What if Janeway...

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by ThatsMrCaptaintoyou, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. ThatsMrCaptaintoyou

    ThatsMrCaptaintoyou Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Nov 21, 2020
    Was originally the XO of Voyager and instead Cavit was the CO. Would that have been a better to show Janeway adjusting to a command role.
  2. Dukhat

    Dukhat Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland, USA
    I don’t think it would have mattered one bit.
  3. DarKush

    DarKush Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 18, 2005
    I think it could've added to the tension as Janeway seeks to establish herself as captain, and having to gain both the trust of the Starfleet and Maquis crews. With how quickly the show moved from conflict with the Maquis I doubt they would've had the interest to go that route though.

    From a character perspective it might have made Janeway more interesting to me, to see her growing into command, as opposed to her already being fully formed as we see her in "Caretaker" for the most part.
  4. Oddish

    Oddish Commodore Fleet Captain

    Sep 7, 2020
    They could have done that anyway, since Voyager was her first command.
  5. somebuddyx

    somebuddyx Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 14, 2014
    I heard this idea elsewhere and I think for an AU version it would be cool. That poster also had the idea for Chakotay to be older and been in Starfleet longer so there would be more initial conflict about what's the correct course of action. But would the writers/producers/network have followed through and created stories about Janeway finding her feet?
  6. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Commodore Commodore

    Oct 19, 2014
    It wouldn't have changed a thing, because the Network would still have been against showing any real inter-crew conflict or consequences thereof and Jeri Taylor would still have been on her personal quest to show Janeway as the bestest and most awesomest captain in Starfleet and "Ship's Mommy" who is never wrong.
  7. Finn

    Finn Admiral Admiral

    Mar 30, 2006
    No, it would have tarnished her image of the first female Captain as a lead in a Trek show.
  8. Oddish

    Oddish Commodore Fleet Captain

    Sep 7, 2020
    Janeway's character was held to a high standard because she was a woman. And I think that in terms of humanity, fallibility, and consistency... her character suffered.
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  9. dupersuper

    dupersuper Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 24, 2020
    There's a Youtube fan series (I want to say Odyssey?), that does that with a Lt (a science officer) as the highest ranking officer on a ship stuck in the Andromeda galaxy.