With this one, I found myself in a quandary.
An old idea from about ten years ago, I always wanted to turn the 100th episode “Timeless” into a series finale using footage from “Endgame” (boy is that title overused), but the footage I intended to use, the ’10th anniversary’ news footage of Voyager returning and flying over San Francisco, had a narrator saying they’d spent twenty-three years in the Alpha Quadrant, and that this was the tenth anniversary of their return, the news feed is cut off by an elderly Janeway who looks out towards the evening sky lost in thought and it fades to the titles.
Now, it had been my intention for this to be the ending to my Timeless edit, but I would first have to work around the narrator giving me a specific timeline, so what I’m thinking of doing is to trim down the narrative to avoid mentioning the years…however, without an indicator there’s been a passage of time in the report, we don’t know why Janeway looks older.
I don’t know, maybe this won’t annoy people as much as it’s bugging me, but I always intend my edits to make sense somewhat.
Another alternative would be to leave most of Timeless alone and just add the first scene of Endgame part I at the very end as a bittersweet ending, that it does still take Voyager two decades to return to the Alpha Quadrant, and I can leave the news piece narration intact and still end it on an elderly Janeway.
Ultimately, I chose to go with my original vision.
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