Welcome to the home of the Star Trek: Voyager fanfiction series Fifth Voyager. It is based on the premise that every time a decision has to be made or time travel alters the past, a new alternate dimension is created for the changes to play out in. The change that separates Fifth Voyager and Star Trek: Voyager lie in the new characters.
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The following episodes have been edited: "Territory" and "Man Out Of You".
"Return of Third Voyager" and "Territory" have been added to "Marill Re-Reads Season Two".
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Meets the Eye
The fleet respond to a planet-wide epidemic. Meanwhile Jessie attempts to find a cure for Duncan's ageing problem.
Why do I recommend it
Unfairly blamed by myself for the long break in Season Five and the unfortunate episode to be the unintentional series finale for over five years, Meets the Eye was meant to be the eve of things to come in Season Five. It deserved better, it still does. True it got inspiration from the novel version of the Ring, a series that already had been ripped off twice already (In The Eye and Alter Ego, both I also recommend for another day), but that part of the story was never the point. This episode had been setup already to do a few things, to prepare for the onslaught that would be Death of the Soul, or rather its previous incarnations that never appeared. This was Jessie's episode most of all, to kick off her arc in the season. Without the rest of Season Five at the time, I always felt that it was wasted. I recently (well a few years ago) read through it for the first time, knowing there was something after it. I then found a new appreciation for it with my bitter history resolved. Lately I've been feeling the same way I did 13 years ago now, my spirit deflated and feeling useless. But that's not what this one represents now. For me, this is a reminder to never give up, you'll get there eventually. In these crappy times I need these reminders more and more, and I imagine that's true for a lot of people.
Jessie looked at him, sighing. "I told you. All of the kids were freaked out by some of the teachers."
"They saw a symbol on the board," Damien said as he appeared at the doorway.
Jessie and Tom glanced over, Duncan looked up with a nervous expression on his face. "What?" Jessie said.
"How much is this information worth to you?" Damien smiled smugly.
Jessie got out of her chair and walked over to him. "Your nose intact, tell me."
22nd April 2007
What will reading it now spoil?
Off the top of my head as its been a while; the bare basics of the Season Five plot so far.
Best of the Month
As it implies, I recommend an episode I love/like released this month.
Episode 22: Upendi
A species haunted by prejudice target Voyager in order to flee their exile, unwittingly becoming what they're labelled as.
Why do I recommend it
This was one of my favourites of Season One all the way back in 2001. Not without its problems of course but it stuck to the plot, it didn't completely rip off its inspiration word for word all the time, or much at all, there's some decent character development (again despite its primary issue) and Seven's "post Endgame viewing" inspired storyline started off a series gag that kept going till the end. However it had a few major problems which did not age well, it was long overdue a modernisation.
this is it, one of my favourite episodes of the rebooted Season One.
This time saying that isn't a "well the bar is low anyway"
kinda thing, it has some competition. I'm very proud of the Reboot
and it is about the age I started to dislike the originals, so...
Anyway Reboot Upendi I feel is a worthy successor to the original.
Kathryn rolled her eyes, "oh for god's sake, he's a grown... boy, he can marry whoever he wants. So you'll be leaving for the wedding soon, right? I'll even pay for it, cater... Neelix get over here." Neelix dashed over in two seconds. "That was quick."
Chakotay laughed behind his hand. He wasn't the only one.
"Of course. This is so romantic, I'd love to cook for your wedding," Neelix gushed.
Seven turned up her nose, "of course. Janeway is trying to be rid of me once again. Why don't you just be direct and say it instead of this fake nice routine."
"Fine. Go away," Kathryn said. Seven recoiled in horror.
27th May 2017
What will reading it now spoil?
I guess this will only spoil you if you've only recently started reading, and you haven't reached Timeline yet. You'll only miss the introduction of two new characters.
Part Two | The Original | Marill Re-Reads
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What is Reboot?
Reboot was the name of the massive project I stupidly decided to properly undertake in 2010, after a failed attempt in 2008. Officially started/released in 2012 with a few rewrites, or remakes if you'd prefer, of the first episode Aggressions and a few others. While Aggression(s) was rewritten from scratch, with the exception of a couple of scenes from the original edited in, there are many episodes that were left mostly intact, with new scenes replacing old ones. Several completely new episodes have been written to replace episodes I've deemed replaceable not only because they're awful, but not important to Fifth Voyager's canon.
As of 4th December 2019, this project has come to a close.
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Marill Re-Reads Return of Third Voyager
FANFIC DIMENSIONS returns, sick bags and stress balls on standby.
Marill Re-Reads Territory
From one piece of s*** to another. The Voyager crew go to Las Vegas, James gets amnesia, Craig is an asshole, Lena follows in her mum's footsteps, Resurrection's "bestest" part is repeated, and there's not a territory in sight.
NEXT TIME on Marill Re-Reads Season Two: Tom loses his episode but at least this way he doesn't get demoted. In the meantime feel free to cringe at older reviews.
Marill Re-Reads Season 2 || Season 1
# The series has just over 200 episodes, excluding the rebooted versions.
# Season Five's concept was based on one of my ideas for a spin off series of books called Millennium. The series finale Back To Normal took some basic stuff from the final spin off called The Future.
# Damien wasn't always considered a main character. He only got promoted to one at the end of Season Four.
# Also, the main cast of the series was a heck of a lot bigger in its earlier years. A lot of characters were demoted to regular guest characters around about the same time. The main cast then was the original cast plus Lena, Kiara, James, Jessie, Craig and Damien.
# The original plan was to have eight seasons (one more than Voyager), briefly twelve, until I settled on doing the prequels. This changed it to five main seasons plus the three prequels, still adding up to eight in total.
Released On (or around) This Date
# Original Dark Frontier (2001)
# Time And Again (2002)
# Crying, Dying (2003)
# The Coming of Time (2005)
# One Hundred & One Lies (2006)
# Reboot Timeline (2016)
# Recommended Reads: Reboot Upendi (2017)
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