Put Janeway Out of her Misery

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by Akiraprise, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. Akiraprise

    Akiraprise Vice Admiral Moderator

    Mar 4, 2004
    This is one of my favorite scenes from Voyager. I have always liked Captain Janeway, and Kate Mulgrew did a fantastic job with the character, even though it was inconsistently written from time to time.

    Voyager's writers always touched on the "family" aspect of the crew from time to time, but never really ran with it as much as I wish they would have due to the singular episodic nature of the show. I think that if Voyager were to be written today we'd see more arcs and more of this family dynamic, such as Year of Hell kind of alluded to.


    We need a Voyager reboot immediately! :lol:
  2. propita

    propita Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 9, 2001
    fresno, ca, us
    In that second clip, Tom is talking about how "everyone has lost their family." If the studio or whomever had allowed continuity, there should have been some mention of Chakotay's understanding of the desire to reset time to save one's family and planet--since he likely would've been thinking about his own family and planet.

    But continuity was disallowed by the studio.

    I understand viewers and fans being upset about a lack of continuity, and frustrated by the characters' inconstancy, but I get tired of reading about impatience with the actors regarding this. If an actor is not allowed to perform a certain way, or the editing is such that blandness is preferred, it's not the actor's fault.
  3. dub

    dub Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 13, 2012
    Location? What is this?
    Hmm...this thread isn't at all what I thought it would be. :devil:
  4. teacake

    teacake Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jan 20, 2007
    inside teacake
  5. Brit

    Brit Captain Captain

    Aug 29, 2008
    I agree with teacake.
  6. Melakon

    Melakon Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2012
    Melakon's grave
    The thread title seems like an intentional bait-and-switch.
  7. Akiraprise

    Akiraprise Vice Admiral Moderator

    Mar 4, 2004
    /\ Maybe just a bit. :lol:

    I thought Kate's defiant little head tilt right before Janeway rammed Voyager down Annorax's throat was a nice touch too. Little things like that get missed the first viewing through.
  8. MacLeod

    MacLeod Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    Great Britain
    They could easily have been more arc focused and less episodic originally. As whay you are describing is what many thought it should be like, a greater sense of family etc...

    Of course different people expect different things, but 70 years from home with the very real possibility that you may never get back you would expect certain things to happen. For me aside from the odd time you never really got the impression from the characters that they might never see home. Sure every year they mamanged to shave years off the journey but who is to tsay the next year would be the same.

    I'm not saying they should be pessimistic, rather realestic. It sometimes as if the writers knew they would get home in the finalé but forgot the characters didn't know that.