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Question about ST VOY

Was captain Janeway right about killing of Tuvix? And how did his uniform come to be?


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Was captain Janeway right about killing of Tuvix?

That's what makes it such a good episode. there is no wrong answer.
At the end of the day, Tuvix wasn't a real person, but an accident. it was the correct course of action to correct them.
personally, i liked Tuvix. he was the best of both characters.


And how did his uniform come to be?
Like Tuvix himself, it was a combination of Tuvok's starfleet and Neelix's wardrobe horror, combined into one kickass outfit.

"He's dusted, busted and disgusted, but he's ok"

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Janeway acted as a cruel bitch as always.


"A voice from behind me reminds me. Spread out your wings you are an angel."

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Is it right to kill 1 person to save 2? Morally or Mathematically? It's just the hard kind of question a Captain has to take responsibility for answering. I would have done the same.



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Is it right to kill 1 person to save 2?

That is the crux of the episode, but tuvix isn't actually a person, but the result of a floating point error (or a transporter accident, perhaps).

"He's dusted, busted and disgusted, but he's ok"

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I think the whole point of the episode is to debate that very question. There is no answer.

My defining memory of that episode is seeing Tuvik walking to his "death". I'm sure it was the equivalent of someone on death row walking to the chamber. Imagine what someone could be thinking during that time.

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If you recall, when Janeway was debating the ethics of the situation, she said it would have been a completely different issue if the transporter accident had been reversed shortly after it happened. But a long time transpired, allowing the "accident" to have a personality and life of its own, as opposed to the combined Neelix and Tuvok simply waiting to be separated.

This was one of the best episodes of the series because of the ethics and morals being discussed, and perfectly cast with Tom Wright. If she did not restore Neelix and Tuvok, she would be killing them. If she did resotore them, she would be killing Tuvix. It's a case of damned if you do and damned if you don't. A decision had to be made. One could argue that Neelix and Tuvok actually had died because technically, they no longer existed, therefore she was bringing them back from the dead instead of accepting their deaths and accepting Tuvix as a new life. Then we veer from real-life debate to the decisions of writers of a fictional show who want the characters restored so it was obviously going to be how that episode was resolved. One could debate this endlessly.

If I'm reading you right, your question about the uniform was more why were the two officer's uniforms melded together when the transporter accident was a result of biological matter being affected by the properties of the plants Neelix was holding when he was being transported. Why would that have affected clothing? It shouldn't have. Just as in Terminator, they should have been naked. But again, we are dealing with writers who decided to have Tuvix wearing a combined uniform instead of no uniform.

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Thank you brooke53 I enjoyed your post.

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I think it's generally agreed upon that a blind spot of Star Trek Voyager was assuming she was right because she was the captain

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