In the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Before and After," Kes shifts backwards through time. Part of this time is spent during the "Year of Hell", during which she learns vital information about the Kremin weapons. She gives this information to Janeway.

In Season 4, we see the actual Year of Hell. Kes has left Voyager by this point, but the information she gave Janeway is still valid. Yet Voyager suffers a great deal of damage and nothing seems to have changed.

The "Year of Hell" episodes were even advertised as sequels to "Before and After," so they definitely hadn't forgotten the episode.

It's like everyone forgot what Kes said, or ignored it. Does anybody know why Kes' warning was ignored? Canon or behind-the-scenes references preferred.

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    If I could like this twice... Voyager was always pretty terrible with continuity (which may be at least part of the explanation for the "Year of Hell" problems), but this is a major gap that always particularly bugged me. – ghostdog Feb 23 '17 at 3:10
  • It's best to consider Voyager as a whole as non-canon. – faintsignal Feb 23 '17 at 3:15
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    I assume that the changes made by the Kremlin wiped out the events that included Janeway being told, or able to do anything with the information, or changed the effects. Time travel. – cde Feb 23 '17 at 4:47
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    Keep in mind, Kes' events in the Year of Hell was a different timeline. Because she leaves the ship before the Year of Hell happens in the main time line. – cde Feb 23 '17 at 4:53
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    @Tim and then someone changed time multiple times. The Kremlin didn't start with Voyager, they been at it for years, decades even. Her advice isn't immune to it. – cde Feb 23 '17 at 5:48

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