Yeah, that probably wasn't the best idea.
Bob: So that chick with the really red hair...
Me: Captain Janeway.
Bob: Yeah, her. She's the captain of The Voyager?
Me: Not The Voyager, it's just Voyager.
Bob: Huh ... but they say The Enterprise...
Me: True, but it's just Voyager. No "the".
Bob: Okay ... and the guy with the pointy ears?
Me: That's Tuvok. He's a Vulcan.
Bob: I see ... and who's the guy standing next to him?
Me: That's Neelix. He's the ship's Morale Officer and the cook.
Bob: Oh ... that explains the chef hat. Is he a Vulcan too?
Me: No, he's a Talaxian! Dude ... he's furry, with spots, and about four feet tall! What about that made you think he's a Vulcan?
Bob: Well their names sound kind of similar.
Me: So because they have similar sounding names they have to be from the same planet? That's speciesist!
Bob: Okay, calm down crazy lady! Jeez, you take this stuff pretty seriously, don't you!
Me: Damn right I do!
Bob: Okaaaaay ... what about that dark haired guy with the tattoo on his face? What species is he?
Bob: But ... what's the pattern on his face then?
Me: A tattoo.
Bob: *muttering* of course it it.
Me: This isn't working is it. I'm not going to be able to convert you am I.
Bob: No, I don't think so ...
Me: So, Doctor Who then?
Bob: Bring on the Weeping Angels!
So it turns out that Star Trek Voyager is not for the amateurs, alas. I guess some people just aren't up to handling its awesomeness.
Don't worry though, Bob, we'll always have the Weeping Angels.