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



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