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

194: Come Sail Away

Coda.  

It's safe to say that Voyager fans generally have strong feelings about the third-season episode "Coda." Janeway/Chakotay shippers tend to embrace this episode for its tender and impassioned portrayal of the special bond between Commander Chakotay and Captain Janeway. And although "Coda" suffers from the Voyager reset-button effect (after an impressive number of Janeway death scenes!), "Coda" reveals the depth of affection that the Voyager crew share for their beloved captain. From old-fashioned resuscitation techniques to the contrasting portrayals of tenderness and suspense, hosts Suzanne Williamson, Zachary Fruhling, and Kay Shaw bare their souls about all things "Coda."  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Initial Thoughts on Coda (00:01:56) 
Janeway Death Scenes (00:04:28) 
Chakotay's Talents (00:05:56) 
Janeway's Father (00:09:17) 
Comparison with Other Star Trek Episodes (00:11:40) 
Chakotay's Rose (00:15:12) 
Death and Meaning - Watching Your Own Funeral (00:19:29) 
Coda Quotables (00:23:38) 
Crew Reactions - Tuvok's Log Entry (00:25:01) 
Contrasts in Coda (00:29:00) 
Coda Trivia (00:31:50) 
The Doctor and Euthanasia (00:36:31) 
Final Thoughts (00:42:22)  

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) 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-194.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 3:00am MDT

193: Holodecking the Halls

Prixin Wishlists.  

It's holiday season at Trek.fm, and on To The Journey that can mean only one thing—it's Prixin time! In this special holiday episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling, Kay Shaw, and Suzanne Williamson create Prixin wishlists for the Voyager crew. From Captain Janeway and Commander Chakotay, down the ranks to Ensign Kim and beyond, find out what each member of the Voyager crew secretly wants for the holidays!  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
Prixin Wishlists (00:02:17) 
Captain Janeway (00:03:07) 
Chakotay (00:10:00) 
Tuvok (00:15:50) 
B'Elanna Torres (00:24:24) 
The Doctor (00:29.37) 
Tom Paris (00:36:45) 
Kes (00:42:51) 
Harry Kim (00:46:59) 
Neelix (00:49:38) 
Seska (00:54:44) 
Honorable Mentions (00:56:14) 
Closing (00:59:59)  

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-193.mp3
Category:Holiday Message -- posted at: 7:00am MDT

192: But It Never Really Happened

Voyager Continuity.  

Voyager is sometimes criticized for not having the same degree of continuity as Deep Space Nine or Enterprise. But in this episode of To The Journey, hosts Kay Shaw, Suzanne Williamson, and Zachary Fruhling discuss various examples of continuity in Voyager, from callbacks to previous episodes to continuity with the rest of the Star Trek universe. Together Kay, Suzanne, and Zachary argue that, despite all-too-frequent use of the dreaded episodic reset button, Voyager has its own unique brand of storytelling continuity that serves the development of Voyager's overall tale.  

Chapters 
Intro (00:00:00) 
The Dreaded Voyager Reset Button (00:02:21) 
The Kazon and "Shattered" (00:04:49) 
Vidiians and Dr. Pel - Voyager's Reputation in the Delta Quadrant (00:12:03) 
Relationships on Voyager - Continuously Going Nowhere (00:14:34) 
Q Cubed - Voyager's Continuity with the Expanded Star Trek Universe (00:17:03) 
"Year of Hell" - Is Voyager (Dis)-Continuity Dissatisfying? (00:19:24) 
Fake Tom and Fake B'Elanna's Wedding - "Demon" and "Course Oblivion" (00:22:59) 
The Pathfinder Project, Lieutenant Barclay, and Counselor Troi (00:27:13) 
The Equinox Crew - Hamster Wheel Warp Drive? (00:33:13) 
Temporal Ankle Bracelet - "Endgame" and Voyager's Overall Story Arc (00:35:24) 
Final Thoughts (00:40:06)  

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) 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-192.mp3
Category:Continuity -- posted at: 7:00am MDT

Voyager Controversies.

Introducing the new To The Journey with hosts Suzanne Williamson, Kay Shaw, and Zachary Fruhling! For their first assignment in the Delta Quadrant, Suzanne, Kay, and Zachary lay their Voyager cards on the table, sharing their thoughts on the things they love—and hate—about Voyager. From the status of crew relationships such as Janeway/Chakotay and Neelix/Kes, to their thoughts on controversial episodes such as "Fair Haven" and "Threshold," Suzanne, Kay, and Zachary take the bridge in search of coffee nebulae and leola root stew!

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Find Char and Tristan on "Punch It" (00:01:42)
Getting to Know Suzanne, Kay, and Zachary (00:02:10)
Our Histories with Voyager (00:06:28)
Shippers! (00:12:15)
Laying Our Voyager Cards on the Table (00:16:24)
Neelix and Kes (00:17:47)
Klingon Women (00:19:46)
Harry Kim: The Loneliest Pip (00:21:01)
Voyager Wackiness (00:24:26)
"Fair Haven" (00:27:12)
In-"Fury"-ating (00:32:20)
"Year of Hell" and "Threshold" (00:34:27)
Loving Voyager (00:37:19)
Final Thoughts and Our Hopes for TTJ 2.0 (00:41:09)

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) 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-191.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am 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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Direct download: ttj-190.mp3
Category:General Discussion -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

"Author, Author" Commentary.

Just about any episode centered around The Doctor is likely to be entertaining. What's better than that? Well, what about an episode that's as entertaining as it is thought-provoking? Cue Voyager's "Author, Author," which aired in the last third of the seventh season. Motivated by the knowledge that EMH Mark I holograms like himself have been relegated to menial jobs, The Doctor has written "Photons Be Free," a holonovel that is loosely based on his experience aboard Voyager. But when the crew sees thinly-veiled exaggerations of themselves being portrayed in the program, they're not exactly happy. Join Tristan and Char in this episode of To The Journey as they break out the quills, the smoking jackets and the Netflix as they comment on the shenanigans that ensue as The Doctor fights for his intellectual property rights.

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:Commentaries -- posted at: 5:00pm MDT

188: Year of Fury

"Fury" in the Mirror Universe.

In the previous episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan set the stage for the next installment of the mirror universe series, so why not keep going? It's time for Kes' revenge!

Three years have passed between the story written in the last TTJ and this one, which means some serious shenanigans have gone down aboard the ISS Intrepid. With the balance of power always in flux in the mirror universe, who's controlling what — and whom? And meanwhile, what has Kes been doing since she fled the Intrepid? She returns, just as she promised to Tuvok and B'Elanna, but what tricks does she have up her sleeve? Tune in and find out how Char and Tristan wrap up their Voyager mirror universe.

That's right, this is the last episode that will feature the mirror universe because Char and Tristan have an important announcement: They will end their four-year tenure on To The Journey with episode 190, set for release on Nov. 10. For further details, please see the Trek.fm Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/trekfm.

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:Writer's Room -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT



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