So, believe I mentioned before that I decided to speed up the order in which I'd start receiving the show from Netflix - if I hadn't it would be December or later before I'd have started watching and I wanted to do it right then right now. Well, I got the first one yesterday - of course, I hadn't planned to start watching until tonight, because last night I had some actual plans that didn't involve housework or staying inside.
LOL - It rained! And I don't mean a storm blew through and it rained hard and fast for awhile and then was gone. THANKFULLY there were no storms (they'd get close, but fall apart before they reached me). However, it rained and rained and rained - so as you can imagine I called it an early night. Since there was some thunder and lightning, I decided rather than turning the PC back on, I'd just go ahead and watch some VOY.

First things first - Neelix did not annoy me, surprise, surprise. I remember that he annoyed me, but perhaps he didn't annoy me from the very first, or maybe this is just another of those little ways in which my opinion has changed. Perhaps.
PS - The Doctor didn't annoy me either. However, unlike Neelix I remember that I didn't dislike the Doctor from the first moment he appeared - I think by the end of season one he was starting to annoy, but I didn't hate him at first. So, I'm wondering if this may also be the case with Neelix, but because I ended up disliking him so badly I just remember hating him from the moment I saw him.


Incidentally, Caretaker wasn't near as cringeworthy as I was expecting. In fact, I found it to be a fairly decent episode.

And it was nice to see where my VOY shipping first come from. Yes, certain events in Caretaker started my shipping. However, I know those who read this journal are perfectly aware that Janeway/Paris is my OTP here, but I'd forgotten that I didn't start shipping J/P from the very first episode.

Torres/Kim got me first, because there are just too many moments where (for me) Torres and Kim seem to really and deeply connect: then and still now. And to my surprise (I'd honestly forgotten or was placing the next couples interaction later one in the series) this is what started me shipping Chakotay/Paris, not that I found them to really and deeply connect, but there was some very large sparkage between them and it is yummy!

Strange that neither of those become my OTP, because usually my OTP tends to be the ship (ships) that I sailed longest. But in this case I do remember Janeway and Paris really sparking for me later on. I just can't remember when it starts - I think it may be when they share a game of pool, but it might have happened before that. And, sadly, Torres/Kim kinda just faded away for me at some point. I know I ended up shipping Torres/Seven, but my love for T/K started fading before Seven joined the cast. Now I can't remember when T/K lost its shine, but I am wondering if I'll remember the point when it happened, or if T/K was one ship that just slowly faded and then died out for me. I do know I started shipping Janeway/Paris before they (the PTB) started laying heavy handed hints for Janeway/Chakotay, because if I hadn't I might have jumped on J/C instead of J/P.
Torres/Kim could have started its fade when I started seeing hints (I remember there being some) for Chakotay/Torres. But that didn't happen until season two or three, I believe. And by that point, C/T found itself totally overshadowed by my J/C/P love.

Anyway...

Parallax (the third episode) - Oh, hello, long-lost cringe. The only parts of this episode I really liked and found watchable was the Janeway/Chakotay/Torres (totally NOT shippy) stuff. And then not even all of that was free of cringe - Janeway and Torres girlpower bonding was plenty cringeworthy at moments. The contention between Janeway and Chakotay (on the other hand) was truly wonderful.

Now I have already watched Time and Again (the fourth episode), but I didn't watch it until this morning/afternoon. And hello, annoying Neelix. Yep, good ol' Neelix IS going to annoy me this time around as well. To be honest, I'm a bit thankful about that, because I was finding it hard to believe that my opinion of the character would have changed so much. So, while he didn't annoy from the start, he started to annoy very close to the start. However, this IS the episode where Kes really started growing on me. I also believe this is the episode where I started feeling the beginnings of Janeway/Paris love.

To be honest, all the above is rather strange considering that I did not love the episode Time and Again very much at all. Part of that, but not all, is because of the stupidly large reset button that was employed first during this episode. We go through all this growth and stuff only to have it cancelled out. So, hello VOY that I remember.

PS - I should mention that at this point I really do (and did) like the Doctor. Like I said, though, I remember that I didn't hate the Doc from the moment I saw him, but I fully expect to start finding him annoying before season one is over.


Anyway, I don't know if I'll make an entry for every disc or not. Mainly because I'm not sure I'd have much to say about every episode. So, don't worry, friends, I'm not planning to SPAM your flist with all Voyager all the time. Even if I did plan to make an entry for every episode (or at least every disc) I've spaced them out. Now I'll have (at least) two movies to watch before I get the second disc, so I won't be watching (or posting) one right after the other.

*sigh* If I keep this up, I will have to get some more (and hopefully better) VOY avatars/icons.