Last week Paramount+ launched a new series of Star Trek Logs on Instagram, with each new entry being from Vice Admiral Janeway (voiced by Kate Mulgrew) following the events of the previous week’s episode. These logs are written by Prodigy lead writer Aaron Waltke who promises they offer “new clues, lore and Trek canon.” Last week Janeway revealed B’Elanna Torres had a connection to the USS Dauntless and this week’s log has another connection to Trek canon.
Admiral Janeway is not giving up on finding Chakotay
In the new log today, Admiral Janeway briefs the situation after episode 12 “Let Sleeping Borg Lie” with an update on Dr. Noum’s treatment for the Diviner, drawing an interesting connection with a classic race from Star Trek: The Next Generation. She also shows her belief she will find Chakotay saying “He is a survivor if nothing else.” And she is resolved to find those who have the USS Protostar and “bring them to justice.”
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A TNG connection
According to the log, Dr. Noum believes the Diviner’s “physiology may possess energy-based psychokinesis, not unlike some Zalkonians.” The Zalkonians are a race that encountered by the USS Enterprise-D in the TNG episode “Transfigurations.” Picard and crew found that some Zalkonians were undergoing a process where they would transform into energy beings. It’s possible there is some connection or parallel with the Vau N’Akat.”
Here is a clip from “Transfigurations” featuring some Zalkonians.
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I like these, but yeah, she does sound like she’s recording these in the kitchen :)
Because of covid, she probably was ;)
But that’s where the coffee is!
“There’s coffee in that kitchen”
The kids may be innocent of the destruction of the relay station as they didn’t know what would happen, but they are NOT going to look good having basically left the brain damaged Diviner to rot in a slave mine. I know he deserved it a thousand times over, but the whole point was that the crew was learning to act in the spirit of Starfleet and Starfleet doesn’t do that to its enemies (they should have dropped him off anonymously at a hospital or something). I was shocked they just left him like that even way back in the mid season finale.
They didn’t leave him to rot, they left him at a planet colony that the Diviner built himself and lived on for decades with supplies to house and sustain hundreds of miners for years. We even see it functions just fine without the REV-12 when it leaves Tars Lamora in earlier episodes. He is basically under house arrest.
In terms of Starfleet protocol, he got the “Space Seed” treatment. What the Diviner did after that (we don’t know) is up for debate.