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26 February 2007 @ 09:03 pm
Star Trek: Lifetime, Television For Women  
Has anyone ever noticed that the whole plot between Janeway and Seven of Nine is very The Face On The Milk Carton?

We just watched "The Gift" -- faboo, by the way, though I WAIL A LOT AT THE END IN DESPAIR -- and really! Seven of Nine is kidnapped by the Borg as a wee girl. She is raised by the Borg. She thinks she is Borg. She is HAPPY WITH THE BORG. Then Janeway comes along and goes "YOU ARE HUMAN!" although, really, she hasn't been human since before she can remember, and I just see a lifetime movie here if you replace "Human" with "Family A" and "Borg" with "Family B."

Was Janeway in the moral right by rescuing Seven from the Borg and keeping her on Voyager against her will?

Yes. She's human, it's her birthright, and in case you haven't been paying attention, THE BORG ARE EVIL.
No! She's violating the rights of another sentient being and is therefore NO BETTER THAN THE EVIL BORG.
It's complicated, because Seven would have died otherwise. Janeway totally wouldn't have done it if it hadn't been a cake-or-death situation.
Janeway was clinically insane by this point anyway, so she cannot be held responsiblefor her actions.
feel: geekygeeky
hear: Voyager: "Nemesis" on teevee
Ash: Smiling Petebarker9 on February 27th, 2007 09:59 am (UTC)
Seven of Nine goes missing. Cut to milk carton pic of Seven - "Have you seen this Borg?" We humans like to mess around, don't we? lol!
Havochavocthecat on February 27th, 2007 02:46 pm (UTC)
I started reading this poll going, "There should really be an option for 'Janeway was already completely batshit by this point, so we really can't figure anything out any more.'"

Seriously, I started out loving Voyager, but around the time Janeway got nuts, I-- Okay, I kept watching, but I trailed off EVENTUALLY, all right? Besides, the Delta Blues summaries kept me entertained and updated anyway.
Little Red: trek - jc float on - daygloparkermylittleredgirl on February 27th, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC)
See, there's always an option for Janeway going completely batshit in my polls! Okay, not really, but I'm going to start adding that.

I think there will need to be a poll for when Janeway actually went completely off her horse, because at the point of Seven!rescuing, I think it was only the start of her long descent into madness. However, it was probably the cause of all FURTHER madness, so there you have it.
fyca: Read less More TV carofyca on February 27th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
Dude, where's the rest of the choices on the poll? I could use a 5) Who?!?? and a 6) Squeee! Poll! thingee. Because, I never watched this show, tho I am aware of who the characters are. But reading this *does* make me want to watch Voyager... sounds like I missed something I might have enjoyed.
Little Red: trek - janeway heaven earth - kabutarmylittleredgirl on February 27th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
DeNIED! It might have swayed the target voter contingent.

You would totally have loved Voyager, actually.
Valerie - Postmodern Pollyanna: madnesswiliqueen on February 27th, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC)
I am ridiculously happy that so far Door # 4 has the most votes.

Crazy Cap'n Katie for the win! Or the...something. Hiding under a desk, perhaps.
Little Red: trek - janeway heaven earth - kabutarmylittleredgirl on February 27th, 2007 05:46 pm (UTC)
Yay, Crazy Cap'n Katie!! I actually think this was only the beginning of her descent into madness, and so she's not actually clinical at this point, but it's like... she went so crazy later that retroactively we can question all her decisions with an eye to the nuthouse. :)
Valerie - Postmodern Pollyanna: madnesswiliqueen on February 27th, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC)
I had pretty much written her off as Careening Merrily Into Batshit (And Being Strenuously Enabled By Chakotay) by fourth season. No retroactive about it. *wry g*
Trialiatrialia on February 28th, 2007 06:30 pm (UTC)
Lol... I love The Face On The Milk Carton, dammit.