>Seems to me that Riker was pretty much always ready to >shoot first and ask questions later, no? Yeah. No surprise that he wasn't given command of the Enterprise, until the last episode where he's got that big Klingon-smashing gun ship. Picard's lot were all pretty diplomatic. Then you had DS9 and it all got a bit "hostile frontier". Finally you have Janeway's "we're lost but we have superior technology and spandex, let's blow some shit up". I must admit, I became a fan of Voyager during later seasons. I don't kid myself it was for the acting (lacklustre), scripts (repetitive), or characters (Berman and Braga proving it is possible to create a series with single-dimensional character and force it down paramount's throat for seven painful years). Nope, I had two good reasons: Jeri Ryan. ;-P Still, nothing Trek have done so far (still waiting to see about Enterprise, it's had a promising start) even comes close to being as good as even the worst episodes of B5 and 'scape. Seb.