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Old 07-19-2009, 05:10 PM
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I have always wondered why in "End Game" it had taken Voyager a further 16 years to get home.

Throughout the season's, the ship made a number of jumps through space. These are the ones I recall:
Kes threw voyager 10 years closer to home when she sponaneously combusted.
They shaved a big chunk of time off the journey using the slipstream drive.
They shaved more time off their journey by using the transwarp coil they stole from the Borg.
They used some alien's catapult which helped them gain further distance.

I am going to do a really sad thing and note down all the jumps they made as I go back through the series unless of course someone has already counted. Anyway, my point is that they must have encountered no other anomalies to help them get home after the 7th year (going by the original timeline), either that or they took a wrong turn.
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Old 07-19-2009, 06:08 PM
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No, no wrong turns.
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Wouldn't it have taken something like 70 years without the jumps? You also have to realize that many areas of space you can not just zip through at high warp. There would be all sorts of delays. I think completing what would take 70 years at pure high warp in about 22 or 23 years, with all the delays, is doing pretty darn good.
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I had really hoped that we'd see the ship physically change inside and out over run of the hsow as hey had to "jury rig" alien technologies into Starfleet systems. I feel they really missed on that.
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I think, given the 75 year initial estimate that even with the jumps and boosts they got along the way, it's probably not far off what was left.

So I don't think the ship took a wrong turn.

Did Voyager the series take a wrong turn? That's a whole different topic.
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I think, given the 75 year initial estimate that even with the jumps and boosts they got along the way, it's probably not far off what was left.

So I don't think the ship took a wrong turn.

Did Voyager the series take a wrong turn? That's a whole different topic.
That assumes it wasnt already on a bad path from the very beginning.
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:25 AM
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That assumes it wasnt already on a bad path from the very beginning.
Around the third season is when it began to lose it for me. I thought the first couple seasons weren't all bad.

Course, not all good either.
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Around the third season is when it began to lose it for me. I thought the first couple seasons weren't all bad.
I preferred it from season 4 on. Not sure whether it's because I didn't particularly like Kes, or whether KJs strange hairdo's were just too distracting. I also thought the Borg were a better enemy that either the Kazon or the Vidiians.

However, next time I go through all 7 seasons, I will count the years that were taken off for each jump and get back to you. that will be my geek mission. I still have 3 weeks left of school holidays so it is probably possible
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