So, Star Trek Voyager. As a series, it ranks at the bottom of my favorites list, there are a good number of gems in it, love the Doctor, borg stories, however on a whole, a bit middling.. Now, as a premise, it is compelling, fun, dangerous, and at the end optimistic. So this thread is to ask. Could we do another star trek series with the same premise, yet "do it right" and if so, how would you do it? Not trying to do a "how voyager sucked" thread. Just asking, how would you have handled a 7 year journey series. How would you handle it now post Slipstream/mushroom drive. Would there have been more deaths? More damage? So, me first! Lets see, First, I don't like the "Star wars Hyperspace" speed that the books have given Slipstream, where jump in and a few hours latter your on the other side of the galaxy, nope! Ill stick to the "3 months" to go 50,000 light years speed. Fast, but still gives you time. So, As a story, Time period is early 25th century, lets say 2409 to pick a time, Slipstream is common place in the federation, but not all ships have it. Period of realitve peace in the area. 1 ship, the Uss Scott, Medium sized vessel, slip stream, crew of 200, Mission, explore the gamma/alpha quadrant border. Premise: Ship gets pulled through a wormhole, non stable, gets dumped in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Good news, at full slipstream, your 15 months away from the galaxy, bad news, your slipstream won't work that long, itll get you half way on what remaining parts and stores you have, stranding you in Extra Galactic space. So you have options, There are planetary systems in the void between galaxies, but you have no idea what is in them, do you go and take the chance? do you send a message to star fleet asking for rescue? It'll take them 15 months to get there, after they recive the message, which will take awhile. I'll follow up on this!