Season Four
Episode Trivia

Following on from my mini novel at the beginning of Season Three, Season Four was obviously where I had begun to sort myself out. Good thing to as even today, Season Four is the most consistant and my favourite completed season of the series. I figured it would end up like Three where I'd love it for a time and once I got onto Five, I'd see it for the mess it really was. That didn't happen. Despite a couple of dud episodes, Season Four was brilliant for me. It was a step up from Three, or rather an entire staircase up from Three and I'd finally started to really take things seriously. Not completely of course, there's always still room in Fifth Voyager for daft jokes. So yeah I'm definitely proud of Season Four and now thanks to the reboot, it shines brightly once more. I look forward to the day I finish Season Five and I'm torn for favourites ^_^ To be fair I just look forward to that day full stop, it'll be glorious.

 

Scary But True (Part Two)
Title Meaning: As before, the events are meant to be scary and yet true. Part 2 doesn't have the same attempts at creepiness as it no longer follows a horror movie's plot.
Alternate Titles - N/A
Inspiration - Tales of/Talos the Mummy.
Original Voyager Episodes Used - N/A
Miscellaneous (Other Trivia)

Unlike the other cliffhangers, I knew exactly what I wanted to do here when I closed off Season Three. Thrown Key I had only decided to bring my cast into Unimatrix Zero, the rest was unplanned. Fair Chance I had only gotten as far as the Marquis being trapped on Mercury, and obviously the Voyager/Enterprise push into the Delta was planned. I didn't know how to get from there to there. Outside of Time is having its Part Two redone in places because I quite literally had no clue what to do there, and it definitely shows. Scary But True is better for the plans I made before I did the cliffhanger. I know Star Trek handles their cliffhangers like I did with the others and they're weaker for it (Best of Both Worlds excluded), so Scary for me proves it's better to plan ahead.

During late Season Three I had made the decision to reduce the size of the main cast. Lisa was dead, Claire was missing presumed dead, you get the idea. However this was only half because I thought there were too many people. My other reason was I wanted to bring Zare and Daniel into the mix. I had very loose plans for them but the cast was already gigantic. It's funny that in the end the main cast was reduced to the original Voyager cast and six of mine (Lena, James, Jessie, Kiara, Craig and Damien. Damien was only upgraded to main when that happened), but never mind. What's done is done... is not the reboot slogan, I still try to keep to it though.

Duncan's age messing around story was brought upon because he always acted older than he was. True a lot of the FV kids do, I imagine in four hundred years kids mature quicker but that's another exc..story *cough*. I also had other plans that I needed him to be older for. I'll leave it as that.

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Half of the Heart
Title Meaning: And you thought the song titles would end in Season Three, you fool ^_^ Seriously though the title is a little clever, for me anyway. The title is mainly for James. Yasmin was cloned from him but with slight differences. Yasmin's a lot more psychotic in nature and uh easy to manipulate, Damien wanted her to turn on Voyager/Enterprise at any time with little more than a nudge. Rick was an accident but the same was done to him. He and James are different not only because their experiences differ, but Rick metaphorically has very little heart. He's ruthless cos he was designed to be. I'm not saying James is a perfect angel (I couldn't type that without smirking), not even close, but I try to write him as a guy with good intentions that screws up a lot, usually cos of his temper getting the better of him. That's a very general description but hey, it's just to explain the title.
Alternate Titles - N/A
Inspiration - Pass
Original Voyager Episodes Used - N/A
Miscellaneous (Other Trivia)

The original version of Half of the Heart had a very rushed "second" half. I wouldn't have minded the episode at all if it wasn't for that. I wanted the episode to be about the clones, but you rarely saw them. The reboot pulled this one out of the season to fix this slight problem. I ended up writing quite a bit more than I expected and it's all gold IMO.

Other things fixed were the characters revolved around the clones. I said I was trying to cut down the amount of extra characters at this point but Half of the Heart original would make you think otherwise. I tried to push the main characters into the scenes when there were guest stars instead. It wasn't a case of just swapping names, some stuff had to be changed to fit.

The new bit of trivia was a surprise to me, let alone anyone else. I honestly do not remember this or I would have put it down sooner. According to an old news page from 2003 (I was researching for the B4FV2 trivia page) Half of the Heart was going to be in late Season Three, as the second "movie". It ended up being moved to Season Four, where End of the Line took its movie status. There's not much information in there but from what I gather I was worried that S3 already had Oasis of Abatua, however Half still had to be based before End of the Line (as yeah the locations for both ships change, ahem). There's nothing about why End of the Line was chosen to be the "movie" instead, although it seems obvious to me now. Half of the Heart would have been a poor choice but still 100x better than the Oasis of Abatua abomination. End of the Line seemed far more fitting. This proves that I did have much better plans for the episode but as it was based so early in S4, so soon after S3 I probably still was in a lazy/not bothered state of mind at the time. Though to be not fair, End of the Line and True Memories ended up exactly as I pictured them so I must have been in recovery around that time.

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End of the Line
Title Meaning: Two meanings. One, Voyager reaches the end of its journey. Two, before that happens Voyager/Enterprise (I honestly don't know which, I wanna say Enterprise) is destroyed in a previous timeline.
Alternate Titles - N/A
Inspiration - Yay, nothing
Original Voyager Episodes Used - N/A
Miscellaneous (Other Trivia)

Ah my favourite of the "movies", it wasn't always that way. It was my least favourite when I was still deluded about the Mummy rip offs. The Resurrection is Cherry Coke in written form, Oasis is pure awesomeness. As I got older I started to see End of the Line's better qualities and I discovered it was much better than the other two. For one thing it was purely original. The only thing it took was an old simplistic plot from Kidz Trek and developed it into a workable episode/movie. For a while you don't suspect time travel, at least I don't remember it, so you think wow they're getting hammered. It's only when you get to mc's dying when one of the ship explodes you probably start to wonder hey, this can't be canon. What's happening? Heh I hope that's the case anyway, it was the intention. Whether it does or not, I love the plot. When I went to reboot it, I was expecting a huge amount of work but I was pleasantly surprised that all I had to do was format it to match the new style, make it a two parter and fix spelling mistakes.

The movie kicks off the entire season arc *cough* and Season Five's too so it's definitely great in my book. However splitting Voyager and the Enterprise up, and having a lot of episodes concentrating on the Enterprise being lost instead may annoy some people. Especially with Fair Chance doing something very similar. I think I considered getting both home at the same time at one point, but I had some tales to tell still and thought it would be fun to have a different ship to see how it handles them. Stop or Die for example ^_^ I don't regret it, at least the Enterprise side of it. Voyager's I regret not focusing on more.

As mentioned above, the previous episode was going to be the movie instead of this. While investigating old files I discovered a news section talking about changing the film to fit into S4 instead of S3 and I instantly went into panic mode. I didn't remember changing anything and needless to say I was confused. Turned out that the movie I was talking about was Half of the Heart, not this. The changes to that were likely just the inclusion of Daniel and Zare, I cannot think of much else there.

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True Memories *updated*
Title Meaning: The title itself is a hint. All but one of the awayteam get their memory erased. The one who doesn't remembers perfectly. There's various hints throughout the episode that there's more to the story than what the character with the memory intact says, which I'll go through in Misc. The title doesn't fit with what's stated, there are not any false memories within it. What exactly does the title mean by the true memories?
Alternate Titles - N/A
Inspiration - To be honest, it was a very VERY old episode idea which was changed so much it's barely the same... even the old 2001 "Season Eight" counterpart was miles away, so loosely inspired by I Know What You Did Last Summer. Yep.
Original Voyager Episodes Used - N/A
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I bet you think I'm going to whine about a rushed ending. I'm not. That was intentional. I had James' rant/story all ready probably around half way through the episode. I worked around it in the end, but in such a way that if you thought about it, you'd still question what he says. I'll try to go through them from my memory.

James claims he killed an innocent girl while fighting vampires, he thought she was one. The others rightly bitch at him for it and his response is to knock them out and cover it up.

The episode gives his explanation and then passes it off as a joke. He claims to be serious.

The vampire that tried to get revenge on him claimed he killed his daughter. This has happened before.

James has recently acquired his telepathy after turning 30.

Here's the kicker: The girl was actually a vampire.

James claims he knocks himself out. Sure?

There could be more but that's all I can remember. Remember, this isn't Seasons One to even Three, this is Season Four. A lot of the things here I did on purpose. Have a think about all of these, try to figure it out and come back.

Before I explain, I'll tell you about the original plot that was supposed to be in Season Eight (before the prequels existed, so roughly Season One time at the most, it could have been before). An awayteam go down to a planet, they lose their memories, they're stalked and/or accused (I can't remember) of murder. None of them remember anything unusual, no one was knocked out FYI. Turns out they were recently framed, the memory loss was a way to make them look suspicious. I mean who does believe the suspect who says "I don't remember being there"?

Okay so lets go back to those six points I brought up.

James claims he killed an innocent girl while fighting vampires, he thought she was one. The others rightly bitch at him for it and his response is to knock them out and cover it up.

In Interactions, James killed a guy in cold blood after he murdered Jessie and his unborn son randomly. He doesn't hide it, he confesses. Yes he is defensive about it and other incidents, but I'll tell you now that's more him trying to convince himself, not whoever he's talking to. Speaking of other incidents he tells Tuvok about the time he killed the two Cardassians, the Chief of Security remember. It's usually him that brings up the murdered father. Well you get the idea. James isn't one for hiding something like this, at least not to this extremes.

The episode gives his explanation and then passes it off as a joke. He claims to be serious.

It sounds ridiculous enough to be a joke. Who confesses to something like this, in this way? It's a huge information dump. James talks a lot sure but wow. Also he's a killer, guilty as charged, so why is it taken as a joke first? Anyone's reaction at first would be to believe him.

The vampire that tried to get revenge on him claimed he killed his daughter. This has happened before.

Frenit wanted revenge on James for killing his vampire daughter "off screen" (ahem until Five) Frenit threatens to kill Jessie while she's pregnant. and later kidnaps his two kids, arranges Jessie's murder... you get the idea. Simply, Frenit doesn't get revenge by simply killing him. He prefers to destroy him.

James has recently acquired his telepathy after turning 30.

By Dissidia or Body Swap, somewhere not long after this, he can't even float a pencil without guidance. Minor spoilers but the best thing he's done with telepathy/telekenesis around this time was overhear a muffled Naomi or Nikki thinking about a topless Kevin. Before this episode he's done nothing but overhear his own wife's random thought, that's it. Despite his lack of experience he can manipulate the memories of an entire awayteam. Sure, that's believable. In fact after checking the episode, there's at least one remark that his telepathy isn't well developed, it's so badly written I may as well typed "wink wink, nudge nudge" after it.

Here's the kicker: The girl was actually a vampire.

Mind Games played with this as well but it wasn't real. The girl does actually die from the attack, yet she doesn't turn to dust right away. He'd immediately know what she was if that happened. If it didn't happen, he didn't kill her. The only way he'd be convinced he killed a girl, would be just like in Mind Games where he missed the heart and she played dead.

James claims he knocks himself out. Sure?

James is strong enough to hurt himself, that's expected, but being a Slayer he's not just strong. He should have high endurance too to balance it out. It's barely an afterthought in his speech too, would it be so hard to say how?

Oh and before I go on, I just thought of another point. James' story is that he turns around and stabs her.

This isn't a grown woman/teenager, he describes her as a kid. I know I make jokes about his height, but that's only cos we have giants like Tom in the cast. James isn't four foot tall, he's average height, taller than all of the girls but Seven (but hey, who can tell with those heels). If he stabbed her in the heart, she'd have to be a tall kid. You could argue he stabs at a lower angle, but why would he? He was fighting adult vamps, why would he aim for a stomach or lower?

Now in Title Meaning I briefly explained that the title itself was a hint more than anything else. When you get to thinking about the meaning behind the name, with just the ending speech in mind, it shouldn't go together. What does the true part mean? Wouldn't that mean that something was false in the episode? All that's there is James' lie about having his memory erased. That works right? Not really. I suppose some people may think it works, I guess, and that's fine. However in my head it doesn't. If the title was warning the reader that someone was lying, then maybe Truth In The Memories would be a bit more fitting, or True Events. True Memories is a vague hint that a memory in the episode is false, and that there's a true one to be discovered (or not). The awayteam never get their memory or any memory back, so it's not referring to them.

The point is despite James explaining it off in a hurry, the episode doesn't actually tell you what really happened. The true memories are lost. The crew will never know. What happened then, you ask? It's simpler than you think. Telling this now ruins what I wanted to do with the episode, I wanted it not solved and for readers to have a suspicion that something else happened. Whether or not I succeeded, I don't know. If you want to know for sure, read ahead. Otherwise skip to the next episode.

The fight did happen. The way James describes it is he kills them all and the team are ok/conscious to witness the next bit. This didn't happen. It doesn't matter how strong you are, there's still only one of you verses a group, only this time you have innocents with you to protect as well. It's hard enough blocking your own blows, but others too? The team are mostly or are all knocked out in the fight, at the very least James has protected them from being eaten.

He's tending to one of them after the fight is over and something runs by behind him. This part of the story is the same, he swings around to stab whatever it is to slow them down, but since it's the kid she dies. The leader arrives to witness this, gets angry and attacks him. As he's a father of one little girl and with a similar kill under his belt (see Frenit's daughter) he's shaken a little and it's enough to give the dad vamp an advantage. The vampire wins, but like Frenit sees his chance to hurt him before he kills him. If any of the team are left they're knocked out afterwards.

Once the awayteam is rescued they discover the telepathy and memory loss in everyone but James. Later Sasha has a dream about a man stabbing her with a stick. When she sees the dad later, she recognises him. By the next episode one of the watchers is hammering in that Sasha's not a Slayer anymore thanks to The Chain Reaction timeline changes, so how does she get a vision? Also before I forget, Lena tries to use her own telepathy when contacting the aliens to find out if they're telepathic. The way she phrases it is inconclusive, not that it matters, it's still meant to throw you off the trail.

It may seem like I'm blabbing now but the last paragraph are facts that need to be remembered before I explain the final piece of the puzzle. These vampires are not native to the planet. One of the leaders mentions a Game Cube. Vampires can come from any species, it's not a leap to say that a telepathic race could be sired as well. The leader, like Frenit, wanted James to suffer before he killed him. He wanted him to believe he murdered a living breathing child, then he discovered that he had a young daughter himself so he sent her a glimpse of what he was going to do. He also wanted to make sure that if he failed to kill him, he'd be still haunted by it, so why not have his crew turn against him.

Is it perfect? Nah, I imagine there's a few plot errors in there and not enough hints. I also worry that keeping it hidden for a long time damages the character, unless people figure it out without coming here. Sure I did a lot on purpose in S4, but it doesn't mean there's no mistakes. They're just not as common/obvious, I hope haha.

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Episode Four
Episode four is a tricky one. Originally it was Flesh Eaters, but the plot revolving around the title was replaced completely by Dissidia. The Voyager plot remains mostly untouched. Season Four is not a fully rebooted season like One, so I was never going to have two separate lists just for this one episode. Having the two as one entry here is the only way I could think of. It's not perfect, I know.

Dissidia
Title Meaning: Dissidia apparently means conflict, the game is about a war in some ways.
Alternate Titles - Flesh Eaters *wink*, Thirteen, Fantasy Thirteen, Conflict, Thirteenth Conflict, Final Cycle, Final Thirteen. Yeah it had a lot of titles, for the longest time it was called Thirteen.
Inspiration - The game was always a ... I wanna say rip off but it's not me being lazy, it's not a direct parody... it's inspired is probably the closest definition after all. The Game Cube game was inspired by the PSP titles Dissidia and Dissidia Duodecim. I wanted the Enterprise crew to play an actual game, putting them in another death match would be silly. Dissidia made the most sense.
Original Voyager Episodes Used - N/A

 

Flesh Eaters
Title Meaning: It's a very literal title, so yeah yuck.
Alternate Titles - Dissidia
Inspiration - It was an ancient plot, developed around the time of Witchcraft in the last season. It was barely a plot to be honest, more like a little joke between me and a friend. It should never have been an episode.
Original Voyager Episodes Used - N/A

 

Dissidia & Flesh Eaters
Miscellaneous (Other Trivia)

I haven't got much to say on behalf of Flesh Eaters, it was the appendix of Season Four. No, Flesh Eaters was something that Season Four needed to throw up to get out of its system.

It didn't take very long to think of a replacement for it. The beginning had the Enterprise finishing off a Game, then looking for another. I realised then that despite their only means of getting home being the Game Cubes, there was never an episode devoted to a game. You never see inside one, you just see a before and after. Episode four had to cover a Game, but what?

Love it or hate it, Dissidia was the heart of the FV revival. After I was done with Aggression I would have to choose something to move onto and fast, or I'd risk losing my writing "mojo". I badly didn't want to fall into the non writing trap again. Dissidia saved me from it. I had wrote only the first few scenes up until James' encounter with the four aliens, and unfortunately gotten stuck. It didn't matter because it had done its job, I wanted to write something else. Despite saving me Dissidia sat unfinished for a year while I worked on everything else. Excluding Aggression, it was the first thing I started on for the big comeback of 2012 but was the last thing finished. I finished it around 8pm on the 4th December, just in time to give it a proof read and release the new material I had stored up for a year. It was close, even Year of Hell was finished twenty odd hours earlier than the update. Dissidia is the better definition of last minute.

Originally I did want to go into the previous cycles a little more. In the end what was there was enough, it left things to a readers imagination if they were interested in it at all. I wanted to focus on the main characters and what they were going through, while obviously mentioning things that would affect that. Having side stories about previous players who were now dead was in the end creating filler. It wasn't original anyway. As I said the episode was using the game Dissidia with Duodecim's mechanics to tell a story, these back stories were Duodecim's stories and nothing more. The side stories included; explaining Cane and his previous attempts to finish the game in his own way. The girl who believed him when Zare didn't. The man who sacrificed himself to try to free his friend from the cube (I am sad that all mentions of that story are gone, it's one of my favourite parts of Dissidia Duodecim and it wasn't even apart of the main story, it was optional. I already loved the character involved, having this be his only new story in Duodecim made up for his lack of being in the main one. Ah well). All gone.

Good thing I did this as like I said, Dissidia was close to being not finished for the 4th December update as it is now. I would never have made it if I included these side stories.

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Body Swap
Title Meaning: That's a tricky one
Alternate Titles - N/A
Inspiration - Red Dwarf's episode with the same title
Original Voyager Episodes Used - N/A
Miscellaneous (Other Trivia)

Back in the days when I craved for feedback of some kind, I had a little button on the bottom of every episode and a vote page so I could find out which episodes people liked. For probably about 90% of the time I had this system, Body Swap was the episode with the most votes. I don't know how accurate it was as after a while it seemed to be the only one getting votes and constantly. Obviously by this point it was spambots, so it's hard to know when that started and how many were legit. The previous "favourite" was VTV Live, which worried me even back then haha. No matter it must have been working, Hunters and Director's Cut never got anything.

I imagine that someone somewhere has thought about the Lena/Craig/James triangle at some point. Body Swap does an ok job at dealing with it and not cleanly. It's meant to be a mess, it's meant to make you think that it's disgusting, but it's always meant to be more innocent that it appears.

I know that attraction between siblings (or any family member) who never grew up together exists. I can't explain it properly as I still don't completely understand it. It's irrelevant really, I wasn't doing this here. Not exactly. James and Lena both went out of their way to spend time with each other, they were drawn, but they never acted like a couple did they? As early as Disconnected or Resistance, they (to me) were acting like siblings tearing each other new ones. You'll probably think that people who like each other do this too, and no worries that was thought of. Tani mistakes it for that and spreads the rumour. Even Janeway worries about it. When Lena tells Chakotay about wanting to spend more time with a guy not her boyfriend, despite him being annoying to her, Chakotay goes there too. Then he finds out who she's talking about and I remember him leaving the room in a hurry, ahem. More importantly Craig believes it. Before he knew the truth he can't help but think that Lena likes James more than him, nothing happens to tell him otherwise or hint that they're actually related.

When New Earth happens, Lena at first is disgusted with the whole thing. Eventually it's a relief, she gets the epithany. She did care about him, she wanted to spend more time with him cos deep down she knew the truth after all. Craig still has difficulty accepting it as truth, it sounds a little farfetched which brings us to Body Swap.

Lena hasn't since shown any confusion on the matter. Her feelings for her half brother are normal, she loves him because of that. If I was going for the incest angle all along, why would I do nothing for a whole season and then make Lena take advantage of the Craig/James body swap? I didn't, that's why.

Lena tells the truth. She and Craig have been a bit on and off as she's not good at expressing her feelings, she denies things like this a lot. The swap gave her the opportunity to show Craig that she cared about him, regardless of his situation and to show that she was going to stop avoiding her feelings. To her it was a nice gesture. Unfortunately Craig took it as her being attracted to her brother, and you can't be too harsh on him for that. How many people would show their feelings by kissing their boyfriend/girlfriend while they're possessing their family member? Lena thought it would be a nice thing to do, but it cruely backfired. Lena doesn't understand how anyone would still think like that, so it doesn't help that James reacts badly too. If it wasn't for Tani's rumours, her mother's paranoia, her dad also thinking she had a crush, Craig's original jealousy... it probably wouldn't have gone as badly. I imagine they'd have been laughing about it later about how gross it was. Unfortunately Season Two happened.

All I can say after this whole situation is, poor Lena. Her heart was in the right place. I'm way too cruel in this season ^_^

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Rites of the Crypt
Title Meaning: Rites for a ritual are performed, in a crypt. Literal titles are a real time saver.
Alternate Titles - N/A
Inspiration - Honestly, I think this was an original idea.
Original Voyager Episodes Used - N/A
Miscellaneous (Other Trivia)

This episode's a little strange. It was one of my favourites of the season, yet I tend to forget about it when I think of Season Four's better moments. In all honesty it probably gets overshadowed by later episodes. I quite like it as it did make up for one of those weak Season Three's. I say that as I don't remember which episode this is a sequel to. I'm serious. It was either Hell Break Out or Put The Knife In. It may have been Deception. Anyway it was a little clever-ish (I hate saying that about my work *rolls eyes*), it gave a minor character who I based on a friend of mine a good starring role (although I don't know what he thought of it). It's a good episode to slowly build up what the season will be about.

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Unleashed
Title Meaning: The ugh, spiders are unleashed onto Voyager.
Alternate Titles - N/A
Inspiration - My spider phobia. The Enterprise plot, Equinox obviously ^_^
Original Voyager Episodes Used - Equinox Part 1
Miscellaneous (Other Trivia)

Ah the Equinox storyline. They weren't treated that well in original Voyager, not that they are here. At the very least I give them a little more episodes and a little more erm... influence. You'll see.

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Sibling Rivalry
Title Meaning: There's a rivalry between siblings, but not the way you think. Zare's angry at Lena for "stealing" her dead brother's role from him, possibly causing his death. Kevin and Sandi feel a little left out as they're from the past and they're not the only Chosens. One of my favourite title meanings right there.
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Inspiration - N/A
Original Voyager Episodes Used - N/A
Miscellaneous (Other Trivia)

The original version of this episode was a classic example of me rushing to the finish line, so to speak. Zare's story wasn't really told well, you only get what she says and what James argues with her at the end. If you haven't read the prequels the whole plot makes little sense, and I wanted the prequels to be optional and/or read whenever. Kevin and Sandi's may as well have been removed. It was a bit bare. The reboot gave me the chance to fix everything wrong with it and fortunately/unfortunately (delete as your opinion) gave me a taste of writing first person. I definitely like doing it but not all the time.

This episode is important for numerous reasons, it's too bad one or two were only brought up during the re-write. Zare's story with her brother is quite a big one, not just for that alone, but for the flashback to the scenes without her in and the one with the two watchers. All I can say is they're not just there to pad the story. I've already said way too much for this season.

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Lullaby
Title Meaning: Kiara has another one of her hallucinations while being in a coma or just unconscious. Lullabies are what you sing to kids to get them to sleep. Yeah the title's just being vague for the sake of being vague.
Alternate Titles - N/A
Inspiration - N/A
Original Voyager Episodes Used - N/A
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Blind Eye
Title Meaning: The title meaning isn't what is said in the episode itself. I think it was just sometimes you have to ignore what's bothering you, you can't fix everything. Now that I think about it, the quote in the episode was similar... maybe. Never mind, haha, it's an episode I rarely read.
Alternate Titles - N/A
Inspiration - N/A
Original Voyager Episodes Used - N/A
Miscellaneous (Other Trivia)

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Shattered Time
Title Meaning: Time's shattered
Alternate Titles - Shattered Mirror
Inspiration - Gee, that's a mystery.
Original Voyager Episodes Used - Shattered
Miscellaneous (Other Trivia)

Voyager's seventh season was absolute trash IMO. Shattered was one of the few watchable ones. By the time Season Seven aired I wanted to steer a little clear from original episodes, it did help that it was awful. Shattered though was one I wanted to give a go. The Enterprise being around gave me an opportunity to make it a little different. I did cheat a little when I realised that making it a little different meant a lot of the Enterprise would be in pre-FV time. Ah well.

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True Colours
Title Meaning: Kiara shows her "true colours", in other words she starts becoming more Q than Human.
Alternate Titles - N/A
Inspiration - Nope
Original Voyager Episodes Used - N/A
Miscellaneous (Other Trivia)

Not really trivia, more of a personal observation. The leaving scene breaks me everytime I read it, all because of one line from Lena. I forget it's there everytime.

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Stop Or Die
Title Meaning: It's basically what the Softmicron kids are telling the Equinox (and Enterprise) crew. Nothing clever here.
Alternate Titles - You know, it did have at least one. I don't remember though. If I ever remember them I'll edit this.
Inspiration - Equinox
Original Voyager Episodes Used - Equinox Parts 1 & 2
Miscellaneous (Other Trivia)

This will be more important later on in the Misc Trivia, but Stop or Die, True Colours and Shattered Time were in a different order originally. I remember True Colours being episode 13 for a long time before release, I still open the file for episode 13 expecting True Colours in fact. I dunno why, despite the rearrange True Colours has been episode 12 for much longer but hey, that's my "brilliant" mind at work lol. I have a strange feeling the three episodes were in this order: "Stop Or Die", Shattered Time and True Colours. I'm not 100% sure about Shattered's placement. The opening makes me think I started "Stop Or Die" but decided to make changes and delay it, but keep the scenes already written in Shattered. That sounds like something I'd do, but it just doesn't make me sure like the episode 13 confusion with True Colours. Ah well, moving on.

For a long time "Stop or Die" was called something else and it resolved the Equinox storyline a little too similarly to the original Voyager. It was a lazy effort, the closest episode I could compare the original plans to is Dark Frontier. Since it had different character(s) involved, I had the opportunity to have some fun changing it to suit the different cast. However it didn't. Morgan/Lena did the same things Seven did and even had the same lines. "Stop Or Die" probably wouldn't have copied lines but it definitely did the same stuff. The only differences to the plot were the Softmicron were the aliens the Enterprise and Equinox were being attacked by.

Luckily when the plot changed, I didn't get rid of everything from Equinox. The best one was Lena's behaviour. I had her acting like Janeway in Equinox, but for no real reason. Remember True Colours was after this. It was one of the reasons Stop Or Die was delayed. Lena's behaviour thankfully isn't a copy and paste Janeway now that she has a reason other than "Max shot at my ship, the asshole". Think about it, she wouldn't care about Starfleet principles.

Other things included Max's mutiny, instead of just locking Ransom in the brig and attacking a clearly superior ship, the new plot allowed him to be an actual threat.

I believe one of the obstacles in the original story were the Soft themselves. They clearly don't hop out of another "dimension", attack people, mummify them and jump right back in. They also don't have much of a starship presence. I'm glad I decided to change almost everything, by Season Four I shouldn't be still doing stuff like that. Of course I definitely should still be torturing Seven if the original episodes focused on that, it's a wasted opportunity hehe.

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Epilogue
Title Meaning: Enterprise returns home at the end, thus ending the "journey" part of the series. Ahem.
Alternate Titles - One half of the episode was thee original Queuing Forever.
Inspiration - The Q kid plot was obviously my version of "Q2". The second plot made jokes about The Matrix, but only the idea to go into the Game Sphere was inspired by that.
Original Voyager Episodes Used - Well maybe a line or two came from Q2
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Now that I'm here I'm wondering what happened here. Epilogue was supposed to be two separate episodes; Epilogue and Queuing Forever (no relation to the Season Five episode, FYI). I know why it happened, both episodes didn't seem long enough and they were based at the same time as each other. What I don't know is what happened to Epilogue or QF's original slot. I have no idea which episode took its place. It was probably one of the little ones like This Just In or Web of Deceit.

Yeah the Queuing Forever title had no real meaning when I first came up with it. I was thinking of Q titles and words/terms that I could use to make one. I dunno where Queuing Forever came from. In the end it did suit the story in Season Five so I was able to use that eventually, despite it being "cancelled" yet again at first. The title hasn't had the best of luck.

Yeah Q2 is one of those other few Season Seven episodes I enjoy. If you're curious the others are Rennaisance Man, the erm... Doctor's Holodeck program episode and Lineage (which ever ep was the one focused on B'Elanna's back story, not the Klingon episode). Human Error, Nightingale and Endgame can go die slowly in a fire. The episodes with the Doctor in an alien hospital and the psycho hologram, well lets just say if only two episodes can make me go from loving a character to despising him more than Seven for a time, then someone's thoroughly screwed up. Anyway enough about that.

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The Dark Page of the Book
Title Meaning: The episode revolves around James' backstory with the accidental murder of the two Cardassians. It does go into more of his past crimes, but the title focuses on that event being the darkest chapter of his life. Lets not forget it was his first "evil" experience, which would have turned his eyes black temporarily.
Alternate Titles - N/A
Inspiration - Hmm I want to say nothing, I have a nagging feeling something was inspired.
Original Voyager Episodes Used - N/A
Miscellaneous (Other Trivia)

You can tell but Dark Page's first part was rushed to be released. The second half was taking quite a while and had a few issues. The first part didn't even have the court case, that only takes place during the second. The other clue is the size difference between the parts, they're ridiculous.

You'd think I'd have more trivia for this one, as of now I can't think of anything that the episode doesn't tell you already.

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This Just In
Title Meaning: I wanted a title that revolved around the reporters. I even remember asking someone's opinion about said title. I didn't want to go out until there was a title, so they had to give it haha.
Alternate Titles - N/A
Inspiration - N/A
Original Voyager Episodes Used - Nope
Miscellaneous (Other Trivia)

This begins the filler trilogy, aka the three I rarely read through. I did want a breather in between True Colours, Dark Page before kicking things off again with Sundown. However in hindsight it wasn't the best idea. The filler definitely had one/two too many episodes, This Just In for example I feel is a waste of a slot. It could have easily been mixed with a later one. Lesson (never) learned.

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Connection Effects
Title Meaning: Triah and Faye are connected, we see the effects of it.
Alternate Titles - N/A
Inspiration - Dunno
Original Voyager Episodes Used - Nope
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I didn't try very hard with this one and it shows. I think I knew how silly the plot was and I probably didn't like it either. So much for S4 being consistant. Meh.

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The Web of Deceit
Title Meaning: Nikki uses the 24th century version of the internet to meet someone, unfortunately that someone is Damien being deceitful.
Alternate Titles - N/A
Inspiration - Embarrasing and dates when the episode was created for anyone who knows, but a storyline in the UK soap Coronation Street. Teenage girl meets boy online, goes to house, he isn't the boy he said he was, is kidnapped. Yeah.
Original Voyager Episodes Used - N/A
Miscellaneous (Other Trivia)

The last of the actual fillers, and is the only one I do like sometimes. To be fair I like the opening with Janeway, the new swear word censor jokes and naturally most of Damien's scenes for that matter. The Naomi/Nikki/Kevin triangle was never that interesting, certainly not enough to carry an episode.

I'm surprised I didn't use them in the B4FV series, that series was the one where Damien recruited annoying (to me) celebrities. Nevertheless Web of Deceit brought in two people I definitely thought were overrated at the time, nowadays though you'd likely have to see their music videos to be reminded of them (which you won't). These two were fake exes releasing singles slagging each other off, with lots of swearing of course. I hope the reason both were number one wasn't because people believed this was true. I mean the girl's version followed very quickly and sheesh, it's obvious. At the time of writing both videos were all over the music channels. You'd quite literally escape them on one channel to find the same song or the other playing on the next channel. They were the 2004 version of Rihanna, except probably not as painful. At least I got a good laugh out of them, I didn't always flick over right away.

Anyhow, despite it being in the wrong season it did give me the "I want to be censored by puppy bunny" jokes. I later found that Friends had done it too. Truth is having those two characters in meant I either had to censor them the old way "s***" for example, get rid of the swearing which would ruin the point, or replace the words with something else. I could have actually wrote the swear words, however their most common word to use is not one I like to type. I did laugh when I saw it in Friends. It was either new at the time (for me, it took a while before I watched it from the start) or I'd forgotten about "firing her mother puppy ass".

Oh I should have mentioned this sooner. I was flicking through looking for the swear word censor scenes and I discovered something else. There's a blink and miss it running gag in the series, and his name is Harold. Don't forget that, he may get upset. He keeps showing up, no one remembers his name as he's a redshirt and for some reason that's still funny to me. As there's a similar joke in Dissidia, I'm going to assume his full name is Harold Arso, but don't quote me on that... that Arso guy was a little more irritable and less charming than Harold. There's a similar guy manning the brig in Season Five named Charles, though that was a one off joke. I doubt that's the same guy either, though he has a different job almost every episode he's in.

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Decent Proposal
Title Meaning: It's supposed to throw you off when Craig decides to ask Lena. You think it's either an ironic title or she eventually accepts it. Only Chakotay ends up asking Janeway and that's the real title meaning. Well half of it anyway *eyes shift suspiciously*
Alternate Titles - N/A
Inspiration - N/A
Original Voyager Episodes Used - N/A
Miscellaneous (Other Trivia)

Things slowly start to kick off in this episode. I loved the James and Janeway make up stuff, it wasn't forced, I wrote it as naturally as I could manage. It may not to some, but it shows that James does really care about her before he hugs her, when he confronts Mark. He's a little too overprotective of people he cares about. Chakotay finally accepts the coffee part of Janeway's personality, and it's great. Apart from poor Lena and Craig, the episode's warm and fuzzy to me.

Oh look Harold returns already, bless him. I think he's got one more episode, though I'd forgotten he was in Web of Deceit. I could be wrong.

I'll have to come back to this one day. There's so much I want to say but I can't. Remaining tight lipped.

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Sundown
Title Meaning: Vampires come out at sundown, most of the story happens when it does. Oh by the way, song title mwahahahaha.
Alternate Titles - N/A
Inspiration - N/A
Original Voyager Episodes Used - N/A
Miscellaneous (Other Trivia)

This is a story about a character reuniting with his father figure, only to discover that not only does his father figure despise him now, but also blames him for destroying his home city. As a result he has recruited an army, now dwindled down to a small few, to liberate it. The character had no idea this would happen or at the time knew that what did would be his responsibility to take care of, so naturally he doesn't take all of this well. He tries to talk his father figure out of one last suicide mission but he will not listen to him now. Unknown to him the father figure is counting on the character to intervene, stop him from doing anything, so only goes on said mission to lure him and his "teammates" to the home of the beast and likely to their deaths. Unknown to him though the character suspects this anyway, yet goes anyway to try and save the man he once looked up to... probably the only one in fact. He wants him to see how far he's gone and hopefully turn back before it's too late. Both plans clash and get the enemy's attention, both good sides are dragged into the fight anyway. The father figure understands and sacrifices himself to help his step son escape. It's not clean, no one comes out of this any better, the problem isn't solved at the end. The issue is only known about, people are dead for no reason, the episode just ends on that. It was meant to.

I like Sundown, I love the overall story and for the most part it tells that^ well. What's the problem then? Like Dark Page it doesn't really get started until part 2... a lot of two parters are created to release something while the story is still underway. That's not thee problem though. The flaws are in the story itself.

For one, we are supposed to believe that James and John were close. We just have James' word for it. There are no flashbacks, no nice stories about them. There's Dark Page, they rarely interact in that. So yeah that's one. I'm being a bit harsh here; this episode is ten years old, I was 18, I didn't think of that. It doesn't necessarily harm the episode too much, it's just something of an afterthought to me now.

The biggest issue is the final act. I had it all in my head how I wanted it to go. Once it was written it didn't come off well to me, but I didn't want to change it. James wanted to show John how stupidly suicidal he was being. John wasn't going to listen to him, so he figured he had to show him. Alerting the vamps wasn't apart of either men's plans and it always was going to get a few people killed. It probably comes off how I described, everytime I read it though I think "this could have been done better". I suppose I think that about 90% of FV, so that's not fair ^_^

Like Decent Proposal there's so much to say about this but the series not being finished ruins it. I shouldn't say there's something there at all, however I prefer to tease and hopefully make some people think ^_^

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Something New
Title Meaning: Yey a song title that predates the actual song. I'm kidding of course, when the song came out I couldn't help but laugh though. The title was always supposed to refer to the wedding. New was picked over the other options for numerous reasons. New referred to wedding episodes where nothing really "serious" happens, it's just a nice fun episode. New also could be ironic as J/C have been married before. Blue would only work if it was a depressing episode. Old didn't work that well. Borrowed would have worked if I'd ripped something off, and yay I didn't.
Alternate Titles - Something Blue, Something Old, Something Borrowed.
Inspiration - N/A
Original Voyager Episodes Used - N/A
Miscellaneous (Other Trivia)

It's obvious that I had a lot of fun with this one, right? I don't think I had an episode devoted just to the wedding when I planned Season Four. Oh, this is the episode that filled the empty slot made by removing "Queuing Forever". It's only taken me weeks to figure that out, it had been driving me crazy(er). Anyway I'm glad I decided to do it. Especially because from here on out, things get a lot less nice.

I wish I had something to share other than that and the titles. I do remember that I had a very stupidly vague synopsis so people looking ahead wouldn't be spoilt about the proposal. The synopsis remained the official one for too many years.

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Happy Ever After
Title Meaning: The two couples here got married a year ago and are not living happily ever after. Triah doesn't even get that. It all ends okay for everyone though. Triah has her baby, Jessie/James have one (I'm still sad about the other), Tom and B'Elanna accept that time with their infant son is precious... only for him to get drunk at the end, but hey.
Alternate Titles - N/A
Inspiration - N/A
Original Voyager Episodes Used - N/A
Miscellaneous (Other Trivia)

I think I've said this for another episode, I don't remember which. Tom and B'Elanna's plot was overshadowed by James and Jessie's, not just because James and Jessie's was supposed to be the main storyline, but because I didn't see theirs being so long. Until Closing it was the longest episode of the series and had hung in there in the Top 5 until Parental Advisory reared its huge head. I don't regret it though. I remember staying up all night writing most of the second half. I was adamant about not leaving anything out just because I was tired and it was late. Happy Ever After is what it is because I finally learned to use my stubborness for good. From here on out, I don't think there's another lazy episode. I've been wrong many times, we'll see. Happy Ever After proved that I could write everything, not worry about story length or deadlines, still enjoy it and get something decent out of it.

This was another episode attacked by the reboot, despite my love of it. By Season Three I was removing stuff like writer cameos, or at least trying to, but I had to get one last cameo in this episode. I figured Triah's needed the ship she was on to be attacked, I chose the Enterprise and well the rest is(n't) history. The reboot I wanted to remove Marill and company completely, Happy Ever After was the only one in S4 that had something. The scenes that replaced it are 10x better than what was there before. It definitely livens up such a darkish episode.

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Tough Love
Title Meaning: The title was referencing two things; the Janeway and James fall out and the Angela backstory.
Alternate Titles - N/A
Inspiration - N/A
Original Voyager Episodes Used - N/A
Miscellaneous (Other Trivia)

The original version of this was vividly planned back when the Put The Knife In crap was. Some details were changed during Season Four's development, thankfully, details that I refuse to go into. I'll leave it as Tough Love was a lot worse.

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Corporal Form
Title Meaning: The alien that scared everyone in their dreams hides its form, to appear ghostly. It's corporal though. Yeah not my favourite title.
Alternate Titles - N/A
Inspiration - A documentry I watched about night terrors and sleep paralysis (whatever it's called, the name eludes me).
Original Voyager Episodes Used - N/A
Miscellaneous (Other Trivia)

Not much to say here. This episode is probably the one that was moved from Season Five to here, it seems likely as a lot of the episodes here wouldn't fit in Season Five's storyline. I imagine I wanted more time between Happy Ever After and Closing of the Eyes, one episode wasn't enough. Tough Love wasn't a nice filler either, Corporal Form is basically harmless.

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Closing of the Eyes
Title Meaning: If you've come here and you haven't read the episodes, turn back now, you've been warned. Okay? I hope only people who have read this are here, I'd be very mad, tut tut. Anyways... there's a lot of death in this episode. One was asleep, her eyes already closed when she's murdered. The other two close their eyes as they're dying. Another poor sod appears to die but never gets the chance to.
Alternate Titles - N/A
Inspiration - How a certain body is discovered was loosely inspired from elsewhere, but the reason for her dying wasn't.
Original Voyager Episodes Used - N/A
Miscellaneous (Other Trivia)

I know despite me warning about spoilers I didn't really say who, I still like to be cautious even ten years on. God has it really been that long? Yikes, anyway... Remember Happy Ever After? That was the warm up for this glorious and heartbreaking son of a bitch (the bitch is me, yay). And warmed up I was. For the longest time this was my proudest achievement. It was long, I didn't hold back anything, it was brutal, it hopefully made someone cry (I'm not being mean, honest), it wouldn't stop trying to kick you when you were down. I could go on. Nowadays it still ranks quite highly with me, however it had caused a lot of problems since that have soured it slightly for me.

The entire episode was going to be in chronological order originally, excluding the first death reveal (even then it would stop right at the discovery and continue later). I decided to change it so the nicer scenes would be first, setting up the characters for the eventual fall. For the longest time the episode was like this. I uploaded it to fanfiction.net as a last saving grace, like this. I eventually realised that it loses the impact. James has to find her first, it doesn't work as well otherwise. The reboot changed it back to chronological and I badly had to edit the way the times/timezones were formatted. To be honest it was better before, you knew it was in chronological order anyway without having to add/take away a few hours cos of the time zone. I think that's my only beef with the episode now. However ignoring them, the episode is finally after ten years in the order it should have always been in.

Until Death of the Soul was finished in 2013, this episode was the longest episode of FV by a long shot. Before then Happy Ever After topped the chart and even that was miles away from Closing's finished size. I never thought I'd be able to beat it, at least until the very last episode. Now it sits in third place ready to be demoted yet again by later S5's (if Parental Advisory could end up huge then I expect this to happen at least three more times).

Now for spoilers... again, turn away, I mean it this time.

A few years ago the Voyager series was revived in book form. The first one was Full Circle. When I bought it I never expected it to be linked to previous Next Generation ones, ones that I hadn't read. I had missed an entire arc with the Borg. The book started with Chakotay going to meet Janeway for a date, finally, after getting together (finally) months ago I believe. Instead Mark meets him and delivers the news that Janeway had died.

The book never really explained it fully, so I did have to buy one of the Next Gen books to find out what happened, but nevertheless. I expected such a backlash for writing Closing of the Eyes, of course nothing came of it... haha I was so naive. However Full Circle, or more accurately that TNG novel certainly did. I guess that's not really the point though. I just thought it was very creepy that the date mentioned for all of this was June 2380, one month after my Janeway is killed. Coincidence I know, it couldn't be anything else, I just found it eery. Even creepier was that it was after her finally getting together with Chakotay, while mine was not long after their wedding. I have to tell myself it was just a coincidence, no one knows about FV and I really don't believe anything was stolen. That would be ridiculous.

I do worry though that someone will read Closing since reading Full Circle and accuse me of copying off such a big plot twist. Full Circle is only a few years old, while Closing just recently turned ten (eeery, when I wrote this, it was the 22nd September, the date that it was apparently completed. What are the odds?). Closing is definitely older. I didn't find out about this book and pre-ordered it until I was stuck in my writers block, so I know this for a fact.

There is more things like this that freaked me out later on in this season. Something to look forward to, not.

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Burnt Out And Falling
Title Meaning: Yet another song title, from a song I never heard in full. Never mind. Again spoilers are here, don't read if the episode is unread. I can't be vague here like Closing, so definitely beware. Lena's sick to death of all the bad things happening to her, she's burnt out and she eventually falls.
Alternate Titles - N/A
Inspiration - Hmm nope
Original Voyager Episodes Used - N/A
Miscellaneous (Other Trivia)

Closing of the Eyes punched you in the gut, but Burnt Out And Falling is the guy/girl who walks up to you and instead of helping you up, kicks you in the head and walks off. I love it.

You may think things are going to settle down after the funeral. The funeral itself tries to cheer you up with Annika and Yasmin's stories. There's a possible solution to do some good and/or get revenge, the events leading up to the temple discovery are as lighthearted as possible. Lena and Craig finally seem to be getting back together as well. If it wasn't for the Jessie and Chakotay creep out, the episode would be the biggest troll in the history of fanfiction. It's like "ah things are getting better, this is fun... oooh possession is always fun, what... she what, what, wtf!" Perhaps I should have left the Jessie and Chakotay thing out (completely), but I really didn't want to fool everyone for too long. It's still a head kicker though, either way.

It does its best not to make you re-read Lullaby, despite the entire part of it that was real (and in a way, not real as well) foreshadowed this episode. It never references it, it doesn't expect you to really remember. You could get away with not reading Lullaby and still understand it. I'm blabbing about good stuff, don't worry I'll ruin it sometime soon.

Chakotay and Jessie. Told you I'd ruin it. It wasn't Janeway's death that made me think people would be angry with me, it was Chakotay's reaction to it. I may have gone a little far (pause for laughs at the may word), however I don't regret any of it. I remembered Chakotay's speech to Janeway in Resolutions about the angry warrior. I don't remember seeing much of this in the series before then, I assume his behaviour was never seen as it was before Voyager itself. He admits that he was a very angry man before he met her, I wanted to explore that. There is more to the story, but that's definitely verging on spoiler territory.

Also remember when I said there would be further coincidental things in other Star Trek stuff? No? Meh. The Full Circle book, Chakotay does not take Janeway's death well. He's rude and rash, he gets command of Voyager taken off him until he gets counselling. True he doesn't bully a woman recovering from a traumatic birth into thinking she's useless and better off evil, but it still made me go "huh, this is familiar". He doesn't really get command back, another woman takes control of the Voyager fleet, he's second in command once he's better. No he doesn't steal a shuttle, kidnap a certain someone and disappear for a year. It's just the little things that made me a little concerned, and then a little relief as I wasn't the only one who went there.

According to one of my old release schedules, Burnt Out And Falling was never meant to be directly after Closing of the Eyes. The game cube hitting Newcastle was supposed to happen first, with Illegal Operation and Final Millennium in between the two. I honestly do not remember why that is. It's bugging me. All I can think of is that the details of Lena's death were not finalised/figured out in full yet, and I do know that the finale trilogy were not strictly planned out. The basic premise, the endings, etc... were, but the fine details were not. Maybe once I did do that, Burnt Out had to be released first. I can say my memory sucks but this was ten years ago. It's terrifying how many years have passed.

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The Final Millennium
Title Meaning: It's explained in the later episodes, the Softmicron's plans eventually will destroy Humanity or at least do a good job of killing most of them, before the end of the millennium. The real reason for the title though is that it starts off the story arc that was taken from my old idea for a book called Millennium.
Alternate Titles - N/A
Inspiration - As said above, my old idea for a story called Millennium.
Original Voyager Episodes Used - N/A
Miscellaneous (Other Trivia)

See Illegal Operation for a shared trivia point.

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Illegal Operation
Title Meaning: The games crash, Illegal Operation was an old Microsoft error from 95/ME I believe. It's certainly not XP onwards, I haven't seen it in so many years.
Alternate Titles - N/A
Inspiration - Millennium
Original Voyager Episodes Used - N/A
Miscellaneous (Other Trivia)

During the original planning stage The Final Millennium and Illegal Operation were in each other's slots. I'm not basing this on memory, I was reminded by looking through my old site designs for inspiration for the (possible) new site in December. If my vague memory is correct, the game cube that hits Newcastle hits in the first episode of the finale trilogy and the entire episode deals with that. Final Millennium and Inside of Two Evils dealt with the rest of the storyline. There was also the inclusion of Burnt Out And Falling in between those two, the details about that I'm less clear on. It just doesn't fit there.

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Inside of Two Evils
Title Meaning: There are two villains in this who have teamed up. One of them wants to change the region of space into their own, so that's where the inside part comes from. It also means some of the story is inside the Game Sphere. Also spoilers.
Alternate Titles - N/A
Inspiration - Millennium
Original Voyager Episodes Used - N/A
Miscellaneous (Other Trivia)

A few changes were made at the last minute to re-introduce the Erona crew before they appeared later on. The final part also had a few different ideas of how the final battle and the Sphere was going to go. The end results were the same; sphere won, Enterprise gone, the transformation thing stopped, Chakotay disappears, Damien is around. The other details were still undecided.

The battle also had a Sundown moment, where it played better in my head. This was the give the Enterprise the weapon while the aliens think Voyager has it trick. It could have been miles better, never mind. Space battles aren't really my thing, I need more practice.

It's yet another "hey, I did that first" whine and hopefully the last one. The Enterprise E is taken out by Species 8472. According to the game Star Trek Online, the Enterprise E was destroyed by Species 8472. Luckily unlike the Janeway example, it wasn't the same year, not even close. My favourite ship lasted until the 25th century and was destroyed by a species that could wipe the floor with the Borg, I'm so proud. Also I'm a bit mad at Voyager, didn't you give those nanoprobes to them? Grr. Another reason to be mad is it was all so fans could design an Enterprise F. The thing looks like somebody stretched the E (it is huge btw), flattened in random spots with a hammer and then chucked through a steam roller. It also looks like the ugly hybrid of the E and Voyager. From the side and a distance it just looks like the E, but ten times the size (I'm going off those ship scale images, that's how I found out it even existed). But hey, at least it wasn't destroyed by some schmuck Romulan ship or really old guys from Insurrection, or crashed by Troi, that's a plus.

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