Welcome new Voyager fans!

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by Caprica_Six, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. Catarina

    Catarina Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I have been absent for a bit, so let me take the time now to welcome those who have joined. It is always a pleasure to exchange thoughts and opinions about our beloved show.
     
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  2. Amaris

    Amaris Abiding Eos Premium Member

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    I'm not what you'd call a new fan, necessarily, but I'm on my third rewatch (3/4 of the way through the 7th season now), and I have to say it's official: I love Star Trek: Voyager. Sure, it took 3 attempts, but it stuck. ♥
     
  3. ag87

    ag87 Cadet Newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm new to this forum, so posting an introduction message here. I don't spend a lot of time posting on the internet and don't remember ever posting to a Star Trek forum, but I've liked Star Trek for many years (decades now, I suppose). I found this forum while looking for the original Voyager web site referenced in a DVD extra (this question is in a separate post I did earlier).

    I could write in great detail regarding my increasing interest with Star Trek over many years (decades now, I suppose), and I started to do so, but I've got so much to say that the post would be huge. Basically, I first became somewhat interested in Star Trek with the movies in the 80's, I think Next Generation is the best show of all time (meaning, of all shows, not just Star Trek or science fiction), I started watching Star Trek regularly with Voyager and think it is probably in the top 5 shows of all time (and seems often underrated by people), I also really like DS9 and the original series, and I enjoyed the movies 1-10 (I think the director version of the first one was great, 2/4/6 are classics of course, 3/5/7 are a bit flawed but still enjoyable and have great moments, 8-10 are great). I also liked the animated series fairly well when I finally saw it. I was a little disappointed with Enterprise mainly due to continuity/story issues, although I think the cast and many other aspects of the show were great so it was worth watching at least once. I'm still a bit undecided on the reboot movies because they seemed a bit heavier on action than on story and I'm far more interested in story (I also like very early Doctor Who, e.g., Season 1, 1963, black and white, if that is any indication of how important story is to me over special effects and action). I haven't seen the new show yet due to weirdness with living in the US and how it is shown here; I wish they would just put in on my Netflix subscription. Without getting too far off-topic into other shows, I will at least say I also really like Farscape.
     
  4. Mareika

    Mareika Captain Captain

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    Interesting story ag87. I also became interested in Star trek with the movies and TNG, but became a fan by watching Voyager.

    Welcome to all the newbies here.:beer:
     
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  5. Voth commando1

    Voth commando1 Commodore Commodore

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    I just wanted to extend a welcome to any new Voyager fans here!
     
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  6. Klaa2

    Klaa2 Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Not sure how I can follow that, but...

    I joined last year, because I was watching ST on Netflix. It all started when I wondered if Neelix was as unwatchable as I remembered him being. He wasn’t. At all. And watching him, got me drawn into watching more and more ST. I am still watching.
     
  7. CT0760

    CT0760 Ensign Red Shirt

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    Hi, just joined the site and I just found a voyager misb playmates toy off ebay so I got nostalgic and started voyager up on netflix, (only on episode 4 or so, I think I'm going to try to watch it over time and not do marathons so it lasts longer)
     
  8. Rachel Foster

    Rachel Foster Ensign Red Shirt

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    Hey all!

    I’m new to here. I am a huge voyager fan from back in the day! I’ve been rewatching it on Netflix and listening to “to the journey” pod casts, reading fan fic and reading mosaic! Unfortunately nobody in my household shares my enthusiasm for voyager and I don’t have anyone to talk about it to!

    I hope that you’re all well and I’m looking forward in to talking and getting to know you all

    Rach
     
  9. Thomas Eugene

    Thomas Eugene Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Welcome.
    You are among (VOY :biggrin:) friends now so we do share your enthusiasm.
    So feel free to talk about VOY as much as you like. :D
     
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  10. Rachel Foster

    Rachel Foster Ensign Red Shirt

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    I’m loving the love already! Thank you! I will do lots of reading catch up on the discussions! There’s a lot!
     
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  11. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    Welcome! I read a lot of Voyager fanfic, too.

    Which characters are your favorites?
     
  12. thribs

    thribs Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    New fans today watching this are probably asking, "Why don't they just spin to get home?" :)
     
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  13. Rachel Foster

    Rachel Foster Ensign Red Shirt

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    Definitely the Doctor and Seven - together! They’re so funny!
     
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  14. Klaa2

    Klaa2 Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    In no order:
    the Doctor
    Seven
    Harry Kim
    Tom Paris
    B’Elanna
    Neelix

    - I think it’s because they are so individual and well-developed. If I had to choose any one character, it would be the Doctor. His vanity is never off-putting, is rich in possibilities for the plot, and makes him very funny. I can’t imagine anyone but Robert Picardo playing him. The Doctor is a great character in his own right.
     
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  15. Rachel Foster

    Rachel Foster Ensign Red Shirt

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    Any good fanfic recommendations?
     
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  16. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    The episode when he impersonated Seven really showed how good Jeri Ryan is as an actor.

    Gotta confess... I'm not a fan of J/C. I've found some authors on fanfiction.net who have written some really excellent C/7 stories (yes, they do manage to make Chakotay interesting ;)).

    I also like Tom Paris, and there's someone on TrekBBS who has written some good post-Endgame adventure stories in which Tom Paris is eventually promoted to Captain and gets his own ship.

    There are some Doctor/Seven stories on that site as well. One of the more unusual stories is one in which Seven is paired with Samantha Wildman. I know it sounds unlikely, but then who says Seven should limit herself to human males?

    If you'd like to drop me a PM and let me know what kinds of stories you like, I can tell you if I know of any good ones. There are some authors I've been following for years, but if you're not into C/7, they wouldn't be your cup of tea.

    EDIT: I just realized how recently you joined. You won't have PM privileges yet, so I'll use the time to search out some Doctor/Seven stories.
     
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  17. Rachel Foster

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    Haha! 7/Wildman! I wouldn’t have paired them two! I’d read that!

    I’ve read J/7 fic but the author takes a year at a time to release a new chapter. So looking for something to read in the mean time.

    Captain Paris sounds awesome! I wanna read some of that!
    And yeah I’m newer than new :cool:
     
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  18. Thomas Eugene

    Thomas Eugene Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Captain Paris? Here's a wallpaper I made on this topic:

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