Voyager doesn't help me find Serenity

Since The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine apparently aren't popular enough with women, CityTV forces two hours of Voyager on me and my no cable existence. This morning's episode was "Nightingale", an abomination of the episode showing us that apparently the Prime Directive (which certain, greater, captains would only violate for good reason) can be thrown aside in response to a loyalty to weapons scientists who claim to be all about the medical supplies. (There's a commentary here on the peacenik lobby, Russia, France, the Oil For Food program, and all that. I might make it later, you never know.)

It also stars Firefly's Ron Glass, here in extensive alien makeup (took me a minute to recognize him) playing a weapon scientist pretending to be a doctor. His own article on Memory Alpha notes that Serenity "featured fellow Star Trek actors Marley S. McClean, Amy Wieczorek, and Terrell Tilford" (one of the "Borg kids", the Klingon who first got the augment virus, and a pilot chick from the same episode). "Out-of-work actors" would perhaps have been a better title.

What shocked me during the Voyager episode was that the aliens Ron Glass's people were being hunted by were called the Anarri, pronounced Inarri. Sound familiar to you?

Bonus Trek links: A slashdot poster reveals that the reason Star Trek Nemesis was so bad was that "even/odd" isn't the metric to decide good vs. bad Trek movies, but rather checksums. (ha!) Non-mathematically inclined can get a similar (but not the same) take here. These are all from a thread talking about the rumoured 11th Trek movie, again bringing up the frankly lousy idea of a Kirk/Spock "Starfleet Academy" prequel. Every couple years somebody brings this idea forward, and every couple of years the voices expressing sensible arguments against lose a couple voices (mine included) to sheer succumbing of the inevitable. We hated Voyager too. We hated Enterprise. We were cool to DS9 basically existing thanks to the uncredited/unpayed/illegal storyline contributions of J. Michael Straczynski (see most of these letters). We warned that Nemesis sounded like a bad retelling of Wrath of Khan, that Scott Bakula had no business ruining two science fiction television series (is Bakula the Ted McGinley of SciFi? Discuss), and that continuity was more than just "using technobabble that might evolve into TOS/TNG technobabble". They just didn't listen!