Funny or weird observations about Voyager

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  1. Tracy Trek

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    How many time over the course of the series, did someone say "I incinerated a pot roast"? It seemed to be a running joke and I think Janeway managed do it using a replicator for heavens sake. :)

    What was the deal with all the mentions of the number 47? And I don't think it was just Voyager, but the other later Treks as well.

    Except for Seven of Nine, Tom Paris has fathered offspring with each of the main female cast. Granted one was in an alternate universe. (Linnis born to Kes in the episode Before and After). And Lizard Paris and Lizard Janeway left their three hatchlings behind in Threshold. And then his official child Miral with B'Elanna.
     
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    I couldn't tell you about the incinerated pot roast, but 47 definitely is (or: was) a running Trek gag. And it did not start with Voyager; TNG already had these.

    See http://en.memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/47
     
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    I toyed with the idea of writing a fanfic about Seven deciding to have a child by artificial means (because it would be more efficient) and asking Paris to be the donor because she thought the child might benefit from having parents with such diverse personalities. I intended it to be funny... Tom flattered but bewildered by the request...Kim and Torres would be angry and conspire to stop it by portraying Tom in the worst possible light which of course would backfire and hilarity would ensue.
     
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    Where did all those damn stasis chambers come from in One? And is it my imagination or did the cargo bay suddenly become significantly larger just in time to store them?
     
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    I just assumed they replicated them....and didn't they have more than one cargo bay?
     
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    Those magical replicators again? I don't recall ever seeing this huge monstrosity of a cargo bay (with mezzanine) at any other time.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Maybe each crew member is issued his or her own stasis chamber.

    I always wondered who Tuvok's first officer was during Resolutions.
     
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  8. Taylirious

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    Seven, The Doctor & Ensign Mulcahey had a child. :vulcan:
     
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    Only once that I remember, but I haven't seen episodes from three of the seasons in over ten years. It's possible pot roast has been used in a metaphorical sense at times, but not exactly in the same way. Some writers have favorite phrases that show up.

    In one episode, the line "It gets worse" happens three times, spoken by more than one character. That's just sloppy writing, unless they were trying to make it a running gag. The franchise as a whole has an impressive record of failed attempts at comedy.
     
  10. Tracy Trek

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    Well 3 times I think I recall hearing it:

    1. In the episode where Naomi is born, right before Ensign Wildman goes into labor in the mess hall. Neelix tells her he incinerated a pot roast. But I think that line may have been said by Neelix in another episode.

    2. When Janeway and Neelix meet with those weird aliens the Tak Tak. Tom is filling in the mess hall and tells B'Elanna he incinerated a pot roast. This is right before the gel-packs infected with the macro virus rupture.

    3. The other one that I recall was Janeway when she invited Chakotay to dinner in her quarters. Maybe from the episode Timeless. And I think the meal was completely replicated. How do you burn a meal in a replicator? :) Actually I think I'm going to pull this episode up tonight and watch it.

    One of the funniest lines in Voyager. When Neelix's homemade cheese gives the gel-packs an infection. Torres says "Get the cheese to sickbay".
     
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    See youtu.be/SPoiH0JlQ9A
     
  12. Tracy Trek

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    Ok, I watched Timeless and Janeway didn't say it in that episode. But I think she has said it in another.
     
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    That Harry is so needy for his parent's sofa that he not only loses women but his bromance to Paris by what...season 6 or seven.
     
  14. stardream

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    They missed a couple of 47 references from The Chute in the video. Paris actually says it twice when he is telling the other prisoners why they are there...they killed 47 people in a bombing. 47.

    Someone started to do a count of how many times Paris said "Friendly sort' or some close variation every time they met a new species. Not sure how far they got.
     
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  15. somebuddyx

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    I love this video poking fun at the amount of torpedoes Voyager used over the series.
     
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    The doctor lived for many years on the sped-up-time planet during Blink of an Eye but then never mentions it again nor does he have any desire to stay on the planet despite living there for years and years.

    Tom turned into a lizard and had lizard babies with Janeway.

    Those never-ending photon torpedoes. :)
     
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    My, oh my! :lol:

    I really understand why we never saw Carey, Dalby, Henley, Chell, Gerron, Rollins and later on Samantha Wildman and Vorik after the first episodes they appeared in. They were building new shuttles and torpedoes 24 hours a day as members of The Shuttle and Torpedo Building Team!

    I love this video!

    Is there no statistics of the destroyed shuttles as well?

    I'm gonna write a letter to Paramount and Simon&Schuster in which I will demand that The Shuttle and Torpedo Building Team must be declared canon.
     
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    Is it my imagination, or during the general frivolity of "Living Witness" at slightly after the 8 minute mark, Paris responds to Janeway with an "Aye, aye, sir" that sounds very much like an homage to Chekhov?
     
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    You're thinking of shattered in episode 7'10 at the beginning of the episode.
     
  20. Tracy Trek

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    Ok, they had Seven's nanoprobes, Doc's mobile emitter and a tissue sample from Ensign Mulcahey. Question, if the nanoprobes used Mulcahey's DNA to clone an organic body, why didn't the drone look like him, why did the producers choose another actor? My theory is maybe some of Seven's DNA was mixed in there also.

    Concerning the shuttles. I was on another message board years ago. Someone made the remark that Chakotay was responsible for crashing a lot of them. The same person also said, they better get someone else to land Voyager on Earth in Endgame, he might crash into the Golden Gate Bridge.

    Well he wasn't responsible for all the destroyed shuttles. But it seemed to me, in the one episode I recall him landing Voyager (the demon planet). He didn't seem to set it down as gently as Paris did in the episodes that he landed the ship. But that could have been the nature of the planet they were landing on.
     
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