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Has anyone ever counted, by checking all the episodes, how many extras of the crew have shown up on screen to see if it exceeds the 150 crew Voyager is supposed to have?

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    I mean, someone has, sure. Sep 29 at 22:49
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    @matthias_code I imagine this might be the German fansite you're thinking of: ex-astris-scientia.org/inconsistencies/voyager-crew.htm Sep 30 at 2:24
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    Not what you're asking, but on tor.com they've been having a rewatch of all the Voyager episodes in order, and the reviewer regularly notes that they are completely inconsistent with the numbers not taking into account all the people that have been killed over the years. Sep 30 at 8:14
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    You mean, like someone did for photon torpedoes? Sep 30 at 13:50
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    Thank you for that website, if only because it showed me the list of killed crew members that includes: Commander J. Bartlett, Lieutenant Commander L. McGarry, Lieutenant Commander T. Ziegler, Lieutenant J. Lyman, Lieutenant S. Seaborn, Ensign Claudia J. Craig, Ensign Charles Young. Sep 30 at 15:51
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In a word, yes. The website Memory-Alpha has a nice section related to unnamed crew members seen on board the USS Voyager during its trip through the Delta and Beta Quadrants on its way home. A quick headcount reveals that the number of (unnamed) extras exceeds 200.

This is in addition to the 231 members of named crew, bringing the total complement to over 430 (and more than 450 if you also include voice-only characters, and nearly 500 if you also include those referred to as being killed off-screen).

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    It's like the proverbial Western movie pistol that never runs out of ammunition.
    – Spencer
    Oct 17 at 12:43
  • @Spencer - Willing suspension of disbelief.
    – Valorum
    Oct 17 at 12:44
  • It seems like obviously some of the unnamed crew and mentioned crew and voice-only crew could be easily be the same people. Oct 17 at 20:45
  • @ThePopMachine - Oh sure. And I'll happily admit that there's likely to be some overlap, especially when trying to identify people from different angles.
    – Valorum
    Oct 17 at 20:47
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    @FreeMan - I think the fact that just the named characters exceed the stated crew complement is proof-positive that the makers just didn't care.
    – Valorum
    Oct 17 at 21:22

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