To The Journey 59: Down with the Ship

Janeway’s Best Command Decisions.

Love her or hate her, Janeway had some tough decisions to make in the Delta Quadrant. Sometimes the crew survived… and sometimes they didn’t. Sometimes she listened to the Peppered XO… and other times she didn’t. In this episode of To The Journey we talk about her BEST command decisions and why we appreciate how she had to make them. But don’t worry, folks, we’ll talk about her worst ones soon.

Direct download: ttj-059.mp3
Category:Captain Janeway -- posted at: 8:00pm MDT

To The Journey 58: Pixel Junkie

Voyager on Blu-ray.

It was a bit of a surprise when CBS announced that Star Trek: The Next Generation would receive an HD “makeover” due to the amount of work involved. However, these Blu-rays have fast become fan favorites, and now it seems likely that every Trek incarnation will eventually be released in this format. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan discuss which episode moments they most look forward to seeing in HD, as well as extras they want in addition to the episodes. Oh, and Char blows Tristan’s mind at one point in this episode.

Direct download: ttj-058.mp3
Category:Blu-rays -- posted at: 8:00pm MDT

The Borg.

We have engaged… the Borg… on To The Journey! The TTJ crew has been waiting so long to get to this episode, and this week we delve into the big baddies of the Delta Quadrant—the Borg. Char and Tristan talk about multiple Queens, mysteries of the Collective, and if the Borg were overused. TTJ asks several open ended questions this week and we all hope that you join the conversation in the forums!

Direct download: ttj-057.mp3
Category:The Borg -- posted at: 8:00pm MDT

To The Journey 56: Why We Have Fanfic

Resolutions Rewrite.

Thousands of Voyager fans have written Janeway/Chakotay fanfic to rework “Resolutions” to their liking. And in this episode of To The Journey, Tristan and Char join in. Tristan goes for the Harlequin romance angle, while Char doesn’t stop at just one episode and instead writes a three-part epic. Listen on and find out what exactly Tristan and Char had Janeway and Chakotay do in their idealized visions of “Resolutions.” And, of course, we speak at length about our favorite primate.

Direct download: ttj-056.mp3
Category:Rewrites -- posted at: 8:00pm MDT

To The Journey 55: Wild Oats

Season Two Marathon.

Not the “best of” but rather what Char and Tristan believe would make an amazing five-episode stretch for a lazy Saturday afternoon. In this episode of To The Journey we talk about everything from Q to sentient robots bent on taking over the universe! But this is just our list. We’d love for you to head over to our forums and contribute your own Voyager Season-Two marathon extravaganzas!

Direct download: ttj-055.mp3
Category:Marathons -- posted at: 8:00pm MDT

To The Journey 54: Intelligent But Impulsive


She wasn’t a main character, but Seska caused a lot of trouble for the Voyager crew. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan discuss all things about the Cardassian who initially hid behind a Bajoran mask, from her impulsive alliance with Maje Culluh to post-mortem appearances in seasons three and seven. Oh, and let’s not forget all the things she did to Chakotay. Listen on as Char and Tristan dissect this master manipulator.

Direct download: ttj-054.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 8:00pm MDT

To The Journey 53: Lack of Matte

The 37s Commentary.

The 37s. Has a nice ring to it doesn’t it? Char may disagree. In this episode of To The Journey Tristan and Char bring you an audio commentary for Voyager’s Season Two opener. Tristan loves this episode and Char hates it. Download and watch the hijinks ensue. Please remember to post on the forums in response to this episode because a lot of questions are asked!

Direct download: ttj-053.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 8:00pm MDT

To The Journey 52: Hot Date with Netflix

Season One Marathon.

Regular listeners know that TTJ loves its lists. And in this episode of To The Journey Char and Tristan combine that with another favorite thing—Voyager marathons. Char insists that any season one marathon must begin with “Caretaker,” and Tristan raves about “Jetrel,” which told the backstory of his favorite Talaxian. Listen on and find out which other season-one episodes made their lists!

Direct download: ttj-052.mp3
Category:Marathons -- posted at: 8:00pm MDT

To The Journey 51: Coping Mechanism

Dealing with the end of Voyager.

How do you cope with the loss of a great show? In this episode of To The Journey Char and Tristan answer that very question in this week’s episode. Voyager ended with what some might call a “fizzle” as opposed to a “bang.” So where do you go from there? Marathons? Novels? Comics? Audiobooks? Fanfic? Garage reenactments where nothing weird is going to happen? Listen and find out.

Direct download: ttj-051.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm MDT

To The Journey 50: Science Vessel Done Right

Voyager. Our Ship.

From the first moment we saw her docked at Deep Space 9, we all knew Voyager was different than any ship we’d seen before. Learning about her technical specs and seeing her do cool things—like actually landing on a planet—made us like her more and more. In this episode of To The Journey we turn our attention to Voyager, our lovely ship. Charlynn thinks she turned out just right, Tristan thinks she’s sexy (from the other side of the room’s discussion), and Lorrie thinks she’s aerodynamic. Any way you look at her, she’s perfect for the show. What did you think of the little ship that could?

Direct download: ttj-050.mp3
Category:USS Voyager -- posted at: 8:00pm MDT





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