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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

"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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

"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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

"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 MDT

"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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

"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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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