Tom Paris Mini-Marathon.  

Of all the characters on Star Trek: Voyager, arguably Tom Paris had the biggest turnaround, from his character's beginning in a Federation penal colony in "Caretaker" to seeing the birth of his daughter in "Endgame." In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling and Suzanne Williamson compare their episodes picks for a three-episode Tom Paris mini-marathon.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Strap Him to the Couch (00:02:09) 
It's Goofier Than Spock's Brain (00:04:42) 
The Tom Paris Story (00:09:07) 
In the Navy! (00:11:39) 
Dick Dale and the Del-Tones (00:16:33) 
The Sappier of the Two (00:21:21) 
He's in Need of a Friend (00:23:19) 
Closing (00:25:41)  

Hosts 
Zachary Fruhling and Suzanne Williamson  

Production 
Suzanne Williamson (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-259.mp3
Category:Marathons -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Faces.  

Like many of us (except for Suzanne!), B'Elanna Torres struggles with an inner dual nature. In B'Elanna's case, the struggle consists of finding the balance between her Klingon side and her human side. When B'Elanna's two halves are split into two distinct people, one fully Klingon and the other fully human, this inner struggle is acted out dramatically on screen between the two B'Elannas.  

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Suzanne Williamson and Zachary Fruhling discuss the many faces of "Faces," from B'Elanna's dual nature and Chakotay's inner Vidiian to Sulan's inner Hannibal Lecter.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
No, I Can't Relate to That (00:02:47) 
Corn and Ranch Dressing (00:07:43) 
Not DNA Again (00:14:59) 
Are Rabbits Rodents? (00:20:25) 
Closing (00:22:34)  

Hosts 
Suzanne Williamson and Zachary Fruhling  

Production 
Suzanne Williamson (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-258.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 10:00am MST

Desert Island Episodes - Voyager Season 6.  

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling and Suzanne Williamson continue their season-by-season "Desert Island" episode lists. Find out which episodes from Season 6 of Star Trek: Voyager that Zachary and Suzanne would take along with them to a desert island, forsaking all other Season 6 episodes forever. Also find out why this podcast may be monitored for quality assurance and why Suzanne punched Zachary before giving him the silent treatment about one of his episode picks.  


Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
40 is the New 30 (00:03:12) 
It's Hard to Give Up the Pips (00:08:59) 
This Podcast May Be Monitored (00:12:45) 
Borgs Be Crazy! (00:17:24) 
Delete the Co-Host (00:21:44) 
Zach Always Skips This One (00:30:39) 
Honorable Mentions (00:32:43) 
Closing (00:38:53) 

Hosts 
Zachary Fruhling and Suzanne Williamson  

Production 
Suzanne Williamson (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-257.mp3
Category:Lists -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Kes Mini-Marathon.  

Everyone's favorite Ocampan, Kes, may have been in only three seasons of Star Trek: Voyager, but she left her mark on the Voyager crew and on Voyager fans alike. In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Suzanne Williamson and Zachary Fruhling put together an ultimate Kes mini-marathon. Find out which Voyager episodes Suzanne and Zachary choose as their essential Kes episodes, and which episodes didn't make the cut.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
We're Like Laverne & Shirley (00:01:56) 
The Worst Pick Up Line, Ever (00:05:05) 
Giant Phone Tree (00:09:26) 
1950's Talaxian (00:15:42) 
Willy-Nilly Mind Melds (00:20:52) 
Menopause Kes (00:26:43) 
I Kill Pet Theories (00:35:40) 
Closing (00:42:25)  

Hosts 
Suzanne Williamson and Zachary Fruhling  

Production 
Suzanne Williamson (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-256.mp3
Category:Marathons -- posted at: 5:06am MST

Things We Love and Hate about Neelix.  

Like many fans of Star Trek: Voyager, we have a love/hate relationship with the character of Neelix. His use as comic relief in the early seasons of Voyager is simultaneously both brilliant and groan-worthy, and it helped to establish the overall tone of Voyager as a fairly lighthearted installment of the overall Star Trek franchise. But while Neelix developed into a character with remarkable depth and subtlety, he is also not without his character flaws and faults. In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling and Suzanne Williamson discuss the things they love and hate about the character of Neelix.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Tubby Toys (00:03:20) 
Bork, Bork, Bork, All the Time (00:06:46) 
Making a Medicine Bundle With Chakotay (00:09:54) 
Two Men and a Wesley (00:17:19) 
Neelix or Bust! (00:19:59) 
Food Fight in the Mess Hall (00:24:36) 
Embracing Your Inner Klingon (00:28:47) 
Closing (00:30:36)  

Hosts 
Zachary Fruhling and Suzanne Williamson  

Production 
Suzanne Williamson (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-255.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 6:04am MST

Innocence.  

Tuvok may be known for his Vulcan stoicism, but his Vulcan parenting skills are second to none. When Tuvok's shuttle crashes on one of the moons of Drayan Two, he's forced to care for three children who, unbeknownst to him, are actually elderly Drayans aging in reverse.  

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Suzanne Williamson and Zachary Fruhling discuss the second-season Voyager episode "Innocence," in which we see a kinder, gentler Tuvok keeping the monsters away and singing the children to sleep with a Vulcan lullaby. Suzanne and Zachary also discuss reverse-aging as a metaphor for senility in old age and the fear of death, along with Chakotay's diplomacy learning curve.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Uncle Tuvok's Storytime Hour (00:01:55) 
Mind Meld?! (00:06:41) 
Old and Busted Version (00:15:59) 
A Simpler Way of Life (00:21:17) 
Is Death Something to Fear? (00:25:32) 
Propositioning an Ambassador (00:33:48) 
Closing (00:35:53)  

Hosts 
Suzanne Williamson and Zachary Fruhling  

Production 
Suzanne Williamson (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-254.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 7:00am MST

Characters We Wanted More Of.  

Star Trek: Voyager had no shortage of one-off characters that made a lasting impression on us, so much so that we wish that they had joined the Voyager crew, or at least that they would have become recurring characters. In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling and Suzanne Williamson discuss one-off characters they wanted to see more of on Star Trek: Voyager.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Doing Klingon Stuff (00:02:45) 
Harry Squared (00:08:45) 
Co-X.O. or Ambassador? (00:15:45) 
Secret Agent Libby (00:25:51) 
You Don't Start Off Naked (00:32:38) 
Filling in on Tom's Days Off (00:35:54) 
You Have to Really Want This (00:38:34) 
Does She Really Count? (00:39:51) 
The Cutest Couple on Voyager (00:40:41) 
Like Your Friend's Annoying Best Friend (00:44:12) 
I Had Her on My List and Scratched Her Off (00:47:17) 
That's a lot of Enthusiasm (00:49:07) 
Closing (00:50:20)  

Hosts 
Zachary Fruhling and Suzanne Williamson  

Production 
Suzanne Williamson (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-253.mp3
Category:Lists -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Nothing Human.  

The real Crell Moset may have been a 24th-century Cardassian Dr. Mengele, but his holographic representation was always such a nice guy in the fifth-season Voyagerepisode "Nothing Human." In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Suzanne Williamson and Zachary Fruhling discuss the pros and cons of using Crell Moset's morally questionable medical research, and the possibly tainted medical knowledge it produced, to save the life of B'Elanna Torres against her own wishes.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
It's a Great Episode for Meta Treks (00:01:56) 
Everyone Has a Relative Like That (00:06:06) 
It's a Plot Device (00:09:26) 
There Has to be a Line Drawn in the Sand (00:14:02) 
I Need Holographic Help! (00:20:54) 
I'd Snuggle That (00:25:12) 
Who's Your Second Best? (00:28:22) 
Closing (00:34:55)  

Hosts 
Suzanne Williamson and Zachary Fruhling  

Production 
Suzanne Williamson (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-252.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 7:00am MST

"False Profits" Commentary.  

Ferengi in the Delta Quadrant? We thought we'd seen the last of the scheming Ferengi pair Arridor and Kol when they were stranded on the other side of the unstable Barzan Wormhole in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Price." Little did we know at the time that we would get a sequel to "The Price" in the form of the third-season Voyagerepisode, "False Profits." Unsurprisingly, with the help of a salvaged replicator, Arridor and Kol have co-opted the local mythology and cornered the market on lobe-shaped costume jewelry on a pre-warp planet in the Delta Quadrant.  


In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling and Suzanne Williamson bend the Prime Directive in an audio commentary on "False Profits."  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Commentary (00:03:40) 
Closing (00:49:23)  

Hosts 
Zachary Fruhling and Suzanne Williamson  

Production 
Suzanne Williamson (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-251.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Top Harry Kim Moments.  

When stranded in the Delta Quadrant it's important to have a spirit of youthful optimism. In Star Trek: Voyager, this youthful optimism is provided by none other than Ensign Harry Kim. Brimming with excitement for his first deep space assignment, Ensign Kim is practically the poster figure for the ideal Starfleet officer. But along Voyager's sever-year journey home, we see Ensign Kim learn to stand up for himself and even break a rule or two from time to time. And while Ensign Kim doesn't often get to be in the limelight, he does get to take the center seat (well, on the night shift at least, twice a week). In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Suzanne Williamson and Zachary Fruhling compare their picks for the top Harry Kim moments in Star Trek: Voyager.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Meh (00:02:43) 
I Want to See a Soliloquy (00:04:38) 
That's a Gigantic Dining Room (00:07:49) 
It's All Hormones (00:13:31) 
Syndication, Baby! (00:18:07) 
Non-Memorable Death Scenes (00:22:31) 
Not a Harry Hater (00:28:02) 
Closing (00:32:34)  

Hosts 
Suzanne Williamson and Zachary Fruhling  

Production 
Suzanne Williamson (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-250.mp3
Category:Lists -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Desert Island Episodes - Voyager Season 5.  

Season 5 of Star Trek: Voyager is regarded by many fans to be one of the strongest seasons of Voyager's entire run, from the ongoing exploration of new aspects of Seven of Nine's humanity to Voyager's 100th episode, "Timeless." In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling and Suzanne Williamson continue their "Desert Island" series, comparing their choices for the top three episodes from season 5 to take with them to a desert island, forever abandoning all other episodes from season 5.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
It Is a Strange Pick (00:04:16) 
I Can't Stand That Episode! (00:07:51) 
The Shipperiest Episode (00:12:14) 
No Clarinets Allowed (00:14:44) 
All About the Boothby (00:22:29) 
All Hail the Queen (00:27:19) 
How to be Stern but Charming (00:32:03) 
Existential Anxiety (00:33:23) 
To The Journey Scavenger Hunt (00:36:13) 
The Return of the Bun of Steel (00:38:54) 
Here Begins a New Life (00:39:34) 
Closing (00:41:39)  

Hosts 
Zachary Fruhling and Suzanne Williamson  

Production 
Suzanne Williamson (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-249.mp3
Category:Lists -- posted at: 3:00am MST

"Muse" Commentary.  

The Voyager story has always been epic in scope, with its 70-year journey home being reminiscent of Odysseus's ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the fall of Troy in the ancient Greek epic poem, The Odyssey. With this epic scope of the Voyager story, it's no accident that Kelis, a poet and playwright from an alien society reminiscent of ancient Greece, finds creative inspiration in the mission logs from the wreckage of the Delta Flyerin the sixth-season Voyager episode "Muse."  

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Suzanne Williamson and Zachary Fruhling give an audio commentary on "Muse" and explore whether the Voyager story, or perhaps Star Trekin general, really has the power to end wars and create peace through drama as inspiration and cathartic release.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Commentary (00:04:07) 
Denouement (00:47:19) 
Closing (00:52:29)  

Hosts 
Suzanne Williamson and Zachary Fruhling  

Production 
Suzanne Williamson (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-248.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Doomed Voyager Relationships - Part 2.  

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling and Suzanne Williamson continue their two-part discussion on doomed relationships in Star Trek: Voyager. In Part 2, Zachary and Suzanne explore the failed relationship attempts of B'Elanna Torres, Seven of Nine, Commander Chakotay, and Captain Janeway, from B'Elanna's old academy flame on the U.S.S. Equinox (who still wants his sweater back) to Captain Janeway's oddly specific holographic facial hair requirements.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
The Man in Black (00:02:43) 
He Went All Pon Farr (00:05:33) 
Lobster Has a Mind of its Own (00:11:05) 
Hey There Seven (00:14:16) 
Taxonomic Nomenclature (00:18:06) 
She Just Used Him for His DNA (00:21:24) 
Boothby Is In (00:25:37) 
She's Gonna go to Jail for This, Or Worse (00:30:28) 
Akoochimoya Cafe (00:33:14) 
Dear Janeway Letter (00:36:40) 
No Bathtub, Therefore Not a Good Match (00:39:19) 
This Is Jeff Foxworthy (00:43:25) 
He Has a Twinkle in His Eye (00:45:28) 
Q Means Well (00:48:26) 
Hashtag ReadTheBooks (00:52:20) 
Closing (00:56:03)  

Hosts 
Zachary Fruhling and Suzanne Williamson  

Production 
Suzanne Williamson (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-247.mp3
Category:Relationships -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Doomed Voyager Relationships - Part 1.  

The relationship between B'Elanna Torres and Tom Paris is perhaps the only successful long-term relationship in all of Star Trek: Voyager. Far more numerous are the many failed relationship attempts, sometimes between members of the Voyager crew themselves, but more often between a member of the Voyager crew and a member of an alien species or (surprisingly often) a hologram.  

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Suzanne Williamson and Zachary Fruhling have part one of their two-part discussion on doomed relationships in Star Trek: Voyager. From Harry Kim's notorious string of bad luck (sometimes while forgetting to file the proper paperwork!) to The Doctor's doomed relationship prospects, both organic and holographic, find out whether Suzanne and Zachary retain their shipper optimism in their exploration of doomed Voyager relationships.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Ensign Lonelyhearts (00:02:19) 
Kal-Toh 2000 (00:09:27) 
Alternate Universe Genealogy (00:13:06) 
It Sounds Like a Neil Diamond Song (00:18:12) 
Pretty Boy, Baby Face (00:21:05) 
Nanu Nanu (00:24:45) 
Freya Reset Button (00:30:42) 
No Air Quotes Needed (00:36:53) 
Closing (00:41:03)  

Hosts 
Suzanne Williamson and Zachary Fruhling  

Production 
Suzanne Williamson (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-246.mp3
Category:Relationships -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Virtuoso.  

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling and Suzanne Williamson discuss the sixth-season Voyager episode "Virtuoso." From The Doctor's existential crisis and newfound musical fame with the Qomar Planetary Alliance to the diversity of musical styles in the 24th century, Zachary and Suzanne discuss the fleeting nature of celebrity and the pitfalls of letting it go to one's holographic head. Plus, we give a comparative analysis of Klingon classic rock and smooth-jazz elevator/turbolift music from Harry Kim and the Kimtones.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
24th Century Funko POP (00:06:12) 
Literally Jump Ship (00:11:46) 
The Bearded Doctor Lady (00:16:05) 
Sonic Regeneration Alcove (00:20:58) 
While Tuvok Was Sleeping (00:27:48) 
Classic Klingon Rock (00:30:27) 
Smooth Jazz Elevator Music (00:35:55) 
CMO Tom Paris (00:40:45) 
Closing (00:43:14)  

Hosts 
Zachary Fruhling and Suzanne Williamson  

Production 
Suzanne Williamson (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-245.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Tuvix Alternatives.  

The second-season Voyager episode "Tuvix" featured some amazing acting on the part of actor Tom Wright as Tuvix, a transporter-created hybrid of Tuvok and Neelix, capturing the distinctive personality traits and mannerisms of both characters. In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Suzanne Williamson and Zachary Fruhling imagine alternative Voyagercharacter hybrids besides Tuvok and Neelix. Which character traits would be most prominent, and which actors or actresses would best capture the personality traits and mannerisms of these alternative character hybrids?  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
We're Calling Him Chalix (00:02:37) 
B'Eleven of Nine (00:08:27) 
Chell Travolta (00:13:09) 
Tomix, He Was an Actor (00:16:29) 
Vulcan Opera in Your Camaro (00:21:06) 
Keurig Station (00:27:00) 
What About Jarry? (00:32:00) 
Stuck in His Vulcan Craw (00:38:28) 
Closing (00:41:18)  

Hosts 
Suzanne Williamson and Zachary Fruhling  

Production 
Suzanne Williamson (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-244.mp3
Category:What If -- posted at: 6:00am MST

Halfway Home.  

The seventh-season episode "Shattered" offers a tiny glimpse into one possible future for the Voyager crew, 17 years into the future. If the events of the Voyager series finale "Endgame" had not occurred, presumably Voyager would have continued its long trek back to the Alpha Quadrant over a period of 75 years. In that time, there would naturally be changes aboard Voyager as crew members age, retire, or pass away, and with younger officers rising through the ranks to take their place.

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling and Suzanne Williamson discuss other possible futures for Voyager, 30 years into the journey and halfway home. Who would the captain of Voyager be after 30 years? What would the command structure be like? Who would the senior officers and department heads be? How would the careers of junior officers and the children born aboard Voyager develop over 30 years? And would there be any major changes to Voyager itself or the premise of the series as a whole?

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Ensign H. Kim (00:04:26) 
Redemption? (00:09:12) 
There are Garfields Everywhere (00:16:33) 
Standing Room Only (00:19:57) 
So Which One is Betty White? (00:22:25) 
Delta Quadrant Saltpeter (00:28:34) 
Pornstar Medallion (00:32:45) 
Commander Naomi Wildman (00:36:46) 
Certified Pre-Owned Starship (00:41:20) 
Whittling Away (00:49:38) 
Closing (00:52:53)  

Hosts 
Zachary Fruhling and Suzanne Williamson  

Production 
Suzanne Williamson (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-243.mp3
Category:What If -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Seska...What If?  

Seska may be the character fans love to hate in Star Trek: Voyager. And sadly, or perhaps gladly, Seska met her demise at the beginning of Season 3. But what would have happened had Seska remained on Voyager for all seven seasons? How might the Voyagerstory have unfolded differently had Seska not in fact been a Cardassian spy, but instead an ordinary, run-of-the-mill (but still feisty) Bajoran?  

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Suzanne Williamson and Zachary Fruhling explore alternative directions that the character of Seska could have taken in Voyager. What if Seska and Chakotay had maintained a long-term relationship and raised a family together? What if Seska were actually a changeling instead of a Cardassian? What if, instead of the Delaney Sisters, Voyager had more than one twin or clone Seska Sisters? And how exactly is laundry done aboard Voyager, and what does that have to do with Seska?  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Seska Sestras (00:02:41) 
Spies Aplenty (00:04:44) 
Voyager: The Soap Opera (00:07:42) 
Dime Store Changeling (00:11:00) 
But What About the Baby? (00:15:14) 
Alpha Seska (00:20:49) 
The Laundry Question (00:25:35) 
She's a Spitfire (00:30:15) 
Shippers Go Down With the Ship (00:34:11) 
Chell Is Like Klinger (00:42:27) 
Closing (00:46:09)   

Hosts 
Suzanne Williamson and Zachary Fruhling  

Production 
Suzanne Williamson (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-242.mp3
Category:What If -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Course: Oblivion.  

Things are looking up for the Voyager crew at the beginning of the fifth-season episode "Course: Oblivion," from the wedding of Tom Paris and B'Elanna Torres to an enhanced warp drive. But that all changes when the ship and crew begin losing their molecular cohesion, only to discover that they are, in fact, merely biomimetic duplicates of the real Voyager ship and crew, created a year before when Voyager landed on the aptly named "Demon Planet."  

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling and Suzanne Williamson (or perhaps their biomimetic duplicates; you be the judge!) discuss the merits of "Course: Oblivion." From the minutiae of the wedding of Fake-Tom and Fake-B'Elanna to the existential burdens of being a biomimetic duplicate, Zachary and Suzanne wrestle with  whether "Course: Oblivion" is as riveting as they recall and whether "Course: Oblivion" is really just one big metaphor for our finite human lives.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Distinguished Melting Neelix (00:03:27) 
What about Harry Kim? (00:07:28) 
Warp Cores Are Like Cats (00:10:13) 
Who Is Ensign Harper?! (00:12:21) 
This Episode Is a Metaphor for Life (00:18:02) 
Goo People and an Enhanced Warp Drive (00:20:54) 
Tom with a Tommy Gun (00:25:07) 
Not as Riveting as We Remember (00:30:14) 
Goo Gone (00:34:40) 
Closing (00:37:49)  

Hosts 
Zachary Fruhling and Suzanne Williamson  

Production 
Suzanne Williamson (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-241.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 3:00am MST

What Voyager Means To Us.  

In this 50th episode of To The Journey with the hosting team of Kay Shaw, Suzanne Williamson, and Zachary Fruhling, we take a personal look at the Voyager moments and circumstances that meant the most to us in the course of our ongoing love affair with Star Trek: Voyager. From first impressions of Voyager to the ways Voyager has helped us through life's darkest moments, we take a personal look at the meaningfulness of Voyagerthrough our own personal stories and reflections. Plus we have an important announcement about the future of To The Journey and the journey ahead.  


Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
An Announcement (00:01:52) 
It's Learning to Survive on Their Own That Will Help Them to Evolve (00:06:29) 
Like All Fear, You Eventually.... Vanish (00:11:12) 
Grandma's House (00:18:16) 
Who Am I? What Do I Want in Life? (00:23:20) 
The Truth About Harry Kim (00:29:57) 
They Belong Together as a Family (00:32:59) 
Introspection vs Action (00:35:57) 
To The Journey (00:38:47) 
Why Voyager? (00:45:21) 
Closing (00:50:50)  

Hosts 
Kay Shaw, Suzanne Williamson, and Zachary Fruhling  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-240.mp3
Category:Special Message -- posted at: 8:30am MST

Non-Doctor/Seven Episodes in Seasons Five through Seven.  

Seasons five through seven of Star Trek: Voyager are known for their many memorable episodes featuring the great on-screen chemistry and friendship of Robert Picardo and Jeri Ryan as The Doctor and Seven of Nine, so much so that one might naturally think that seasons five through seven are really just the Doctor/Seven show! In this episode of To The Journey, however, hosts Suzanne Williamson, Kay Shaw, and Zachary Fruhling go in search of their favorite non-Doctor/Seven episodes from the last three seasons of Star Trek: Voyager.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Not Just The Doctor/Seven Show (00:01:53) 
Time Travelling with Zima (00:03:25) 
Harry Grows a Pair (00:08:45) 
Praaaaaaax!! (00:16:35) 
Sky People Action Figures (00:22:30) 
Klingons are Chekov (00:25:42) 
Feeling Meta Tonight (00:29:48) 
Baking with a Set Square (00:31:00) 
A Soldier AND a Philosopher (00:36:50) 
A Better Ending (00:41:31) 
A Holy Time of Awakening (00:46:19) 
Honorable Mentions (00:49:11) 
Closing (00:54:41)  

Hosts 
Suzanne Williamson, Kay Shaw, and Zachary Fruhling  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-239.mp3
Category:Lists -- posted at: 6:30am MST

We Need to Talk about Chakotay.  

Unquestionably the character of Commander Chakotay was underutilized in Star Trek: Voyager. But beyond merely being underutilized, some Star Trek fans have developed a form of loathing for Commander Chakotay, partly because of his nonplussed demeanor and partly because of his amalgam of stereotypes about Native American beliefs and spirituality. In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling, Kay Shaw, and Suzanne Williamson come racing to Commander Chakotay's defense with a discussion of what they love about, and what was done right with Voyager's intrepid first officer.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
The Man in Black (00:01:55) 
She Didn't Know That He Liked Dante (00:07:00) 
Lost, or Found? (00:12:32) 
A Mashup of Han Solo and Indiana Jones (00:18:48) 
Jack of All Trades (00:25:13) 
Seska Is Very Questionable (00:30:43) 
Maybe We're All Chakotay (00:36:42) 
Closing (00:44:22)  

Hosts 
Zachary Fruhling, Kay Shaw, and Suzanne Williamson  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-238.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 3:00am MST

"Year of Hell" Commentary.  

The two-part episode "Year of Hell" is taken by many to be one of the highlights of season four of Star Trek: Voyager, if not of the entire Voyager series. From memorable moments with a certain replicated pocket watch to Annorax's Captain Ahab-like quest against time itself, "Year of Hell" shows the strength of the Voyager crew as a family, even in Voyager's darkest hours (the Voyager reset button aside). Switch on your temporal shielding and join hosts Kay Shaw, Zachary Fruhling, and Suzanne Williamson in this episode of To The Journey for an audio commentary on "Year of Hell," parts I and II.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Initial Thoughts (00:01:53) 
Commentary Part I (00:04:55) 
Commentary Part II (00:51:13)   
Final Thoughts (01:36:48) 
Closing (01:40:03)  

Hosts 
Kay Shaw, Zachary Fruhling, and Suzanne Williamson  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)  

Direct download: ttj-237.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Prixmas Potluck.  

Prixmas season is a time for merriment, Talaxian cheerfulness, and (of course) food! In this special holiday episode of To The Journey, hosts Suzanne Williamson, Zachary Fruhling, and Kay Shaw attend the Voyager Prixmas potluck in search of the crew's favorite Alpha Quadrant and Delta Quadrant holiday potluck dishes. Find out what the Voyager crew would bring for a little taste of home in the Delta Quadrant. Also, we solve the mystery of how exactly it's possible to burn food in the replicator.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Merry Happy Prixmas (00:01:53) 
Her Favorite Food (00:02:43) 
Burnt with Love (00:10:37) 
A Smorgas-borg (00:19:30) 
Captain Proton Rocket Grill (00:24:41) 
"It Tastes Good!" (00:29:13) 
Womaning the Pancake Station (00:34:00) 
Harry Dim Sum (00:38:41) 
Closing (00:44:50)  

Hosts 
Suzanne Williamson, Zachary Fruhling, and Kay Shaw  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-236.mp3
Category:Holiday Message -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Desert Island Episodes - Voyager Season 4.  

Season 4 of Star Trek: Voyager saw a great deal of change with the departure of Kes and the arrival of Seven of Nine. But it's also safe to say that Voyager hit its full stride in season 4, with the exploration of Seven of Nine's reclaimed humanity and some of the most memorable episodes in Voyager's entire run.  

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling, Suzanne Williamson, and Kay Shaw continue their "Desert Island" series, comparing their high-stakes choices for the top three Voyager episodes from this season that they would take with them to a desert island, forsaking all other episodes from season 4 forever. Find out who's coming over for Voyager night in whose desert-island hut, and who's watching which season 4 episodes alone.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Barbecues and Babies (00:01:53) 
It's All About the Pocket Watch (00:03:55) 
The 'Frasier' Episode (00:12:21) 
Voyager's 'Odyssey' (00:20:31) 
A Person in Uniform (00:29:09) 
They'd Have to Sedate Me (00:34:33) 
You Can't Go Wrong With Ray Wise (00:39:08) 
Honorable Mentions (00:43:42) 
Closing (00:52:18)  

Hosts 
Zachary Fruhling, Suzanne Williamson, and Kay Shaw  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-235.mp3
Category:Lists -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Daddy Issues.  

While the crew of Voyager rightly constitute their own adopted family aboard Voyager, an important aspect of many Voyager characters' backstories is their troubled, or at least challenged, relationship with their respective fathers and father figures. From Tom Paris's sense of inadequacy in living up to Admiral Paris's expectations to The Doctor's ongoing attempt to build a relationship with his father-figure and creator, Dr. Lewis Zimmerman, the crew of Voyager frequently explores the murky realm of parental and familial relations.  

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Kay Shaw, Suzanne Williamson, and Zachary Fruhling explore the complex and often troubled paternal relationships of the Voyagercrew, building new bridges and tearing down old walls along the journey!  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Qualifying in the Daddy Issue Category (00:01:54) 
A Tattoo and a Quest for Vengeance (00:06:18) 
Salamander Blues (00:13:28) 
'Son' Issues (00:17:52) 
Survivor Guilt (00:24:39) 
She Has All the Issues (00:30:08) 
'Oh Look We Got Assimilated... Whoops!' (00:36:13) 
Looking at Her With Suspicion (00:41:38) 
Closing (00:49:21) 

Hosts 
Kay Shaw, Suzanne Williamson, and Zachary Fruhling  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-234.mp3
Category:Relationships -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Defending "Threshold."  

The second-season episode "Threshold" is generally acknowledged to be one of the weakest episodes of Star Trek: Voyager. But in this episode of To The Journey, hosts Suzanne Williamson, Kay Shaw, and Zachary Fruhling respond to a recent challenge to give their best defense, an apologia in the classical Greek sense, of "Threshold," discussing only its merits and leaving any criticism of "Threshold" in their quarters.  

From the physics of traveling at Warp 10 and occupying every point in the universe simultaneously to the importance of "Threshold" for the character development of Tom Paris and his (um, professional) relationship with Captain Janeway, find out whether "Threshold" can be salvaged from the ash heap of Delta Quadrant history and reestablished as part of the pantheon of important and valuable episodes of Star Trek: Voyager.  


Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
An 'Apologia' (00:01:53) 
Everywhere at Once (00:04:01) 
To Please Dad (00:07:58) 
A Trust-Fall Moment (00:13:33) 
Collecting Dubious Medical Data (00:17:38) 
He Doesn't Trust Her, She Doesn't Cry (00:21:49) 
Will It Go To His Head? (00:24:59) 
Neelix Saves the Day (00:28:18) 
Like the Spore Drive (00:31:47) 
Closing (00:37:16)  

Hosts 
Suzanne Williamson, Kay Shaw, and Zachary Fruhling  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)  

Direct download: ttj-233.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 3:00am MST

The Conclusion.  

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling, Kay Shaw, and Suzanne Williamson go back into the writers' room to craft the conclusion of their hypothetical Voyager feature film trilogy, The Progenitors 3: Dennis Alexio Must Die!

From the Guardian of Forever to Henry Starling, the ever-present Q, time travel, Borg nanoprobes, and love triumphant, Zachary, Kay, and Suzanne follow the crews of the Starship Voyager and the Timeship Relativity on a fantastic journey through time, space, and the human heart.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
No Loose Ends (00:01:52) 
Where Were We? (00:04:28) 
The Redemption of Henry Starling? (00:07:31) 
Ship of the Damned (00:09:52) 
A Meshing of Two Old Favorites (00:11:38) 
Joe Carey Speaks Whale (00:15:08) 
There's No Place Like The Relativity (00:21:11) 
Let's Do the Time Loop Again (00:25:32) 
Dennis Alexio Must Die (00:29:13) 
Probing the Nanoprobes (00:34:54) 
It's Better Than Cheese (00:38:17) 
Henry Starling Invents the Tamagotchi (00:44:18) 
Closing (00:51:02)  

Hosts 
Zachary Fruhling, Kay Shaw, and Suzanne Williamson  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-232.mp3
Category:Writer's Room -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Spooky Voyager.  

It's the haunting of To The Journey! In this special Halloween episode of To The Journey, hosts Kay Shaw, Zachary Fruhling, and Suzanne Williamson go in search of the scariest, spookiest, and downright creepiest episodes, moments, and imagery in all of Star Trek: Voyager. While Voyager is often considered to be a fairly lighthearted Star Trek series by comparison, Kay, Zachary, and Suzanne probe Voyager's darkest corridors to reveal the hidden maleficence lurking deep within Voyager's bowels.  


Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Snacks are Irrelevant (00:02:44) 
Coulrophobia (00:09:30) 
Spooky Boobs (00:14:41) 
Top of The Delta Quadrant Food Chain (00:20:40) 
Let's Build Your Spleen! (00:28:28) 
Captain Pinhead (00:32:51) 
The Night is Young and the Web is Satin (00:37:58) 
He Was Richard O'Brien (00:42:39) 
Closing (00:47:55)  

Hosts 
Kay Shaw, Zachary Fruhling, and Suzanne Williamson  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-231.mp3
Category:Holidays -- posted at: 3:00am MST

New To The Journey!
“Macrovirus? Tastes Like Chicken!”
Desert Island Episodes - Voyager Season 3.

If you could take three, and only three, episodes from season three of Star Trek: Voyager with you to a desert island, and not just any desert island, a desert island on a planet deep inside the Delta Quadrant 70,000 light years from home, which episodes would you choose?  

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Suzanne Williamson, Zachary Fruhling, and Kay Shaw compare their top three desert-island episode picks from season three of Star Trek: Voyager, in search of the answer to that age-old question: Who is coming over for "Coda" night?  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Predictions in Paradise (00:01:55) 
Freak-a-saurus (00:06:41) 
Are You Coming Over on Coda Night? (00:11:31) 
Distilled Seska (00:17:31) 
It's Janeway's Everything (00:19:47) 
Neelix and His 'Weird Friend' (00:37:05) 
Not Big Enough (00:40:13) 
Honorable Mentions (00:50:20) 
Closing (00:56:55)  

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Direct download: ttj-230.mp3
Category:Lists -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Drone.  

What do you get when you cross a few Borg nanoprobes, a piece of 29th-century holographic technology, and the DNA of a Starfleet ensign? One extremely souped-up 29th-century Borg drone! But this drone also comes with a human heart, willing to sacrifice himself for the well-being of his Voyager collective.  


In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling, Suzanne Williamson, and Kay Shaw take a dive into a Borg maturation chamber as they discuss the fifth-season Voyager episode "Drone."  


Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
One is the Loneliest Number (00:01:53) 
I'll Have a Deuterium Gin Fizz Please (00:04:39) 
Hashtag No Boundaries (00:07:54) 
Deborgifying is Harder Than Borgifying (00:12:39) 
Input!! Input!!! (00:19:09) 
Puffing Up Like a Prize Cockerel (00:22:16) 
We Love You Even Though You're an Accident (00:29:39) 
Grinding for XP (00:36:06) 
Command Decision Flow Chart (00:43:52) 
How Many Junior Officers Does It Take to Blow Up a Ship? (00:46:12) 
Please Don't Forget to Hibernate Your Alcove When Not in Use (00:52:18) 
Closing (00:57:41)  

Hosts 
Zachary Fruhling, Suzanne Williamson, and Kay Shaw  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-229.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Tom Paris and B'Elanna Torres Relationship Analysis.  

We see precious few genuine romantic relationships onscreen in Star Trek, and arguably the relationship between Tom Paris and B'Elanna Torres is the most fully developed relationship in all of Star Trek. Over the seven-year run of Star Trek: Voyager, we see the full progression of Tom and B'Elanna's romantic relationship, from their initial status as slightly antagonistic colleagues, to their developing friendship and courtship, to their eventual marriage and the birth of their daughter, Miral. 


In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Kay Shaw, Suzanne Williamson, and Zachary Fruhling take an in-depth look at the high points, and the low points, of Voyager's resident opposites-attract couple, Tom Paris and B'Elanna Torres.

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
A Good Match (00:01:54) 
Slow Burn (00:10:44) 
Geeking Out Together (00:16:25) 
The Start of it All (00:22:54) 
Pairing Off (00:29:26) 
The Wedding That Wasn't (00:41:01) 
Rebels Unmasked (00:46:15) 
Closing (00:53:55)  

Hosts 
Kay Shaw, Suzanne Williamson, and Zachary Fruhling  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-228.mp3
Category:Relationships -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Counselor Troi in Voyager.  

Some fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation who didn't follow Voyager's seven-year trek home from the Delta Quadrant may not realize that Marina Sirtis reprised her role as Counselor Deanna Troi in three different episode of Star Trek: Voyager. Some people even (audaciously) maintain that Counselor Troi was a more sophisticated and effective counselor in Voyager as she counseled her colleague and friend, Lieutenant Reginald Barclay, than she was in Star Trek: The Next Generation.


In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Suzanne Williamson, Kay Shaw, and Zachary Fruhling are joined by Amy Nelson, co-host of Trek.fm's dedicated Next Generationpodcast Earl Grey, for a discussion of Marina Sirtis's three appearances as Counselor Deanna Troi in Star Trek: Voyager. 

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Troi? In Voyager? (00:01:54) 
Counselling on a Starship (00:05:29) 
A Different Troi (00:09:28) 
Worf Email (00:18:21) 
The Future is Metallic (00:21:55) 
Bureaucrats and Cockroaches (00:25:17) 
Holo-Addiction (00:30:57) 
Great Knowledge, and Understanding (00:39:26) 
One on One (00:46:24) 
Too Proud for a Counsellor? (00:51:41) 
There for the Homecoming (00:59:01) 
Final Thoughts (01:02:20) 
Closing (01:08:03)  

Hosts 
Suzanne Williamson, Kay Shaw, and Zachary Fruhling  

Guest 
Amy Nelson  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)  

Direct download: ttj-227.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Vorik Character Analysis.  

Tuvok wasn't the only Vulcan aboard Voyager. In contrast to Tuvok's elder-statesman Vulcan persona was the more youthful and more enthusiastic Ensign Vorik. Being a youthful Vulcan, however, is not without its challenges. Your first Pon Farr can be especially disorienting when lost in the Delta Quadrant, 70,000 light years from the nearest Vulcan female. Just ask the apple of Vorik's eye and the object of his chemical-imbalanced affection, Lieutenant Torres.

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Kay Shaw and Zachary Fruhling scratch the Vulcan seven-year itch with a character analysis of Ensign Vorik, including his internalization of Tom Paris's 20th-century advice not to lose one's Vulcan cool.  


Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
That Vulcan petaQ! (00:01:53) 
Vorik or Taurik (00:06:17) 
Vulcan Grunt (00:10:15) 
Youth or Just a Loose Cannon? (00:17:08) 
Meditation Club (00:21:37) 
Coming of Age (00:26:16) 
Klingon Trust Falls (00:32:13) 
Do You Accept? (00:38:07) 
Pushing the Envelope (00:41:55) 
Secret Platonic Man Crush (00:45:10) 
Vulcan Romance (00:49:55) 
Closing (00:51:55)  

Hosts 
Kay Shaw and Zachary Fruhling  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-226.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 8:53am MST

"Pathfinder" Commentary.  

Fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation were treated to not just one, but two, Next Generation cast members reprising their roles in the sixth-season episode of Star Trek: Voyager, "Pathfinder": Dwight Schultz as the nervous but endearing Lieutenant Reginald Barclay, and Marina Sirtis as Counselor Deanna Troi.  

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling and Kay Shaw sit down together for a "Pathfinder" audio commentary while fellow To The Journey host Suzanne Williamson is temporarily lost in some holographic fantasy along with Lieutenant Barclay and Commander Chakotay (who, coincidentally, forgoes a Starfleet uniform in favor of his Maquis leather, both in Lieutenant Barclay's holographic fantasy, and in Suzanne's).  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
First Thoughts (00:01:55) 
Commentary (00:03:37) 
Final Thoughts (00:46:56) 
Closing (00:54:39)  

Hosts 
Zachary Fruhling and Kay Shaw  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-225.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 3:00am MST

The Void.  

With Voyager trapped inside a region of space absent of any matter, and under threat of siege by numerous alien vessels, Captain Janeway goes recruiting to form a mini-Federation alliance with the captains of some of the alien vessels, to pool their resources, to provide for their mutual protection, and to increase their collective chances of returning to normal space.  


In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Kay Shaw and Zachary Fruhling are joined by Trek.fm content manager Justin Oser as they spread the good news of Captain Janeway's budding alliance in their discussion of the seventh-season Voyager episode "The Void."


Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Filling 'The Void' (00:01:54) 
Higher Stakes (00:05:09) 
Curtains and Masterchef (00:10:36) 
Sticking to Our Principles (00:13:26) 
A Fragile Alliance (00:19:23) 
A Good Concept for the Whole Show? (00:26:31) 
Fantome and Co. (00:30:56) 
Structure vs. Chaos (00:37:47) 
Time for a Sermon (00:44:32) 
Unshakeable Faith (00:49:23) 
Final Thoughts (00:53:52) 
Closing (00:58:09)  

Hosts 
Kay Shaw and Zachary Fruhling  

Guests 
Justin Oser  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-224.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

The Hirogen (VOY) and the Hunters (DS9: "Captive Pursuit") Comparison.  

It's clearly unethical to hunt another sentient being for sport; well, unless you are the Hirogen in Star Trek: Voyager or unless you are the Hunters in the first-season Deep Space Nine episode "Captive Pursuit." But while nicely-pressed red uniforms and glow-in-the-dark space helmets may be the hunting attire of choice for the Hunters in "Captive Pursuit" (hearkening back to the great English redcoat fox hunts of old Earth), the Hirogen took the sport of hunting to a more violent and more visceral level.  

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling and Kay Shaw compare and contrast the tribal and nomadic Hirogen from Voyager with the more gentlemanly Tosk-hunters from the first-season Deep Space Nine episode "Captive Pursuit." Did the Hunters in Deep Space Nine provide the germ of the idea, and the model for, the more violent Hirogen in Voyager? And what is the Federation's moral responsibility to those being hunted, Tosk or otherwise, in light of the Federation's respect for the universal rights of individuals, in light of the non-interference policy of the Prime Directive, and in light of having tolerance for other cultures without those pesky human notions of morality?  

Plus, we break mid-show for a very special announcement from fellow To The Journey host, Suzanne Williamson, who has successfully sought out new life!

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
How Tosk Are You Feeling Today? (00:01:52) 
Taking All Your Internal Bits and Bobs as Trophies (00:03:40) 
Morally Different or Not? (00:08:16) 
BREAKING NEWS!!! (00:13:34) 
Non-Interference Policy (00:15:31) 
All About the Hunt, 'Bout the Hunt, No Farming (00:21:48) 
Squishy Gross Element (00:27:27) 
Top of the Food Chain (00:31:04) 
Justifying It with Logic... Again (00:34:33) 
Hirogen Epic Poetry (00:39:12) 
Illegal Gentleman Hunts (00:42:05) 
Their Whole Identity (00:46:37) 
A Justifiable Solution? (00:49:35) 
Closing (00:58:46)  

Hosts 
Zachary Fruhling and Kay Shaw  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-223.mp3
Category:Aliens -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Lieutenant Carey Character Analysis.  

Recurring character Lieutenant Joe Carey may have met an untimely demise in the seventh-season Voyager episode "Friendship One," just missing the ride back home to the Alpha Quadrant in "Endgame." But the mild-mannered Starfleet engineer, with hair ever-so-slightly reminiscent of Chief O'Brien's, made a big impression on Voyagerfans, despite appearing in relatively few episodes of Voyager.  


In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Kay Shaw, Suzanne Williamson, and Zachary Fruhling go hunting for poisoned apples and accept a friendly lunch invitation for a character analysis of fan-favorite recurring character, Lieutenant Joe Carey (after being exonerated from giving Federation technology to the Kazon, of course).  


Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
He Has An Action Figure (00:01:52) 
The Underling (00:05:04) 
The Harry Carey Band (00:09:14) 
A Tow The Line Kinda Guy? (00:15:16) 
Ulterior Motives? (00:22:27) 
I Don't Remember That in the Starfleet Manual (00:25:34) 
Not With The Enemy! (00:29:04) 
A Good Death Scene (00:34:48) 
Litverse Carey (00:41:22) 
Closing (00:45:43)  

Hosts 
Kay Shaw, Suzanne Williamson, and Zachary Fruhling  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-222.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 3:00am MST

The Clip Show.

Star Trek: Voyager never had a proper clip show like Star Trek: The Next Generation's infamous "Shades of Gray." But with host Suzanne Williamson recovering from the 29-hour Levodian flu down in Sickbay, fellow hosts Kay Shaw and Zachary Fruhling present To The Journey's very first clip show. Relive some of your favorite moments from To The Journey 2.0, including never-before-heard outtakes and behind-the-scenes banter from the past 30 episodes of To The Journey.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Clips Show! (00:01:55)
From Goats to Whales (00:03:41)
Vow of Silence (00:08:30)
A Very Special Time (00:09:20)
Two Nations Divided by a Common Language (00:10:08)
Thoughts on the Journey So Far (00:41:37)
Closing (00:42:48)

Hosts
Suzanne Williamson, Kay Shaw, and Zachary Fruhling

Guests
Manu Intiraymi

Production
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-221.mp3
Category:Humor -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Desert Island Episodes - Voyager Season 2.  

It's no secret that Zachary, Kay, and Suzanne are fans of the second season Voyagerepisode "Resolutions," especially with its Janeway/Chakotay fodder for the imagination. But there is more to season 2 of Star Trek: Voyager than "Resolutions"! From weighty life-or-death decisions in "Tuvix" to essential Chakotay backstory in "Tattoo," season 2 is where we begin to know and love the Voyager family.  

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling, Kay Shaw, and Suzanne Williamson compare their top three "desert island" picks from season 2 of Star Trek: Voyager. Find out which episodes that Zachary, Kay, and Suzanne would take to their respective desert islands, forsaking all other episodes from Voyager season 2!  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome to The Hotel 'Hermit Hut' (00:01:53) 
We're on the Road to Nowhere (00:04:35) 
Zachary the Latte Boy (00:08:22) 
The Spirit of the Hawk (00:16:44) 
I'm Talking with the Woman in the Mirror (00:26:51) 
Splish, Splash, I Was Takin' a Bath (00:32:35) 
You are the Wind Beneath My Wings (00:37:00) 
I Am a Man Who Walks Alone (00:43:27) 
Honorable Mentions (00:46:10) 
Closing (01:00:00)  

Hosts 
Zachary Fruhling, Kay Shaw, and Suzanne Williamson  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)  
Direct download: ttj-220.mp3
Category:Lists -- posted at: 7:00am MST

The Sequel.  

When To The Journey hosts Kay Shaw, Zachary Fruhling, and Suzanne Williamson wrote their first hypothetical Voyager feature film, The Progenitors (To The Journey 198: The Progenitors), there were always plans for a sequel, especially as The Progenitors left more than a few loose ends to tie up. From the Voyager crew being stranded aboard a 29th-century time ship to the sudden and inexplicable appearance of Henry Starling, The Progenitors created more questions than it answered. In this episode of To The Journey, join Kay, Zachary, and Suzanne in the writers' room as they aim higher, go deeper, and pull no punches while crafting their Voyager sequel, The Progenitors II!  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Diving Back into the Pits of Ridiculousness (00:01:54) 
Previously on Trek.fm... The Progenitors! (00:06:48) 
The Obligatory Bartender Scene (00:18:14) 
I Would Have Gotten Away With This If It Wasn't For You Pesky Kids (00:21:42) 
V is for...  (00:26:26) 
Henry Starling Is the Spittoon (00:31:31) 
In a Fit of Enthusiasm (00:33:53) 
Like 'The Blob' (00:36:24) 
Anticipating the Feel-Good Ending (00:38:57) 
Stop Those Vaadwaur, NOW! (00:42:13) 
This Is Not Terminator (00:45:08) 
We Need a Cry Fest! (00:48:18) 
Recap and Final Thoughts (00:50:59) 
Closing (00:58:04)  

Hosts 
Kay Shaw, Zachary Fruhling, and Suzanne Williamson  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)  
Direct download: ttj-219.mp3
Category:Writer's Room -- posted at: 7:00am MST

Favorite Tom Paris / EMH Moments. 

Tom Paris and The Doctor may have been an unlikely comedic duo, but over seven seasons, both in and out of sickbay, they somehow became Voyager's Odd Couple. The relationship between Tom and The Doctor, however, runs deeper than mere comedy. Beneath all of the friendly banter, and the mostly friendly ribbing, lies genuine friendship, mutual respect, and lessons in life and humanity for both Tom and The Doctor.

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Suzanne Williamson, Zachary Fruhling, and Kay Shaw share their favorite character moments between Voyager's irrepressible helmsman and its acerbic but compassionate Mark I Emergency Medical Hologram.

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Bosom Buddies (00:01:50) 
Physician, Heal Thyself (00:05:05) 
...Even Mr. Paris! (00:06:42) 
Whatever You Say, Maestro (00:07:41) 
A Great Deal of Experience Being Rejected by Women (00:09:26) 
Make a Choice Before We Lose Them Both! (00:15:34) 
I Don't Want to Leave Her (00:18:02) 
I'll Be Here Redecorating Your Office (00:21:36) 
Thirty Three Years to Come Up with "Joe"!? (00:23:01) 
Remember, Patience is a Virtue (00:24:28) 
Adjust Your Spectral Frequency (00:31:22) 
The Fetid Mudpits of Palomar (00:33:26) 
You'll Be Ready For Neurosurgery in No Time (00:37:37) 
Because of the Pain We Shared (00:42:37) 
Closing (00:46:15)  

Hosts 
Suzanne Williamson, Zachary Fruhling, and Kay Shaw  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)  
Direct download: ttj-218.mp3
Category:Lists -- posted at: 7:00am MST

Dragon's Teeth.  

Resurrecting an ancient civilization is tricky business, especially when the Prime Directive is on the line, and doubly so when that ancient civilization has access to subspace corridors that could shave thousands of light years off your trip home to the Alpha Quadrant. Such is the situation in which we find Captain Janeway and the rest of the Voyager Crew when Seven of Nine takes it upon herself to awaken the Vaadwaur, asleep for 900 years in stasis pods after the near total annihilation of their planet.

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling, Suzanne Williamson, and Kay Shaw have an ancient-world-style throw-down over the sixth-season Voyagerepisode "Dragon's Teeth." Join Zachary, Suzanne, and Kay as they resurrect an ancient civilization, accept that it is raining, and walk with dignity while listening to some less-than-cheerful Talaxian nursery rhymes (in the old tongue, naturally).  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Seven of Nine Out of Character (00:01:50) 
The Cardassians of the Delta Quadrant - Meh! (00:04:17) 
Romans and Visigoths (00:09:29) 
Walking with Dignity (00:13:00) 
Funny Ears Contest (00:15:46) 
Language Lessons - Talaxian Mother Goose (00:18:22) 
Resurrecting the Ancient World - Xena Was Real! (00:20:44) 
Only the "Vaadwaur" (00:22:38) 
Backpedaling the Prime Directive - Get Back in Your Pods! (00:23:57) 
A Scorpion-esque Chakotay (00:32:15) 
Find Us the Cheese, Wesley (00:34:18) 
Julius Caesar, You're a Clever Man, in Any Time Period (0:36:49) 
Every Episode is Loved by Somebody (00:40:14) 
Closing (00:42:01)  

Hosts 
Zachary Fruhling, Suzanne Williamson, and Kay Shaw  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)  
Direct download: ttj-217.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 4:00pm MST

Lon Suder. 

It's Murder on the Delta Quadrant Express! The second-season Voyager episode "Meld" may not have been much of a murder mystery, since the whodunnit is resolved so quickly. "Meld," however, introduced us to one of the most memorable characters in all of Star Trek: Voyager, the not-quite-empathetic and disturbingly intense Betazoid, crewman Lon Suder.  

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Kay Shaw, Suzanne Williamson, and Zachary Fruhling, along with Lieutenant Tuvok, take a deep dive inside the mind of Lon Suder. Do they find that everyone contains a tiny bit of Lon Suder inside? And is every Lon Suder perhaps really a mild-mannered botanist at heart?  

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Initial Thoughts on Lon Suder (00:01:50)
Tuvok and the Criminal Mind (00:06:17)
The Meldiest Mind Meld (00:09:53)
Suder Wants a Job (00:11:59)
Imprisonment, Rehabilitation, or Execution? (00:13:23)
Tuvok's Overconfidence (00:16:54)
Sniffing the Flowers (00:20:35)
A Nice Guy at Heart? (00:24:15)
Dr. Tony Robbins (00:26:04)
Suder's Death - The Live Long and Prosper Corollary (00:30:27)
Mirror Universe Lon Suder (00:32:56)
Ol' Dark Eyes (00:35:12)
Suder on Parole (00:38:17)
Closing (00:43:17) 

Hosts
Kay Shaw, Suzanne Williamson, and Zachary Fruhling 

Production
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: ttj-216.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 7:00am MST

Hobbies on Voyager.  

Facing a 70-year journey from the Delta Quadrant back home to Federation space, the crew of Voyager, out of necessity, finds plenty of ways to pass the time, from holo-photography and opera to Kadis-kot and Kal-toh. But which hobbies from the 20th and 21st centuries have survived into the 24th century, and which hobbies have faded into historical obscurity (perhaps to be revived by Tom Paris)? In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Suzanne Williamson, Kay Shaw, and Zachary Fruhling discuss the many hobbies and pastimes seen throughout Star Trek: Voyager.  
Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Tuvok the Train Driver - Mr. Tuvok's Neighborhood (00:01:50) 
Holo-Photography and Knitting (00:05:59) 
Seska's Space Ham Radio (00:08:02) 
Harry and the Kimtones (00:10:20) 
Where's the Atari? (00:15:02) 
An Ocampan's Garden in the Shade (00:17:32) 
Tuvok's Georgia O'Keeffe Fetish (00:19:22) 
Deck 9 Section 12 - Seven's Collection (00:22:54) 
Kadis-Kot and Kal-Toh (00:27:30) 
Space Racquetball and Tricobalt Tennis (00:32:22) 
Les Misérables and Space Opera (00:39:36) 
Interests vs. Hobbies (00:44:10) 
Klingon Romance Novels - Space Netflix & Chill with Tom (00:46:36) 
Closing (00:50:12)  

Hosts 
Suzanne Williamson, Kay Shaw, and Zachary Fruhling  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: ttj-215.mp3
Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 7:00am MST

Desert Island Episodes - Voyager Season 1. 

If you could take only three episodes from each season of Star Trek: Voyager with you to a desert island, forsaking all other episodes for the rest of your remaining days, which episodes would you choose? 

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling, Kay Shaw, and Suzanne Williamson share their high-stakes desert-island episode picks from Season 1 of Star Trek: Voyager.  

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Desert Island Frisks? (00:01:39)
The Entire Show, In a Bottle (00:07:28)
This Is The Maquis Way (00:09:57)
Science Bonding (00:11:41)
Rub-a-Dub-Dub (00:15:33)
It's Got the Space Theremin! (00:20:46)
I Need a Serious Thinky Episode (00:22:28)
Dismissed. That's a Starfleet Expression for 'Get Out' (00:24:58)
He'll Be Bored of Us in a Week or Two Anyway (00:29:42)
Closing (00:33:01)

Hosts
Zachary Fruhling, Kay Shaw, and Suzanne Williamson 

Production
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: ttj-214.mp3
Category:Lists -- posted at: 7:00am MST

"Real Life" and "The Offspring" Comparison. 

Don't forget your box of tissues for this episode of To The Journey, as hosts Kay Shaw, Zachary Fruhling, and Suzanne Williamson compare and contrast the tearjerker episodes "Real Life" (Star Trek: Voyager) and "The Offspring" (Star Trek: The Next Generation). From the respective motivations of The Doctor and Lt. Commander Data in exploring family life, to lessons learned from love and loss, Kay, Zachary, and Suzanne laugh and cry together as they discuss these emotionally charged, fan-favorite episodes of Voyager and The Next Generation.
 
Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
You Need a Box of Tissues (00:01:39) 
Comparing Androids and Holograms (00:03:12) 
Stepford Family (00:05:29) 
Why So Sad, Doc? (00:08:08) 
Like "The Sims" (00:10:00) 
The Reasons Why (00:12:01) 
Picard Doesn't Deal With the Unknown All That Well (00:14:45) 
Freeze Program! - B'Elanna and Family (00:16:37) 
Access the Aryan Database (00:23:09) 
Love Them For Who They Are (00:25:53) 
Of Endings We Wish To Speak (00:27:34) 
Lal McGuire (00:33:06) 
Death Never Makes Sense (00:34:11) 
Is It Worth the Pain? (00:37:15) 
Contrasting TNG and Voyager in General (00:39:31) 
That "To The Journey" Show is a Real Downer (00:42:07) 
Takeaways for Data and The Doctor (00:48:31) 
Closing (00:51:54)  
 
Hosts
Kay Shaw, Zachary Fruhling, and Suzanne Williamson 
 
Production
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)
Direct download: ttj-213.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 7:00am MST

Voyager Costumes. 

Star Trek: Voyager contained an impressive array of costumes, from historical outfits in the "Janeway Lambda One" holonovel and "Fair Haven," to the retro-futuristic costumes of "Captain Proton," to alternate Starfleet uniforms, such as rather dapper-looking flight suits and rather less dapper-looking training uniforms. Add in the alien-of-the-week wardrobes of the Kazon, the Vidiians, the Hirogen, and countless other Delta Quadrant races, and Voyager provides a veritable Delta Quadrant fashion show from week to week! 

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Suzanne Williamson, Zachary Fruhling, and Kay Shaw discuss the best and worst of Voyager costuming. Find out which costumes are Suzanne's, Zachary's, and Kay's most and least favorite costumes in all of Voyager. And who exactly holds Neelix's dappled, multi-color apron as the epitome of Star Trek fabrics? 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Anti-Costumes (00:01:38)
The Underwear Round (00:03:57)
Uniform Evolution (00:07:35)
The Golden Crew (00:10:08)
What's Under That Holographic Kilt? (00:13:24)
The Eighties Called and Asked For Their Costumes Back (00:14:51)
Vegan Leather (00:16:40)
Hashtag: DukatInTheHat (00:20:56)
I Am Partial To The Delaney Sisters (00:22:56)
Raiding Jake Sisko's Wardrobe (00:25:07)
I've Got Dry Ice In My Shorts (00:26:34)
Captain Archer In A Baseball Cap (00:30:08)
Twenty Ninth Century Yeeeuuuck! (00:33:41)
What Future Geeks Will Wear Ironically (00:34:53)
Pockets Are Bad M'Kay? (00:37:29)
They Must Have Had Bolts of the Stuff (00:40:50)
Chanel No. 7 of 9 (00:43:42)
Is Grey the New Orange? (00:45:12)
Closing (00:48:49) 

Hosts
Suzanne Williamson, Zachary Fruhling, and Kay Shaw 

Production
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C. Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Kenneth Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) 

Direct download: ttj-212.mp3
Category:Costume Design -- posted at: 7:00am MST

Favorite Kes/Tuvok Moments. 

Considering that Kes and Tuvok are perhaps the calmest, coolest, and most collected characters in Star Trek: Voyager, the moments they share together onscreen are remarkably volatile and intense! But despite this intensity, their friendship and working relationship are characterized by sincere trust, mutual respect, and admiration. Tuvok frequently serves as a mentor for Kes, guiding her as she explores and develops her unique mental abilities. And Kes, in turn, helps Tuvok balance his logic, his emotions, and his relationships with the rest of the Voyager crew. In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling, Suzanne Williamson, and Kay Shaw peer beyond the subatomic to share their favorite Kes/Tuvok moments in Star Trek: Voyager

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Kuvok or Tes? (00:01:30)
Kathryn, Are You Out There? (00:05:29)
Dark Impulses (00:06:55)
I Have Never Desired Kes (00:08:42)
Those Of Us Who Feel Things Deeply (00:10:54)
There's Nothing Beyond the Subatomic (00:14:14)
For You, That Might Be a Lifetime (00:17:59)
My Student, My Protégée (00:21:05)
It Is Three O'Clock in the Morning, Kes (00:23:49)
Closing (00:26:49) 

Hosts
Zachary Fruhling, Suzanne Williamson, and Kay Shaw 

Production
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C. Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Kenneth Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-211.mp3
Category:Lists -- posted at: 7:00am MST

Prime Factors.  

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Kay Shaw, Suzanne Williamson, and Zachary Fruhling are joined by Manu Intiraymi (Icheb on Voyager) for an update on the Kickstarter campaign for his multi-genre science fiction anthology project, The Circuit: Urbiessa. Then Kay, Suzanne, and Zachary drop by the planet Sikaris in search of all things pleasurable (pecan pie or otherwise) as they discuss the first-season Voyager episode "Prime Factors."  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Manu Intiraymi and "The Circuit: Urbiessa" Kickstarter (00:01:30) 
Goat Vindaloo and Cyborg Goats in Urbiessa (00:04:00) 
Kickstarter Rewards and the Sweet Spot (00:06:03) 
"The Circuit" Roadmap (00:12:04) 
Touching People's Hearts and Affecting the Culture (00:16:09) 
Initial Thoughts on "Prime Factors" (00:21:43) 
Harry Blinded Her with Science (00:23:57) 
Space Theremin - "I Wish They All Could be Sikaran Girls" (00:26:06) 
When Harry Met Sally (00:28:22) 
Seska's Imaginary Brother (00:31:54) 
Janeway/Tuvok Bookends (00:34:35) 
Prime Directive Role Reversal (00:36:10) 
Space Mithril Wardrobe (00:38:42) 
The Spatial Trajector - Why Can't They Just Build One? (00:42:55) 
Bork! Bork! Bork! (00:44:20) 
Tuvok Ex Machina (00:46:18) 
The Nature of Pleasure (00:49:03) 
Janeway and B'Elanna (00:50:04) 
Closing (01:00:32)  

Hosts 
Kay Shaw, Suzanne Williamson, and Zachary Fruhling  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C. Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Kenneth Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-210.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 7:00am MST

"In the Flesh" Commentary.  

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Suzanne Williamson, Kay Shaw, and Zachary Fruhling (assuming they haven't been replaced by members of Species 8472) stop to smell the simulated roses for a real-time commentary on the fifth-season Voyager episode "In the Flesh."  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Commentary (00:03:23) 
Final Thoughts (00:49:28) 
Closing (00:53:06)  

Hosts 
Suzanne Williamson, Kay Shaw, and Zachary Fruhling  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C. Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Kenneth Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-209.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 7:00am MST

"Fair Haven" Rewrite.  

Voyager fans tend to fall into one of two categories: those that love "Fair Haven" and those that loathe "Fair Haven." In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling, Kay Shaw, and Suzanne Williamson attempt to make "Fair Haven" a bit more palatable to the latter with a "Fair Haven" rewrite! Follow the crew of To The Journey in search of the pot of gold-pressed latinum at the end of the rainbow, omnipotent leprechauns, and Fair Haven limericks:  

There once was hologram from Fair Haven 
Who was stuck in a situation most graven. 
He went on a quest 
With a clover on his breast 
And all the Irish lasses were wavin'.  

There once was a Q from the continuum 
Who was stuck in Fair Haven for a millennium. 
He wore green shiny pants 
And caused a romance 
And their love was as strong as tritanium.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
What's Wrong with "Fair Haven"? (00:02:32) 
More Realism or More Stereotypes? (00:05:52) 
Who Plays the Leprechaun? (00:07:47) 
The Michael Sullivan Issue (00:09:47) 
Rokeg Blood Pudding (00:11:47) 
Add the Tattoo (00:13:34) 
We Need a Plot (00:14:28) 
Find the Pot of Gold, Save the Ship (00:16:26) 
There Once Was a Hologram from Fair Haven (00:18:56) 
The Seamus Heaney Translation (00:23:17) 
One Too Many for Tuvok (00:26:35) 
Confessions and Arm Wrestling (00:27:16) 
Janeway/Seven Rings Match (00:30:25) 
Vulcan Literature Has No Leprechauns (00:32:32) 
And Their Love Was as Strong as Tritanium (00:33:31) 
Closing (00:39:50)  

Hosts 
Zachary Fruhling, Kay Shaw, and Suzanne Williamson  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C. Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Kenneth Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-208.mp3
Category:Rewrites -- posted at: 7:00am MST

Favorite Captain Janeway / Seven of Nine Moments. 

Kate Mulgrew and Jeri Ryan shared a lot of of screen time as Captain Janeway and Seven of Nine in seasons 4 through 7 of Star Trek: Voyager. Most of these moments, however, seem to fall into one of three categories: (1) Seven of Nine learns something about humanity from Captain Janeway, (2) Captain Janeway and Seven share a heartfelt bonding moment, and (3) Seven of Nine gets under Captain Janeway's skin. In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Kay Shaw, Zachary Fruhling, and Suzanne Williamson share their favorite Captain Janeway / Seven of Nine moments in Star Trek: Voyager

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Reclamation Project (00:01:31)
It Was Stardate 52842 (00:03:56)
Come on Seven Be a Sport (00:08:39)
I'm Having Trouble With The Nature of Individuality (00:14:15)
Cheating Is Often More Efficient (00:16:54)
Voyager Is My Collective (00:17:44)
Bloomington, Indiana (00:19:03)
This Love is Serious (00:20:43)
Cube-icles (00:21:58)
Algebra Won't Do Me Any Good if I'm Dead (00:24:59)
As You Were (00:26:39)
Strawberry Amnesia (00:29:16)
It's a Neopolitan Relationship (00:30:15)
Sometimes You Have To Look Back To Move Forward (00:32:20)
Our Thoughts Will Become One (00:34:20)
All Up In Your Face (00:36:03)
To Be Borg or Not To Be Borg? (00:37:48)
When The Pips Come Off (00:41:28)
Final Thoughts (00:42:39)
Closing (00:51:00) 

Hosts
Kay Shaw, Zachary Fruhling, and Suzanne Williamson 

Production
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C. Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Kenneth Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-207.mp3
Category:Lists -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Voyager: The Ship.  

In this episode of To The Journey we're talking Voyager! But not Voyager, the show; this time we're talking Voyager, the ship! From Delta Quadrant upgrades to socializing the bio-neural gel packs, join hosts Suzanne Williamson, Zachary Fruhling, and Kay Shaw as they push the envelope at Warp 9.976 and compare notes on what they love about the U.S.S. Voyager and which parts of Voyager's design don't quite add up.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Warp Nacelles and Impulse Drive (00:01:29) 
Decks and Dimensions (00:04:03) 
The Mess Hall (00:09:19) 
What is Voyager Missing? (00:10:48) 
Delta Quadrant Kluge (00:11:42) 
Bio-Neural Terrariums - Socializing the Gel Packs (00:14:07) 
Warp 9.976? (00:19:22) 
Voyager or The Voyager? (00:25:19) 
Sickbay Mood Lighting (00:29:05) 
Which Parts of Voyager's Design Don't Make Sense? (00:29:54) 
Bacon Cheeseburger Rations (00:30:43) 
Voyager's Bridge and the Center Seat(s) (00:33:24) 
Interior Decorating on Voyager (00:36:33) 
Stellar Cartography vs. Astrometrics (00:42:37) 
BluBlockers and Bird Legs (00:44:34) 
Closing (00:47:19)  

Hosts 
Suzanne Williamson, Zachary Fruhling, and Kay Shaw  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C. Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Kenneth Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-206.mp3
Category:USS Voyager -- posted at: 7:00am MST

Before and After.  

In the third-season Voyager episode "Before and After," we get a glimpse into one possible future for the Voyager family. In this future we see Captain Chakotay (pips and all), First Officer Tuvok (still in gold), Security Officer Neelix (also in gold), Dr. van Gogh (with holographic hair plugs), Harry Kim as Tom Paris's son-in-law (bromanced as ever), and our first peek into the notorious Year of Hell.   

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling, Suzanne Williamson, and Kay Shaw, in an extraordinary display of podcasting heroics, travel backward through time to discuss the Voyager future that might have been.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
The Curious Case of Kesamin Button (00:01:30) 
Tom Needs a Hug (00:04:13) 
Son-in-Law Bromance (00:07:32) 
Pips and Uniforms (00:09:07) 
Human-Ocampan Hybrids (00:14:42) 
Year of Hell - Krenim and Chronitons (00:15:57) 
B'Elanna Side-Eye - An Extraordinary Display of Medical Heroics (00:18:03) 
One Possible Future - Security Officer Neelix? (00:20:09) 
Surnames and Mononyms - Linnis Paris Kim? (00:22:51) 
Recessive Human Genes (00:25:51) 
One Day She'll See the Sun (00:28:50) 
Renchens or Roentgens? (00:30:53) 
The Metaphysics of Kes's Time Jumps - Quantum Leap Style (00:33:09) 
A Slightly Different Year of Hell - No Reset Button (00:39:26) 
Neelix Got Over It (00:44:06) 
Andrew Cleaver Kim (00:47:18) 
Kes and Tom (00:48:06) 
Closing (00:52:44)  

Hosts 
Zachary Fruhling, Suzanne Williamson, and Kay Shaw  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C. Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Kenneth Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Norman Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-205.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 7:00am MST

Manu Intiraymi.  

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Kay Shaw, Suzanne Williamson, and Zachary Fruhling are joined by special guest Manu Intiraymi. Go behind the scenes of Star Trek: Voyager and get to know the man behind the mask of Icheb, everyone's favorite Borg young man. From science fiction as metaphor to overcoming the fears of your Lizard Brain (or rather, your Lizard-Baby Brain), Manu and the crew of To The Journey have a heart-to-heart talk about life, art, empathy, empowerment, film-making, and more! Also, Manu gives us the latest update on his multiple-genre science fiction anthology film project, The Circuit.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcome to Manu Intiraymi (00:01:28) 
Getting the Fame But Not the Money (00:02:15) 
Icheb - The Borg Young Man (00:04:39) 
The Lizard (Baby) Brain (00:07:04) 
Update on The Circuit (00:17:10) 
Coming Together and Making Things Happen (00:44:33) 
Advice on Film-Making and Life (01:00:15) 
Back to Voyager - Whittle Me This (01:05:39) 
Taking Pride in the Work (01:13:08) 
Stories for the Record: Nichelle, Walter, and George (01:15:15) 
Gray Hair, Loose Ends, and Contacting Manu (01:26:03) 
Closing (01:32:04)  

Hosts 
Kay Shaw, Suzanne Williamson, and Zachary Fruhling  

Guest 
Manu Intiraymi  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C. Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Kenneth Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Norman Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-204.mp3
Category:Interviews -- posted at: 7:00am MST

Tuvok Unhinged.  

Vulcans are generally known for being calm, cool, rational, and collected. But every once in a while even a Vulcan can come unglued at the seams. And our favorite Vulcan member of the Voyager crew, the one and only Mr. Tuvok, is no exception. Over Voyager's seven-year journey, we see Tuvok mind melding, Pon Farring, cake baking, wax flower making, flashbacking, emotion repressing, brain igniting, and even strolling onto the bridge sans uniform! (Okay, that last one was just a bad dream, but still....) In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Suzanne Williamson, Kay Shaw, and Zachary Fruhling compare their favorite "Tuvok Unhinged" moments in Star Trek: Voyager.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
"Meld" - Strangling Neelix (00:03:36) 
Generally Vulcan, Uniquely Tuvok (00:09:27) 
Logic Therapy (00:13:02) 
"Riddles" - Cake Baker and Flower Maker (00:14:53) 
"Endgame" - Permanently Unhinged (00:24:26) 
"Workforce" - Like a Swan (00:27:40) 
Donald Duck in Vulcan Mental Land (00:29:16) 
The Progression of "Repression" (00:31:14) 
Collaborative Botany (00:34:34) 
Rubber Ducky (00:36:13) 
Vulcan Night Clubs - Transactional Immodesty (00:39:46) 
Which Tuvok Are You? (00:43:13) 
"Flashback" - Lecturing Captain Sulu (00:43:59) 
Vulcan Counseling Sessions (00:46:12) 
"Learning Curve" - Rigid and Inflexible Tuvok (00:52:11) 
Fundamentals are the Building Blocks of Fun (00:54:01) 
Closing (00:55:27)  

Hosts 
Suzanne Williamson, Kay Shaw, and Zachary Fruhling  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C. Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Kenneth Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Norman Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-203.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 3:00am MST

"Emanations" Commentary.  

What happens when we die? Is it simply "lights out"? Do we commune with our ancestors in some kind of afterlife? Or are we sucked into a subspace vacuole, swept away to decompose into a web of biopolymer residue on some backwater asteroid in a distant planetary ring system? In this episode of To The Journey, join hosts Zachary Fruhling, Kay Shaw, and Suzanne Williamson for a commentary on the first-season Voyager episode "Emanations." Join an away mission to the afterlife with Zachary, Kay, Suzanne, and Ensign Kim. But don't forget your biopolymer silk T-shirt for your debut in that big Lady Gaga concert in the sky!  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Commentary (00:03:00) 
Final Thoughts (00:48:16) 
Closing (00:51:19)  

Hosts 
Zachary Fruhling, Kay Shaw, Suzanne Williamson  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C. Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Kenneth Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Norman Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-202.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 6:30am MST

201: Chakotay Vice

TTJ 2.0 AMA.  

The new hosts of To The Journey get up-close and personal in this AMA "Ask Me Anything" episode of To The Journey. Kay Shaw, Zachary Fruhling, and Suzanne Williamson answer listener-submitted questions about their thoughts on various aspects of Star Trek: Voyager, including episode recommendations for first-time Voyagers and the most underappreciated Voyager episodes.   

But Voyager isn't the only topic du jour in this AMA episode of To The Journey. Find out more about the hosts' thoughts on the Star Trek franchise as a whole and about science fiction more broadly, including Star Trek's role to play in promoting progressiveness and equality. Most importantly, find out the explanation behind Kay's ever-cryptic Twitter handle "Choccoweeble."  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Bring on the Questions! (00:01:42) 
Favorite Episodes (00:01:56) 
Voyager's Ending (00:04:45) 
Progressiveness and Equality (00:06:54) 
Favorite Season (00:11:09) 
Episodes for First-Time Voyagers (00:13:52) 
Other Sci-Fi We Love (00:16:58) 
INTERMISSION!! (00:23:20) 
Who If Not Chakotay? (00:25:55) 
Seven AND Kes? (00:30:37) 
Underappreciated Episodes (00:35:11) 
DS9 & Voyager Crossovers (00:39:27) 
BBC Voyager Launch (00:45:07) 
Voyager: Elite Force (00:45:39) 
Choccoweeble? (00:47:25) 
Guilty Pleasure Episodes (00:49:30) 
Character Theme Songs (00:59:53) 
Tuvok Unhinged (01:09:30) 
Closing (01:12:24)  

Hosts 
Kay Shaw, Zachary Fruhling, and Suzanne Williamson  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C. Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Kenneth Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Norman Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-201.mp3
Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 3:00am MST

200: Pon Farr Night at the Playboy Mansion

"Caretaker" and Celebrating 200 Episodes.  

In this episode of To The Journey, we're taking it back to the Badlands where it all began! Trek.fm patron and To The Journey associate producer Bruce Lish joins hosts Suzanne Williamson, Zachary Fruhling, and Kay Shaw to discuss Voyager's pilot episode, "Caretaker," and to celebrate To The Journey's 200th episode!  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Welcoming Bruce Lish (00:01:51) 
Dentistry in Star Trek - The Sonicare Shower (00:04:12) 
Initial Thoughts on "Caretaker" (00:07:31) 
Casting, Character Relationships, and Conflict (00:12:53) 
Holoprogram Mods (00:19:52) 
What Was Most Successful? Least Successful? (00:21:02) 
Gilligan's Island in Space (00:23:41) 
The U.S.S. Voyager Filming Model and Going Digital (00:29:15) 
Crossovers and Passing the Torch (00:33:27) 
The Progenitors Revisited (00:37:17) 
Villains and Antagonists (00:41:29) 
Loungewear and Leather (00:44:20) 
Harry Kim's Enthusiasm (00:49:06) 
Unfair Janeway Criticism (00:50:50) 
Kazon Cultural Development (01:02:46) 
Bruce's Contact Information (01:10:32) 
Closing (01:11:32)  

Hosts 
Suzanne Williamson, Zachary Fruhling, and Kay Shaw  

Guest 
Bruce Lish  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C. Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Kenneth Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Norman Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-200.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 7:00am MST

199: Animal Guide Venn Diagram

Top Five Chakotay/B'Elanna Moments. 

Robert Beltran and Roxann Dawson may not have had much one-on-one screen time together as Cmdr. Chakotay and Lt. B'Elanna Torres. But the moments they did share on-screen were memorable and helped to establish a strong sibling-like bond between these two former members of the Maquis. From brother-sister banter to tough-love interventions, hosts Zachary Fruhling, Suzanne Williamson, and Kay Shaw compare their top five Chakotay/B'Elanna Moments in Star Trek: Voyager.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
It's a Brother and a Sister Kinda Thing (00:01:40)
Chronic Oversleeping (00:04:25)
Trying to Kill Your Animal Guide (00:07:15)
Over a Hot Cup of Pejuta (00:08:50)
The Tattooed Terror (00:11:27)
A Little Spiritual Guidance (00:14:11)
Tough Love - Doing It the Maquis Way (00:15:30)
The Mountains of the Antelope Women (00:19:39)
Fake Walking Down the Fake Aisle (00:22:31)
Quit Whining and Suck It Up (00:23:23)
Highly Qualified Klingon Wins Nobel Prize (00:25:31)
She's The Captain (00:27:08)
Do We Know Each Other? (00:29:28)
You Have Lousy Taste In Women (00:30:13)
Bad Dad Jokes (00:31:53)
Crazy or Lycanthropy? (00:33:24)
Final Thoughts (00:34:48)
Closing (00:34:44) 

Hosts
Zachary Fruhling, Suzanne Williamson, and Kay Shaw 

Production
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C. Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Kenneth Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Norman Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) 

Direct download: ttj-199.mp3
Category:Lists -- posted at: 7:00am MST

198: The Progenitors

The Voyager Movie.  

Voyager fans have long yearned to see the intrepid crew of the U.S.S. Voyager grace the silver screen. In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Kay Shaw, Suzanne Williamson, and Zachary Fruhling take their first assignment together in the writers' room to craft the Voyager feature film that never was, but which might have been and perhaps could one day be. Join the Voyager crew as they journey back into the unknown to explore even stranger new worlds and come together once again as a family, against impossible odds and amid surprising revelations about Voyager's role in the cosmos.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Initial Thoughts (00:03:19) 
Setting the Scene (00:04:06) 
To Borg or Not to Borg? (00:09:56) 
Strange New Worlds (00:13:32) 
Something Weird Happens (00:17:14) 
One Crew (00:20:38) 
Sciencing the Science (00:22:43) 
Setting Up the Sequel (00:25:53) 
Stuff Happens in the Middle (00:27:02) 
You Told Them About the Statues? (00:31:29) 
In a World.... (00:35:29) 
Cosimo's Coffee Substitute (00:38:00) 
Nanoprobes (00:40:08) 
Role Reversals (00:44:12) 
And Jeffrey Combs as.... (00:47:21) 
Recap and Final Thoughts (00:49:47) 
Closing (00:53:26)  

Hosts 
Kay Shaw, Suzanne Williamson, and Zachary Fruhling  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C. Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Kenneth Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Norman Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Direct download: ttj-198.mp3
Category:Writer's Room -- posted at: 7:00am MST

197: Frosty Grendel Farts

Heroes and Demons.  

What do the epic hero Beowulf, Dr. Schweitzer, and Voyager's Emergency Medical Hologram have in common? They are as one in the first-season Voyager episode "Heroes and Demons"!  

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Suzanne Williamson, Kay Shaw, and Zachary Fruhling go into the weeds, or rather, into the forest, in search of photonic spaghetti monsters, Klingon (Danish) blood mead, and Vulcan literature lessons from Lieutenant Tuvok.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Initial Thoughts - For the LOLs (00:01:30) 
The Doctor - First Away Mission, First Kiss (00:03:59) 
A Warrior's Name - All Hail Schweitzer! (00:06:28) 
The Equinox Version (00:09:41) 
The Doctor and Freya - A Cold Night in Denmark (00:13:04) 
Photonic Spaghetti Monster (00:17:10) 
Tricorder Exocomps (00:21:28) 
Tuvok and Chakotay on Vulcan Literature (00:23:46) 
Klingon Blood Mead (00:28:27) 
Harry the Shield Yeoman (00:29:56) 
Not a Beowulf Scholar (00:33:11) 
French Twist or Combover? (00:35:58) 
Counselor Kes (00:38:26) 
Dante's Inferno - Virgil and Schweitzer (00:41:19) 
Closing (00:44:04)  

Hosts 
Suzanne Williamson, Kay Shaw, and Zachary Fruhling  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C. Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Kenneth Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Norman Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)  

Direct download: ttj-197.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 7:00am MST

Thirty Days. 

Of all the characters in Star Trek: Voyager, perhaps Tom Paris had the greatest degree of character growth during Voyager's run, developing from an immature ex-convict into a responsible Starfleet officer and helmsman, and a loving husband and father. The fifth-season episode "Thirty Days," however, sees Tom Paris once again in trouble with the law, and with Captain Janeway. But this time, the broken and newly demoted Ensign Paris spends his thirty days in the brig because he acted on his principles and his conscience, defying orders from the captain who gave him his second chance only five years before. In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling, Kay Shaw, and Suzanne Williamson share their thoughts on Tom's seafaring aspirations and on the inner struggles of Voyager's beloved fly-boy. 

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00) 
The One with That Guy from Sex and the City (00:02:59)
I Always Wanted To Be .... (00:04:29)
Going Deeper (00:07:39)
Tom's Demotion - Yeoman Kim (00:10:19)
Captain Proton Saves the Day (00:13:57)
The Delaney Sisters - Dimple or No Dimple? (00:15:31)
Sailor Talk (00:17:41)
Bread and Water - The Everlasting Leola Root (00:19:38)
The Walk of Shame (00:24:00)
Tom's Letter to His Father (00:24:50)
Waterworld II: The Search for Kevin Costner (00:27:43)
Environmentalism and Bureaucracy (00:29:39)
Voyager / Sex and the City Character Matching (00:32:03)
Seven of Nine - Complying with the Collective (00:35:29)
Harry and Tom - Following Through and Finishing the Letter (00:36:52)
Tiny Tom = Jailbird Joey (00:40:11)
Aquarium in the Sky (00:41:46)
Closing (00:42:42) 

Hosts
Zachary Fruhling, Kay Shaw, and Suzanne Williamson 

Production
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C. Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Kenneth Tripp (Executive Producer) Jamie Duce (Associate Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Dante Hopkins (Associate Producer) Brian Beliso (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) 

Direct download: ttj-196.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 7:00am MST

195: Without the Hot Pants

Top Five Doctor/Seven Moments.  

The character interaction between The Doctor and Seven of Nine provided some of the most charming, the most amusing, and the sweetest moments in all of Star Trek: Voyager. In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Kay Shaw, Zachary Fruhling, and Suzanne Williamson compare their top five Doctor/Seven moments. From duets to first dates, and from synthehol tolerance to portraiture, Kay, Zachary, and Suzanne share 30,000 gigaquads of research data on the compatibility of a Borg and a hologram.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
A Former Borg and a Hologram Walk Into a Bar (00:02:03) 
You Are My Sunshine (00:04:33) 
You've Got Fan Mail (00:10:32) 
To Shared Experiences (00:13:28) 
'ej HunmtaH 'ej DechtaH 'Iw (00:15:22) 
Draw Me Like One of Your French Girls (00:16:40) 
We Are As One (00:19:28) 
Your Cognitive Algorithms Are Malfunctioning (00:21:10) 
Procreating By Transporter Accident (00:22:21) 
Survival Is Insufficient (00:23:18) 
Have A Pleasant Day (00:25:26) 
Irrelevant. I Am Borg (00:27:14) 
Catching The Fake Bouquet (00:28:30) 
Final Thoughts (00:29:57) 
Closing (00:32:14)  

Hosts 
Kay Shaw, Zachary Fruhling, and Suzanne Williamson  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C. Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Kenneth Tripp (Executive Producer) Jamie Duce (Associate Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Dante Hopkins (Associate Producer) Brian Beliso (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: ttj-195.mp3
Category:Lists -- posted at: 7:00am MST

194: Come Sail Away

Coda.  

It's safe to say that Voyager fans generally have strong feelings about the third-season episode "Coda." Janeway/Chakotay shippers tend to embrace this episode for its tender and impassioned portrayal of the special bond between Commander Chakotay and Captain Janeway. And although "Coda" suffers from the Voyager reset-button effect (after an impressive number of Janeway death scenes!), "Coda" reveals the depth of affection that the Voyager crew share for their beloved captain. From old-fashioned resuscitation techniques to the contrasting portrayals of tenderness and suspense, hosts Suzanne Williamson, Zachary Fruhling, and Kay Shaw bare their souls about all things "Coda."  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Initial Thoughts on Coda (00:01:56) 
Janeway Death Scenes (00:04:28) 
Chakotay's Talents (00:05:56) 
Janeway's Father (00:09:17) 
Comparison with Other Star Trek Episodes (00:11:40) 
Chakotay's Rose (00:15:12) 
Death and Meaning - Watching Your Own Funeral (00:19:29) 
Coda Quotables (00:23:38) 
Crew Reactions - Tuvok's Log Entry (00:25:01) 
Contrasts in Coda (00:29:00) 
Coda Trivia (00:31:50) 
The Doctor and Euthanasia (00:36:31) 
Final Thoughts (00:42:22)  

Hosts 
Suzanne Williamson, Zachary Fruhling, and Kay Shaw  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C. Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Kenneth Tripp (Executive Producer) Jamie Duce (Associate Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Dante Hopkins (Associate Producer) Brian Beliso (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: ttj-194.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 3:00am MST

193: Holodecking the Halls

Prixin Wishlists.  

It's holiday season at Trek.fm, and on To The Journey that can mean only one thing—it's Prixin time! In this special holiday episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling, Kay Shaw, and Suzanne Williamson create Prixin wishlists for the Voyager crew. From Captain Janeway and Commander Chakotay, down the ranks to Ensign Kim and beyond, find out what each member of the Voyager crew secretly wants for the holidays!  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Prixin Wishlists (00:02:17) 
Captain Janeway (00:03:07) 
Chakotay (00:10:00) 
Tuvok (00:15:50) 
B'Elanna Torres (00:24:24) 
The Doctor (00:29.37) 
Tom Paris (00:36:45) 
Kes (00:42:51) 
Harry Kim (00:46:59) 
Neelix (00:49:38) 
Seska (00:54:44) 
Honorable Mentions (00:56:14) 
Closing (00:59:59)  

Hosts 
Zachary Fruhling, Kay Shaw, and Suzanne Williamson  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C. Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Kenneth Tripp (Executive Producer) Jamie Duce (Associate Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Dante Hopkins (Associate Producer) Brian Beliso (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: ttj-193.mp3
Category:Holiday Message -- posted at: 7:00am MST

192: But It Never Really Happened

Voyager Continuity.  

Voyager is sometimes criticized for not having the same degree of continuity as Deep Space Nine or Enterprise. But in this episode of To The Journey, hosts Kay Shaw, Suzanne Williamson, and Zachary Fruhling discuss various examples of continuity in Voyager, from callbacks to previous episodes to continuity with the rest of the Star Trek universe. Together Kay, Suzanne, and Zachary argue that, despite all-too-frequent use of the dreaded episodic reset button, Voyager has its own unique brand of storytelling continuity that serves the development of Voyager's overall tale.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
The Dreaded Voyager Reset Button (00:02:21) 
The Kazon and "Shattered" (00:04:49) 
Vidiians and Dr. Pel - Voyager's Reputation in the Delta Quadrant (00:12:03) 
Relationships on Voyager - Continuously Going Nowhere (00:14:34) 
Q Cubed - Voyager's Continuity with the Expanded Star Trek Universe (00:17:03) 
"Year of Hell" - Is Voyager (Dis)-Continuity Dissatisfying? (00:19:24) 
Fake Tom and Fake B'Elanna's Wedding - "Demon" and "Course Oblivion" (00:22:59) 
The Pathfinder Project, Lieutenant Barclay, and Counselor Troi (00:27:13) 
The Equinox Crew - Hamster Wheel Warp Drive? (00:33:13) 
Temporal Ankle Bracelet - "Endgame" and Voyager's Overall Story Arc (00:35:24) 
Final Thoughts (00:40:06)  

Hosts 
Kay Shaw, Suzanne Williamson, and Zachary Fruhling  

Production 
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C. Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Kenneth Tripp (Executive Producer) Jamie Duce (Associate Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Dante Hopkins (Associate Producer) Brian Beliso (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: ttj-192.mp3
Category:Continuity -- posted at: 7:00am MST

Voyager Controversies.

Introducing the new To The Journey with hosts Suzanne Williamson, Kay Shaw, and Zachary Fruhling! For their first assignment in the Delta Quadrant, Suzanne, Kay, and Zachary lay their Voyager cards on the table, sharing their thoughts on the things they love—and hate—about Voyager. From the status of crew relationships such as Janeway/Chakotay and Neelix/Kes, to their thoughts on controversial episodes such as "Fair Haven" and "Threshold," Suzanne, Kay, and Zachary take the bridge in search of coffee nebulae and leola root stew!

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Find Char and Tristan on "Punch It" (00:01:42)
Getting to Know Suzanne, Kay, and Zachary (00:02:10)
Our Histories with Voyager (00:06:28)
Shippers! (00:12:15)
Laying Our Voyager Cards on the Table (00:16:24)
Neelix and Kes (00:17:47)
Klingon Women (00:19:46)
Harry Kim: The Loneliest Pip (00:21:01)
Voyager Wackiness (00:24:26)
"Fair Haven" (00:27:12)
In-"Fury"-ating (00:32:20)
"Year of Hell" and "Threshold" (00:34:27)
Loving Voyager (00:37:19)
Final Thoughts and Our Hopes for TTJ 2.0 (00:41:09)

Hosts
Suzanne Williamson, Kay Shaw, and Zachary Fruhling

Production
Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Kenneth Tripp (Executive Producer) Jamie Duce (Associate Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Dante Hopkins (Associate Producer) Brian Beliso (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager)

Direct download: ttj-191.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am MST

What Made Voyager a Family.

In the beginning, stranded in the middle of uncharted space was a divided crew against a slew of enemy aliens. It's a miracle Voyager got home at all, much less in seven years. But Voyager was the little ship that could, and one of the biggest reasons why was due to its crew. The transition of uniting Starfleet and Maquis crews into one had its initial hiccups (Seska and Jonas, anyone?), but eventually the people running Voyager became more than just a crew. They became a family.

In this last episode of To The Journey hosted by Charlynn Schmiedt and Tristan Riddell, they discuss everything that made Voyager a family. They parallel how real-life circumstances might have united the actors that portrayed the crew, how a family atmosphere was portrayed on the show (or in some cases, maybe not enough), and how that cemented the show's place as a unique entity in the Star Trek universe.

To all of our Trek family, we thank you for joining us for our four glorious years of talking Voyager. To The Journey! —Tristan and Char

Hosts
Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

Editor
Tristan Riddell

Producer
Charlynn Schmiedt

Executive Producers
Charlynn Schmiedt, Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C. Bryan Jones

Associate Producers
Kenneth Trip, Jamie Duce, Bruce Lish, Dante Hopkins, Brian Beliso, Kay Janeway, and Joo Kim

Production Manager
Richard Marquez

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Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 12:00pm MST

"Author, Author" Commentary.

Just about any episode centered around The Doctor is likely to be entertaining. What's better than that? Well, what about an episode that's as entertaining as it is thought-provoking? Cue Voyager's "Author, Author," which aired in the last third of the seventh season. Motivated by the knowledge that EMH Mark I holograms like himself have been relegated to menial jobs, The Doctor has written "Photons Be Free," a holonovel that is loosely based on his experience aboard Voyager. But when the crew sees thinly-veiled exaggerations of themselves being portrayed in the program, they're not exactly happy. Join Tristan and Char in this episode of To The Journey as they break out the quills, the smoking jackets and the Netflix as they comment on the shenanigans that ensue as The Doctor fights for his intellectual property rights.

Hosts
Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

Editor
Tristan Riddell

Producer
Charlynn Schmiedt

Executive Producers
Charlynn Schmiedt, Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C. Bryan Jones

Associate Producers
Kenneth Trip, Jamie Duce, Bruce Lish, Dante Hopkins, Brian Beliso, Kay Janeway, and Joo Kim

Production Manager
Richard Marquez

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Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 5:00pm MST

188: Year of Fury

"Fury" in the Mirror Universe.

In the previous episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan set the stage for the next installment of the mirror universe series, so why not keep going? It's time for Kes' revenge!

Three years have passed between the story written in the last TTJ and this one, which means some serious shenanigans have gone down aboard the ISS Intrepid. With the balance of power always in flux in the mirror universe, who's controlling what — and whom? And meanwhile, what has Kes been doing since she fled the Intrepid? She returns, just as she promised to Tuvok and B'Elanna, but what tricks does she have up her sleeve? Tune in and find out how Char and Tristan wrap up their Voyager mirror universe.

That's right, this is the last episode that will feature the mirror universe because Char and Tristan have an important announcement: They will end their four-year tenure on To The Journey with episode 190, set for release on Nov. 10. For further details, please see the Trek.fm Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/trekfm.

Hosts
Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

Editor
Tristan Riddell

Producer
Charlynn Schmiedt

Executive Producers
Charlynn Schmiedt, Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C. Bryan Jones

Associate Producers
Kenneth Trip, Jamie Duce, Bruce Lish, Dante Hopkins, Brian Beliso, Kay Janeway, and Joo Kim

Production Manager
Richard Marquez

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Category:Writer's Room -- posted at: 12:00pm MST

187: Purple Stuff

Voyager Mirror Universe, Part 5.

In the same way that little kids will repeat an action if it makes an adult laugh, Char and Tristan are here to give the listeners what they want. And what they want is more adventures aboard the ISS Intrepid, better known as the Voyager mirror universe. Char and Tristan started creating their interpretation of the mirror Voyager crew in the Delta Quadrant back in TTJ 114, and in this fifth installment written on-the-fly, the story's focus centers on Kes and Neelix. They have both been indentured servants in exchange for being rescued by the Kazon shortly after the Intrepid found itself in the Delta Quadrant. After three years of serving the crew, Neelix thinks it's time he and Kes moved on, but Janeway doesn't think they have repaid their debt in full. What now? Tune in to this fifth installment of the Voyager mirror universe and find out.

Hosts
Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

Editor
Tristan Riddell

Producer
Charlynn Schmiedt

Executive Producers
Charlynn Schmiedt, Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C. Bryan Jones

Associate Producers
Kenneth Trip, Jamie Duce, Bruce Lish, Dante Hopkins, Brian Beliso, Kay Janeway, and Joo Kim

Production Manager
Richard Marquez

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Category:Writer's Room -- posted at: 9:00am MST

186: All Natural Borg Birth

Origin of the Borg.

Ask a Star Trek fan about the how the Borg collective got started, and you might hear a few different theories. One is that the collective was started after V'ger joined with Decker in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Others point to stories in Star Trek literature that reveal the Borg Queen's rise to power over countless millions. But the truth is, nothing in canon states how the Borg came to be. Therefore, as promised at the end of the last show, Char and Tristan put their collective heads together and come up with their own version of how the Borg originated in this episode of To The Journey. Did their story match up to any theories of your own? Contact us at trek.fm/contact or on Twitter (@ohtheprofanity and @TheInsaneRobin) and let us know!

Hosts
Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

Editor
Tristan Riddell

Producer
Charlynn Schmiedt

Executive Producers
Charlynn Schmiedt, Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C. Bryan Jones

Associate Producers
Kenneth Trip, Jamie Duce, Bruce Lish, Dante Hopkins, Brian Beliso, Kay Janeway, and Joo Kim

Production Manager
Richard Marquez

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Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 2:35pm MST

185: Time Traveling Neelix

Voyager as an Animated Series.

Star Trek's animated series is an often overlooked edition in the show's extensive catalogue. Yes, it was short-lived and yes, it wasn't always good, but it also made the most of telling Star Trek stories in an animated format — especially on a ridiculously low budget. But when we say that The Animated Series has an important place in Trek lore, don't take our word for it; instead, tune into Trek.fm's Saturday Morning Trek, which explores all facets of Star Trek in the 1970s.

In this episode of To the Journey, Char and Tristan ponder an animated version of Voyager. How would it be developed and distributed if it were being produced today? What sort of stories would it tell? How would animation lend itself to new things that couldn't have been done on the live action series? They think through these questions and more, so tune in and let us know what you think of the idea of an animated Voyager series.

This week's show art by Gary Anderson. See more of his excellent work at http://nightwing1975.deviantart.com/.

Hosts
Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

Editor
Tristan Riddell

Producer
Charlynn Schmiedt

Executive Producers
Charlynn Schmiedt, Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C. Bryan Jones

Associate Producers
Kenneth Trip, Jamie Duce, Bruce Lish, Dante Hopkins, Brian Beliso, Kay Janeway, and Joo Kim

Production Manager
Richard Marquez

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Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 12:15pm MST

184: Janeway Sideboob

"Resolutions" Commentary.

Sometimes when things in life get tough, you've got to indulge in a little bit of comfort. For Char and Tristan, that comfort is a heaping serving of Janeway and Chakotay goodness. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan indulge in "Resolutions," the episode that drove the J/C shippers wild 20 years ago...and still does. It's got the implausible romance setup of a man and a woman alone together on a planet, a bathtub, headboards, ancient legends, and of course, a primate. All the makings of a perfect love story for two people coming from vastly different backgrounds, but slowly coming together...until Tuvok and the Voyager crew come racing back to New Earth and rip them away from all that could have been. Le sigh.

Hosts
Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

Editor
Tristan Riddell

Producer
Charlynn Schmiedt

Executive Producers
Charlynn Schmiedt, Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C. Bryan Jones

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Kenneth Trip, Jamie Duce, Bruce Lish, Dante Hopkins, Brian Beliso, Kay Janeway, and Joo Kim

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Richard Marquez

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Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 3:30am MST

183: It's a G Thing

Create a New Character.

With all the untapped potential Voyager had, it's not much of a surprise that "what if" speculations are a regular component of To The Journey. And guess what — this week is yet another scenario where Char and Tristan let their imaginations do the talking. This week, they add a member to the crew, describe his or her role on the ship, and explain how this character integrates with the other regulars. And before you ask, no, this isn't a "replace Seven of Nine with another character" discussion; in fact, that was already done on TTJ 135! This character is someone new who isn't replacing anybody.

But wait — aren't there plenty of people already in this large ensemble cast? Yes. Is there really a void another character could fill? Absolutely, yes. Listen and find out how Char and Tristan made their scenarios work.

Hosts
Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

Editor
Tristan Riddell

Producer
Charlynn Schmiedt

Executive Producers
Charlynn Schmiedt, Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C. Bryan Jones

Associate Producers
Kenneth Trip, Jamie Duce, Bruce Lish, Dante Hopkins, Brian Beliso, and Kay Janeway

Production Manager
Richard Marquez

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm MST

182: No Money. No Problems

Career Paths in the Future.

You're 18 years old and a fresh graduate of Zefram Cochrane High School. The whole galaxy is your oyster. What do you do with your life?

In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan talk about the sort of life they would lead if money wasn't a factor in the workforce. While it's unfortunate that most of us don't have such a luxury in the 21st century, people in the 24th century do; in fact, one of Star Trek's biggest messages of hope is that some of our greatest problems (often connected to money) will be gone in the future. With basic life needs met and a social mentality of bettering humanity, what sort of things do Char and Tristan think they would do if they lived in the 24th century? Would factors such as education affect their attainment goals? Would their callings be the same? Listen on, find out, and ponder your own ideal self in the future.

Hosts
Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

Editor
Tristan Riddell

Producer
Charlynn Schmiedt

Executive Producers
Charlynn Schmiedt, Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C. Bryan Jones

Associate Producers
Kenneth Trip, Jamie Duce, Bruce Lish, Dante Hopkins, Brian Beliso, and Kay Janeway

Production Manager
Richard Marquez

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Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 1:00pm MST

181: USS Germophobe

Rewrite of "The Disease."

Love hurts, and no one on Voyager knows that better than Harry Kim. He left behind his fiancee back on Earth and he's been down on his luck since, having unsuccessfully fallen for a hologram, an ex-Borg, and the wrong Delaney sister. When he falls madly in love Derran Tal in "The Disease," it's really not a surprise that something went wrong. Not only must Harry answer to an angry Mama Bear Janeway when she finds out Harry didn't file his "I wanna make love with an alien" paperwork, but he also gets a raging case of space herpes. Poor Harry doesn't ever catch a break.

In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan take the elements of "The Disease" they did like and transform the rest into their own episode rewrites. Does Harry still glow when they're finished with him? Listen and find out.

Hosts
Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

Editor
Tristan Riddell

Producer
Charlynn Schmiedt

Executive Producers
Charlynn Schmiedt, Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C. Bryan Jones

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Category:Rewrites -- posted at: 12:00pm MST

180: Flip Your Ship

A Chakotay/B'Elanna Prequel.

Before finding peace at Janeway's side aboard Voyager, Chakotay was a self-described "angry warrior." A former Starfleet officer, he joined the Maquis to fight for his home planet against the Cardassians, and we unfortunately know little else. A recent listener email suggested that Char and Tristan write a pre-"Caretaker" story about the "angry warrior," so in this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan do just that. They write an episode on the spot that starts with Chakotay telling a story to the senior staff during Ancestor's Eve, which takes us all back to Chakotay and B'Elanna's Maquis days. The story reveals several things, such as how Chakotay recruited B'Elanna into becoming his chief engineer about the Val Jean, but also a detail about Chakotay's life that few know. It shocked Janeway and it might shock you, so tune in and find out what it is.

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Category:Writer's Room -- posted at: 11:35am MST

179: Mic Whip

"Bride of Chaotica! Commentary.

One of the most incredible parts of the convention experience is the cosplay, whether putting a costume together yourself or simply admiring the craftiness of others. With Star Trek Las Vegas still on their brains, Char and Tristan thought it was finally time they tackled a commentary of "Bride of Chaotica!" That way, they could talk about some of the incredible cosplay they saw at STLV that was inspired by this episode, and discuss which character(s) from Captain Proton they'd choose if they were dressing up. And, in the midst of Captain Janeway burying herself in the part of Queen Arachnia, Char and Tristan could justify talking incessantly about Kate Mulgrew's prowess — not that they need a reason for that, but a convenient segue doesn't hurt. So queue up this Voyager fan favorite and listen as Char and Tristan talk about why they appreciate this episode so much.

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Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 10:44am MST

178: Viva TTJ

Star Trek Las Vegas.

Every year around the first weekend in August, the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is taken over with people dressed in Starfleet uniforms from every era, as well as Andorians, Klingons, Tellariates....and even Fear?! Ohh my! Star Trek Las Vegas takes the honor of being the largest Star Trek convention in the world, and this year was even bigger thanks to the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the original series. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan report live with guest Matt Hansen from The Nerd Party about the whirlwind time they had at Star Trek Las Vegas. They discuss what it was like when they met in person for the first time, the panels they attended, and the favorite things they experienced while at the convention. Even if you were at the convention yourself, this is an episode you don't want to miss!

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Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 9:00am MST

177: Candy Corn

"Time and Again" rewrite.

The Voyager episode "Time and Again" does not stand out by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, it is forgettable — and you *can* forget about it because in the end, the events that occur in the story are reset by mucking about with time! In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan give "Time and Again" some love and think of ways they could improve the story and make it more noteworthy.

Char and Tristan will be at Star Trek Las Vegas next week! Not only will they record an episode of TTJ in person for the first time, but they will also be contestants on the Super BridgeMates panel happening at 12:30 p.m. on August 5 on the Roddenberry stage. Please join us if you will be at the convention!

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Category:Rewrites -- posted at: 9:00am MST

176: Jeri Taylor Lovefest

Working in the Writer's Room.

From the very beginning Voyager was loaded with potential, which was sadly not used to the fullest extent onscreen. On the bright side, it left fans like Char and Tristan a plethora of untapped possibilities to explore. In fact, episode rewrites and original stories that resolve loose threads have become To the Journey staples! In this episode, Char and Tristan transport themselves to the writer's room at Paramount Studios in 1996, when Jeri Taylor was in charge of Voyager. As wunderkinds who managed to finagle their way into the writer's room, Char and Tristan have some influence in guiding the direction of the show during the third season. What sort of things do they pitch to the staff, who is likeliest to shoot them down, and just how much do they suck up to Jeri Taylor? Tune in and find out.

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Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 11:35am MST

175: Homemade Voyager Fleece

Tom Paris Marathon.

It's a crisp Sunday in October. The coffee's ready, the blankets are out, and Netflix is calling your name. It's time for a Voyager marathon.

Longtime To The Journey listeners know how much Char and Tristan love creating five-episode marathons. So it should come as no surprise that in this episode, they resurrect the character-based marathon series they started tens of episodes ago and create a marathon centered around their favorite Tom Paris moments. Listen on and find out if your picks made their lineups.

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Category:Marathons -- posted at: 1:00pm MST

174: Grand Theft Starship

Writing TNG's "The Game" into Voyager.

Addiction is a powerful and potentially destructive thing. We saw just how quickly the cycle can start (and spread) in The Next Generation's "The Game," where a seemingly innocent game from Risa turned into a mind control ploy as a way of taking over the Enterprise. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan take the story from "The Game" and rewrite it into the Voyager paradigm. Without a Starfleet Academy cadet and a young Ashley Judd aboard, who will save the ship? Tune in and find out.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am MST

173: Architect of Joy

Bryan Fuller.

When the news broke that Bryan Fuller was named the showrunner for the new Star Trek series set to debut in 2017, fan reaction was highly positive. Not only do Trek fans know of Fuller as someone who broke into Hollywood with a spec script for Deep Space Nine, but he wrote several episodes of Voyager and worked his way up to becoming a co-producer by the seventh season. Since then, Fuller has only continued to build a positive reputation as a producer with shows such as Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies, and Hannibal. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan discuss Fuller's contribution to Voyager as a writer and how those episodes might provide hints as to what we can expect from Fuller as the showrunner of the newest Trek series.

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Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 12:00pm MST

172: You Can Borrow My Body

"Endgame" Commentary.

After 172 episodes over the course of seven years, Voyager finished its journey and made it home. For To The Journey, it's been three and a half years and also 172 episodes. To commemorate this milestone, Char and Tristan deemed an "Endgame" commentary as an appropriate celebration. They start out drinking tea, but promptly switch to coffee when they realize how wrong it was that they were drinking tea in the first place (that's Earl Grey's territory). Char and Tristan consider many topics during this commentary, such as the awesome prospect of how certain Voyager characters could make it on the new series set to debut in 2017. Just who do they believe really should have died in "Endgame?" Also, they discuss how the cast and crew felt as the show they worked on for seven years came to a close. And what exactly was that type of shuttlecraft, anyway? Catch this and much more in this episode of To The Journey.

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Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 9:00am MST

171: The One Where B'Elanna Goes to Hell

Episodes that Exceeded Their Potential.

Have you ever cringed at those one-sentence episode summaries on Memory Alpha or Netflix? You are not alone. Sometimes they break down the plot so simplistically that the summary makes the episode sound boring, cliche, or downright bad. Sometimes they barely describe the plot at all. The lesson to be learned here is that one should not judge an episode based on these descriptions.

In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan take that lesson to heart and list their top five episodes that exceed their potential. On paper, the plots of these episodes might not sound enticing, but they shined on screen. Some that made the list are fan favorites. Others are highly overlooked. All of them excelled as episodes of Voyager.

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Category:Lists -- posted at: 9:00am MST

170: The Promotion

Voyager Mirror Universe Story.

Gather around everyone, it is time for another round of Voyager story time. In this episode of To the Journey, Char and Tristan return to the Voyager Mirror Universe they created. It is a crazy world where Ensign Kim feels entitled to power as a descendant of Empress Sato, and Captain Janeway shamelessly plays with the emotions of her first officer in the name of reaching the Alpha Quadrant just a second sooner. In this chapter things get a little bit bloody. Members of the engineering team are being killed off and all signs point to Chief Engineer Torres as the culprit. Is she innocent or is she being framed? Tune in and find out what Tuvok uncovers in his investigation.

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Category:Writer's Room -- posted at: 9:00am MST

169: Compliment Sandwich

Interview with Garrett Wang.

When Voyager first began, Ensign Harry Kim was a fresh Starfleet Academy graduate with a promising future. Young and gullible, he was often labeled the "green ensign" by fans. The actor behind the character, Garrett Wang, was also young when he landed the role in his mid-twenties. Beyond that similarity, however, Harry Kim is a far cry from the man who played him.

Wang's seemingly endless supply of enthusiasm is something fans often note when they meet him at conventions. He speaks honestly about his experience working on Voyager, giving equal footing to positive and negative aspects of it during panels. He does the same in this episode of To The Journey, where for the first time in TTJ history Char and Tristan talk with a main Voyager cast member. They discuss the untapped comedic talent Voyager had among its cast, Wang's Voyager movie pitch, reprising the role of Harry Kim for Star Trek Online, and much more.

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Category:Interviews -- posted at: 9:00am MST

168: "Ghost Captain"

Episode Comparison.

It has been awhile since Char and Tristan have compared an episode of Voyager to another episode of a Trek series. In this episode of To The Journey, they are doing it in full force. Not only do they compare plot points of Voyager's "Coda" to The Next Generation's "Cause and Effect," but they throw TNG's "The Next Phase" into the mix as well. It is a three-for-two bargain that examines the intricacies of recurring time loops and discusses what officers should do if others mistake them for dead. We hope this will prevent listeners from entering distortions in the space-time continuum, blowing up their ships every day for 80 years and being none the wiser.

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Category:Comparison -- posted at: 9:00am MST

167: Representation Matters

Voyager's Impact and Legacy.

As The Next Generation ended its TV run and set sail for the silver screen in 1994, The Powers That Be™ Rick Berman, Michael Piller, and Jeri Taylor announced that a new incarnation of the Star Trek franchise would debut early in the following year. The show would take place in uncharted space and feature a starship NOT named Enterprise. And, most notably, the ship would be captained by a woman.

Now, more than 20 years after the show's debut, opinions about Voyager's place in the Star Trek legacy remain mixed, just as they were when the show aired. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan examine aspects of where Voyager thrived and failed as a Star Trek series, why these things happened the way they did, and how these examples might serve as lessons for the team developing the next series set to debut in 2017.

How has Voyager influenced you? How do you feel about Voyager's legacy in the Star Trek universe? Please share your thoughts at trek.fm/contact, The Babel Conference on Facebook, or on Twitter (@ohtheprofanity and @TheInsaneRobin). We may read and discuss your thoughts on an upcoming show.

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Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 9:00am MST

166: Dance like Tuvok is Watching

Season Seven Essential Voyager.

It's been a long road getting from there to-

Wait, wrong show.

These *were* the-

No.

Let's skip the frills and just say it: This is the last edition of Essential Voyager. Sob!

Char and Tristan have had a blast evaluating Voyager episode by episode, season by season. Now it all comes full circle in this last installment, where they slash Voyager's final season down to the essentials in this episode of To The Journey. With this multi-part series now concluded, Char and Tristan will need a new angle for reviewing each season. You know they'll find a way just as Voyager found her way home, but will they break the Temporal Prime Directive to do it?

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Category:Essential Voyager -- posted at: 9:30am MST

165: Intuition

Top five Janeway/Seven Moments.

One of the most complicated relationships on Voyager was the constant struggle between Captain Janeway and Seven of Nine. Janeway, always in need of a reform project, almost bit off more than she could chew with the former Borg drone who struggled with her separation from the collective and forming an individual identity. The process put the two constantly at odds and was a heavy point of focus in the last half of Voyager's run. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan list their five favorite moments between the two characters, ranging from tough times to simple moments of friendship.

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Category:Lists -- posted at: 9:00am MST

164: The Naked Dessert

Rewriting DS9's "Fascination" into Voyager.

Tristan and Char have been on a creative streak lately. Two episodes ago, they conducted a session in the writer's room and improvised an episode live during the recording. Then, they explored what Voyager might look like in the JJ-verse. For this episode, they are still feeling the creative vibes, so Char and Tristan are back in the writer's room for a rewrite of Deep Space Nine's "Fascination." In this Season Three episode, a Bajoran holiday ritual mixes with telepathy and the crew starts forming unlikely infatuations with one another. Since Voyager never got its version of this "Naked Now"/"Naked Time"-esque storytelling, Char and Tristan take the premise from "Fascination" and rework it into Voyager. Who pursues whom and do they make out? You will have to listen to the episode and find out.

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Charlynn Schmiedt

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Charlynn Schmiedt, Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C. Bryan Jones

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Richard Marquez

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Will Nguyen

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Category:Rewrites -- posted at: 12:00pm MST

163: Ample Nacelles

Voyager in the JJ-Verse.

Star Trek loves playing with timelines. We have seen every incarnation of the franchise play with possibilities outside of what we consider "our" timeline, from Edith Keeler in the 1930s to Captain Janeway on in the 29th century. Aside from the "prime" universe and the Mirror Universe, we now have the Abramsverse. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan envision what Voyager and her crew would be like in the timeline created in the JJ Abrams-produced films. They discuss the likelihood of a Vulcan on the ship, a CGI alien as a regular cast member, the aesthetics of key areas of the ship, and much more. And yes, lens flares are still a thing in the 24th century.

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Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

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Tristan Riddell

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Charlynn Schmiedt

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Charlynn Schmiedt, Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C. Bryan Jones

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Kenneth Trip, Jamie Duce, Aaron Harvey, Bruce Lish, and Dante Hopkins

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Richard Marquez

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Will Nguyen

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Category:What If -- posted at: 9:00am MST

162: Undercover Chef

Episode On the Fly.

Char and Tristan have been recording To The Journey every week for the last 3+ years. One of the things they have learned in that time is that they make a crackerjack writing team. They have also learned that they have fun thinking on their feet. In this episode of To The Journey, they do both and write an episode of Voyager on the fly. That's right — with no preparation beforehand, they hit record and develop a full-length episode live on the podcast! This go round, the story centers around Tuvok, where he puts his undercover investigative talents — and his principles as a Vulcan Starfleet officer — to the test.

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Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

Editor
Tristan Riddell

Producer
Charlynn Schmiedt

Executive Producers
Charlynn Schmiedt, Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C. Bryan Jones

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Kenneth Trip, Jamie Duce, Aaron Harvey, Bruce Lish, and Dante Hopkins

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Richard Marquez

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Will Nguyen

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Category:Writer's Room -- posted at: 9:00am MST

161: Mood Catsuit

"Tsunkatse" Commentary.

Get ready for the ultimate fight, ALL THE SMACKDOWN, and a finish...to the death! This special commentary event is brought to you by your To The Journey hosts, Char and Tristan, and broadcast exclusively by Trek.fm. If we get anything less than three billion viewers in the live Neilsen ratings, Space Pay-Per-View might pull our distribution, so please tune in for ALL the Season Six action. Tsunkat! Tsunkat! Tsunkat!

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Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

Editor
Tristan Riddell

Producer
Charlynn Schmiedt

Executive Producers
Charlynn Schmiedt, Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C. Bryan Jones

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Kenneth Trip, Jamie Duce, Aaron Harvey, Bruce Lish, and Dante Hopkins

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Richard Marquez

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Will Nguyen

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Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 9:00am MST

160: Bartering with the Irish

Season Six Essential Voyager.

Popular opinion among Voyager fans states that the show hit its peak in seasons four and five. If that is true, then where do the last two seasons stand in comparison to Voyager's heyday? In an effort to answer that question in this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan return to their Essential Voyager series. They examine each episode for its importance to the characters, Voyager's journey home, the series as a whole, and condense the season down to mandatory viewing. Listen and find out if Season Six measures up to totals from previous seasons, or if it falls short of expectations...much like a malfunctioning holographic boyfriend.

Hosts
Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

Editor
Tristan Riddell

Producer
Charlynn Schmiedt

Executive Producers
Charlynn Schmiedt, Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C. Bryan Jones

Associate Producers
Kenneth Trip, Jamie Duce, Aaron Harvey, Bruce Lish, and Dante Hopkins

Production Manager
Richard Marquez

Content Manager
Will Nguyen

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Category:Essential Voyager -- posted at: 9:00am MST



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