From Noble Savage to Righteous Warrior in Star Trek Voyager

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Welcome once again to the Star Trek Universe.  This week we look at indigenous    imagery in Star Trek Voyager.   Many of you trekkies are aware that Star Trek Voyager was the first series with an indigenous actor and character in a major role.  Robert Beltran played Commander Chakotay – a native American who grew up in the demilitarized zone near the Cardassian border.  Commander Chakotay resigned from Starfleet before Voyager to defend his colony/tribe against the Cardassians after they attempted to re-locate them.  However he re-joined Starfleet when Captain Kathryn Janeway asked him and his fellow Maquis (classified as terrorists by the Federation) to join the crew as when they were stranded in the Delta quadrant.

This week we analyze the Star Trek Voyager episode “Tattoo”.   Tattoo is the ninth episode of second season of Star Trek Voyager.  The stardate of this episode is unknown according to the Star…

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About Julian Munds

I possess a degree in Theatre and Drama from the University of Toronto. I own my own theatre company called Snobbish Theatre. We focus our work on new versions of classics.

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