I've got to ask, How can Starfleet of missed this?
Tom Paris (2376)
Affiliation: Federation Starfleet
Rank: Lieutenant junior grade
Occupation: Flight controller
Status: Active (2378)
Father: Owen Paris
Marital Status: Married
Spouse(s): B'Elanna Torres
Children: One daughter, Miral Paris
Three hyper-evolved Human children
Freema Ageyman played a member of Torchwood during Series 2 of Dr. Who, and then played a cousin of the first person and became a companion (Martha Jones) for Series 3. Although it's knda weird watching her play opposite Dr. #5 Peter Davison on Law and Order UK these days
Colin Baker Dr #6 played opposite Tom Baker's Doctor years before he became The Doctor himself
Jerry Orbach was a Defense Attorney on Law and Order a year before becoming a regular on teh show as Detective Lennie Brisco
I don't have issues with the casting for in voyager, but it would of been a nice connection to explore.
would make for a fun book or foundry mission...
Nicholas Locarno Expelled in his final year of the Academy. spends years in prison, where he is approached by Q. who offers him a way to fulfill his destiny in starfleet. ( as his skilled piloting and technology aptitude was to of saved the U.S.S Voyager in the delta quadrant. He agrees and Q snaps his fingers and we now have Tom Paris.
he enters Starfleet Academy and finds it difficult to deal with looks he gets, as people quietly notice the resemblance between Nicholas Locarno and Tom Paris, but never question it because he's the son of the great Admiral Owen Paris. The only vocal person being Mr. Boothby, who tries to guild Paris down the right path ( being a member of the Q Continuum who wanted nothing more than to grow his plants and live a simpler life) Tom retains all his memories of being Nicholas Locarno, but is warned by Q (both John de Lancie and Mr. Boothby) that he must never reveal his deal or it would cause things to snap back, and doom the U.S.S Voyager.
the back story that was given for Tom Paris, where he was a gear-head and an accomplished pilot who had issues with authority seems very familiar.