Star Trek: Voyager
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As Star Trek: The Next Generation ended, Paramount Pictures wanted to continue to have a second Star Trek TV series to accompany Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. The studio also planned to start a new television network, and wanted the new series to help it succeed. This was reminiscent of Paramount's earlier plans to launch its own network by showcasing Star Trek: Phase II in 1977.
In 2020, Newsweek magazine said that the Voyager theme by Goldsmith, was the best of all Star Trek television series' themes. The article elaborates, \"...Voyager recaptures some of the spacey ethereality of Courage's original vocal melody, while adding a deep space resonance that evoked the series' lost explorers, far from home among uncharted stars.\"
The sets used for USS Voyager were reused for the Deep Space Nine episode \"Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges\" for her sister ship USS Bellerophon (NCC-74705), both of which are Intrepid-class starships. The sickbay set of USS Voyager was also used as the Enterprise-E sickbay in the films Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection. Additionally, the Voyager ready room and the engineering set were also used as rooms aboard the Enterprise-E in Insurrection.
Production of episodes ran from June/July to March/April each year, with one episode typically taking about 7 days to shoot. Shooting started at 7 am each weekday and continued until finished for the day. The pilot (first) episode, \"Caretaker\" took 31 days to shoot and was one of the most expensive television pilots shot at the time.
In 2021, plans for a Star Trek: Voyager documentary made news when it raised over $638,000 in the first two weeks of its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. The film is being produced by 455 Films which also produced the 2018 reunion documentary What We Left Behind about Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, as well as other documentaries. Production of the film started in 2020 and included cast member interviews prior to kicking off crowdfunding to take the film to full production. By the end of March 2021 they had raised over $1.2 million from over 11 thousand donators to make it the most funded crowdfunded documentary ever, and announced the name To The Journey: Looking Back At Star Trek: Voyager for the documentary, which will include HD remastered footage (pending approval from ViacomCBS). The fundraising campaign was noted for getting support from Nana Visitor, Kate Mulgrew, William Shatner, Jonathan Frakes, and others.
Launched in the year 2371, the Intrepid-class Federation starship USS Voyager was a ship built to return to Starfleet's founding principle of scientific exploration. It was fitting that the ship's captain, Kathryn Janeway, rose up through the science ranks rather than command. On the ship's first mission while departing the space station Deep Space 9, which required it to find and capture a Maquis vessel that disappeared into the treacherous Badlands, the crew of Voyager, as well as that of the Maquis ship it was pursuing, were swept clear across the galaxy and deep into the Delta Quadrant. This was the doing of a powerful alien being known as the Caretaker. The seventy thousand light year transit cost the lives of over a dozen crew members. Captain Janeway was forced to destroy the massive alien array that housed the remains of the Caretaker. In doing so, she saved an alien race, the Ocampa, but stranded Voyager and the crew in the Delta Quadrant.
Several years after Voyager's disappearance into the Delta Quadrant, Starfleet Command learned of the starship's fate. Subsequently, the Pathfinder Project was created, a Starfleet Communications project that attempted to communicate with Voyager through the MIDAS array, via a micro-wormhole and the Hirogen communications network. Thanks to the hard work and enthusiasm of Lieutenant Reginald Barclay, the communications technology improved to a level whereby contact could be made on a regular basis. In 2377, the crew was able to receive monthly data streams from Earth that included letters from the crew's families, tactical upgrades, and news about the Alpha Quadrant.
It all begins with one basic rule: Draw one card, play one card. You start with a hand of three cards, add the card you drew to your hand, and then choose one card to play, following the directions written on your chosen card. As cards are drawn and played from the deck, the rules of the game change from how many cards are drawn, played, or even how many cards you can hold at the end of your turn.
Throughout the tense conversation with Tuvok, Seven keeps a cool handle on the whole situation, never giving up her own hand until she realizes that the person she's talking to is an imposter. Before that moment Picard almost has us fooled though, as the Voyager theme swells making you believe that this really is Tuvok. As Matalas explains, \"When the Voyager theme comes on, you drop your guard, you feel the swell of emotion, of reconnection. And then, what I love is Seven's really clever, and she's like, 'I'm going to give this one more try. I need to be really sure it's him.'\" It's that instinct that puts Seven one step closer to being \"suitable for being a captain of a starship.\" And as Matalas points out, \"she learned from the best.\"
Speaking to StarTrek.com in 2018, Rick Berman expressed a lot of pride for his part in building the foundation for Johnson's acting career, saying, \"It makes me feel terrific ... that there are some actors that we gave a first job to that have become successful. People like Dwayne Johnson, whose first acting job I think was on Voyager, and he's a world-renowned movie star now.\" Technically, Berman wasn't right about that. Johnson showed up on That '70s Show a year before \"Tsunkatse,\" but we're guessing the appearance on Voyager didn't hurt his resume.
Behind the scenes of Voyager, Mulgrew resented the addition of Seven of Nine, whose sex appeal helped to boost Voyager's ratings. And on 2013's Girl on Guy podcast (via TrekCore), Ryan talked about feeling physically ill at the thought of doing scenes with a particular Voyager co-star. She didn't name Mulgrew, but she mentioned details making it clear it could be no one other than the lead actress.
Interestingly, Samantha Wildman's name has a special meaning. Wildman first appeared in the second season episode \"Elogium,\" co-written by Jimmy Diggs. The same year he sold the script, Diggs' wife almost died. A kidney transplant saved her life, and Diggs learned the donor was a seven-year-old girl. He wrote a letter to Voyager's producers, asking them to name the episode's new character \"Samantha\" after the little girl whose kidney saved his wife. \"The ancient Greeks believed the gods would reward heroic mortals by placing them in the stars,\" Diggs wrote. \"By honoring the memory of this child, the producers of Star Trek will accomplish the same thing.\" Because the young girl adored animals, Ensign Wildman was not only given her name but made part of the ship's xenobiology department.
STAR TREK: VOYAGER follows the crew of a starship that's been teleported to the very farthest reaches of the galaxy and is struggling to find its way home, a 70,000-light-year journey that could take decades. This handy plot device means that Voyager's structure can be pretty much identical to its predecessors, but with an almost completely new set of alien guest stars. Many of the ship's crew members perished when the Voyager was zapped across the universe; a renegade ship that the Voyager was pursuing was destroyed shortly afterward. Circumstances force the two groups to team up -- predictably, the \"marriage\" of the Starfleet crew and the rebels doesn't always go well.
Because the Voyager is stranded out in the Delta Quadrant, Captain Kathryn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) -- the only female captain in the Star Trek franchise -- has to solve any problems that arise on her own, without being able to call for backup. The influence of characters who never attended the rigid Starfleet Academy leads her to make decisions that might never have happened on another starship or on a more traditional mission. In this way, the series does harken back to the original Star Trek's off-the-cuff feeling and can be refreshing.
\"Voyager\" chronicled the voyages of the starship Voyager, with its combined crew of Starfleet and Maquis under the command of Captain Kathryn Janeway as she tried to make her way home 70,000 light-years from the far side of the Delta Quadrant. Voyager encountered many friends and foes making first contact with more species than any other federation starship. Voyager also had several encounters with the Borg and even gaining a former Borg Drone as a member of crew three years into the Voyage. Despite the obvious series-long story arc, Voyager was often criticized for having too many \"alien of the week\" stand-alone episodes and not capitalizing on the fact that Voyager was so far away from home and that the crew would have to put up with a certain lacking in resources or the built-in conflicts of a Maquis/Starfleet crew.
This season five finale has a grittiness and darkness that later series Enterprise and Discovery would utilise more. Encountering another Starfleet vessel in the Delta Quadrant, Captain Janeway goes to the aid of the U.S.S. Equinox. A much smaller and less powerful vessel, the Equinox is a Nova-class starship not designed for long-range missions.
Follow the adventures of the Federation starship Voyager, under the command of Captain Kathryn Janeway. Voyager is in pursuit of a rebel Maquis ship in a dangerous part of the galaxy when it is suddenly thrown thousands of light years away into the Delta Quadrant. With much of her crew dead, Captain Janeway is forced to join forces with the Maquis to find a way back home. 59ce067264