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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"Pathfinder" Commentary. With Suzanne temporarily lost in a holographic Voyager fantasy with Lieutenant Barclay and Commander Chakotay, Zachary and Kay sit down together for a "Pathfinder" audio commentary.
The Void. We're joined by Trek.fm content manager Justin Oser to discuss the seventh-season Voyager episode "The Void."
The Hirogen (VOY) and the Hunters (DS9: "Captive Pursuit") Comparison. We compare and contrast the gentlemanly Tosk-Hunters in the Deep Space Nine episode "Captive Pursuit" with the more visceral and violent Hirogen in Star Trek: Voyager.
Lieutenant Carey Character Analysis. We go hunting for poisoned apples and accept a lunch invitation for a character analysis of fan-favorite recurring character, Lieutenant Joe Carey.
The Clip Show. With Suzanne recovering from the 29-hour Levodian flu down in Sickbay, we take a walk down memory lane with a To The Journey clip show episode.
Desert Island Episodes - Voyager Season 2. Find out which episodes that Zachary, Kay, and Suzanne would take to their respective desert islands, forsaking all other episodes from Voyager season 2!
The Sequel. In this episode of To The Journey, join hosts Kay Shaw, Zachary Fruhling, and Suzanne Williamson in the writers' room as they aim higher, go deeper, and pull no punches while crafting their Voyager sequel, The Progenitors II!
Favorite Tom Paris / EMH Moments. Hosts Suzanne Williamson, Zachary Fruhling, and Kay Shaw share their favorite moments between Voyager's irrepressible helmsman and its acerbic but compassionate Mark I Emergency Medical Hologram.
Dragon's Teeth. 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 Voyager episode "Dragon's Teeth."
Lon Suder. In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Kay Shaw, Suzanne Williamson, and Zachary Fruhling take a deep dive inside the mind of the not-quite-empathetic and disturbingly intense Betazoid, crewman Lon Suder.
Hobbies on Voyager. In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Suzanne Williamson, Kay Shaw, and Zachary Fruhling discuss the many hobbies and pastimes seen in Star Trek: Voyager.
Desert Island Episodes - Voyager Season 1. 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.
"Real Life" and "The Offspring" Comparison. 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).
Voyager Costumes. In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Suzanne Williamson, Zachary Fruhling, and Kay Shaw discuss the best and worst costuming in Star Trek: Voyager, from historical outfits to alternate Starfleet uniforms to aliens of the week!
Favorite Kes/Tuvok Moments. 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!
Prime Factors. Manu Intiraymi joins the crew of To The Journey for an update on the Kickstarter campaign for The Circuit: Urbiessa. Then Kay, Suzanne, and Zachary discuss the first-season Voyager episode "Prime Factors."
"In the Flesh" Commentary. Suzanne Williamson, Kay Shaw, and Zachary Fruhling (assuming they haven't been replaced by members of Species 8472) stop to smell the simulated roses for a real-time commentary on the *Voyager* episode "In the Flesh."
"Fair Haven" Rewrite. In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling, Kay Shaw, and Suzanne Williamson rewrite the controversial Voyager episode "Fair Haven"!
Favorite Captain Janeway / Seven of Nine Moments. In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Kay Shaw, Zachary Fruhling, and Suzanne Williamson share their favorite Captain Janeway / Seven of Nine moments in Star Trek: Voyager.
Voyager: The Ship. In this episode of To The Journey we're talking Voyager. But not Voyager the show; this time we're talking Voyager the ship, the U.S.S. Voyager itself, everything from Delta Quadrant upgrades to socializing the bio-neural gel packs!
Before and After. In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling, Suzanne Williamson, and Kay Shaw, in an extraordinary display of podcasting heroics, travel backward through time to discuss the Voyager future that might have been.
Manu Intiraymi. Manu and the crew of To The Journey have a heart-to-heart talk about life, art, empathy, empowerment, film-making, and more. Also, Manu gives us the latest update on his multiple-genre science fiction anthology film project, The Circuit.
Tuvok Unhinged. Vulcans are generally known for being calm, cool, rational, and collected. But every once in a while even a Vulcan can come unglued at the seams. And our favorite Vulcan member of the *Voyager* crew, Mr. Tuvok, is no exception.
"Emanations" Commentary. Join an away mission to the afterlife with Zachary Fruhling, Kay Shaw, Suzanne Williamson, and Ensign Harry Kim. But don't forget your biopolymer silk T-shirt for your debut in that big Lady Gaga concert in the sky!
TTJ 2.0 AMA. The new hosts of To The Journey get up-close and personal in this AMA "Ask Me Anything" episode of To The Journey. Kay Shaw, Zachary Fruhling, and Suzanne Williamson answer listener-submitted questions about Voyager and more!
"Caretaker" and Celebrating 200 Episodes. Bruce Lish joins hosts Suzanne Williamson, Zachary Fruhling, and Kay Shaw to discuss Voyager's pilot episode, "Caretaker," and to celebrate To The Journey's 200th episode!
Top Five Chakotay/B'Elanna Moments. From sibling-like banter to tough-love interventions, hosts Zachary Fruhling, Suzanne Williamson, and Kay Shaw compare their top five Chakotay/B'Elanna Moments in Star Trek: Voyager.
The Voyager Movie. Join the Voyager crew as they journey back into the unknown to explore even stranger new worlds and come together once again as a family, against impossible odds and amid surprising revelations about Voyager's role in the cosmos.
Heroes and Demons. In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Suzanne Williamson, Kay Shaw, and Zachary Fruhling go romping the forest in search of photonic spaghetti monsters, Klingon (Danish) blood mead, and Vulcan literature lessons.
Thirty Days. In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling, Kay Shaw, and Suzanne Williamson share their thoughts on Tom Paris's seafaring aspirations and on the inner struggles of Voyager's beloved fly-boy.