Star Trek: Voyager
Two Borg Cubes attacked Earth both were destroyed, so how did species assimilated in the Alpha Quadrant get to the DQ?
Assimilation by the borg is inevitable because the Borg collective will inevitably rise again1- Hue's group. Sure they all have become individuals again. Well in a huge group of individuals it would only take one borg to think that they should start their own collective, being the king or queen of their hive mind. Then they leave the borg colony and start assimilating people into their new collective. It would only take one, so over a long enough time line the odds of it occurring are pretty good. 2-The individuals who tried to assimilate chakotay. Sure they don't want to forcibly assimilate anyone, but over time...can we trust them. 3- So Admiral Janeway dropped a neurolitic pathogen into the collective which killed the queen and probably billions of drones. So we still get billions of drones disconnected from the collective. Most of those drones will just turn to another drone and make a mini collective. Then all the mini collectives will seek each other out, and eventually here we go again.
This more of a Wild Mass Question than a WMG, what is the in universe rationale for the Department of Temporal Affairs and/or the Time Ship Relativity from stopping Admiral Janeway from going back in time and getting Voyager home early. Any ideas, cause I got nothin.
Voyager episodes that would have better Next Gen Ferengi episodes.See below right there. On Voyager Critical Care, and Work Force were both 'the evils of corrupt economy' episodes. As was the Malon race, who were dumping industrial waste that was killing another species and when given the science on how to clean the industrial waste they rejected it because it would put them out of business. These are the types of things the Ferengi should have been doing rather than jumping around like Jar Jar Binks.
Here is a short re-edit list of Voyager that would make a much better plot point.Start with Year of Hell, where the Krenim are using a time ship to erase things from history and change the timeline in their favor. In the end Janeway blows up the time ship. I recommend then next the stories should be: Workforce, the one where they get brainwashed into being happy workers, Human Error, eliminate the Seven/Holo-Chakotay but keep the weapons testing range, Critical Care, where the doctor is forced to work for the corrupt medical facility, Drive, a race was being held to celebrate the new peace, Warhead, where the AI warhead went rogue but was recalled due to peace being achieved, Prototype, where the rogue robot soldiers were still fighting. These episode represent what happened to this sector when the Krenim timeship was eliminated. The result was that instead of the Krenim Imperium rising the sector was subsumed by a 200 year long war. Peace has finally been achieved by the worlds are economically messed up and there are still some weapons, and hard feelings around. The episodes represent what the year that was the 'Year of Hell' looked like for Voyager with the timeship erased.
On sentience in holograms.So why was the Doctor able to achieve sentience? Why was Vic seemingly sentient? How come no on in the Federation realizes that holograms are sentient? Here's how: When the Binars took over the Enterprise computer they downloaded a sentient program into the holodeck as part of a distraction plan. When Riker ordered up Minuette the computer put the image and personality of a brunette in a red dress onto the sentient program which then went on to seduce Riker. When the Binars were done the sentient program was no longer accessible. Later Dr.Polaski told the holodeck to create an opponent capable of defeating Data. To choose a program the Holodeck began running internal simulations of Data against programs, Data could easily defeat any program because as a User he could just delete any program even if it was capable of defeating him. The holodeck then discovered one deeply buried program unaccessible by any member of the crew, the sentience program left by the Binars. The holodeck downloaded this program into the Moriarity program. Later when Moriarity came back the crew trapped him in a mobile holodeck hard drive which was given to Reg Barclay. Reg eventually gave the drive to Dr. Lewis Zimmerman. Zimmerman was able to extract the sentience program and make a generic copy of it integrated into a standard holomatrix. His first experiment was his assistant Halley. Zimmerman in his massive ego never admitted that he basically copied the work of the Binars and took the credit for creating sophisticated holograms, all of which now have a nacent sentience within them which is what makes them so lifelike and interactive. The Zimmerman program became the standard for new holoprograms, which Felix used to create Vic. Zimmerman himself never addressed the ethical implications of this, he just enjoyed the fame. When he died his secret died with him.
The Kuvah'magh, the child of Tom and B'elanna, will find, and keep, the Sword of Kahless.After she grows up while traveling around in the Delta Flyer, which would be her families personal spacecraft. Returning to the Klingon Empire the descendants of the Klingons who took off to the Delta Quadrant will accept her as a religious leader and become her Fedaykin. This causes a great controversy in the Empire, and in standing up for her Worf gets killed. She marries Alexander Rozhenko which brings her into the House of Martok, and those half romulan Klingons Worf rescued become loyal followers to her because she is, obviously, much more accepting to half breeds. This of course sparks a massive civil war in the Klingon Empire. But armed with prophecy, and the Sword she is able to unite the Klingon people and usher in a renaissance in Klingon culture and they move past the warrior culture into something new.
The reason there is no backup files for the doctor.There are no backups for the Doctor because the EMH is itself basically a backup plan to begin with. He is already the equivalent of a last ditch emergency effort, so there is only one copy of the EMH program. It's like boats have life vests, but the life vests don't have life vests because they themselves are the last line of defense. Voyager tried to make one but somehow it got stolen and ended up on some planet where it wasn't activated for like 700 years, and making that backup was so hard to do that they only tried it that once.
Voyager is a dumping ground
Starfleet lost Voyager on purposeLike what the Golgafrinchan would do to the worst of there population. Starfleet had within there ranks psychopath that became captain a crazy officer who had watched Pocahontas too many times and Harry Kim so they sent them off through a worm hole in the hope they'd never return unfortunately they did hence why in Star Trek: Nemesis she is an Admiral as she blackmailed starfleet into promoting her.
Voyager is responsible for the Obama presidency
The Borg Queen is Seven of Nine's mother, cloned and altered to fit the Borg's needs, and Seven is needed as the perfect genetic match to replace her.The relaunch novels specifically detail the "Royal Protocols", a set of instructions by the Borg to alter and adapt a Borg female into a new queen. As genetic resequencing is a possibility as part of the alterations (and, indeed, would make sense if the Queen is supposed to coordinate the individual thoughts of millions of Borg of mixed species), it wouldn't be surprising if those alterations transformed any species of Borg Female into Species 125, the Borg's own species of Queen. Also, Seven of Nine is expressly listed as a candidate in the Protocols, and the Borg Queen in Voyager certainly seems insistent on regaining her in any manner possible with her individuality intact, usually obsessing over her like a mother would obsess over their child. At one point, the Queen even deliberately taunts and tempts Seven with being reunited with her family using her assimilated father as bait (her mother is nowhere to be found, notably, and she isn't mentioned by the Borg Queen during the offer). Obviously, the Borg Queen being Seven's mother would make Seven the most suitable genetic candidate for succession, but the Queen's push to put her into that position means she still has some of her compassion and motherly instincts about her; she obviously has her individuality intact, as well, to perform her duties as the Queen, and she clearly wants her daughter to join in on the new family business.
Fear's first victim died of a natural heart attackIn the Voyager episode "The Thaw", aliens inside a holodeck/cryogenic suspension machine are menaced by a creation created from their minds, a Joker expy named "Fear". It's just a simulation that shouldn't be able to hurt them, but Fear has discovered he can terrify them into having heart attacks. Since all his power comes from Your Mind Makes It Real, he shouldn't be able to hurt them: They know the system is harmless. But what if Fear discovered the heart attack "exploit" by accident? Perhaps one of the people inside the simulation had a weak heart and happened to die of natural causes while Fear was trying to scare him? Before this, Fear would have been just be a minor annoyance, a character created from their fears about the future with no real power. Once one of them dies, they'd be a lot more afraid of him, giving him more power (since he is a creation of their fears) and making his threats real: The people think he can give them heart attacks; therefore, he can.
Voyager's Deuterium Shortage Was A Cover-Up.Basically, they ran out of a different material, but the fact that this material is used on
Species 8472 are an offshoot of the Vorlon race that colonised Fluidic space and eventually reached the TNG universe.Just look at their ships!
"Year of Hell" paradoxed the entire universe out of existence; everything afterwards is a dream...Or something...
Seska from Voyager is the lost daughter of Legate Ghemor from Deep Space NineHer Obsidian Order deep-cover programming had an allowance for situations not listed in its parameters, thus enabling Ileana Ghemor/"Seska" to awaken once she was in the Delta Quadrant. Evidence:
Species 8472 are Protoss/Zerg-Hybrids, and the Fluid Space is what the Starcraft universe will turn into when Purity of Form and Purity of Essence are combined.
Harry Kim and Naomi Wildman are actually the originals, and everyone else who was on Voyager during "Deadlock" are in fact the duplicates.While being heavily implied that both of them are alternates, it was never outright stated or even mentioned again in the series. There is a fifty-percent chance that the Voyager they came from was the 'real' one. If so, they are the only two members of the original crew out of nearly a hundred and fifty to ever make it home.
Kes went insane after leaving Voyager because she learned something she didn't want to know.When Kes left in “The Gift”, her psychic powers had caused her to evolve into a higher life form (thanks to her experience with Species 8472). When she returned years later in “Fury”, we never learned what happened after she left that made her so bitter and so crazy. She blames Janeway for “filling her head with ideas of exploration.” Since Kes was always so eager to explore, she probably continued to do so after leaving Voyager. In her higher plane of existence, she must’ve learned something upsetting about life, the universe, and everything that drove her insane. Being reminded of who she used to be probably had the effect of reminding this now higher being that, "It's the simple joys of life that matter, not the big picture", or something cheesey like that.
Kes went insane after leaving Voyager because she learned that the Borg had assimilated her world.The Ocampa were a race that was completely defenseless and possessed massive psychic power, definitely something the Borg would want to add to themselves. They would have learned of the Ocampa through Voyager's many contacts with them (Tuvok was assimilated in full, Seven's memories were downloaded, they had a Collective in their cargo bay for several days which would have been ample time to learn of them). This would explain: -Kes' irrational rage. -her aiming that rage at her forme friends -wating to send herself home, likely out of a deluded desire to protect her people After she was calmed down she snapped out of shock, which she'd been in sense she becae aware of the destruction of her race, and decided to live out the remainder of her life, quitely.
Kes went insane because of the WMG from The Thing pageIf you think about it this also makes somewhat a fair amount of sense in the bottom of the Thing WMG page there is a theory stating that most of the Real Life universe (outside of our galaxy) consists of nothing but Eldritch Abominations and non humanoid horrors like something out of a H.P. Lovecraft story Gone Horribly Wrong and only AscendedBeings and beings who become Abominations themselves could survive and there was nothing that Humanity or any other humanoid species (the Borg against species 8472 was more then enough proof of this) could do absolutely nothing to stop it. Kes learned this little piece of horror while ascended and slowly the truth began to drive her mad. After a while Kes returned (or was forced to return) to her corporeal (albeit aged) state and began to blame the crew of Voyager (especially Janeway) for ever even going to the stars to begin her evolution with the rest of her kind and learning this horrible reality. However interestingly enough this may lead to another theory...
The Q Continuum is the only thing keeping the Star Trek Universe aliveAs is connected with the theory above according to Q himself (albeit he is a Unreliable Narrator) the Q probably already knew about the "Truth" of the universe yet still have a "meh" attitude about it (which unto itself is proof of how pretty powerful and truly Bad Ass the continuum really is!). the Q probably eons ago came across the Milky Way galaxy and our little blue ball and slowly over time most of them (at least the ones who weren't complete JerkAsses) grew to have a soft spot for humanity and after a while decided to keep this area of space safe for a while. This is somewhat proven by the TOS era as it appeared that some Eldritch Abominations were slowly beginning to creep in to our galaxy yet by the end of the Original series movie era they just..stopped with no real reason given as to why. the only explanation as to why is The Q basically they told the rest of the nearby universe not to mess with their region of space..or else. Boiled down it pretty makes us and the rest of the galaxy the Trek universe the Q Continuums Prison Bitch which oddly explains why Q himself wants humanity (Picard mostly) to grovel at his feet.
The Q Continuum is the only hope against mankind.The Ultimate Question actually is “How many times did the Q Continuum have to restart the Universe after you maniacs blew it up?”
This is the reason Q, during his first and last appearances aboard the Enterprise, put Humanity on trial and orchestrated our removal from History altogether. It was even a directive from the Continuum, where the Federation is later portrayed as a scarecrow and remaining human as the “second worst fate” a Q could possibly imagine.
The eldritch abominations encountered by the old Enterprise have become rarer in the Alpha Quadrant because they learned about humans true horrifying potential. And of course, this is also what drove Kes insane after she ascended to a higher state of existence.
Neelix is a pedophile.First, Neelix is dating Kes, who is less than two years old when the shows starts. After breaking up, he starts spending much of his time "taking care" of Naomi Wildman after she's born. He also spends quite a bit of time with the Borg children (along with Seven, whom he doesn't even seem to look twice at). Coincidence? Not on Wild Mass Guessing!
The Doctor's portable holographic emitter is the most powerful technology ever created.Look, Holograms can do stupidly powerful things in Star Trek canon. Now we have portable ones that can be carried by holograms. All you'd need to do is make a portable emitter, and then have it project a much larger and more powerful holographic portable holographic projector. And behold a self-perpetuating series of mobile holograms. Even if you couldn't do that, you could easily have a holographic space ship crewed by holograms.
Seven of Nine was never part of the collective.Note how different she acts from any other drone that we have seen, even before leaving the collective. When she is separated she is revealed to have great emotional dependence on the collective, even though this would be suppressed by the Borg. My theory is that she was a 'willing' drone, raised from a young age by the Borg and used for the rare non-aggressive interactions with humanoid species. Basically, the Borg brainwashed her and monitored her thoughts all her life.
The Ocampa normally give birth to multiple children at once.Most Ocampa pregnancies are at least twins, probably more (think litters). The reason Kes gives birth to only one child in the various potential futures we see is because she's giving birth to hybrids, which messed up the usual birthrate. Because otherwise, the Ocampan reproduction cycle just makes no sense.
The crew deleted all Log entries concerning the Tuvix incident before Voyager returned home.That's why Janeway was promoted to admiral after their return instead of being charged with murder.
During "The Killing Game," Naomi Wildman was...
Tom and Harry have a mutual friend Richard whom we never see because he stayed in the Alpha Quadrant.... you saw what I did there.
Janeway is/was a member of Section 31...and her real mission (after the failure of the Maquis pursuit) was to acquire technology, information and possible allies that could be used to defeat the Dominion and the Borg. That's why she destroyed the Array and stranded the crew in the Delta Quadrant in the first place, and why she either resisted or outright sabotaged any attempts to bring Voyager home and using any means necessary to keep the true nature of her mission secret (including murdering Tuvix who was slowly but surely figuring out her plans, reprogramming the Doctor whenever necessary and mind-frelling with Seven of Nine in The Voyager Conspiracy when she stumbled onto the truth). But when she was given the order to terminate Seven of Nine (after extracting all useful information from her), she refused because she had grown attatched to her emotionally to the point of obsession. Section 31 had the technology to bring Voyager back at any time, but when Janeway disobeyed orders, they cut off contact completely and left her well and truly stranded.
Janeway = Sarah PalinI always guessed that after conceiving of a female captain, the writers of Voyager leaned back and basked in their self-satisfaction, and never actually bothered with making her interesting in any way. Sarah Palin, on the other hand...
Chakotay's "tribe" are just a bunch of new-age hippies.Among the massive death and destruction of World War 3, the few remaining Native Americans were killed and the records of their actual beliefs and practices were mostly destroyed, leaving behind only a vague legend tarnished by pop culture. Centuries later, a group that included Chakotay's parents or grandparents gathered those legends together and decided to re-create "Indian" culture. They ended up with a bastardized, historically inaccurate version of it that they follow as though it's an actual ancient tradition.
Chakotay has multiple real Indian tribes in his ancestry.In Real Life, it's not uncommon for Native Americans to have multiple tribes in their family history, just as most white Americans have multiple European countries. By the 24th century, when all of Earth is united in one society, any kind of mixed heritage could come about. Chakotay probably has Plains tribes and Latin American ones in his heritage; perhaps one parent was a U.S. Indian and the other was Latin American. Chakotay embraces every part of his heritage, because of he's an anthropologist who loves all cultures.
Tuvok's line in part 2 of the pilot about how it would take hours to get the array back online was inserted after initial production.They thought after shooting "why didn't they just use a time bomb"? Realizing this plot hole, they reshot the scene where the Caretaker dies to include Tuvok's line. That's why in future episodes they kept acting like Janeway had this big moral decision "save the Ocampa and destroy the array" or "return home", when the choices were really "save the Ocampa and destroy the array" or "try to make a deal with hostile, untrustworthy aliens to give ourselves a slight chance of getting home". It wasn't part of the original series bible and no one remembered to write it down.
Tom Paris is the reincarnation of Captain Kirk.There's a slight physical resemblance and they're both mavericks. Tom enjoys playing in zeerust-laden holonovels where he gets to play the Big Damn Hero much as Kirk did, and when he had the opportunity he built a control panel with actual knobs and dials - a feature of Constitution-class ships. And how, you may ask, could Tom be the reincarnation of Kirk when Kirk died well after Tom was born? He violated temporal laws for the eighteenth time, that's how.
Dark Frontier was a stealth deconstruction of the idea of children on the spaceshipsWe see a loving family take their young daughter on a ship into space to contact a species they know incredibly little about and this results in their forced assimilation. It certainly sounds like someone writing it to subtly point out how stupid it is to bring young children with you to contact unknown forces when the universe seems to be filled with creatures trying to kill you.
Janeway allowed Harry Kim to come to the senior staff meetings out of guiltIt seems odd that Janeway would have allowed an ensign right out of the Academy to take part in critical meetings reserved for the senior staff. However, consider the fact that in the very first episode, Janeway was deeply troubled by the fact that she had separated him from his family in such a fashion. As an attempt to do some 'damage control' for her guilt, she 'adopted' Harry and tried to give him a new 'family' (the senior staff) in order to ease the pain of his separation. She singled out Harry for this treatment because he was the youngest and least experienced member of Voyager's crew after leaving the Alpha Quadrant.
The day after Voyager gets home, Seven of Nine is killed by slipping on a banana skin and Tuvok has a shuttlecraft land on himIt would just serve Janeway right for messing with the timeline.
Therapists or no therapists, Naomi still does not like things that buzz like insects.She was just a baby when the macroviruses attacked. That would leave an indelible impression on anyone's psyche.
Most of the non-human crew members work Night Shifts.In most episodes, most if not all of the crew members showing in the background appear human. But in episodes that focus on the "lower decks," the crew is shown as being very diverse, with Bolians, Bajorans, Vulcans, and Betazoids. We know these non-human crew members are on-board. So why don't we usually see them? Granted, Betazoids and Bajorans could both look like humans from afar (if you're not close enough to see their eyes or noses). So maybe those crewmembers have the same shift schedules as the humans. But what about the Bolians and Vulcans, and any other species that would be more noticeable? They work night shifts. Why? Various reasons. Perhaps crew members from the same planet were more comfortable around each other, and preferred to all work the same schedule (some indirect, unintended segregation if you will). Or perhaps they have sleep schedules that work out best for the Night Shift (somehow).
Seska was mentally ill, and her only hope for a cure was in the Alpha Quadrant.Up until "State of Flux," Seska, while shady, seemed a smart and mentally stable person. Come "State of Flux" however, and she begins to behave very irrationally. Yes, she is frustrated with Starfleet regulations limiting Voyager's return home; but surely a scientist and spy as brilliant as her would have realized that backwards space-cavemen like the Kazon would not be better help. Then there's "Manuvers," in which Seska either steals Chakotay's "DNA" to impregnate herself, or just lies and claims she did; either choice is quite odd, and never really explained on the show. After her death we learn (in "Worst Case Scenario") that, before leaving Voyager, Seska tampered with Tuvok's holonovel and made it deadly...why again? Long story short, here's what we know about Seska: she is brilliant, with great problem-solving skills, as well as planning and scheming; she is DESPERATE to return to the Alpha Quadrant; and she makes bizarre, irrational decisions that are not in her own best interests. Explanation: Seska was mentally ill. She was receiving regular treatment for her illness while spying on the Maquis, whenever she reported into her Cardassian authorities. But once lost in the Delta Quadrant, that treatment was gone. She struggled to keep a grip on herself and get home as fast as possible, but failed in both regards. (She certainly wouldn't be the first Cardassian Trekkies know to go crazy.)
Tom's duplicate in "Course, Oblivion" died by suicide.We do not see Tom's duplicate die; last we see him, he is on the bridge, expressing his cynicism and wondering out loud why he's still taking orders from Janeway's duplicate. Come the next staff meeting, Tom is already gone. That last time we saw Tom, the decay had not affected him nearly as badly as some other crewmembers. There may have been internal damage that killed him soon after, but it's not a given. Tom's duplicate had completely given up hope, once finding out he was a duplicate. Harry asks if Tom wants to try to reach Earth, or "just wait to disintegrate." Tom stares at Harry a moment, as if thinking about that. After losing Chakotay, Tom decided that no, he didn't want to wait to disintegrate, and he had nothing to live for anyway. So he returned to his quarters and phasered himself.
Chakotay's recurring stiffness and monotone has an explanation.Much of the time, Chakotay speaks and acts with as much emotion as anyone else. But every now and then, he becomes oddly stiff; he speaks in a monotone, sometimes even tired sounding, voice, and shows little to no emotion, in situations where one should show LOTS of emotion. Why? There are several possible reasons...
Chakotay has Asperger's Syndrome....But any social or anxiety problems that might have come with the disorder were either "cured" or just worked out, long ago. Because this is the future, after all. As an adult Chakotay has no problem socializing with others and making friends. But he sometimes has to consciously remember to display facial expressions and voice inflictions; when he doesn't, this accounts for his monotone. His Autistic "obsessions" don't completely rule his life, but he does really know his sh*t, being able to recall and recite stories from all different mythologies as situations remind him of them. In "One Small Step," it seemed odd to the audience that Chakotay had a childhood obsession with Kelly he never mentioned. But that's because it was just a short-term "obsession." As a child he was considered a "contrary" in his tribe, and never quite fit in. Asperger's would certainly contribute to this.
Chakotay's is Seven's beard.How do Chakotay and Seven go from having absolutely no chemistry together to a Last Minute Hookup where they still have absolutely no chemistry together? Simple - they don't. The Seven/Janeway shippers were entirely right, but Starfleet disapproved of their captain's relationship with an underling still recovering from assimilation trauma, so Chakotay provided them cover.
The Krenim timeship has been holding the Borg at bay for centuries.We know from the assimilated personalities living in Seven's implants that the Borg have assimilated Krenim in the past, it's entirely possible that the Borg have attempted to invade the area of space where the Krenim live on numerous occasions and always been RetGonned; each time they send a ship it gets erased until a scenario plays out in which they decide not to investiage/invade and that's the timeline that gets preserved
Tom Paris and Nick Locarno are double cousins.Of course, the Doylist explanation of why they look alike is that they were played by the same actor, but in universe, they are two different people, so here's a guess about why they look so similar: because they are double cousins. In other words: Tom Paris's dad is the brother of Nick Locarno's mom; Nick Locarno's dad is the brother of Tom Paris's mom. Each of the Paris siblings married a Locarno sibling and had a child at approximately the same time. Two children of two such couples would have the same degree of consanguinity as brothers, so they would look like brothers.
Unimatrix 01 is somehow specialIt's a preparation ground for drones earmarked for special assignments such as potential Queens. Firstly, it's a very low number, even assuming that there are other levels of subdivision between Unimatrix and the Collective as a whole. Also, it's unlikely that two drones originally from the Federation would be put into the same unimatrix at random (obviously the real reason is that Writers Cannot Do Math) so maybe all of the members are from civilsations that have currently caught the attention of the Collective and are being prepared for use against them, Locutus style
The Federation sent Voyager off to the other side of the galaxy.The Federation has some secret dealings with beings in the Delta quandrant. They also had a big problem, Janeway. She was to power hungry, but was following the rules of Star Fleet to a T, and kept killing all the assassins they sent after her. To prevent her assent to Federation dictator, they hatched a desperate plan to set up a Batman Gambit to send across the galaxy, yet make it so she would have to break her sacred Prime Directive to get back home. They didn't expect her to get back.
Neelix's real job is finding salvage and scavenging.Think of what Neelix was doing when the Voyager crew found him: wiping a lot of junk away from in front of his camera and trying to shoo them away because this was his debris field to salvage. For all his other talents (real or imagined), scavenging was what he was really good at doing, his trading skills being derived mainly from finding buyers for his recycled space debris. This also explains how the Voyager came to have such seemingly Infinite Supplies: while nobody in the Delta Quadrant had quite the same equipment as the Voyager, he knew where to look in the debris fields of destroyed ships for anti-matter, duritanium, power supplies, and other useful substances that the ship's replicators could convert into, for instance, more photon torpedoes. The other stuff he did, such as being the ship's cook or self-appointed morale officer, was mostly to stroke his ego since scavenging, while very useful, is not exactly a glamorous career.
Neelix thinks he is a good chef, survival expert, and an ambassador because people use him as an assassin toolSo, you're a ruler of planet, and need to kill a rival, murder a group, or wipe out a species, but you cannot afford any evidence pointing to you. One of your greatest advisors whispers a suggestion to you, a way to kill all that stand before you, but none of it is trackable. Simple, send Neelix! Put him in your enemies kitchen staff, he will be dead within a week! Send him as a guide for a dangerous planet, all of them will be dead by sun rise! Send Neelix to be their diplomat, he will spark an epic war that will eradicate two enemies within an hour! He has been used as an assassin tool by so many, but nobody told him his skills suck, or he didn't believe him. Why would he, he keeps being contracted by royalty! Janeway puts him in all of these roles because it amuses her.
Before "State of Flux," everything Seska says that isn't backed up by another character or physical evidence is a lie.In "Parallax," when Seska tells Chakotay about the rumor "we heard" about the Maquis being restricted to quarters and such, that was a rumor Seska herself started, to try to manipulate the Maquis into starting a mutiny. In "Prime Factors," the entire story about Seska's brother and his birthday was made up on the spot; she probably doesn't even have a brother.
In "Counterpoint," Tuvok, Vorik and Jarot weren't the only telepaths onboard; they were just the only ones who couldn't hide their telepathic abilities.Tuvok, Vorik and Jarot have to be hidden from anti-telepath authorities in this episode. Yet in "Repression" we see a Vulcan female among Chakotay's ex-Maquis crew, and in "Endgame" Janeway asks Tuvok why he can't mind-meld with "some of the other Vulcans on board." Explination: the other Vulcans (and Betazoids) on board either have the ability to mask their telepathic abilities, or simply don't *have* as strong abilities as the three who had to hide.
The events of Threshold was a poorly written holo-novel by TomOr maybe even a holo-Troll Fic.
Concerning the two continuity errors in "Latent Image"...Okay, this episode involves flashbacks set a few months before Seven of Nine came aboard Voyager, putting these flashback incidents in Season 3. There are two clear errors fans have noticed here: one, Janeway's hair is short, rather than in a ponytail; and two, Tom Paris assists the Doctor in sickbay, with no mention of Kes. Other fans have also pointed out that Kes would likely have objected to Janeway's tampering with the Doctor's program. Here are a few explanations for those plot holes.
That trans-warp corridor to Earth took more than two hundred years to build.The Borg were busy building that particular corridor from their transwarp hub ever since they got the message from the assimilated crew in Captain Archer's time concerning the whereabouts of Earth. Their cubes got there ahead of the construction, but they still needed a backup plan in case their initial invasion failed. When their initial invasions did fail, they were biding their time and waiting for their construction to be complete. Janeway and her crew showed up to wreak havoc on the hub just one day before the Borg Queen planned to announce the corridor was complete and send a hefty portion of her armada through to assimilate that pesky Federation at long last.
The Krenim Empire flourished because they scared the Borg.The Krenim Empire was, in at least one timeline, a wide-spread empire of great influence to the surrounding region. Their chronotech allowed them to alter history itself so as to remove undesireable events and promote Imperial interests, but why did the Borg leave them be - simple, the Borg were scared. Without temporal shields, anyone is vulnerable to a Krenim attack that threatens to completely unmake one's entire existance, the Borg were able to successfully assimilate a few Krenim aware of the chronotech (as shown in Repression) and realized that if they attempted to further assimilate the Krenim, the Borg risked unmaking themselves. Unlike Species 8472, another opponent that posed a threat, the Krenim weren't actively hostile to the Borg, so they left them alone for the time being.
Chakotay is a fine pilot; it's landing that he sucks at.He did a fine job piloting his Maquis ship through the Badlands, and deliberately crashing it into the Kazon ship. He's trusted enough to pilot Voyager and shuttle crafts. It's when he's forced to make a landing that he winds up crashing the vessel.
The Ocampa were the victims of some genetic engineering failureThe Ocampa's ridiculous reproduction may be because of some catastrophic error by the Caretaker. Maybe they always had that "once in a lifetime"-nonsense going on, but with litters, and he tried to change that to give the species a bit of help - because, let's face it, no matter what, a species with 9 years life expectancy needs any help it can get when it's also restricted in how often it can reproduce. Instead the average child-count went down to 1 due to his meddling. Certainly would explain why the entire race of Ocampa fits inside one cave-system, why he cares so much for them (HORRIBLE guilt because the species is dieing out because of him) and why they can only conceive one child at a time. The Ocampa being a species that would die out in Real Life is not a brainfart - it's intentional.
Lt. Walter Baxter is a relative of the famed Dr. McCoy.This obscure character was seen in episodes "Eye of the Needle" (the rude crewmen who addresses Kes, instead of the Doctor), and "Twisted" (the man who ran into Torres in the transporter room, and then said he'd round up his security team, when they realized something was wrong with the ship). Baxter's speech, facial expressions, and mannerisms are very much like Dr. McCoy's. He can come off as rude, like McCoy. Though not in the medical field, he is concerned with his health, as he spends a lot of time working out in the gym (mentioned in both episodes he appears in). It seems like a long-shot. But, long-shot relationships like this are commonplace in the world of "Star Trek," where Reg Barclay helped designed Voyager's EMH, Sisko got Miles O'Brien family on his senior staff, and Dax had a night with McCoy in a former host. It would not be a stretch for Baxter to be a son, grandson, nephew, or cousin of Dr. McCoy.
The crew are actually fairy tale characters, sent to the “Star Trek” universe by the Evil Queen, cursed to be stranded on a never-ending voyage back to Earth.This explains any plot holes or contradictions that “Voyager” has, concerning the “Trek” universe. Because the starship and its crew were never originally part of the “Trek” universe. All of the characters’ memories and identities are false. Their real identifies are as follows:
Seven's Gag Boobs were given to her by the DoctorFrom "The Gift", we see that the Doctor was responsible for both Seven's Spy Catsuit and her hair growth. Her... Borg Spheres go unexplained, but it's fairly obvious that she didn't have them as a drone.
Tuvok's mind-meld with Suder is responsible for his and all other bouts of insanity that show up in the crew.After his mind-meld with Suder in Season 2, Tuvok lost his Vulcan composure and went crazy at least once a season. Sure, there was an explanation each time, like amnesia or radiation; but it was that mind-meld with a psychopath that weakened his mind, making it more vulnerable to such things. Tuvok, as a Vulcan, is also a telepath, and without realizing it, his slight insanity "leaked" into the minds of other crewmembers. This is why Captain Janeway's actions seem so eratic and inconsistent at times. It's also why all the other Regulars have lost it and gone insane at least once or twice over the series. Captain Braxton, after having contact with Voyager, got it even worse, due to a bad mix of temporal mumbo-jumbo from their encounters.
The Borg Queen is not an intrinsic part of the collectiveThere is no Royal Protocol written into Borg software. She was an ordinary drone who was part of unimatrix 0, and eventually became self aware in reality. At this point she realized she could assert her will on other drones, taking charge of the entire collective. She tried making other queens who would obey her, but also be able to lead other drones because, as has been seen in The Battle of Wolf 359 and The Battle of Sector 001, a Borg vessel commanded by an individual is dramatically more effective than one not so led. Unfortunately for her, those queens invariably rose against her for control of the collective (the current queen may well be such a usurper). Seven of Nine was being raised to become a queen, and in fact is in a way the queen of Voyager but still bows to Janeway's command, which is why the Queen wants her back so badly. The reason she wants to assimilate humanity is to duplicate loyalty.
Robert Beltran is a masochist.He ranted in interviews about how horrifically painful it was to work on "Star Trek," having to work with Ethan Phillips and Tim Russ. Yet he also says he'd gladly go back and play Chakotay again. He said it was "fun to get beat up" in "Maneuvers." It was his idea that Chakotay be a boxer, despite also saying in on the DVD features, "I don't like boxing because you get hit." He attends "Star Trek" conventions, where he surely knows there will be many rabid Trekkies after his blood, for the crime of dissing "Star Trek." Conclusion: Mr. Beltran enjoys inflicting pain upon himself.
B'Elanna's animal guide was a tribble.Hence why she tried to kill it.
After "Faces," B'Elanna's Klingon nature took over a year to reassert itself.B'Elanna has a fiery temper for most of the series, that takes several of the later season to get under control. Yet Season 2 has her acting oddly...passive. Granted, most of her episodes in this season focus on the engineering side of her character, rather than the Klingon side. But in any other season, incidents like working with Dreadnaught or getting kidnapped by the Prototypes would have B'Elanna a lot crankier, and losing her temper more. Now of course, the real reason for this is because "Voayger" is a TV show, and this early in the run, the writers hadn't fully developed any of the characters yet. But an in-universe explanation can be traced to what happened to B'Elanna in "Faces," in Season 1. She was split into her human and Klingon halves; the Klingon B'Elanna died; and the human one was given DNA from the Klingon, to make her "whole" again. Physically, she appeared normal almost right away. But her internal organs, including her brain, took over a year to return to normal. This is why she had such a fiery temper in the earliest episodes, became passive for most of Season 2, and then returned to her angry half-Klingon self some time around Season 3.
"Course: Oblivion" is a case of Writer Revolt.Bio-memetic!Janeway is faced with the same dilemma as the original. Salvation for her crew is inches away, all she has to do is blow up some uppity aliens to get it...and she makes the same decision, to let it go. This time it gets everyone killed. It was as close as the writers were allowed to come to say "yeah, we know Janeway's a twit". It's about the only thing that would keep the episode from being a Shoot the Shaggy Dog story.
B'Elanna met K'Ehleyr sometime in her youthWith B'Elanna being so conflicted about her nature, and being one of the only Klingon/human hybrids in the galaxy, it's likely that she would—at some point—have met the famous half-Klingon K'Eleyr. Given "Voyager" and "Next Generation's" respective settings, this would likely have happened when B'Elanna was quite young, perhaps at the Academy, or in high school. With K'Eleyr's diplomatic personality, and being more at ease with herself than B'Elanna, the older woman probably left a positive impression on Torres—and her untimely death probably left a very negative one. B'Elanna once told Chakotay, "I've lost every family I've ever had." The fact that K'Eleyr, the only other well-known human Klingon hybrid in Starfleet, was killed violently, fits in quite nicely with B'Elanna's unhappy backstory.
The Aeroshuttle was originally going to be used from the fifth season onward instead of the Delta Flyer.Voyager was originally designed with an auxiliary craft called the Aeroshuttle, which can be seen docked to the underside of the ship's saucer section. Its main feature was that it was designed for maneuvering within a planet's atmosphere, which will be important shortly. The show never used this ship, though, as the producers thought it would upstage the similar captain's yacht on the Enterprise-E (seen in "Insurrection"), also deployed from the underside of the saucer section. This much is already known. Now onto the theorizing: The Delta Flyer's introduction was already problematic. It was built from scratch on a ship with limited resources, would have had problems even fitting inside the shuttlebay as originally designed, and its introduction wasn't even the primary focus of "Extreme Risk," the episode where it first appeared. Consider this: What if "Extreme Risk" was originally going to feature the Aeroshuttle instead? Unlike the Delta Flyer, it already exists as a working ship and doesn't need the extra resources. It also docks to the underside of the ship and wouldn't use the shuttlebay anyway. Furthermore, the Delta Flyer's mission in "Extreme Risk" was to retrieve a probe from inside a gas giant. The reason a standard shuttlecraft couldn't be used was that it couldn't stand up to the gas giant's high-pressure atmosphere. As the Aeroshuttle was already stated to be built for atmospheric flight, the mission is practically custom-made for it. In short, "Extreme Risk" was originally going to be the Aeroshuttle's debut episode until the producers told the staff they couldn't use it due to Insurrection, and the Delta Flyer was added as a result.
Neelix never got better in his cooking.A lot of people can ruin a pot roast with the wrong heat or negligence. It takes a special kind of incompetence to be able to nearly destroy the ship while trying to make cheese. Over the seven years, the Voyager crew had to suffer through meal times with an inept chef who might have been making food amendable to non-humans or Alpha Quadrant aliens. So, rather than actually teach Neelix how to cook, the crew decided it would be easier to simply lower their standards on what they considered to be food, or even edible. That, or they secretly recycled their meals in the replicators behind Neelix's back.
Neelix kept waiting for Seven.They never ended their game in "Endgame" (pun intended). He expected to her back from her the next day, but Voyager ended up back in the Alpha Quadrant. Each day, Neelix kept waiting beside the game board, hoping to finish the game that he and Seven had begun. Since he never heard back from her, the game remained unfinished.
The show is imagined by a mental patient.Perhaps one in the room next door to Benny Russell.
Only Janeway made it back to Earth.Downer Ending: At the end of "Endgame," they were one lightyear away from Earth. We never saw all of them make it back. They encountered an anomaly that killed crew members one by one. Janeway tried to save everyone, but she could not. Even the EMH was deleted for good. Janeway took a shuttle or escape pod off of Voyager as it exploded. When she got to Earth, she broke the news to their loved ones and to Starfleet. Admiral Paris was heartbroken that he would never see his son again. He sunk into a deep depression and died from a heart attack. Janeway was promoted to his position as admiral by the time of Star Trek: Nemesis.
Upon return the Doctor's mobile emitter is confiscated.By Temporal Affairs because the ME is future tech. Not only would they confiscate it ALL of the crew would be under a gag order to keep it secret. Temporal Affairs would need to cover up the fact that the computer revolution of the 20th century Earth was caused by a temporal incursion caused by a future time cop, and if they fixed it the Federation may very well never exist.
Chakotay and Harry Kim inadvertently killed Data.The original timeline where Voyager is frozen under ice is home to All Good Things, where Data lives into old age (or whatever the android equivalent is). In this timeline, Picard is advised by someone who earned their rank during the Dominion War, and fought alongside Remans, and therefore can give Picard better advice resulting in the mission going more smoothly. In the timeline where they return home, Janeway sends the Enterprise off on it's mission to Romulus, resulting in Data's death.