Working in the Writer's Room.
From the very beginning Voyager was loaded with potential, which was sadly not used to the fullest extent onscreen. On the bright side, it left fans like Char and Tristan a plethora of untapped possibilities to explore. In fact, episode rewrites and original stories that resolve loose threads have become To the Journey staples! In this episode, Char and Tristan transport themselves to the writer's room at Paramount Studios in 1996, when Jeri Taylor was in charge of Voyager. As wunderkinds who managed to finagle their way into the writer's room, Char and Tristan have some influence in guiding the direction of the show during the third season. What sort of things do they pitch to the staff, who is likeliest to shoot them down, and just how much do they suck up to Jeri Taylor? Tune in and find out.
Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt
Charlynn Schmiedt, Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C. Bryan Jones
Kenneth Trip, Jamie Duce, Bruce Lish, Dante Hopkins, Brian Beliso, and Kay Janeway
Create a New Character. Char and Tristan create a new character aboard Voyager in this episode of To The Journey.
Career Paths in the Future. Char and Tristan ponder what their life's calling would be if they lived in the 24th century in this episode of To The Journey.
Rewrite of "The Disease." Char and Tristan give this Season Five episode a little love — but not the glowing kind — in this episode of To The Journey.
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.
Star Trek Las Vegas. Char and Tristan report live from the Rio at Star Trek Las Vegas 2016 in this special edition of To The Journey.
"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.
Writing TNG's "The Game" into Voyager. Char and Tristan rewrite "The Game" from The Next Generation into the Voyager paradigm in this episode of To The Journey.
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.
Episodes that Exceeded Their Potential. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan share their top five Voyager episodes that sounded bland on paper but excelled on screen.
Voyager Mirror Universe Story. Char and Tristan write the next chapter of the Voyager Mirror Universe saga in this episode of To The Journey.
Garrett Wang. This episode of To The Journey features an interview with Garrett Wang, who played Ensign Harry Kim on Voyager.
Episode Comparison. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan compare the plot points of Voyager's "Coda" with The Next Generation's "Cause and Effect," as well as "The Next Phase."
Voyager's Impact and Legacy. What sort of legacy has Voyager left behind and how will it influence the new series set to debut in 2017? Char and Tristan explore these questions and more in this episode of To The Journey.
Season Seven Essential Voyager. Char and Tristan pare down the show's final season to mandatory viewing in this episode of To The Journey.
Top five Janeway/Seven Moments. Char and Tristan list their five favorite moments from the ever-complicated (but always changing) relationship between Captain Janeway and Seven of Nine in this episode of To The Journey.
Rewriting DS9's "Fascination" into Voyager. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan take this episode from Deep Space Nine's third season and rework it into an episode of Voyager.
Voyager in the JJ-Verse. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan envision what Voyager and her crew would be like in the alternate timeline that was created in the films produced by JJ Abrams.
Episode On the Fly. With no prior preparation, Char and Tristan write a Voyager episode about Tuvok in this episode of To The Journey.
"Tsunkatse" Commentary. Char and Tristan order the fight on Space Pay-Per-View and commentate as the action goes down.
Season Six Essential Voyager. Char and Tristan pare down Voyager's sixth season down to essential viewing in this episode of To The Journey.
TTJ AMA 2. Char and Tristan take listener questions about anything and everything in this episode of To The Journey.
Five-episode Janeway Marathon. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan compile a list of five Janeway-centric episodes perfect for marathoning on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Voyager Rewrite of TNG's "Captain's Holiday." In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan make Janeway take a vacation and put a Voyager spin on TNG's "Captain's Holiday."