Re: A Hater Revisits Voyager TNG was invented by Roddenberry who was old as dirt and still using the same program model he'd managed TOS with 20 years earlier. TNG was a good do-over. DS9 built on that. 3 years of TOS, 1 year of TAS, 7 movies, 7 years of TNG, 2 years of DS9 and Voyager thinks that using a now thirty year old program model of TOS will see them right when the market was being bludgeoned by so much interesting sci fi at that time, that were more based on the soap with rolling plot and continuity... So how was it that it was completely feasible from Voyagers Producers perspective that every single Voyager episode could exist with impunity inside a bubble ignoring the goings on of the previous 500 hours of film? Voyager should have been more complex than ds9, not exactly the same as TOS. By saying "exactly" the same, you do understand that I am being extraordinary generous, because Kim is no Chekov and Paris is no Sulu. Hell No. You wouldn't give 7th graders 5th grade math books? Then When they become 8th graders move them onto the 4th grade math books? TPTB thunk that their audience was getting stupider and facilitated for these implied degenerative limitations, which bored people of a reasonable intellect wondering why their tv was keeping an inverse pace with their own development? And that's why the Octopus said that Star Trek is dead.