Why is Janeway hated so much?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by TheMightyQ, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. TheMightyQ

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    I've read SO much hate on Janeway and I really can't figure out why-Yes, I know she made a few bad decisions but I cannot fathom why anyone would call her a terrible starship captain. She doesn't command the same respect someone like Picard does, but she's still an excellent Captain in my opinion.

    Could someone just give some of their reasons as to why Janeway is hated so much in the Trek community?
     
  2. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    She left her dogs behind.
     
  3. Relayer1

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    For me it is a perfect storm of poor writing and an actress I really disliked playing her. With an awful hairstyle and that condescending Hepburn voice...
     
  4. teacake

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    Jealousy.
     
  5. BruntFCA

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    To be fair Janeway has plenty of fans and the hate isn't anywhere close to the level that Archer gets, as for the people who dislike her its mostly because she was written horribly. Personally I thought that after she got through some really bad cases of over-acting in the first season that Mulgrew was fantastic in the part and I can't imagine anyone else playing Janeway, unfortunately the terrible writing let the charecter down. I mean she f@#king murdered someone!
     
  6. Hartzilla2007

    Hartzilla2007 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Not to mention screwing up the timeline and god knows how many people's lives at the end of the series.
     
  7. LOKAI of CHERON

    LOKAI of CHERON Commodore Commodore

    No hate here - in fact, I think she's pretty damn awesome!
     
  8. Captain Clark Terrell

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    My feelings echo what's already been said here. Kate Mulgrew is a wonderful actress and played Janeway superbly. But the character itself was terribly written and didn't capture my imagination the way that her peers did.

    --Sran
     
  9. Relayer1

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    Teacake and I need to agree to disagree...
     
  10. Silanda

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    As has been said, terrible writing and inconsistent characterization.
     
  11. Galekarens

    Galekarens Commander Red Shirt

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    Well some people don't like Janeway, but actually she does have a lot of fans, as one can see on Facebook, and also Amazon, and other sites, so to each his/her own (PS I like her a lot and thought she was a fine captain).
     
  12. teacake

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    Truly interesting people are often polarizing.
     
  13. BirdInJetstream

    BirdInJetstream Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    She is a self confident woman who gives orders instead of charming everyone to do as she wishes. Might frighten some people...
     
  14. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I love her.

    People may have noticed this.
     
  15. BirdInJetstream

    BirdInJetstream Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Me too !!! Absolutely adore her!
    :)
     
  16. tomalak301

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    I thought Janeway was inconsistently written. Despite that, I liked how Mulgrew portrayed her and she was a great character for the most part.
     
  17. Vulcan Logician

    Vulcan Logician Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Um, yeah. Janeway was awesome. Nobody ought to dispute that.

    And if they do, they're stupid.
     
  18. Lt. Cheka Wey

    Lt. Cheka Wey Commander

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    You would nt last a week on Voyager without going crazy.
     
  19. teacake

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    Crazy with love..
     
  20. lurok

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    They just hate her awesomeness.