To The Journey 73: Uncle Brother

Ultimate Season Five Marathon. 

Many fans would agree that it took a couple of seasons for each of the TNG-era Star Trek shows to hit their stride. By seasons four and five, however, the shows were hitting their peak with consistently high-quality episodes. Voyager isn't an exception to this trend, and in this week's To The Journey, Char and Tristan discuss the difficulty of choosing only five episodes for a season five marathon. With so many top-notch episodes to choose from, what was their likelihood of duplicating the same picks? How did they narrow their lists down to just five, anyway? Listen on and find out which episodes made their final cuts.

Direct download: ttj-073.mp3
Category:Marathons -- posted at: 4:12pm MST

To The Journey 72: Sweaty Tank Top

Top Five Action Sequences.

Boom! POW! In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan pick their top five action sequences from Voyager. They rave about Janeway's Klingon combat skills in "The Killing Game," Voyager fighting in city ruins in "Dragon's Teeth," two Federation ships duking it out in "Equinox," and more.

Direct download: ttj-072.mp3
Category:Lists -- posted at: 3:55pm MST

To The Journey 71: Have You Been Naughty?

Darkling Rewrite.

In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan rewrite Voyager's "Darkling" from Season Three. They agree that letting The Doctor "try on" new personalities is fun and describe how they would more effectively let Robert Picardo chew the scenery. They also discuss how they would rshape Kes' romance into a deeper and more meaningful B-plot.

Direct download: ttj-071.mp3
Category:Rewrites -- posted at: 8:13pm MST

To The Journey 70: Warp Off!

Favorite Son Commentary.

In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan watch Voyager's "Favorite Son" from Season Three. They ponder the plausibility of the plot, why Harry refuses to get laid, and can't help but explore all the Freudian kinkiness this episode offers. Arnold Schwarzenegger makes a guest appearance.

Direct download: ttj-070.mp3
Category:Commentaries -- posted at: 9:00pm MST

To The Journey 69: Lindsay Crouse is a Saint!

Casting Could-Have-Beens.

Finding the perfect actress to play the role of Janeway was a long and difficult process— especially after the first pick, Genevieve Bujold, quit after two days of shooting. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan talk about several people who auditioned for Janeway, as well as others who auditioned for main roles. Could you imagine the series being helmed by Lindsay Crouse, Patty Duke, or Joanna Cassidy? What about Claudia Christian as Seven of Nine? Listen on as Tristan and Char imagine the possibilities.

Direct download: ttj-069.mp3
Category:Character Analysis -- posted at: 9:00pm MST

To The Journey 68: Creepy Pleasure

Worst Aliens of the Week.

Seeing the parade of new aliens on Voyager was usually fun. But sometimes it's good riddance when you never see a person or alien species again. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan talk about the aliens they were glad they didn't see beyond one appearance. Char was glad she wasn't creeped out by Gath beyond "Prime Factors," and Tristan didn't miss the ungrateful Caatati after "Day of Honor." Listen on and find out which other aliens made Char and Tristan's lists!

Direct download: ttj-068.mp3
Category:Aliens -- posted at: 9:00pm MST

To The Journey 67: Zombified

One vs. Doctor's Orders.

Many Star Trek fans complain when a newer show "recycles" a plot from a previous series, but what if the same plot is used on two Trek shows in unique ways that make them flourish within their respective series? In this episode of To the Journey, Char and Tristan compare and contrast Voyager's "One" with Enterprise's "Doctor's Orders." We discuss the merits of having a dog for companionship, Seven's "dream" of being in the North Dakota tundra, and which hallucinations we liked best.

Direct download: ttj-067.mp3
Category:Episode Discussions -- posted at: 9:00pm MST

To The Journey 66: Secretly in Love

Season Four Marathon.

Reset buttons, genocide, catsuits, and Janeway in a tux. These are just a few of the things that Voyager threw our way during its fourth season. And in this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan pick their top five episodes for a lazy Sunday Season Four marathon. With so many fantastic episodes in Season Four, it's tough to whittle it down to just five. How can you pick one two-parter without the other? We do our best! See if you agree!

Direct download: ttj-066.mp3
Category:Marathons -- posted at: 9:00pm MST

To The Journey 65: Neelix's Pimp Coat

Costumes on Voyager.

When it comes to storytelling, it's not just about what the characters do or say—it's also about what they wear. And Voyager certainly treated us to a wide range of eye-popping fashion. Some were great, some were ludicrous, and some were... well... Neelix.

In this episode of To The Journey, Tristan and Char delve deep into what kind of quality lay within the literal fabric of Voyager. Whether it has red piping, half-jackets, or underboob, the TTJ team is all over it. We discuss our favorite and least favorite outfits and how, when people get lazy, they turn into Halloween candy.

Direct download: ttj-065.mp3
Category:Costume Design -- posted at: 9:00pm MST

To The Journey 64: Murder Cave

"Innocence" Rewrite.

Ever wonder what "could have been" with Season Two's "Innocence?" In this episode of To The Journey, Charlynn and Tristan delve deep into the episode's full potential as they rewrite and discuss kids who aren't really kids, mosquito nets as clothing, and what actually happened to Ensign Bennett.

Direct download: ttj-064.mp3
Category:Rewrites -- posted at: 8:00pm MST





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