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

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

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

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Tristan Riddell

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

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

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!

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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, Bruce Lish, Dante Hopkins, Brian Beliso, Kay Janeway, and Joo Kim

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

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/.

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

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.

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

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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Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

Guest
Matt Hansen

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

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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Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

Editor
Tristan Riddell

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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, and Kay Janeway

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

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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Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

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Tristan Riddell

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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, and Kay Janeway

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

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

To The Journey 159: Conversation is Irrelevant

TTJ AMA 2.

Char and Tristan know that listeners love it when they get a little personal. Some of the most popular episodes of To The Journey do just that, and it's the same reason why they did a Reddit-style "Ask Me Anything" in TTJ 137. That episode received so much of a response that Char and Tristan decided to open the floodgates once again and solicit questions from Twitter, The Babel Conference, and via email. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan answer questions from listeners about art, their thoughts on the X-Files revival, who they would not want to be alone with in the Delta Flyer, and so much more. Many thanks to everyone who sent in questions!

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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, Dante Hopkins and Bruce Lish

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Richard Marquez

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

To The Journey 156: Matt Ships Seven/Bashir

Voyager in the Dominion War.

Char and Tristan love playing "what if" and this week they have a humdinger. In this episode of To The Journey, Char, Tristan and special guest Matt Rushing ponder just what might have happened if Voyager had made it home during the Dominion War, an important storyline in Deep Space Nine. They explore the possibilities of when and how Voyager made it home, as well as how Voyager could have played a unique part in ending the war. Also -- perhaps most importantly -- what does Voyager do when the Dominion War is over and the series still has two more seasons to produce until its conclusion? Listen on to hear all of this and more.

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Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

Guests
Matthew Rushing

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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, and Bruce Lish

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Richard Marquez

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Will Nguyen

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

To The Journey 151: Hot Rod of the Delta Quadrant

The Small Things.

Char and Tristan love Voyager, no doubt about it. But it is not just the epic two-parters and the hope of getting home that make the show tick — it is the smaller details that make it endearing as well. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan discuss the finer elements of Voyager that they find captivating. Some things became a part of the show seemingly by accident, like Janeway's roster of hairdos through the seven-year run. Others were done quite intentionally, like the design of the Delta Flyer, and were so unique to Voyager that they couldn't go unnoticed. Please chime in on The Babel Conference, Twitter (@ohtheprofanity and @TheInsaneRobin) or email Char and Tristan (trek.fm/contact) and share the smaller details you cherish the most.

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Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

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Charlynn Schmiedt

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

To The Journey 139: Counseling With Neelix

Recasting Voyager & "The Supercrew."

They're younger, they're hotter...they're the crew you've never seen before and never will...because it's all hypothetical!

Char and Tristan take two questions held over from their Reddit-style AMA in episode 137, "TTJ AMA OMG!" Kicking things off with who they would choose from all Trek series for key positions on their "supercrew." They then jump into their choices for Voyager if it was cast today, Abrams-style. They researched who was up and coming in Hollywood and proposed two distinctly different lists, based on different methodologies for finding the perfect matches for a new crew. After you listen to this episode of To The Journey, let Char and Tristan know which stars you would cast if Voyager was rebooted in 2015. Please visit The Babel Conference, the listeners-only Trek.fm Facebook group, and share your thoughts!

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Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

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Tristan Riddell

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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, and Bruce List

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Richard Marquez

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

To The Journey 137: TTJ AMA OMG!

Ask Us Anything.

When Char and Tristan get a little personal on episodes of To The Journey listeners respond with the utmost feedback. This episode provides a more intimate look at the people behind the mic. Inspired by Reddit's popular "Ask Me Anything" Q&A format, Char and Tristan opened the floodgates on Twitter, Facebook, and the Trek.fm website to let listeners ask them any question their hearts desired. So listen on and find out who Char's first crush was, which college professor influenced Tristan the most -- and hey, what's the story behind those strange Twitter usernames, anyway?

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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 and Aaron Harvey

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Richard Marquez

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Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 9:10pm MDT

To The Journey 136: Shattered Pelvis

Pairing Off.

In Voyager's earlier years, 75,000 light years was a long way from home. It seemed inevitable that the crew would spend the rest of their lives en route to the Alpha Quadrant. As Captain Janeway said, "All we have is each other," so it made sense that some members of the crew began falling in love and pairing off. What if we had seen more examples of this? In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan explore possible pairings among the crew and determine if the relationship would be a hot fling, built to last, or the equivalent of a warp core breach.

 

Hosts

Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

 

Editor

Tristan Riddell

 

Producer

Charlynn Schmiedt

 

Executive Producers

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

 

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Kenneth Trip , Jamie Duce and Aaron Harvey

 

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Richard Marquez

 

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Will Nguyen

 

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Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 3:45pm MDT

To The Journey 135: Nerd Herd Immunity

The Season Four "Replacement."

In the summer hiatus of 1997, fans were on edge after viewing part one of the explosive "Scorpion" cliffhanger. With the news of a main cast member making an exit, fans did not know what to think. It was not known who was leaving until Season Four drew closer and Paramount revealed that Jennifer Lien (Kes) was being replaced by another actress. 

Picture yourself in the writer's room and you are creating the new character who will debut in Season Four. What sort of character do you create? Char and Tristan play with this hypothetical scenario in this episode of To The Journey.

 

Hosts

Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

 

Editor

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Charlynn Schmiedt

 

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

 

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Direct download: ttj-135.mp3
Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 9:08pm MDT

To The Journey 132: Bear Hug

Star Trek Las Vegas 2015.

When it comes to Star Trek conventions, none is bigger and better than Star Trek Las Vegas. With Voyager's 20th anniversary as the main focus of the 2015 event, this was a party Char could not miss. In this episode of To The Journey, Char helps Tristan experience STLV 2015 vicariously by telling him all about what she did at the convention and what happened when the entire Voyager cast (sans Jennifer Lien) reunited for the first time since the show finished filming. Was it as amazing as Char hoped? Listen on and find out.

 

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

 

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Kenneth Trip , Jamie Duce and Aaron Harvey

 

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Richard Marquez

 

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Direct download: ttj-132.mp3
Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 6:18am MDT

To The Journey 111:  Heaven and Gre'Thor

The Afterlife.

Star Trek has never shied away from topics with no definitive answer, and therefore neither does To The Journey. In this episode, Char and Tristan undertake the episodes of Voyager that dealt with the possible afterlife. They examine several interpretations of where we might go after death, from The Great Forest to Gre'Thor — but be wary, for aliens living in another dimension could be lurking and waiting for the perfect moment to eat your soul!

 

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Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

 

Editor

Charlynn Schmiedt

 

Producer

Charlynn Schmiedt

 

Associate Producers

Lisa Stevens and Kenneth Trip

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

The Eater of Souls (00:04:29)

The Next Emanation (00:15:20)

The Great Forest (00:18:10)

Old Christians of Yore (00:25:04)

Previously… (00:38:44)

Next Week (00:44:02)

 

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Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 4:46pm MDT

To The Journey 110: Who Hurt Him?

Missing Voyager Flashbacks. 

The recipe for Star Trek success has a few key ingredients: thought-provoking sci-fi stories, social commentary embedded in said stories, epic space battles, and memorable characters. And when it comes to characters, we as fans don't ever get enough of our favorites. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Earl Grey co-host Phillip Gilfus talk about missing character flashbacks they wanted to see on Voyager. Listen on and find out if Phillip is as infatuated with B'Elanna Torres as Tristan, the potential problems associated with parenting in the 24th century, and what missing scene might have given Neelix and Kes' romance more credibility.

 

Hosts

Charlynn Schmiedt and Phillip Gilfus

 

On An Away Mission

Tristan Riddell

 

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Charlynn Schmiedt

 

Producer

Charlynn Schmiedt

 

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Lisa Stevens

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

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Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Vulcans and Sad Clowns (00:03:08)

The Maquis (00:10:35)

Romances (00:19:30)

Origins (00:24:53)

Previously (00:33:40)

Next Week (00:41:13)

 

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Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 4:45pm MDT

To The Journey 104: Power Couple

The Voyager Reunion.

It's deplorable that we did not see what happened to the Voyager crew after they returned home. Yes, we got a glimpse of a reunion in "Endgame," but Admiral Janeway eradicated that future. So, what would the intrepid crew be up to in the canon universe we know and love? In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan share their speculations on what each member of the crew could potentially be doing and where they might be living their lives 10 years after Voyager's triumphant return home.

 

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Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

 

Editor

Tristan Riddell

 

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Charlynn Schmiedt

 

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Lisa Stevens

 

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Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

Jackson (00:01:30)

Hall (00:05:45)

Down South (00:10:43)

Surprise (00:15:15)

Here We Go Again (00:20:50)

Still There (00:26:33)

Benson (00:32:00)

Tuvokian (00:37:27)

Until Next Year (00:45:32)

 

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Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 4:00pm MDT

To The Journey 102: I Need My Pain

Trek Through the Tough Times.

All of our lives are full of ups and downs. Though our minds gravitate towards looking back at the good times, the tougher times often equally affect who we become. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan share how Voyager — and Star Trek in general — has been a constant and uplifting means of support through the more difficult periods in their lives, and how these experiences helped to shape the people they are today. Remember that when you are feeling down, Trek is always there to lend a positive presence.

If you are suffering from depression and/or other mental health conditions, you are not alone. Please seek help and get the support you need.

Depression Hotline: 1-888-771-5166

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

NAMI (National Association of Mental Illness) Helpline:  1 -800-950-NAMI

NEDA (National Eating Disorders Association) Helpline: 1-800-931-2237

 

Running Time

54 minutes 0 seconds

 

Hosts

Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

 

Editor

Tristan Riddell

 

Producer

Charlynn Schmiedt

 

Associate Producer

Lisa Stevens

 

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

 

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

 

Chapters

The Mug (00:01:00)  

Letter (00:04:00)  

Grabbing On (00:06:54)  

Choice (00:13:45)  

School (00:21:30)  

15 Going on 16 (00:27:33)  

Succeed (00:37:45)  

City (00:44:28)  

Next Week (00:52:54)  

 

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

To The Journey 94: Kept the Panting

Trek Actors Directing Voyager. 

Most Trek actors gained their notoriety in pop culture from their roles on their respective series. However, for some, their involvement in Star Trek didn't end in front of the camera. Several Trek actors from TNG, DS9 and VOY went to "Trek Directing School," did their homework, and eventually made their directorial debut on a Star Trek TV series. For Jonathan Frakes, Robert Duncan McNeill, LeVar Burton, and Roxann Dawson, this experience paved the way for directing careers after Trek. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan talk about the Trek actors who directed episodes of Voyager.

 
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Chapters
Happy Halloween (2:05)
The Beard (11:30)
Flyboy (20:29)
Stretch (25:45)
Extra (29:34)
Next Week (40:14)
 
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Direct download: ttj-094.mp3
Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 7:00am MDT

To The Journey 91: More Hot Pockets!
Cast Crossovers.
 
Characters crossing over from one Star Trek show to the next happened rarely, but it did happen—even to the point of bringing well-established characters from one show and turning them into main characters on another. For instance, both Miles O'Brien and Worf jumped from TNG to DS9 and became pivotal characters, with more depth as a result. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan contemplate who they would have brought from TNG or DS9 onto Voyager and how that change would affect the Star Trek universe at large. No matter the scenario, crossover potential is huge, so listen on as Char and Tristan explore the possibilities.
 
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Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt
 
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Tristan Riddell
 
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Chapters
Delta Rising (1:29)
Char's Pick (7:20)
Tristan's Wrong Pick (15:37)
Tristan's Right Pick (19:57)
Alternate (29:09)
 
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Direct download: ttj-091.mp3
Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 7:00am MDT

To The Journey 86: Slowly Adding the Grit

Voyager in Today's TV Environment.

When Voyager premiered in 1995, it launched with the fanfare of the much-hyped United Paramount Network. Almost 20 years later, UPN is now defunct and the landscape of television production has changed drastically. Major networks must not only compete with cable, but also with streaming services, such as Netflix, that have added a new dimension of how, when, and which shows are available to the masses. 

In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan discuss how Voyager might look and feel had it never aired in 1995 and was being produced for a 2015 release instead. They ponder the differences between how a major broadcasting company might produce the show compared to a cable network like AMC. They also imagine how fans would rabidly binge-watch a new Trek show on Netflix and how this would benefit the Star Trek community at large. Listen and find out if Char and Tristan think that the success of Cosmos would help a Star Trek series return to network TV, or if Voyager would have been in better company in the sexy and violent realms of HBO and Cinemax.

 

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Broadcast (5:13)

Cable (14:31)

 

Streaming (26:49)

Direct download: ttj-086.mp3
Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 7:00am MDT

To The Journey 85: Pwning the Voyager

Rumored Voyager Episode Ideas.

People will say anything on the Internet. That's its beauty and its downfall. It's also why it's rarely wise to believe everything you read—because most of it probably isn't completely true. However, in this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan ignore their better instincts and discuss a list of rumored Voyager episode ideas that circulated the Internet in 1997 and 1998. Some ideas sound vaguely familiar, probably because they did eventually turn into aired episodes. For others, Char and Tristan are glad the writers dropped the notion. Still, the list includes a couple of gems that didn't make it on the show; and that's just tragic. Listen on and find out what the Voyager writers might have been considering for episodes in Seasons Three and Four.

 

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Chapters

Sounds Familiar (3:48)

Blue on Blue (4:28)

Revolution (6:44)

Black Hole Sun (8:30) 

Rabbit Hole (9:54)

Just, no. (14:07)

On the Bounty (16:19)

Tight Spot (18:39)

You Have No Idea (19:17)

Circle of Trust (22:09)

P-O'd (23:48)

Her? (27:39)

Hackers (29:09)

Evil (32:05)

Direct download: ttj-085.mp3
Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 6:00am MDT

To the Journey 84: Even Nerds Can Be Fit

Voyager as the "Soundtrack to Your Life."

Star Trek fans are well known for their loyalty to the franchise, and their devotion is a part of why the shows still have life today. Many fans started watching some incarnation of Trek at a young age and will remain fans for life. Tristan and Char are no different, and in this episode of To The Journey they talk about how their teenage years were influenced by Voyager. We discuss some of our favorite memories of how Voyager came to be intertwined with their life experiences (and vice-versa) and became a part of the "soundtrack to their lives." Listen on and hear about how "Threshold" influenced Char's life (no, really), find out which episode resonates with Tristan as the point when he knew he was locked in as a Trek fan, and much more.

Direct download: ttj-084.mp3
Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 5:00am MDT

To The Journey 83: Up Against a Wall

Janeway's Worst Command Decisions.

With four pips comes enormous responsibility. This is an attribute that all of the captains in Star Trek, from James T. Kirk to Benjamin Sisko, have come to understand. The well-being of the crew and ship hangs in the balance with every decision made. Actions will affect not only the crew, but possibly impact entire civilizations—or in Captain Kathryn Janeway's case, an entire quadrant. Janeway faced this task without the help or, perhaps at times, the hindrance of Starfleet Command and the Federation. While she did perform well under pressure most of the time, she is human and therefore fallible. Did Captain Janeway accomplish the most favorable outcome for Voyager and her crew or was the Delta Quadrant truly her Kobayashi Maru?

In this episode of To The Journey, Charlynn and Tristan discuss which of Janeway's command decisions were amongst her worst or most questionable. Should she have booted Neelix from the ship at the end of "Caretaker?" Was giving the Hirogen holographic technology Janeway's only option for ending the conflict in "The Killing Game"? Listen on and find out what Char and Tristan think of these moments and more.

Direct download: ttj-083.mp3
Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 8:00am MDT

To The Journey 80: Jheri Curl Crossover

Alpha Quadrant Characters/Actors.

For a ship that was stuck in the Delta Quadrant, Voyager had a decent amount of crossover with characters we knew in the Alpha Quadrant. On top of that, Star Trek often used a roster of regular guest actors for both one-off roles and recurring appearances. Some of these faces familiar to us were well-known at the time while others' careers took off after appearing on Star Trek. Some are known because they were on Star Trek! In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan discuss Alpha Quadrant actors and characters they wish would have made an appearance on Star Trek: Voyager. Which actor from Babylon 5 did Char want to see on Voyager? How would Tristan have put an X-Files actor on the show? Listen on and find out.

Direct download: ttj-080.mp3
Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 8:00am MDT

To The Journey 78: Friendship or Death

Friendships.

In the hostile Delta Quadrant, Voyager and her crew were often on their own. This isolation not only united Starfleet and Maquis crews, but it spawned several friendships and a family dynamic that thrived throughout the series. In this episode of To The Journey, Charlynn and Tristan talk about some of their favorite friendships on Voyager including why the show should have had more Janeway and Tuvok moments, why Harry ultimately became the third wheel when romance sparked between Tom and B'Elanna, The Doctor's longing for quality time with the captain, and much more. Listen on and see if Char and Tristan mention your favorite Voyager friendship.

Direct download: ttj-078.mp3
Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 8:00am MDT

To The Journey 76: Orange Is the New Harry

Character Deaths.

Starfleet officers know that they risk death every time they put on the uniform, but some seem to face it more than others. This goes double for our beloved crew in the Delta Quadrant. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan discuss the numerous and varied ways the Voyager crew died, nearly died, or wanted to die. And no, this is not all about Harry Kim, who is often regarded as Voyager's counterpart to Kenny on South Park. In fact, Char and Tristan compile a list of how many times each character died, and the results don't tally quite as expected. Who topped the list? Who died the least? Listen on and find out.

Direct download: ttj-076.mp3
Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 9:21am MDT

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