To The Journey 45: Kenneth Batman Schweitzer

The Doctor.

Some characters stand out more than others in the Trek universe; and Voyager’s Doctor is one of them. In this episode of To The Journey we discuss the reasons why he is so memorable, from his extensive development throughout Voyager's seven-year journey to Robert Picardo's distinctive performance. We also discuss the list of names Doc tried but ultimately dumped. Char’s favorite is Schweitzer, while Tristan thinks he should have chosen Batman. Which name would you have chosen for The Doctor? 

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Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 9:00pm MST

To The Journey 44: You Elitist Munchkins

Voyager’s Funniest Moments.

Voyager arguably has some of the funniest, most memorable moments in all of Star Trek. In this episode of To The Journey we talk about our faves—including Jeri Ryan’s amazing comedic talents. We learn that Tristan thinks she almost out-doctors the Doctor in "Body and Soul" and Lorrie thinks she could probably recite the Rules of Acquisition from her performance in "Infinite Regress." But Char stuck with Janeway and her understanding of the caffeine orgasm in "Bride of Chaotica!" What are your funniest moments? 

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Category:Humor -- posted at: 9:00pm MST

To The Journey 43: Borg Babies

Collective Commentary.

Adolescent drones is what every starship needs running around, right? In this episode of To The Journey we take on the not-oft remembered episode which introduces us to the Borg kids—"Collective." It starts with the boys playing poker and ends with Seven in new clothes! Needless to say, our discussion takes us to places you'd expect, and a few you wouldn't. We find out that Char thinks the First Contact uniforms look sleek, Lorrie doesn't remember the Borg cubes, and that Tristan is thankful for Icheb. What did you think of those Borg babies?

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Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 9:00pm MST

To The Journey 42: You're Leaking

The Malon.

Our in-depth study of Voyager aliens continues in this episode of To The Journey as we turn our attention to the Malon. That may sound very serious, but in reality we talk about those leaky, bumpy guys and all the havoc they wreak in the Delta Quadrant. Char likes their no-nonsense handling of everyone they meet, Lorrie enjoys the reflection of our own society seen in them, and Tristan loves their neat, junky ship. How do you feel about the Malon? 

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Category:Aliens -- posted at: 9:00pm MST

To The Journey 41: Just His Gloves

The Fight Rewrite.

Sometimes after watching an episode, don't you just shake your head and think "I could've done better than that!"? So it is with “The Fight.” In this episode of To The Journey we all try our hands at either throwing out the whole thing and starting over, or keeping the least painful parts and turning it into hopefully something better. Char has Chakotay feel the love, Tristan has the man face his defective gene head-on, and Lorrie just throws in an homage to "Rocky." What would you have done with "The Fight"? 

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Category:Rewrites -- posted at: 9:00pm MST

Kes.

Our next character analysis takes us to the lovely underground home of the Ocampa and its gift to Voyager, Kes. In this episode of To The Journey as we explore the pixie’s life from her introduction in “Caretaker” to her departure in “The Gift.” All of us agree we love her spirit and taste for exploration, and that the writers of Voyager should have used her more often. Char loves her dishing out the snark to the Doctor, Tristan loves her backwards kangaroo maternity clothes, and Lorrie thinks her telekinetic powers should have been used to do cooler things that just melting Tuvok’s face. What did you like about Kes?

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Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 9:00pm MST

To The Journey 39: Ferengi Roulette

Star Trek Las Vegas Recap.

Sometimes it's okay to spill the beans on what happened in Vegas, and that's just what we do in this episode of To The Journey as Char and Lorrie answer all of Tristan’s questions about their whirlwind adventure in Sin City. We discuss all the Twitter meetups, the celebrity panels, and personal meetings with Trek royalty. STLV was a one-of-a-kind experience and the two ladies share their good times with you. 

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Category:Conventions -- posted at: 9:00pm MST

To The Journey 38: Take It Out for a Ride

Life On Voyager.

In this episode of To The Journey we get personal and share what we would have liked to have done if we were living on the ship. We choose a character, a position, and an era in Voyager’s journey. The answers really show our diverse personalities. Lorrie wants to be reincarnated as a purple alien, Char wants to return to her adolescence, and Tristan… well he wants to perform the Riker Maneuver. What would you do as a crewman/officer on Voyager? 

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Category:USS Voyager -- posted at: 9:00pm MST

The Hirogen.

Our “Aliens of the DQ” series continues on this episode of To The Journey with a look at the venerable and gigantic (albeit shrinking) Hirogen. The fine species that brought us “The Killing Game”—the holographic equivalent of Nazi-occupied France—gave our valiant crew a good fight during their arc. Char visualized them eating gagh, Tristan imagined them leaving their tiny wives at home with the kids, and Lorrie saw them in a hunting club in South Georgia. What was your impression of the Hirogen? 

Direct download: ttj-037.mp3
Category:Aliens -- posted at: 9:00pm MST

To The Journey 36: Dressed Down

Tough Love.

Everyone’s getting a good lesson in this week’s episode of To The Journey. We talk about those times when our characters needed a good smack or just a stern talking-to. Char goes for the overdramatic pip removal, Tristan loves a strong left hook, and Lorrie likes when Janeway just takes no excuses. What are your favorite tough love moments?

Direct download: ttj-036.mp3
Category:Captain Janeway -- posted at: 9:00pm MST



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