"We were looking for a way to make the ratings soar
So we orchestrated an encounter with the Borg
Normally you'd think that that would get us into shit
But this one has a smashing ass and lovely set of tits!"
— Voltaire, "The U.S.S. Make Shit Up"
"Space: The final marketing ploy.
These are the continuing voyages of the starship Voyager.
I'm Captain Janeway — and every other captain got an opening narration, except for me and the black guy. Yeahhhh. Is it because we can grow our hair out naturally, you prejudiced dickholes?"
—Doug Walker, Star Trek: Voyager With Lyrics
"There have been more episodes that have taken place on Earth, or alternate Earth, or past Earth than I think the original series did in its whole run, and the original series was set over in the Alpha Quadrant. Kirk and company never went to present day 23rd century Earth, their contemporaneous Earth, ever. Gene wouldn’t do it. Voyager is on the other side of the galaxy, and they have already run into some alien race recreating Starfleet Academy."
"Like DS9 before it, Voyager too had a controversial legacy; not so much for what it did, but for what it didn't do. Whereas DS9 pushed the envelope and became a darker and grittier series than the other Star Treks, Voyager, for the most part, played it safe. For this reason, DS9 and Voyager are seen as being at the opposite ends on the fandom, with DS9 fans finding Voyager to be the weakest series, and Voyager fans finding DS9 to be the weakest."
"New quadrant, same old cliches."
— SFDebris, "Heroes and demons"
"The only damage that the ship suffers is that Janeway’s hair falls out of its bun. "
—Doc Oho on "The Swarm"
"So we see that Captain Janeway has been promoted to Admiral. ....Shouldn't she be in a prison??"
Janeway: Hello, Jean-Luc. I'm an Admiral, and you're not.
Picard: Fuck off, bitch. I saved Earth a half-dozen times and all you did was find your way back there after getting lost.
"One of the biggest appeals of doing a show like Voyager was the idea that Star Trek could get away from cliché aliens like Klingons and Romulans and Ferengi.
And yet, here a Romulan is, six episodes into the show."
—Darren Mooney on "Eye of the Needle"
"Despite her loss, Seven of Nine is congratulated by the promoter for popping the ratings and being, as a hated Borg, such a great foreign heel. No, I’m not making this up, minus the wrestling jargon."
Janeway: How much do you know about the Telsians?
Dala: (Janeway impersonator) Just that they're a more gullible species than most.
Janeway: Tell her about your research, Mister Tuvok.
Tuvok: I beg your pardon, Captain?
Janeway: On Telsian law. I think it's only fair that we let our guest know what to expect.
Tuvok: The Telsian criminal justice system is rather barbaric.
Janeway: Tell her about the prisons.
Tuvok: Barely habitable. Inmates often die of malnutrition before they are brought to trial. Torture is commonplace, as is disease, including several incurable forms of psoriasis.
"Live Fast and Prosper"
Tuvok: Improvisation is not foremost among my talents.
Janeway: Considering I caught you off guard, I thought your performance was exemplary.
Tuvok: Thank you, Captain. Was your order to call the Telsians part of the deception or did you actually want me to contact them?
Janeway: Not yet. Let's give Dala some time to think about those "barbaric prisons."
"Live Fast and Prosper"
The Doctor: Missing? The captain is... missing. Seems I've found myself on the voyage of the damned.
Time and Again