I think I'd written the synopsis because I was bemoaning with friends the lack of real science fiction plots in the show. Voyager was often a soap opera in space. So, determined to "show them," I came up with some script ideas. Here's one:
Series: Star Trek Voyager
Summary: While replenishing their Trilithium supply, Paris and a red-shirt get infected with a fungus. The problem with eradicating it from their bodies is that it appears to be a sentient civilization.
Synopsis: Planetside. Paris and Lee have just finished prospecting for Trilithium deposits on the planet’s surface. The planet is wrapped in deep clouds, with an extremely moist surface, unusual for Class M planets. The surface is soft and easy to mine. (Do they have to use the transporter for the Trilithium? Or the shuttle?)
Paris & Lee use the transporter to return to Voyager. When they return, the transporter shows some odd readings. Janeway orders the transporter team to perform a complete maintenance check on it, and sends the two crew members to sick bay for a physical.
On the way to sick bay Paris stops just briefly to pick up --- something --- in the health club. At that point he claps somebody in the steam room on the back, and they get infected.
What struck me most is how much I have forgotten those characters. I barely remember what Paris looked like, let alone his personality. And when I read "Lee" I'm thinking Lee Adama from Battlestar Galactica.
So, yes, the plots could have been better. But in retrospect, the characters seem to fade away as well.