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Old 10-06-2008, 04:06 AM
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why in timeless did Paris locate a L class planet to land on crash, surely space is vast and they could have tried to slow down another way? Granted the episode would not have worked, but I always liked the idea of Voy near to the Alpha quadrant and Chakotay & Harry in the Delta Flyer or with Captain Geordi on an intercept course.

Just think of the stroy developements,
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Old 10-06-2008, 05:56 PM
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I guess they needed to landed before they blew up and tehy took whatever planet was nearest them.
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Old 10-11-2008, 12:29 PM
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Tuvok made some very poor excuse about the structural integrity fields collapsing and needing a place to land.
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Tuvok made some very poor excuse about the structural integrity fields collapsing and needing a place to land.
Agreed. That one line was a weak point in the episode. Something like "With this extent of system failures and imminent loss of artificial gravity and antimatter containment, we must land the ship immediately."
 
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:24 PM
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It was definitely a weak plot device to reason the ship aiming for the planet....It would have made more sense to place the ship in a situation where it had no helm control.
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Old 10-19-2008, 04:12 PM
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It definately needed it all to be frozen as it was so eerie and looked great... but yeah the writers got lazy and couldn't think of any good excuse to make it realistic... several episodes where tainted by similar decisions.
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It was one of the more popular episodes. I guess they could have come up with a better reason to land on that particular planet.
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The writers should have had Voyager fall out of the slipstream in the atmosphere of the planet. No reaction time to do anything but crash. But that part wasn't the biggest issue I had with the episode.

Tom discovers there are issues a day before they plan to use the new drive? Seems like they would have run all the necessary simulations first to make sure such a drive was feasible before building it.

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Tom discovers there are issues a day before they plan to use the new drive? Seems like they would have run all the necessary simulations first to make sure such a drive was feasible before building it.
Yeah that was disapointing but I put that down to his "boyish" nature?
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Old 11-29-2008, 03:11 PM
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Ferrous is right. It' amazing how much room for interpretation there is in the Star Fleett hand book there is for modifying the engines.
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