To The Journey 180: Flip Your Ship / by Charlynn Schmiedt

A Chakotay/B'Elanna Prequel. 

Running Time: 53 minutes 3 seconds
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Before finding peace at Janeway's side aboard Voyager, Chakotay was a self-described "angry warrior." A former Starfleet officer, he joined the Maquis to fight for his home planet against the Cardassians, and we unfortunately know little else. A recent listener email suggested that Char and Tristan write a pre-"Caretaker" story about the "angry warrior," so in this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan do just that. They write an episode on the spot that starts with Chakotay telling a story to the senior staff during Ancestor's Eve, which takes us all back to Chakotay and B'Elanna's Maquis days. The story reveals several things, such as how Chakotay recruited B'Elanna into becoming his chief engineer about the Val Jean, but also a detail about Chakotay's life that few know. It shocked Janeway and it might shock you, so tune in and find out what it is.


Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt


Tristan Riddell


Charlynn Schmiedt

Executive Producers

Charlynn Schmiedt, Norman C. Lao, Matthew Rushing, and C. Bryan Jones

Associate Producers

Kenneth Trip, Jamie Duce, Bruce Lish, Dante Hopkins, Brian Beliso, and Kay Janeway

Production Manager

Richard Marquez