The Ocampa Would Be Extinct
I started watching Star Trek Voyager on Netflix streaming. If you don’t like the series, fine, but I admit I’ve always kind of liked it.
But there’s a problem. I didn’t notice it when the episodes first aired, but now that I’ve seen it I can’t un-see it. There is no way that the Ocampa could exist as a species, they would be extinct. And it has nothing to do with a short lifespan, that doesn’t matter in any event. It is clearly stated that their species is capable of only having one pregnancy (which produces only one offspring) in a lifetime. That’s not even replacement birth rate.
I can suspend my disbelief for all kinds of shit in a science fiction show. But this seriously damaged my enjoyment of the show. (It’s science fiction after all.)