Voyager was a great show with a terrible ending. Basically the entire show revolved around the characters getting home, but when they finally do the credits roll five seconds later. So I wonder if the novels have any details about what happens to the Voyager characters after they return to the Federation.

Does the Doctor ever gain his freedom, or the freedom of holograms?

Does Paris ever make up with his father?

What about any of the rest of them?

  • “What happens to the Doctor” — “end program”. Commented Aug 21, 2014 at 12:18
  • "Voyager was a great show with a terrible ending." There are many who would disagree with the first part of that statement.
    – jpmc26
    Commented Oct 1, 2017 at 19:31
  • And many who would disagree with the second!
    – Wallnut
    Commented Nov 9, 2018 at 11:36

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From Wikipedia:

Book relaunch

In the wake of Pocket Books's Deep Space Nine relaunch novel series, which features stories placed after the end of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, a similar relaunch was planned for Voyager. The novels take place after the series' conclusion. In the relaunch, several characters are reassigned while others are promoted but stay aboard Voyager; these changes include Janeway's promotion to admiral, Chakotay becoming captain of Voyager, Tuvok leaving the ship to serve under William Riker, and Tom Paris' promotion to First Officer. The series also introduces several new characters.

The series began with Homecoming and The Farther Shore in 2003, a direct sequel to the show's finale, Endgame. These were followed in 2004 by Spirit Walk: Old Wounds and Spirit Walk: Enemy of My Enemy. Under the direction of a new author, 2009 brought forth two more additions to the series: Full Circle and Unworthy . Other novels – some set during the relaunch period, others during the show's TV run—have been published.

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    So what happens to The Doctor and his slave miner brethren? Commented Jan 13, 2011 at 16:32
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    I never quite got over the fact that Janeway got protomoted before Picard. Commented Jan 21, 2011 at 0:40
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    @Henrik - I think Picard took Kirk's advice to heart: "Well, let me tell you something- don't. Don't let them promote you. Don't let them transfer you. Don't let anything take you off the bridge of that ship. Because while you're there, you can make a difference". On the other hand Janeway was probably thinking she could stay safely at home as an Admiral... Commented Feb 8, 2011 at 19:39
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    -1 the answer doesn't address two of the points in the question and just quotes direct from Wikipedia. A good answer should at least try to summarise Wikipedia so SE is something for than a link to a wiki.
    – AncientSwordRage
    Commented May 8, 2012 at 7:11
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    @Pureferret When our conversation started here, I was the moderator. Now you are and this conversation looks really strange.
    – DampeS8N
    Commented Aug 21, 2014 at 15:07

If I remember correctly, the Doctor's fights for freedom and rights influenced his miner copies. It's possible he went on to help them more. I also remember an episode where he and another experimental EMH take over a prototype Starfleet vessel. I don't think he would give up medicine, so he'd probably have gone on an done more research.

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    If you believe the future Janeway, he continues in medicine and creates several innovative implants, which allow psychic control of starships. (according to one of the episodes, where future versions of the crew are seen, maybe even endgame)
    – Jeff
    Commented Feb 3, 2011 at 23:00
  • True, I forgot about that one. Wasn't she using some of those implants (or maybe it was someone else?) Commented Feb 3, 2011 at 23:04
  • @Teknophilia - Yes, future Janeway had the implant that allowed her to pilot her ship telepathically
    – Robotnik
    Commented Dec 20, 2012 at 2:22

I don't know much about the vast Expanded Universe of the novels, but both in Star Trek: Nemesis movie and in its novelization, we see that Kathryn Janeway was promoted to Vice Admiral, while she orders Captain Picard to a mission to Romulus to meet the new Praetor, Shinzon.

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