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Neelix Leaving Voyager?

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Report this May. 04 2013, 4:45 pm

When Neelix left Voyager in Star Trek Voyager: Homestead, do you think it was necessary to let Neelix leave. I did not like seeing him leave Voyager after being their for 7 years with the Voyage crew. What do you think? Leave your thoughts down below.


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Report this May. 04 2013, 9:54 pm

I was glad that at least he had a good reason to leave. As much as I am not a fan of Neelix (though I don't hate him he's just not one of my favorates of the crew) I am glad that they didn't phaser him in the back or something. His departure felt somewhat meaningful. And I really liked how we got to see how much Tuvok came to respect him by doing that little dance for him. Still it would be nice if Neelix had got to see Earth since he spent so much time with, primarily, humans. 


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Report this May. 04 2013, 10:08 pm

I always liked Neelix (in small doses), and I think his leaving in Homestead was probably for the best. The series finale was too action-oriented for everybody's story to have a meaninful ending, and Neelix just wouldn't have fit into it. Homestead gave him closure, something the rest of the characters never got.


I just wish they had explained how those Talaxians could possibly have traveled that far!

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Report this May. 05 2013, 4:22 pm

I really don't think it was like him to leave at the drop of a hat like that. You could tell that the producers were just trying to find an easy way out for him. It was kind of dissapointing that he left like that. 


But him leaving did clear up the difficult task of fitting him into Earth's society.

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Report this May. 05 2013, 10:10 pm

I thought it was great. I really like Neelix. He's my favorite character in a show full of characters I dislike. He was always written as heavily driven by romantic relationships. From the first episode, romantic relationships seemed to have very high value for him. He also was always very committed to other Talaxians. So his leaving to build a family with that woman and her son, and to help that colony, made perfect sense to me. And since it came right at the end so that he was only missing from the last episode, it didn't bother me at all.

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Report this May. 06 2013, 8:58 am

Well, in my opinion it was "neccesary" to have Neelix leave far earlier than he did. In all seriousness, it gave the character real closure and a "happy ending" that he wouldn't of gotten in the finale. He would be much happier with his own people in the Delta Quadrant than he would be trying to fit in on Earth.

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Report this May. 09 2013, 2:49 am

No, it was just stupid. Totally unnecessary and it made him look like a hypocrite. He had always promised to stay by Captain Janeway's side, calling himself Morale Officer and everything. Then he  just jumps of at that isolated asteroid which just happened to hava a bunch of Talaxians of all people living there. Just like if I should go on vacation to Antarctica and the first one I met there is a neighbor from home. Silly!


Not to mention that dumping him so near the end of the series was stupid too.


No, he should have remained on the ship


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Report this May. 09 2013, 5:30 am

Quote: Lynx677 @ May. 09 2013, 2:49 am

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>No, it was just stupid. Totally unnecessary and it made him look like a hypocrite. He had always promised to stay by Captain Janeway's side, calling himself Morale Officer and everything. Then he  just jumps of at that isolated asteroid which just happened to hava a bunch of Talaxians of all people living there. Just like if I should go on vacation to Antarctica and the first one I met there is a neighbor from home. Silly!

>Not to mention that dumping him so near the end of the series was stupid too.

>No, he should have remained on the ship

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I agree.  Neelix had become an important, although unofficial, member of the crew.  Although it would be understandable for him to want to be with his fellow-Talaxians, it does seem like he should have stayed a bit longer, then perhaps have left.


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Report this May. 17 2013, 12:54 pm

It doesn't matter much since it was the second to last episode. But I think they did it in a good way. He left on a happy note. Would he have been happy in the AQ, the only one of his kind? I was quite happy for him that he found a love. I think that is an imporant thing to have. They said goodbye to him in a lovely way.


 


He didn't just jump off at the asteroid. If you watch the episode he thought long and hard about it. He talked to people about it. He had all but decided to stay on Voyager until Janeway gave him that speech about being an "ambassador" in the DQ. There was obviously no hard feelings on the part of the crew, they were all happy for him.

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Report this May. 23 2013, 3:43 am

Oh no, when happens that? Cause he's my favorite Voyager character and I haven't already watched all seasons cause I'm only at the 2nd.

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Report this May. 23 2013, 5:31 am

Quote: E!!i @ May. 23 2013, 3:43 am

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>Oh no, when happens that? Cause he's my favorite Voyager character and I haven't already watched all seasons cause I'm only at the 2nd.

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Don't worry, he doesn't leave until the second to last episode

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Report this May. 24 2013, 12:57 am

Voyager always walked a fine line, thematically speaking, between the desire to go out and explore and the desire to go home.  This subtle push and pull was one of the things I loved about the show.  While all the other characters got closer and closer to their homes, Neelix got further and further from his home, but then, his home was not his home anymore, and like some of the other characters, he made a new home and a new family for himself onboard Voyager.


So for me, "Homestead" was the perfect ending for Neelix's story and the perfect way to complement the other characters' homecoming.  Neelix found a home and a family.  He got something that at least a part of him surely wanted, a chance to live with his own species, as close as possible to his own region of space (much closer than the Alpha Quadrant).  Imagine (if it's possible to imagine) the loneliness of being separated by tens of thousands of light years from every other member of your own species (a loneliness hinted at in several episodes about Neelix).  But it wasn't a perfect homecoming in the most obvious sense.  Neelix didn't just return to Talax or have his own family restored.  Even among the Talaxians, he had to make a home rather than simply go home, which thematically complemented all the other Voyager stories about making a home.  And he did have to leave something of a home and family behind onboard Voyager, which complemented all the other Voyager stories about compromised homecomings and about the balance between desires to move in different directions, toward one definition of home, and thus away from other potential homes.


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Report this Jun. 12 2013, 7:06 pm

It was kinda stupid.  I mean how far did Voyager travel and get kicked by Kes and other anomalies around space, and they just happen to find Talaxians in the second to last episode?


I hated Neelix so I didn't care for his happy ending and it was lame to devote time to that instead of extending the final ending to something more satisfying (none of the other characters got a proper sendoff imo).

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