common misconceptions about Voyager

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by KaraBear, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. MacLeod

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    Perhaps because a portion of the audiance had had enough of it. You can watch a show or series of shows happily for hundreds of hours, forgiving minor details but then something happens and a show does something that breaks that suspension of disbelief. From then on in the show has to got to work twice as hard to get that suspension of disbelief back.

    So perhaps for viewers who came to ST via VOY were more forgiving and who then came later to the earlier Treks might be less forgiving of those.

    For those that enjoyed VOY as it was great, those that critise VOY in some if not most cases felt it could have been so much more.
     
  2. Anwar

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    Great, so VOY is just unlucky then.
     
  3. DonIago

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    Well, yes, in some regards. But not -just- unlucky.

    Later entries in any franchise are almost always going to face more scrutiny than the earlier ones. I think that's generally understood.

    To some degree, and not without reason, one might expect that as a franchise progresses the powers behind it will learn from prior mistakes and make an effort to avoid repeating them.
     
  4. Brit

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    Actually that makes sense any where but Hollywood, there the powers that be will tell you that they want more of the same, just different. (Some book publishers follow the same line of thinking.)
     
  5. MacLeod

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    ^Isn't that how Hollywood execs thing. It worked last time so it'll work again this time.

    Whilst with viewers it might be more a case we've already seen this show us something different.

    But for some VOY might have been their first introduction to ST or even the world of Sci-Fi TV, whilst for some who had watched TOS, TNG, DSN and seen countless other Sci-Fi TV shows (or comination) might have differing view points.
     
  6. Bad Thoughts

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    The problem is that DS9, VOY and ENT all debuted into a different television landscapes. It was one that was more competitive for syndicated television (in part because of TNG's success), but also one in which the major studios were fighting to get space in network television. Cable's potential for first-run television was just being explored by the time Enterprise came on. Sure, it was understandable that the producers and studio execs would want "more of the same," but in context, it was the worst time to do so.
     
  7. Lighthammer

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    It's honestly true if you follow Star Trek, TNG had decent story telling --- DS9 had ... --- Voyager had better story telling and by the time Enterprise season 4 came about --- it was honestly the best story telling in all of Trek history.

    Its probably true that critics just got too critical of Star Trek =(.

    I mean just TRY to compare to mediocre episodes of Voyager to mediocre episodes of TNG --- there is none. I won't refute great TNG is still great Trek, but TNG would objectively be a much better series today if you trimmed the fat and by fat I mean the mediocre episodes. Voyager's mediocre episodes, while still mediocre, have redeemable enough qualities that you tend to feel if the episode was better worked or was given more time or budget, it would have been a much better episode. That's just not the case with the mediocre TNG episodes and I think you're looking at the series with rose colored glasses if you think otherwise.

    DS9 suffers from too much episodic design when the series really screamed "space opera", but beyond that, its far, far, far too easy to poke holes in the series. Its not like holes in TNG where you can forgive them because its obvious its a budget, time or concept evolution. I mean, take a recent topic discussed on the DS9 forums: Bashir becoming generically engineered OUT OF NO WHERE. Holy hanna is that a plot element that could have been evolved in fun ways over the years if they actually thought about it, instead, Siddig fairly pointed out, TPTB turned him into Data of DS9.
     
  8. R. Star

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    Just dress up as Tom. He'll be all over you. Though will still find a way to screw it up. ;)
     
  9. teacake

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    But I don't want to go to luaus and play with robots.
     
  10. Melakon

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    Then go to Sandrine's and challenge him to a game of pool and tell him you like playing with balls.
     
  11. teacake

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    [​IMG]

    Do you think this will work?
     
  12. R. Star

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    You have a Janeway pic for everything? :p
     
  13. teacake

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    Yep, though that one fell out of my own brain.
     
  14. Melakon

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    Go for it. What have you got to lose? Oh wait, we're talking about Harry.
     
  15. teacake

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    But aren't you required to have long, bonding conversations with Harry like he had with that alien that gave him a disease prior to the actual consummation? I don't know if I can hack it.
     
  16. Melakon

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    Yeah, I don't know how he can keep it up that long. I mean-- I don't know what I mean.
     
  17. teacake

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    I just had a horrible thought. What if he whipped out his clarinet and wanted to serenade me?

    Remember that scene in Animal House where some wiener is playing "I gave my love a cherry" on the guitar to swooning chicks and John Belushi rips it out of his hands and smashes it? I always loved that scene.
     
  18. Captain Kathryn

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    I am a little drunk because I'm currently in Atlantic City...but I just want to say I appreciate you all. If it were not for you awesome peeps on here, I would not feel as free to allow my inner Trek nerd to surface. Love you guys so much!!!!

    And hell yes there are misconceptions about VOY. It's an awesome show and I don't care if anyone feels otherwise...you're entitled to your opinion which is one of my favorite things about forums such as this one!
     
  19. Guy Gardener

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    I harp on about fallout from the Eugenics War, what was introduced through hundreds of thousands of genetically engineered fascists who's only job was to wander around and knock up mundanes to seed a new generation of soldiers for a second push.

    Attractive, impressive, cums in 12 seconds which eats through latex and gives the bird to the pill.

    Human on human 24th century sex is perhaps quite brief.
     
  20. teacake

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    Q'APLA!