Star Trek: Voyager characters should be in the new Star Trek movie. It just makes sense. We should try and get them in.
Image Above: Star Trek: Voyager cast. Garrett Wang (Ensign Harry Kim), Robert Picardo (The Doctor), Tim Russ (Security Chief Tuvok), Ethan Phillips (Neelix), Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Robert Beltran (First Officer Chakotay), Kate Mulgrew (Capt. Kathryn Janeway), Robert Duncan McNeill (Lt. Tom Paris), Roxann Dawson (Chief Engineer B'Elanna Torres)
Star Trek: Voyager was a controversial show. On the one hand it's the first show to have a female captain. On the other hand, "Threshold" is the worst Star Trek episode ever.
J.J.Abrams loves great characters. Voyager has great characters. Bring them together and the new Star Trek movies become more amazing.
But what characters and how? Since Voyager takes place in the 24th century the dates are challenging. The new movie takes place in 2258 while the events of Star Trek: Voyager happen in 2371. That's a gap of over 100 years.
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(Thanks for the correction Tony)
Tuvok (Tim Russ) was Captain Kathryn Janeway's (Kate Mulgrew) tactical and security officer. He's the first black Vulcan we've ever seen. He epitomizes IDIC (Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations) as a study in opposites. Vulcan, yet black. Logical, yet head of security. Abrams would find him fascinating. But how? Here's a couple of ideas.
The planet Vulcan has been destroyed in the new Star Trek movie timeline. We haven't seen all the Vulcans though. Tuvok's family could have survived and the movie could feature his Grandfather. Maybe Tuvok was named after him.
Or, since Vulcans live so long, Tuvok himself could be there. Since the Vulcans are in a new colony he could be the sheriff or head of security for the colony.
Maybe it's impossible. Maybe it doesn't make sense. Maybe Abrams wouldn't care. But it's worth a shot.
Capt. Kathryn Janeway, First Officer Chakotay, Security Chief Tuvok, Neelix, The Doctor, Chief Engineer B'Elanna Torres, Lt. Tom Paris, Ensign Harry Kim and Seven of Nine would all be fascinating in the 22nd century.
Let's start a campaign to get them in.
Do you have a favorite Star Trek Voyager character? Should the new Star Trek movies have characters from Voyager? If so, how do you think they could be added? Let us know in the comments.
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