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To The Journey is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated to Star Trek: Voyager. Not an episode review show, To The Journey explores specific elements with hosts Suzanne Williamson, Kay Shaw, and Zachary Fruhling.

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To The Journey is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated to Star Trek: Voyager. Not an episode review show, To The Journey explores specific elements with hosts Suzanne Williamson, Kay Shaw, and Zachary Fruhling.

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Thank You For More Shows

By sjsharksfan39 - Apr 01 2020
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Last year the show went on what felt like an extended hiatus. I think they only did 6 shows the entire year and I was confused why they cut back. Well, in 2020 it feels like the show got Rejuvinated, and I think Liam Smart being there is helping. I also loved the new series they started where they rewrite each season of the show featuring a prominant alien from the season. They've only done season 1, but I'm looking forward to seeing how this series develops. In Voyager's 25th anniversary, it feels like TTJ has come back with a vengeance. Keep up the great work all.

Excellent Addition

By Newbie2234 - Nov 02 2017
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This podcast is excellent - between the content, the production quality, the hosts - great job.

iTunes Ratings

228 Ratings
Average Ratings
207
9
3
5
4

Thank You For More Shows

By sjsharksfan39 - Apr 01 2020
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Last year the show went on what felt like an extended hiatus. I think they only did 6 shows the entire year and I was confused why they cut back. Well, in 2020 it feels like the show got Rejuvinated, and I think Liam Smart being there is helping. I also loved the new series they started where they rewrite each season of the show featuring a prominant alien from the season. They've only done season 1, but I'm looking forward to seeing how this series develops. In Voyager's 25th anniversary, it feels like TTJ has come back with a vengeance. Keep up the great work all.

Excellent Addition

By Newbie2234 - Nov 02 2017
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This podcast is excellent - between the content, the production quality, the hosts - great job.
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To The Journey: A Star Trek Voyager Podcast

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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 186: All Natural Borg Birth

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Origin of the Borg.

Ask a Star Trek fan about the how the Borg collective got started, and you might hear a few different theories. One is that the collective was started after V'ger joined with Decker in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Others point to stories in Star Trek literature that reveal the Borg Queen's rise to power over countless millions. But the truth is, nothing in canon states how the Borg came to be. Therefore, as promised at the end of the last show, Char and Tristan put their collective heads together and come up with their own version of how the Borg originated in this episode of To The Journey. Did their story match up to any theories of your own? Contact us at trek.fm/contact or on Twitter (@ohtheprofanity and @TheInsaneRobin) and let us know!

Hosts Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

Editor Tristan Riddell

Producer 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, Kay Janeway, and Joo Kim

Production Manager Richard Marquez

Send us your feedback! Twitter: @trekfm Facebook: http://facebook.com/trekfm Voicemail: http://www.speakpipe.com/trekfm Contact Form: http://www.trek.fm/contact Visit the Trek.fm website at http://trek.fm Subscribe in iTunes: http://itunes.com/trekfm

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Oct 14 2016

35mins

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Rank #2: To The Journey 85: Pwning the Voyager

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Rumored Voyager Episode Ideas.

People will say anything on the Internet. That's its beauty and its downfall. It's also why it's rarely wise to believe everything you read—because most of it probably isn't completely true. However, in this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan ignore their better instincts and discuss a list of rumored Voyager episode ideas that circulated the Internet in 1997 and 1998. Some ideas sound vaguely familiar, probably because they did eventually turn into aired episodes. For others, Char and Tristan are glad the writers dropped the notion. Still, the list includes a couple of gems that didn't make it on the show; and that's just tragic. Listen on and find out what the Voyager writers might have been considering for episodes in Seasons Three and Four.

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Chapters

Sounds Familiar (3:48)

Blue on Blue (4:28)

Revolution (6:44)

Black Hole Sun (8:30) 

Rabbit Hole (9:54)

Just, no. (14:07)

On the Bounty (16:19)

Tight Spot (18:39)

You Have No Idea (19:17)

Circle of Trust (22:09)

P-O'd (23:48)

Her? (27:39)

Hackers (29:09)

Evil (32:05)

Aug 14 2014

41mins

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Rank #3: 231: Oh Baby, Resistance Is Futile

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Spooky Voyager.  

It's the haunting of To The Journey! In this special Halloween episode of To The Journey, hosts Kay Shaw, Zachary Fruhling, and Suzanne Williamson go in search of the scariest, spookiest, and downright creepiest episodes, moments, and imagery in all of Star Trek: Voyager. While Voyager is often considered to be a fairly lighthearted Star Trek series by comparison, Kay, Zachary, and Suzanne probe Voyager's darkest corridors to reveal the hidden maleficence lurking deep within Voyager's bowels.  

Chapters  Intro (00:00:00)  Snacks are Irrelevant (00:02:44)  Coulrophobia (00:09:30)  Spooky Boobs (00:14:41)  Top of The Delta Quadrant Food Chain (00:20:40)  Let's Build Your Spleen! (00:28:28)  Captain Pinhead (00:32:51)  The Night is Young and the Web is Satin (00:37:58)  He Was Richard O'Brien (00:42:39)  Closing (00:47:55)  

Hosts  Kay Shaw, Zachary Fruhling, and Suzanne Williamson  

Production  Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Oct 26 2017

54mins

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Rank #4: To The Journey 48: Sub Unit

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Samantha and Naomi Wildman.

In this episode of To The Journey we continue our character analysis series with our favorite Katarian and her mom. Even though Naomi only had nineteen appearances, she made quite an impact on Voyager. She most definitely won the award for Least Annoying Kid on Star Trek. Tristan enjoyed the many versions of Naomi, Char cringed at her long gestation and horrifying birth, and Lorrie thought the writers just forgot about impregnating Samantha altogether. How do you feel about the pint-sized Captain’s assistant? 

Oct 31 2013

36mins

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Rank #5: 184: Janeway Sideboob

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"Resolutions" Commentary.

Sometimes when things in life get tough, you've got to indulge in a little bit of comfort. For Char and Tristan, that comfort is a heaping serving of Janeway and Chakotay goodness. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan indulge in "Resolutions," the episode that drove the J/C shippers wild 20 years ago...and still does. It's got the implausible romance setup of a man and a woman alone together on a planet, a bathtub, headboards, ancient legends, and of course, a primate. All the makings of a perfect love story for two people coming from vastly different backgrounds, but slowly coming together...until Tuvok and the Voyager crew come racing back to New Earth and rip them away from all that could have been. Le sigh.

Hosts Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt

Editor Tristan Riddell

Producer 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, Kay Janeway, and Joo Kim

Production Manager Richard Marquez

Send us your feedback! Twitter: @trekfm Facebook: http://facebook.com/trekfm Voicemail: http://www.speakpipe.com/trekfm Contact Form: http://www.trek.fm/contact Visit the Trek.fm website at http://trek.fm Subscribe in iTunes: http://itunes.com/trekfm

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Sep 30 2016

56mins

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Rank #6: To The Journey 46: Assimilate the Fro

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Species 8472.

The baddies of fluidic space, Species 8472 get their share of talk time in this episode of To The Journey. We love the thrill of any alien who can beat the Borg, and these CGI dudes sure could. In the three (or four) episodes they had a part in, they really shone as unstoppable villains. Char loves that they almost convince Chakotay to settle on Random M-Class Planet with his gal Kathryn, Lorrie loves that Harry got to wear ramen noodles out of his nose because of them, and Tristan would’ve loved to have seen them in an afro. 

Oct 17 2013

33mins

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Rank #7: 265: Sneaking the Snacks

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Seven of Nine Mini-Marathon. 

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling and Suzanne Williamson go into their alcoves for a Seven of Nine three-episode mini-marathon! Find out which Seven of Nine episodes Zachary and Suzanne love, and which episodes they love to hate, including Zachary's own version of the Seven of Nine Paradox. Zachary and Suzanne also discuss the return of Seven of Nine in the upcoming series, Star Trek: Picard.  

Chapters Intro (00:00:00) Spoiler! (00:02:12) Storytime With Chakotay (00:05:59) ZSNP (00:06:44) 1 of 2 (00:09:29) HASHTAG TangentTheJourney (00:13:08) Don't They Have Cameras? (00:15:37) It's the Loneliest Number (00:21:50) Kazon Have Kramer Hair (00:25:56) Closing (00:31:56) 

Hosts Zachary Fruhling and Suzanne Williamson 

Production Suzanne Williamson (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Aug 01 2019

44mins

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Rank #8: To The Journey 47: Transylvanian Arnold

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Five-Episode Marathon.

What Voyager episodes would you watch if you had five hours to spare? In this episode of To The Journey we talk about our sentimental favorites and those episodes we just keep coming back to over and over again. Tristan remembers his dad’s feelings about Voyager, Charlynn gets her J/C moments, and Lorrie relives her first Voyager experience. What’s your ideal marathon? 

Oct 24 2013

29mins

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Rank #9: To The Journey 57: Substitute Teacher

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The Borg.

We have engaged… the Borg… on To The Journey! The TTJ crew has been waiting so long to get to this episode, and this week we delve into the big baddies of the Delta Quadrant—the Borg. Char and Tristan talk about multiple Queens, mysteries of the Collective, and if the Borg were overused. TTJ asks several open ended questions this week and we all hope that you join the conversation in the Trek.fm forums!

Jan 09 2014

37mins

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Rank #10: To The Journey 81: Extreme Lower Back

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Ultimate Season Six Marathon.

It's a lazy Sunday afternoon. You have absolutely nothing to do, nowhere to be. How do you spend this time? Chances are, you do what Char and Tristan do, and that is watch several episodes of Star Trek. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan talk about which episodes they would pick for an ultimate Voyager Season Six marathon. Their picks aren't necessarily their favorites, nor are they in any particular order. Instead, they are selections for a superior marathon overall. Which episodes made their lists? Listen on and find out.

Jul 17 2014

35mins

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Rank #11: To The Journey 92: BA XO

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Most Memorable One-Liners.

One thing all Star Trek fans can agree on is that each show has its fair share of brilliant one-liners. Whether it's profound words coming from Spock or a snarky retort from The Doctor, every series has a variety of notable quotes. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan divulge just a few of the Voyager one-liners they consider the most enduring. In the interest of keeping the podcast at its usual length, they stopped at five apiece, but could have easily traded examples of the witty remarks all day.

Hosts
Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt
 
Editor and Producer
Tristan Riddell
 
Associate Producer
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Chapters

Tristan's First Pick (2:47)
Char's First Pick (5:51)
Tristan's Second Pick (7:35)
Char's Second Pick (10:23)
Tristan's Third Pick (12:20)
Char's Third Pick (13:52)
Tristan's Fourth Pick (15:06)
Char's Fourth Pick (17:10)
Tristan's Fifth Pick (19:45)
Cheating (20:52)
Char's Fifth Pick (22:02)
Honorable Mentions (23:59)
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Oct 02 2014

31mins

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Rank #12: 235: Neelix Interruptus

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Desert Island Episodes - Voyager Season 4.  

Season 4 of Star Trek: Voyager saw a great deal of change with the departure of Kes and the arrival of Seven of Nine. But it's also safe to say that Voyager hit its full stride in season 4, with the exploration of Seven of Nine's reclaimed humanity and some of the most memorable episodes in Voyager's entire run.  

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling, Suzanne Williamson, and Kay Shaw continue their "Desert Island" series, comparing their high-stakes choices for the top three Voyager episodes from this season that they would take with them to a desert island, forsaking all other episodes from season 4 forever. Find out who's coming over for Voyager night in whose desert-island hut, and who's watching which season 4 episodes alone.  

Chapters  Intro (00:00:00)  Barbecues and Babies (00:01:53)  It's All About the Pocket Watch (00:03:55)  The 'Frasier' Episode (00:12:21)  Voyager's 'Odyssey' (00:20:31)  A Person in Uniform (00:29:09)  They'd Have to Sedate Me (00:34:33)  You Can't Go Wrong With Ray Wise (00:39:08)  Honorable Mentions (00:43:42)  Closing (00:52:18)  

Hosts  Zachary Fruhling, Suzanne Williamson, and Kay Shaw  

Production  Kay Shaw (Editor) Suzanne Williamson (Producer) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Dec 14 2017

58mins

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Rank #13: 262: It Goes to Eleven

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Voyager Romance.  

From the on-screen romance of B'Elanna Torres and Tom Paris to romantic moments between various members of Voyager's senior staff, to various alien romances of the week, Star Trek: Voyager is perhaps the most romantic series in the entire Star Trektelevision franchise. In this special Valentine's Day episode of To The Journey, hosts Suzanne Williamson and Zachary Fruhling explore the many romances, both good and bad, in Star Trek: Voyager.  

Chapters  Intro (00:00:00)  Holograms Are People Too (00:02:21)  He Seems Nice (00:08:21)  Scruffotay (00:11:29)  There Are Different Love Languages (00:15:45)  Is Riker's List Equal to This? (00:23:08)  I Like You, But I Hate You (00:35:11)  Closing (00:37:54)  

Hosts  Suzanne Williamson and Zachary Fruhling  

Production  Suzanne Williamson (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Feb 14 2019

49mins

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Rank #14: 247: Boothby Is In

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Doomed Voyager Relationships - Part 2.  

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Zachary Fruhling and Suzanne Williamson continue their two-part discussion on doomed relationships in Star Trek: Voyager. In Part 2, Zachary and Suzanne explore the failed relationship attempts of B'Elanna Torres, Seven of Nine, Commander Chakotay, and Captain Janeway, from B'Elanna's old academy flame on the U.S.S. Equinox (who still wants his sweater back) to Captain Janeway's oddly specific holographic facial hair requirements.  

Chapters  Intro (00:00:00)  The Man in Black (00:02:43)  He Went All Pon Farr (00:05:33)  Lobster Has a Mind of its Own (00:11:05)  Hey There Seven (00:14:16)  Taxonomic Nomenclature (00:18:06)  She Just Used Him for His DNA (00:21:24)  Boothby Is In (00:25:37)  She's Gonna go to Jail for This, Or Worse (00:30:28)  Akoochimoya Cafe (00:33:14)  Dear Janeway Letter (00:36:40)  No Bathtub, Therefore Not a Good Match (00:39:19)  This Is Jeff Foxworthy (00:43:25)  He Has a Twinkle in His Eye (00:45:28)  Q Means Well (00:48:26)  Hashtag ReadTheBooks (00:52:20)  Closing (00:56:03)  

Hosts  Zachary Fruhling and Suzanne Williamson  

Production  Suzanne Williamson (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Apr 12 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #15: To The Journey 56: Why We Have Fanfic

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Resolutions Rewrite.

Thousands of Voyager fans have written Janeway/Chakotay fanfic to rework “Resolutions” to their liking. And in this episode of To The Journey, Tristan and Char join in. Tristan goes for the Harlequin romance angle, while Char doesn’t stop at just one episode and instead writes a three-part epic. Listen on and find out what exactly Tristan and Char had Janeway and Chakotay do in their idealized visions of “Resolutions.” And, of course, we speak at length about our favorite primate.

Jan 02 2014

41mins

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Rank #16: To The Journey 82: Mom Jeans

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Persistence of Vision Commentary.

In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan break out the coffee ice cream and do a commentary for Season Two's "Persistence of Vision." Topics include the numerous times The Doctor got shrunk, Neelix's meal serving schedule, Chakotay's disappearance in the turbolift, the numerous angles in which we see the Bun of Steel, and, of course, Torres's "sweet dream" of making out with Chakotay and how that wasn't awkward or weird at all. They aren't sure, but this might have all been a hallucination.

Jul 24 2014

54mins

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Rank #17: 248: There Shall Be No Peace As Long As Kirk Lives

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"Muse" Commentary.  

The Voyager story has always been epic in scope, with its 70-year journey home being reminiscent of Odysseus's ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the fall of Troy in the ancient Greek epic poem, The Odyssey. With this epic scope of the Voyager story, it's no accident that Kelis, a poet and playwright from an alien society reminiscent of ancient Greece, finds creative inspiration in the mission logs from the wreckage of the Delta Flyerin the sixth-season Voyager episode "Muse."  

In this episode of To The Journey, hosts Suzanne Williamson and Zachary Fruhling give an audio commentary on "Muse" and explore whether the Voyager story, or perhaps Star Trekin general, really has the power to end wars and create peace through drama as inspiration and cathartic release.  

Chapters  Intro (00:00:00)  Commentary (00:04:07)  Denouement (00:47:19)  Closing (00:52:29)  

Hosts  Suzanne Williamson and Zachary Fruhling  

Production  Suzanne Williamson (Editor) Zachary Fruhling (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Bruce Lish (Associate Producer) Joo Kim (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Associate Producer) Patrick Carlin (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager)

Apr 26 2018

59mins

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Rank #18: To the Journey 87: Timmy Likes Phasers

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Introducing Kids to Voyager.

When asking fellow fans how long they've been watching Star Trek, "I've been watching it since I was a kid" is a common response. Many of us became cognizant of Star Trek when we were quite young. The franchise means a great deal to us as we grew up with it. Now those of us with children are introducing Star Trek to our kids, in hopes of propagating the next generation of Star Trek fans. 

In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan take a suggestion from a listener and name the top five episodes of Voyager they would show to a young child, in hopes that they would be intrigued and entertained but not be subjected to content that would push the rating above PG.

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Chapters

I Think He Likes It (3:04)

Story Time (7:15)

Maybe Boring (11:14)

Pick Me Up (15:59)

Fun for Adults (20:53)

Aug 28 2014

30mins

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Rank #19: To The Journey 52: Hot Date with Netflix

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Season One Marathon.

Regular listeners know that TTJ loves its lists. And in this episode of To The Journey Char and Tristan combine that with another favorite thing—Voyager marathons. Char insists that any season one marathon must begin with “Caretaker,” and Tristan raves about “Jetrel,” which told the backstory of his favorite Talaxian. Listen on and find out which other season-one episodes made their lists!

Nov 28 2013

36mins

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Rank #20: To The Journey 55: Wild Oats

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Season Two Marathon.

Not the “best of” but rather what Char and Tristan believe would make an amazing five-episode stretch for a lazy Saturday afternoon. In this episode of To The Journey we talk about everything from Q to sentient robots bent on taking over the universe! But this is just our list. We’d love for you to head over to our forums and contribute your own Voyager Season-Two marathon extravaganzas!

Dec 19 2013

35mins

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