Sunday nights, you go to bed early knowing you have to be up early the next morning, but of course you're used to staying up late from the past couple of nights, so you don't actually fall asleep for a while. Remy and I talk to each other while we're waiting to get drowsy. Usually about very dorky things. Last night, it was about Segways, the MST3K of Space Mutiny ("You'll want to put on your helmet, we'll be reaching speeds of three!"), and then something equally laughable: the entire premise of Star Trek: Voyager.
Think about it. At the get-go, the writers had no freaking clue how they were going to bring Voyager back to the Alpha Quadrant. They couldn't have, because the resolution they came up with was for Janeway-from-several-decades-in-the-futu
So I got to wondering... if FutureJaneway could travel through time, why didn't she just go back to Voyager's first mission and prevent them from getting stuck in the Delta Quadrant in the first place?!?! "You guys go on home- I'll destroy the array and time-travel home myself!"
Would've put that series out of its misery nice and quick, and I'm sure the crew would've been appreciative of not having to spend seven fucking years with Neelix and replicator rations and the worst ever example of Starfleet captaincy.
...That's why she was promoted so high up the chain when she got back, you realize: not in recognition of a "heckuva job" well done, but to get her out of the captain's chair and safely behind a desk. Orders from the powers-that-be show up on her desk, she reads those orders off to starship captains. See? Can't possibly fuck anything up with that kind of job. Look for Picard, meantime, to stay a captain- 'cause he's much better at that. Not on the Kirk level of captainly godhood, but at least he wouldn't have gotten the Enterprise stuck in Delta.