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The Voyager Encounter at the Museum of Kyrian Heritage.

"You've portrayed us as monsters! The captain is a cold blooded murderer, the crew is a gang of thugs, and I'm a mass murderer!"
– Backup of The Doctor, 3074 ("Living Witness")

The Voyager Encounter was a holoprogram on display at the Museum of Kyrian Heritage in the 31st century. Based on reconstructions from a few relics from the USS Voyager, it depicted the role of the crew of the warship Voyager in the start of the Great War between the Kyrians and the Vaskans in 2374. It was biased in order to show the Kyrians in a positive light, portraying the Voyager crew as militaristic, brutal murderers who were prepared to commit genocide to force Tedran out of hiding, and showing torture as routine on the ship. Even beyond the obvious bias, it bore little resemblance to reality; for instance, it portrayed the homeworld of Voyager as Mars, when it was in fact Earth.

The holoprogram was discredited in 3074 when a backup copy of the Doctor, horrified at the way it portrayed Voyager's role in the Great War, revealed what had truly taken place.

PlotlineEdit

The simulation begins with Ambassador Daleth of the Vaskans making a deal with Captain Kathryn Janeway. In exchange for the location of a cyclic wormhole that would shorten their journey to Mars, Daleth wants Voyager to "intimidate" the Kyrians and capture their leader, so that they can annex Kyrian land.

Amid a futile attack by Kyrian fighters, Janeway orders the deployment of biogenic weapons on the most populous Kyrian territories, in order to force their leader Tedran out of hiding. Her brutality shocks even Daleth, whose protests are ignored. The Doctor, an android, configures a bio-weapon to be carried through the ship's phasers. Voyager fires on the Kyrian cities, though Tedran had wisely began an evacuation, saving thousands of lives.

Three thousand Kyrians are killed in Voyager's initial attack, though Janeway is disappointed by the numbers and orders another, heavier strike. Meanwhile, The Doctor is able to force a Kyrian prisoner to divulge Tedran's location by injecting him with a neural solvent. The Kyrians continue to battle Voyager, even beaming a team into main engineering, though they are quickly neutralized by Seven of Nine and her Borg warriors.

On the planet surface, Tuvok's assault team captures Tedran and bring him to Voyager. Janeway mocks him as "the great Tedran, a man of wisdom and peace. A servant of his people." She demands that he order the Kyrians to surrender but he refuses, appealing instead to Daleth that they could have resolved their differences without her. The program ends with Janeway executing Tedran and his aide. (VOY: "Living Witness")

Departures from realityEdit

"Voyager wasn't a warship! We were explorers!"
"Yes, I know, trying to get home to Mars."
"Earth! You see, you couldn't even get that right."
– Backup of The Doctor and Quarren, 3074 ("Living Witness")

Overall, the ship had a much more utilitarian look and feel, than the actual Voyager. The bridge was darker and the warship Voyager was more heavily armed.

UniformsEdit

  • The neck piece was black instead of the usual grey.
  • No combadges
  • Crew all wear black gloves
  • No rank pips
  • Routine carrying of phasers

RoomsEdit

  • The orange lights surrounding the diagnostic bed bay in Sickbay were blue
  • Several lights that are usually white, such as the ceiling lights on the Bridge and accents in the Captain's Ready Room, are red.
  • The overall lighting is darker than usual.

Individual crew membersEdit

"This is a reasonable extrapolation from historic record, but if you'd like to point out any inconsistencies..."
"Inconsistencies? I don't know where to begin! Granted, this looks like the briefing room, but these aren't the people I knew! No-one behaved like this! Well, aside from Mr. Paris.
"
– Quarren and a backup of the Doctor, 3074 ("Living Witness")
See: The Voyager Encounter holograms.

Miscellaneous errorsEdit

  • Voyager's homeworld was Mars, rather than Earth.

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