I have watched Voyager one time, but decided to rewatch it again. While watching the pilot, the show starts off strong. Tom Paris is written very well in this episode and the acting is particularly strong from the actor. Then the writers just decide to not use his character after that. The first 25 minutes of the pilot are strong, probably the best part of the series. After the crew is beamed into the array, the pilot becomes boring and corny. Why did they even go with the plot of having the Maquis in the show. Why not just have the ship lost and it goes on with the actual Starfleet crew, since the Maquis seem to just suddenly fit in with the crew after no time at all anyway I think the tension between Paris and the established crew (the guys who die) would have made for much more interesting story arcs.