Vorlons on Voyager?
Essay by Anthony Leong © Copyright 1997
With the end of the Shadow War, the Vorlons and the Shadows joined The First Ones and traveled beyond the Galactic Rim, never to be seen or heard from again... or did they?
The weak shall perish.
It seems that the Vorlons have reappeared, in the Delta Quadrant! The season finale of Voyager, "Scorpion", had Captain Janeway attempting to form an alliance with the Borg, who were under attack by a new powerful alien race who the Borg could not assimilate. It was a great episode, with Janeway confronted with the possibility of not being able to return home to the Alpha Quadrant and Janeway making the bold move to make a deal with the devil she knew to fight against the devil that she didn't know. But most interesting was the new alien race, designated 'Species 8472' by the Borg.
The one alien member seen was a CGI creation, reminiscent of the aliens seen in last year's "Independence Day". The ships were interesting for the fact that they seemed to be Vorlon in design. Note the similarities between the Vorlons and Species 8472:
Coincidence? Or just laziness?