"Equinox", something puzzles me...

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by NBG011, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. NBG011

    NBG011 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Feb 10, 2010
    How come there were never even passing references to the "Equinox" in the previous episodes? I know that Voyager had it's continuity problems, but one would expect at least a note from Starfleet, once comunication was established in "Message in a Bottle", saying that another Starfleet vessel was missing and asking if Voyager might know something about them? A major flaw in what was otherwise a good story IMO.
  2. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2001
    Ferguson, Missouri, USA
    I don't think it was a major flaw at all. Indeed, it wasn't even relevant at the time. No one knew what happened to the Equinox. Heck, no one knew what happened to the Voyager for many years. Both ships were believed lost with all hands aboard and likely were considered victims of the deadly Badlands.

    The fate of the Equinox was probably revealed offscreen to Starfleet in the Voyager's logs, however...
  3. JanewayRulz!

    JanewayRulz! Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 23, 2009
    North America
    Its kind of like no-one ever knew what happened to the ship Geordie's Mother Captained in TNG. (I am remembering that correctly, aren't I? Wasn't her ship declared lost in one of the eps?)
  4. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 15, 2000
    In the lap of squalor I assure you.
    I think that the Federation probably lost dozens a ships a year due to misadventure during peacetime and a few of them just turned up a few weeks later laughing about a broken subspace radio antenna, however this was a period of war, and the Dominion was wacking off dozens of ships a week.

    I believe that Janeway knew that the Equinox was "missing" and she knew the Captain by Reputation.
  5. kathrynJaneway2

    kathrynJaneway2 Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Apr 16, 2010
    North Yorkshire England
    they maybe didnt say anything cause they didnt know it was in the delta quadrant. the ship could of been destroyed for any1 knew
  6. Dancing Doctor

    Dancing Doctor Admiral Admiral

    Jul 7, 2006
    The Equinox was lost in early 2371. During that year the Defiant returns from its Gamma Quadrant mission and brings back information about the Founders. Voyager is lost, Thomas Riker steals the Defiant to help the Maquis (who are also getting to be a big deal around this time), the Enterprise-D is destroyed, the Obsidian Order and Tal Shiar launch a failed attack on the Dominion, and it is discovered that the Founders had infiltrated the Alpha Quadrant.

    The next year, 2372, sees the Federation-Klingon War begin, among other things.

    To put it bluntly, they had more to worry about than one or two lost ships, especially a science vessel and a slightly larger long range patrol and exploration vessel.