Voyager's Impact and Legacy.
As The Next Generation ended its TV run and set sail for the silver screen in 1994, The Powers That Be™ Rick Berman, Michael Piller, and Jeri Taylor announced that a new incarnation of the Star Trek franchise would debut early in the following year. The show would take place in uncharted space and feature a starship NOT named Enterprise. And, most notably, the ship would be captained by a woman.
Now, more than 20 years after the show's debut, opinions about Voyager's place in the Star Trek legacy remain mixed, just as they were when the show aired. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan examine aspects of where Voyager thrived and failed as a Star Trek series, why these things happened the way they did, and how these examples might serve as lessons for the team developing the next series set to debut in 2017.
How has Voyager influenced you? How do you feel about Voyager's legacy in the Star Trek universe? Please share your thoughts at trek.fm/contact, The Babel Conference on Facebook, or on Twitter (@ohtheprofanity and @TheInsaneRobin). We may read and discuss your thoughts on an upcoming show.
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"Author, Author" Commentary. Char and Tristan break out the smoking jackets and comment as they watch The Doctor fight for his intellectual property rights.
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Origin of the Borg. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan put their heads together and come up with their own version of how the Borg collective got started.
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"Resolutions" Commentary. Char and Tristan talk bathtubs, headboards, and primates in this episode of To The Journey.
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A Chakotay/B'Elanna Prequel. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan take a listener suggestion and write a story that takes place before "Caretaker."
"Bride of Chaotica! Commentary. Char and Tristan ham it up in black and white as they delve into the world of Captain Proton.
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"Time and Again" rewrite. Char and Tristan step one day into the future and prevent a planetwide catastrophe by rewriting the early Season One episode.
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Bryan Fuller. Char and Tristan talk about Bryan Fuller, the showrunner for the new Star Trek series set for launch in 2017, and his contributions as a Voyager writer.
"Endgame" Commentary. Char and Tristan tackle a commentary for the entire Voyager finale in this episode of To The Journey.
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