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

Hosts
Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

Editor
Tristan Riddell

Producer
Charlynn Schmiedt

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

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

Production Manager
Richard Marquez

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

Hosts
Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

Editor
Tristan Riddell

Producer
Charlynn Schmiedt

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

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

Production Manager
Richard Marquez

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Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 2:35pm 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/.

Hosts
Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

Editor
Tristan Riddell

Producer
Charlynn Schmiedt

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

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

Production Manager
Richard Marquez

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

Hosts
Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

Editor
Tristan Riddell

Producer
Charlynn Schmiedt

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

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

Production Manager
Richard Marquez

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

Hosts
Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

Guest
Matt Hansen

Editor
Tristan Riddell

Producer
Charlynn Schmiedt

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

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

Production Manager
Richard Marquez

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Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 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.

Hosts
Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

Editor
Tristan Riddell

Producer
Charlynn Schmiedt

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

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

Production Manager
Richard Marquez

Content Manager
Will Nguyen

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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.

Hosts
Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

Editor
Tristan Riddell

Producer
Charlynn Schmiedt

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

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

Production Manager
Richard Marquez

Content Manager
Will Nguyen

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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.

Hosts
Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

Editor
Tristan Riddell

Producer
Charlynn Schmiedt

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

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

Production Manager
Richard Marquez

Content Manager
Will Nguyen

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