Vela Kurv Witnesses the Challenge of Conflict with Voyager’s “Parallax”

-Riley Rose McKesson, Writer

From Lorabella’s journals at the West Pipe Space Academy, before she becomes Vela Kurv

Tonight’s episode of Star Trek Voyager was all about conflict. Despite the plot of the ship trapped inside a localized spatial disturbance – a quantum singularity – Janeway is challenged by her own command ideal restraints. She must learn to bend the Federation rules to merge a renegade Maquis crew into the rigidity of her own. She is challenged by her new second-in-command, Chaktoay, as well as B’Elanna’s superior engineering prowess to gain the Chief Engineer charge B’Elanna proves her qualifications for over and above the Starfleet officer slated as next in-line.


Command must allow for flexibility in order for a leader to win her crew’s respect and dedication. This is gained through some hard knocks allowing the molding process to work. I guess my turn is coming. For now, I get to watch and learn…

I’m calling it a night, Lorabella

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