Plastic Chef Neelix

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{{Quote|Shouldn't you be rolling tanks into a Wendy's right about now?|[[Chuck Sonnenburg]]}}
 
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Neelix reigns over his domain as cook on ''Voyager'' with an absolutely tyrannical grip (Chuck calls it "Coffee Martial Law").  He refuses to provide food when it doesn't suit him to do so, with no justification other than a bemused shrug.<ref>[[VOY]] "Prototype"</ref>  As seen above, he has an absolute fit when food supplies are used in any way other then his "approved" usage of them.<ref>[[VOY]] "State of Flux"</ref>  His complete control of the diet of his clientele even reaches the level of telling ''Captain Janeway'' herself (Full of yourself much?) that she can't use one of her own [[replicator]] [[Currency|rations]] to have some coffee instead of his substitute (I've never seen anything look as nasty as that stuff!), because it would look bad to the rest of the crew for her to do so. Keep in mind that this is only the sixth episode(counting both parts of the pilot) meaning he has barely even been on the ship at this point (and one episode<ref>[[VOY]] "Phage"</ref> since he formally opened his mess hall). <ref>[[VOY]] "The Cloud"</ref>  This does beg the question od how honest Neelix is being with his energy consumption (see below).
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Neelix reigns over his domain as cook on ''Voyager'' with an absolutely tyrannical grip (Chuck calls it "Coffee Martial Law").  He refuses to provide food when it doesn't suit him to do so, with no justification other than a bemused shrug.<ref>[[VOY]] "Prototype"</ref>  As seen above, he has an absolute fit when food supplies are used in any way other then his "approved" usage of them.<ref>[[VOY]] "State of Flux"</ref>  His complete control of the diet of his clientele even reaches the level of telling ''Captain Janeway'' herself (Full of yourself much?) that she can't use one of her own [[replicator]] [[Currency|rations]] to have some coffee instead of his substitute (I've never seen anything look as nasty as that stuff!), because it would look bad to the rest of the crew for her to do so. Keep in mind that this is only the sixth episode(counting both parts of the pilot) meaning he has barely even been on the ship at this point (and one episode<ref>[[VOY]] "Phage"</ref> since he formally opened his mess hall). <ref>[[VOY]] "The Cloud"</ref>  This does beg the question of how honest Neelix is being with his energy consumption (see below).
  
 
In a multitude of instances, he more-or-less demands that no one can use anything food-related without his permission, including the use of replicator rations, which are supposed to be free to use for whatever the crewman wants and can even be saved up. The rations are basically money, so what right does he have to tell anyone how they use them?  This demand lead to the situation where, instead of replicating normal cheese (which would have been good enough) in order to satisfy a crewmember's craving for macaroni and cheese, he made his own cheese and almost destroyed the ship with it.<ref>[[VOY]] "Learning Curve"</ref>
 
In a multitude of instances, he more-or-less demands that no one can use anything food-related without his permission, including the use of replicator rations, which are supposed to be free to use for whatever the crewman wants and can even be saved up. The rations are basically money, so what right does he have to tell anyone how they use them?  This demand lead to the situation where, instead of replicating normal cheese (which would have been good enough) in order to satisfy a crewmember's craving for macaroni and cheese, he made his own cheese and almost destroyed the ship with it.<ref>[[VOY]] "Learning Curve"</ref>

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