[I never bought Tom and B’Elanna as a couple. I don’t think the two actors had much chemistry, and I don’t see what the characters had in common, aside from proximity and few other options, that could sustain a healthy, long-term relationship. Defensiveness, rebelliousness, abrasiveness, being black sheep, and having tempestuous, if not abusive, family histories are traits that push people apart, not bring them together.]
So Foundation Imaging created this test sequence for what Voyager’s Aeroshuttle would look like deploying. [video] gifs by me
Although I like the Delta Flyer, it would have made so much more sense for them to have used this. But I think the producers, 1. didn’t want to mix assets with DS9 (using the runabout interior set) and, 2. seriously thought viewers would confuse this with the captain’s yacht from Insurrection and forget which incarnation of Trek they were viewing.
Oh well. The Aeroshuttle lives on in my dreams.
(I like how it’s clearly Major Kira in the cockpit interior, because of course Foundation re-used footage from DS9 for this test shot)
Would you have preferred the Aeroshuttle instead of the Delta Flyer?