote: View Post
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He met a nice Talaxian woman and was made Federation ambassador to the Delta Quadrant.

What the hell was he going to do on Earth? Janeway was made an admiral so it not like they would be cruising around on Voyager with the same group of people.


This was the best outcome for Neelix.

I agree. I think that Neelix had remained aboard Voyager because he had no other place to call home. The Talaxians were spread across the quadrant. The only person he was close to was Kes. But after she left, Voyager was the only place he had left. Until they ran into that Talaxian mining colony . . . and he fell in love. I saw nothing wrong with that.
Agreed.

He found someone of his peeps to be his wife.
Your spouce comes before your friends, that's just natural.
Having a son to boot is just another plus.

He ended up with a better life there than he ever would on Earth.
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Old May 20 2009, 02:31 PM   #11
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Re: Why did they have neelix leave?

For movie possibilities, nothing beyond TOS and TNG have gone to the big screen, and with the new direction of STXI, I doubt we’ll ever get to see anything based on DS9/VOY/ENT to hit the cinemas. Though even if Voyager did, Neelix could easily re-join the crew. In fact, it could make for an interesting plot point if the writers were to handle it competently enough.

As for splitting up the crew, he left the episode before the finale, and his departure made sense based on the events of that episode, so I don’t see what you’re so upset about. I do agree about Kes, though too many people superficially dismiss 7’s amazing character simply because she was introduced as an attempt to sexify the show for ratings. Overlook the catsuit and appreciate the character beyond her mere physiology.
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Old May 20 2009, 02:49 PM   #12
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Re: Why did they have neelix leave?

Xerxes1979 wrote: View Post
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What the hell was he going to do on Earth? Janeway was made an admiral so it not like they would be cruising around on Voyager with the same group of people.
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He would have opened a restaurant
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Old May 20 2009, 03:53 PM   #13
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What the hell was he going to do on Earth? Janeway was made an admiral so it not like they would be cruising around on Voyager with the same group of people.
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He would have opened a restaurant
The Leola Root Cafe.
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Old May 20 2009, 04:05 PM   #14
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Re: Why did they have neelix leave?

Neelix should have stayed.

It was stupid to dump him with only three episodes left and the whole plot in "Homestead" was ridiculous (no, I haven't watched the episode but I know what happened).

Neelix should have stayed, then he wold have been available for further adventures in books or possible movies.
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Old May 20 2009, 04:06 PM   #15
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Neelix should have stayed, then he wold have been available for further adventures in books or possible movies.
Well, assuming there's ever going to be another "classic Voyager" book or movie the fact that Neelix and his clan are living in a precarious situation on that asteroid could provide some good drama.
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