How did the original Voyager get home?
When Star Trek: Voyager wrapped its seventh season in the series finale, “Endgame,” the ship was heading straight toward Earth with the crew finally ready to be home. They’d gotten more than a fair share of assistance from Admiral Kathryn Janeway who had come back in time to prevent them from spending twenty-three years in the Delta Quadrant and to save the lives of Seven of Nine and twenty-two other crewmembers as well as Tuvok’s sanity.
Captain Janeway’s Voyager only spent seven years in the Delta Quadrant because of Admiral Janeway’s instruction about the Borg transwarp hub, but since Admiral Janeway wasn’t there to help herself when the first Voyager spent twenty-three years trying to get home, how exactly did that Voyager make it to Earth?
Will we ever learn about Voyager’s original journey?
Some fans have suggested that this question would make for a great Short Treks episode. With Kate Mulgrew and some of the other crew members providing voiceover and some creative storytelling, I could see this working. Of course, producers would have to use some old footage like they did with the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Trials and Tribble-ations” and Star Trek: The Original Series “The Trouble with Tribbles.”
We can speculate all we want about how the original journey ended, and maybe that’s something a fan produced film could cover if we don’t get a Short Treks to answer the question. Many fans have their own theories and ideas, but as for me, I’m thinking they wandered around the Delta Quadrant, making short jumps in time like they did before Admiral Janeway arrived. But I would like to know how Seven of Nine and the other crewmembers died. And how Admiral Janeway’s interference in the timeline affected history and the future. But that’s probably something we’ll never know.
What about you? Do you want to know how Admiral Janeway’s Voyager got back to Earth after twenty-three years? How do you think it happened?