Commander Chakotay.

You love him or you hate him, but it’s hard to feel lukewarm. Everybody has an opinion on the XO of the Voyager, and Tristan, Lorrie, and Char are no different. This week they delve deep into what the writers did well and what they missed out on. Can Chakotay handle an episode all on his own or does he end up like a beloved doctor from another series? Listen to find out and also to see what we think of vegetarians.

Direct download: ttj-008.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm MST

Alpha-Quadrant Aliens in the Delta Quadrant.

We saw quite a few familiar faces from the Alpha Quadrant in the Delta Quadrant. This week, Tristan, Charlynn, and Lorrie discuss the Klingons, Ferengi, and others who showed up in the most unexpected places. We learn about things we’re glad were not displayed on those “Ferengi-fetish” necklaces, Tristan’s love of WWE, and why the Boslic were everywhere. 

Direct download: ttj-007.mp3
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Underrated Voyager Episodes.

Sometimes, an episode just doesn’t get the love it deserves. This week, Tristan and Char tackle this problem and discuss three of their favorite underrated episodes, while also taking on Lorrie’s choices as well, since she was stuck in sickbay. We learn that Tristan is a sucker for character stories, Lorrie likes the episode where Janeway shoots germ-creatures with her big bulging biceps, and Char’s favorite part of “Tattoo” is where we see Chakotay’s bare behind. Oh, and the monkey is discussed as well. 

Direct download: ttj-006.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm MST

Children on Voyager.

It was brought up early in the series that having children aboard Voyager may be necessary if it really did take 70 years to get home. For a ship ill-equipped to raise children, this was a challenge that Janeway and Co. had to face with the arrival of Naomi Wildman. Later on, we got the Borg kids and the birth of Miral in the series finale. Tristan, Char, and Lorrie discuss children aboard Voyager, whether we should have seen or heard about more kids being born on the ship, and sexy onscreen Q mating. 

Direct download: ttj-005.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm MST

Holodeck Programs.

They’ve been around since TNG, but Voyager arguably used them the most. When the crew needed some R&R from the daily rigors of life in the Delta Quadrant, we saw them hanging out in Sandrine’s, the tropical resort program, Fair Haven, and more. Tristan, Lorrie, and Char discuss all of these popular hangouts, and we learn that Tristan would buy a Flotter doll if he could.

Direct download: ttj-004.mp3
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Captain Janeway.

Whether it was negotiating with Romulans in the middle of the night or putting Kazon bullies in their place, Captain Janeway did it all with her “compassionate badass” command style. In this week’s episode of To The Journey, hosts Charlynn Schmiedt, Tristan Riddell, and Lorrie Sears talk in-depth about Voyager’s captain, including first impressions of Kathryn Janeway, Jeri Taylor’s novel Mosaic, and favorite Janeway moments. And, of course, we talk about Captain Janeway’s addiction to coffee. 

Direct download: ttj-003.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm MST

The Maquis.

When the Caretaker’s array forced together Starfleet and Maquis crews, the potential for conflict was established in a way not really tested before in Star Trek. And while the first few episodes explored the tense relationship aboard the close quarters of a small Intrepid Class ship, the dramatic promise was quickly lost on the writers. In this week’s episode of To The Journey, hosts Charlynn Schmiedt, Tristan Riddell, and Lorrie Sears explore the Maquis, including the build-up and the declawing, the need for continuity when exploring this concept, and how the relationship between Chakotay and Janeway influenced the course of Maquis-Starfleet relations. Plus we find out what Tristan would do if he had a monkey. 

Direct download: ttj-002.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm MST

First Treks and Favorite Voyagers.

In the premiere episode of’s new Voyager podcast, To The Journey, hosts Tristan Riddell, Charlynn Schmiedt, and Lorrie Sears introduce the concept of the show, their first experiences with Star Trek, their favorite things about Voyager, and how a worn out VHS tape led to this show.

Direct download: ttj-001.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00pm MST






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