How would you do a VOY movie today?

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  1. Arpy

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    Where are the characters? Would the tone be like the series, slightly different like the TOS/TNG movies, or vastly different like PIC?
     
  2. Guy Gardener

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    Seska's son finally made his way to the AQ, and starts murdering Voyager's crew because he was lied to by his father about what nice lady his mum was.

    At the end of the story, he is forgiven for decapitatating Neelix and Kim, and marries Naomi Wildman.
     
  3. Thomas Eugene

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    Whatever the story would be and whatever the tone would be, one thing is clear: to me VOY is VOY because it is about a ship lost in space. So in my movie they would somehow need to be sent back to the Delta Quadrant (definitely NOT a la Kirsten Beyer style) or even better, they should be sent outside the Milky Way galaxy into a different area of space.

    Perhaps they could be sent on an undercover mission to avert a disaster to the Milky Way galaxy. The nature of the threat is such that people in the Milky Way mustn't find out about it - but Starfleet has already come up with a solution that could be carried out if a ship that already has expertise with survival in unknown regions accepts this mission. However, someone important in Starfleet knows that this is going to be a suicide mission from the start and does not share all the information relating to the mission.

    When Voyager arrives, they will sooner or later realize that this is an impossible task so Janeway decides to go back at any costs. However, she will also realize that the mission is too important to be ignored since the whole Milky Way is in peril. So she decides to embark upon this long journey in the unknown areas ... but she is also planning to get back to Earth ... and so Voyager finds herself in the middle of where no one has gone before ...

    The new galaxy is amazing: there is so much to discover. But can Janeway risk the mission just to please her explorer side? Of course not. So against her own nature she decides to ignore all the sights and stuff and focus on the mission. After all, the most important thing is to save her own galaxy right now.

    But then something unexpected happens. There is some kind of natural barrier blocking her way where she needs to go to carry on with the mission. This is a distraction that needs to be dealt with asap. But how could she deal with it when she is just with one ship out there and apparently even the locals have never been able to dismantle it? That's tough. But the more she travels, the more she hears a rumour among the inhabitants of the new galaxy that there were once some aliens here who temporarily disabled the barrier. And as she hears more of this, descriptions of the alien race seem to be having an uncanny resemblance to Species 8472 ...

    And yes, I know ... this is not one movie, this is the new Voyager show ... :lol:
    Just an idea that has somehow sprung to mind.
     
  4. Lynx

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    I wouldn't.:shifty:

    Because all the actors aren't available and then it's no idea to make a movie.

    However, I could imagine an animated movie (if the animations are very good and the characters really look like real life characters). Then I would use my own-written story "Coming Home" for the movie since it takes place in the Delta Quadrant. :techman:
     
  5. Tenacity

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    That's what money's for.
     
  6. somebuddyx

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    Bring back whoever wants to be in it and just have them go on some adventure/mission. Don't worry about trying to recapture the feeling of a ship being lost somewhere in deep space. The focus should just be on the characters and relationships and throwing a problem at them and having them solve it. The TOS films weren't concerned with trying to recapture the same feeling of the original five year mission. They just wanted to tell a good story. Maybe it even ties in with some element of Voyager's history in the Delta Quadrant. Some alien race is trying to perfect quantum slipstream drive but it's messing up local subspace in their area so Starfleet asks Admiral Janeway to gather her crew and take Voyager to go rectify it. Is there a new captain or is it someone like Chakotay or Harry Kim? How does Seven's new outlook on life as seen in Picard compare to her former shipmates? Does Janeway wax lyrical about she was going to bust skulls once they got back to Earth and she heard about some organic propulsion system project discontinued in 2257? I think the Trek trilogy of 2, 3 and 4 set a good template for how a series could move on from it's original premise and still tell entertaining stories about characters you care about.
     
  7. Jayson1

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    It would be during Picard. A new Voyager ship called the Voyager-A has been built. It's basically been built to go the DQ and explore. A artificial wormhole has been created that will make it work. Captain Kim has been selected at it's ship commanding officer. Paris and Torres's daughter along with Naomi are senior officers. The ship goes through but for some reason the wormhole acts up and they don't make it but their is no destruction either so they weren't destroyed either. A dying Q shows up and tells retired Admiral Janeway the ship is in the Q continuum which is dying because of the artificial wormhole actually created a new race of more powerful beings and they have been killing the Q and the Voyager-A is in the middle of it and only reason it's not destroyed is because of just how primitive it is so neither aliens really give it much thought. Q in his dying moments snaps his fingers and gives her the old Voyager almost in pristine condition. Plus most of her crew who were snatched out of the things they were doing and put on the ship. He also gives her something that can bring them home once they rescue the other ship.

    We know what Seven was doing. Paris and Torres actually arrived in the middle of sex but that's just a scene. They own and operate a luxary cruise ship. Tom writes holo novels while she is still chief engineer and the captain is Celes who gets a brief cameo when they call her and tell her why they vanished off the ship. The EMH has taken over the job of Lous Zimmerman who is retired. Barclay works with him and Q snatched him up as well for the adventure. Tuvok was in charge of Starfleet Academy and Chuckles lived on a ranch writing books. Neelix was exploring space with his family because they eventually wanted to leave that asteroid. He is very upset to be pulled away from his family because he also has no way to go home unlike the others who can just return back to the AQ. Still they all agree to go.

    So the ship enters into wormhole and when they get to the other side they see the Voyager-A and when they beam aboard all the crew is gone. But space creatures attack and Chuckles gets killed in the encounter. One of them gets inside Janeway and she goes insane but knows where the crew is. They are in the afterlife. We find out life exists beyond death but only if you know how to get their. Maybe it's not a afterlife but another realm of existence but basically it's the same thing. To get their everyone has to kill themselves and be revived. They do this except Seven and the EMH who will monitor them. The crew then goes on a metaphysical experience to rescue them. Meanwhile the EMH and Seven have to fight off another swarm of different aliens. Janeway and the others finds the crew and then they are rescued. Their attempts to returned are stopped though when the main aliens show up who killed Q and his people. Basically they are Satan and maybe we even hint it's that one alien the time Janeway had a near death experience. They will send everyone home but they want Janeway in return. Janeway agrees to terms and everyone is safe but we find out Janeway had another trick. She singles for Q's son who doesn't live in the Continnum to rescue her. The Devil aliens are defeated. You end with everyone saying goodbye at chuckles funeral as they go back to their lives. The end.


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  8. Lynx

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    Sorry but that wouldn't work in this case. :weep:
     
  9. Arpy

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    What do you mean?
     
  10. ThreeEdgedSword

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    Maybe that two certain actresses probably wouldn't want to work together again? Although they did supposedly make up...

    I would watch a well-done movie, as long as it has a Janeway/ Seven showdown: Starfleet's supposed values vs. Seven's opinions, pencil-pusher Admiral J vs Fenris Ranger...
     
  11. Lynx

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    Well, you know. I don't think Jennifer Lien would show up.
    Beltran? Well maybe, who knows.

    But without Kes, any Voyager project is of no interest for me.
     
  12. Guy Gardener

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  13. Arpy

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    Eh, I’m more curious what the characters would be doing, how they’d be interpreted at this point. I’ve been listening to Robert Duncan McNeill and Garrett Wang’s podcast and thinking about alternate VOY timelines and the like.
     
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  14. Jayson1

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    Oh they will show up if the money is good enough. Just show up to their houses with a dump truck filled with cash and a contract and pen and you got yourself a movie.


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  15. Tenacity

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    CGI Kes.
     
  16. Jayson1

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    They could recast Kes. It wouldn't be the same but if were talking about her ability to turn into pure energy I am guessing she can change form. Still it feels kind of disrespectful to Lien especially considering the hard times she has fallen on. Maybe though she could do the voice and play Kes as pure energy again.


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  17. Captain pl1ngpl0ng

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    i would make a movie about the 2 episodes "Workforce" where they work at that alien planet,
    believing they have a real life there. i think this is some of the best and intriguing voyager episodes.
    but... i really would make it a 10 episode mini-series instead.
     
  18. Bry_Sinclair

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    A massive alien ship suddenly appears in the Sol System, brought there by a displacement wave (the composition of which matches the one that the Caretaker used). As Starfleet scrambles every ship in the system, Professor Kathryn Janeway is awoken with a telepathic message sent from the crew of the unknown ship, which carries all that remains of the Ocampa, who have fled their home due to a devastating war that is threatening trillions in the DQ. She contacts Starfleet and tells them they need to stand down, only to learn that all of the remaining Voyager crew received similar calls for help.

    The Ocampa ship was sent to find Janeway and the others and take Voyager back to help them, as such there is space within their vessel for a single Intrepid-Class starship. Using her clout, Janeway manages to get Starfleet to agree and pulls Voyager from its museum exhibition, and pulls together as much of the former crew as she can, as well as taking on several new members. Back onboard her historic command, Janeway heads back to the DQ, where they find the Vaadwaur are the ones behind the war and have defeated numerous other races, with scattered ships across the Quadrant holding out as best they can but with no unified approach or strategy. Janeway and her crew must pull together these disparate races if they are to stand any chance.
     
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  19. Guy Gardener

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    The main cast goes camping, sings a few songs around the camp fire, get drunk and then pairs off for the sex.

    That's it.
     
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  20. TimeIsAPredator

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    If there was a movie it would need to be some sort of revenge mission carried out by a DQ alien that's killing the crew or they get beamed by the Ocampa using caretaker tech or something. Anything involving Boy doing regular AQ missions would seem forced.

    But I think all Boy and DS9 need is some catch up anthology episodes and would be served better this way