Would you have stayed on the 37's Planet?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Voyager' started by nx1701g, May 31, 2007.

  1. Crewman47

    Crewman47 Commodore Newbie

    Sep 29, 2003
    Ayrshire, Scotland
    Do you think it'd be a good idea if the stay on the planet was shown over two or three episodes, that way we'd get to see the city and the people and there'd possibly be some way to get some good plots out of it?
  2. Orac

    Orac Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 22, 2007
    I'm not sure that would have made a better story but at least with the budget of 2 episodes they could have shown the city as well.

    [speculation] Perhaps it was intended to be a 2 part episode at some stage during the writing, wasn't it the last episode filmed of the first season, it could have been decided at the last minute there would be no cliffhanger so it was compressed into one episode. [/speculation]
  3. Bill Morris

    Bill Morris Commodore Commodore

    Apr 10, 2005
    Picard once said something about a starship's responsibility to protect citizens of Earth. Based on that, shouldn't Voyager have been obligated to stay to provide security for the people there, and maybe even help them build more ships for planetary defense?
  4. CaptJamieway

    CaptJamieway Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Aug 27, 2000
    I would definitely stay on Voyager. My friends and family at home are still fresh in my mind and I'm still hopeful about getting back to them. Plus, I've just started to feel comfortable on Voyager, making new friends and am not too eager about having to try and re-build that all over again with new people and a new location.
  5. Equinox

    Equinox Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 25, 2006
    Delta Quadrant
    That is the coolest thing I've ever heard.

    Another time Trek saves the day in the real world :)
  6. UssHell

    UssHell Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Wow really? Lucky... The best luck I ever had for Trek in real life was someone calling me a geek :vulcan: All the other names are just to horrable to mention :borg: sigh...
  7. I Love Chakotay

    I Love Chakotay Commodore Commodore

    Mar 8, 2003
    La-La Land!
    Voyager! Cos Chakotay and Janeway stayed on the ship and I'd HAVE to know whether they ever got together :devil:
  8. wheresthomas

    wheresthomas Ensign Red Shirt

    May 29, 2007
    I would have stayed on Voyager, though I agree they should have done a "Shore Leave" episode or something where maybe it makes them more difficult to want to go back to the ship and show the cities, so a two part cliff hanger would have been perfect.
  9. Allyn Gibson

    Allyn Gibson Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 16, 2000
    South Pennsyltucky
    The problem with the choice, as has been noted above, is that we never saw the civilization so there was never a compelling reason for the audience to be invested in whether or not any of the Voyager crew wanted to stay or go.

    I've long thought that what they should have done, when they learned that "The '37s" was being held over for the second season was to write a second episode. Sort of.

    Ditch the fifth act of "The '37s" completely. Create a cliffhanger where an alien starship arrives in system, and the Voyager rushes to confront the alien threat. Is it the alien slavers? Is it someone else, like the Kazon? What's going on?

    The second part, then, would have Voyager protecting the planet, and we'd even get to spend some time exploring the planet. Perhaps some members of Voyager's crew forge bonds with the natives, and are tempted into staying. When confronted with the possibility of a seventy-year mission into the unknown that has no guarantee of success with living a settled life, that's going to be tempting.

    The original fifth act from "The '37s" could then be worked into the new second part.

    'Course, it's so easy in retrospect to say things like how we'd fix the problems here and there. ;)
  10. Searider Falcon

    Searider Falcon Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 4, 2004
    Searider Falcon
    As others have stated, that early in the journey I imagine that I wouldn't even consider staying on the planet. I'd want to continue home.

    By the point they ran across the 37's, I think the shell-shock of finding themselves 75 years from home would probably have worn off, but quite a bit of homesickness would remain. I think more people were willing to believe in the possibility of a shortcut still and still determined to tough it out at that time. I'm not surprised that everyone chose to leave. It was too early to give up.

    I think it would've been interesting to see if anyone would've chosen to stay behind later on in the journey. At the time of The 37's, they hadn't been out there long enough for the DQ wear them down much yet, so the idea of solid ground and not having to constantly watch their back wouldn't be too tempting just yet. A few years down the road, though? I wouldn't be surprised if some people would have adapted to the idea of never seeing home again, enough to be willing to trade that chance for a more stable lifestyle than that of a wandering ship.
  11. Arianwen

    Arianwen Admiral Admiral

    Apr 30, 2004
    Delta Quadrant
    Naw...planet wasn't THAT interesting. I'd stick with Voyager. :thumbsup:
  12. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 22, 2004
    Arizona, USA
    Like most of you have said, I would have stayed on Voyager. It was way to early to give up.
  13. GMDreia

    GMDreia Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 30, 2007
    SF Bay Area
    I agree, way too early to give up, I would've stayed on Voyager too ;)