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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspecting Korean People’s Army Unit 323Picture: KNSKCNA/AFP/Getty Images

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspecting Korean People’s Army Unit 323
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if they had a recurring story arc across it, where they have this big plan to get home that gets further and further to completion.

Instead of the horrible Admiral Janeway plot, have them interact with Pathfinder over the com.

You can keep the transwarp hub, but make them find out about it…

The sad truth is, Voyager was more or less abandoned during it’s final year.  The ratings had been sliding steadily since season 5; Jeri Ryan’s addition in season 4 only boosted ratings marginally and temporarily.  The hey-day was over and both UPN and B&B where looking to the future.  B&B specifically stepped away in season 7 to focus on creating Enterprise, which is why Ken Biller got to be top dog that year.

I mean, haven’t you ever heard the story of the final scenes filmed for Voyager?  TNG never really had such since it went right to movies.  We know the final scenes for DS9 where those in Vic’s lounge, specifically so everyone could be together for the end.  Voyager?  Just Kate at 2 AM doing pick-up shots.  At which point they called “Cut, that’s a wrap” and with no fanfare or applause or care at all, teamsters marched forward and began tearing the set apart as Kate stood there stunned.  It’s sort of become Voyager legend at this point, Kate tells it herself sometimes.  Only Bob Picardo was still around, and he’d stood off in the briefing room door until the end before joining Kate on the bridge, putting his arm around her, and saying “Let’s go get a drink.”

Voyager got shafted in many ways, but her ending was unceremonious, unglamorous, heartless, and wrong.  Not just in the written finale but in every way.  So glad UPN died.

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These youngsters were apparently overcome with happiness at Kim’s appearance at the Korean Children’s Union
Picture: KCNA/AFPThey are probably afraid that they and their parents are going to die very soon. 

These youngsters were apparently overcome with happiness at Kim’s appearance at the Korean Children’s Union

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They are probably afraid that they and their parents are going to die very soon. 

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Helter Skelter: Kim Jong-un smiles while enjoying a ride at the Rungna People’s Pleasure Ground in Pyongyang. The North Korean leader, along with his wife Ri Sol-ju, was attending a ceremony to mark the completion of the amusement park.Picture: EPA/KCNA

Helter Skelter: Kim Jong-un smiles while enjoying a ride at the Rungna People’s Pleasure Ground in Pyongyang. The North Korean leader, along with his wife Ri Sol-ju, was attending a ceremony to mark the completion of the amusement park.
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Strum-for-fun: Kim takes a look at a guitar during his visit to a military unit on the Wolnae Islet Defence DetachmentPicture: REUTERS/KCNA

Strum-for-fun: Kim takes a look at a guitar during his visit to a military unit on the Wolnae Islet Defence Detachment
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Take me to the river: Kim Jong-un visits the Wolnae Islet Defence Detachment in the western sector of the front line, which is near South Korea’s Baengnyeong Island. Picture: REUTERS/KCNA

Take me to the river: Kim Jong-un visits the Wolnae Islet Defence Detachment in the western sector of the front line, which is near South Korea’s Baengnyeong Island. Picture: REUTERS/KCNA

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I don’t read Korean … but it does look like a tender moment.

I don’t read Korean … but it does look like a tender moment.

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Tony Woodlief on the authorities in Rotherham, England

I will tell you something about courage and cowardice. I will speak primarily about men, because I am a man, and because the evil that grieves me was glimpsed by men, and these men turned away their eyes.

News accounts from England reveal that over 1,400 children in the borough of Rotherham were systematically brutalized over the past decade. The authors of this damning report indicate that the actual number is likely much higher. The report also details gang rapes of 11 year-olds. Children doused in gasoline and threatened with matches. A “grooming” process that entails addicting children to drugs. Children murdered, others missing.

Local police have known about this for over ten years. So have all manner of child welfare authorities and local government officials. They convened conferences to discuss it. They combatted it with guidelines and policies. They bravely met for many hours, and boldly authored internal memos.

Perhaps we should expect no more when community preservation is outsourced to bureaucracies, but the unavoidable reality is that on many occasions, Rotherham police came upon children being sexually exploited—in some cases, in the very instance of being raped—and arrested no one. The perpetrators are Pakistani; they might call us racists. The children seemed to consent. These gangs are violent.

All of which amount to an admission by those police officers that they are cowards, and something less than men. I’m reminded of the janitors who discovered Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky’s rape of children, and who said nothing, for fear of losing their jobs. They were cowards too, and deserve to be remembered as such.

http://tonywoodlief.com/2014/08/27/the-turned-back/
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I was watching TV. 

I was watching TV. 

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A red laser demonstration at Bell Labs in 1963, cutting a double edged razor.

A red laser demonstration at Bell Labs in 1963, cutting a double edged razor.