Star Trek Voyager
Season 2, Episode 21
Instead of going on and on about how this was, yet another, incredible episode of Voyager I would just like to point out one funny similarity I noticed between Voyager and Stargate SG-1. It is not, of course, the first time I have noticed a correlation, but I thought this one was worthy of a mention.
Due to a sub-space disruption two Voyager’s were caught in the same space: both in dire straights. To communicate with one another in a more efficient fashion Captain Janeway from one reality crosses the rip in space-time to speak to herself in the other reality. If it sounds confusing just imagine meeting yourself and run with that. The two Janeway’s had great interactions. Both of them were leaders and had the best interests of their crews at heart. In spite of their similarities they did bicker a bit, but it was all resolved with the steely Janeway “mama knows best” look.
I was reminded of Stargate SG-1 during this episode because there were a few times throughout the series when we got to see two Carter’s working together. The two Janeway’s discussing the best course of action to merge the two realities back together was strikingly similar to the two Carter’s getting their geek on in Stargate.
Which came first? Voyager’s two Janeway’s? Stargate’s Carter’s? Eh, it’s the whole chicken and egg debate. If I had more time to research I am sure I could come up with an answer. Regardless, it is a great plot and a fun story path to walk down. It really doesn’t matter who did it first. Seeing the challenges of having to work with yourself played out in front of you is funny, and oh so interesting to consider.