Voyager Revisited

  • Autor: Vários
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A podcast for Star Trek fans who love Voyager and for those who want to revisit their earlier opinions.


  • 32: We'll Always Have Unimatrix Zero (The Two-Parters)

    31/05/2022 Duração: 01h03min

    Hugo Award-winner Frank Wu comes back to the podcast to talk about another big story featuring the Borg Queen. We discuss the merits of Seven’s love interest, the advisability of getting assimilated on purpose, and (our favorite subject) why Harry Kim keeps getting dissed. Even the Borg Queen zings him. (Looking for Equinox from Season 5/6 that comes before Unimatrix Zero in the series of two parters? We covered it in Episode 3 of Voyager Revisited, “You Can’t Underestimate Seven” with Brianna Wu.) Jean MacDonald with Frank Wu.

  • 31: Bad Dad of the Dark Frontier (The Two Parters)

    24/04/2022 Duração: 52min

    In the latest of our two-part Voyager stories, we spend quality time with the Borg Queen and returning podcast guest Tammy Coron. We discuss about Seven’s childhood and why the promise of connection in the collective would be so seductive. And we rank the mother figures in Seven’s life. (Her dad gets a failing grade.) Jean MacDonald with Tammy Coron.

  • 30: Klingon Neelix Is Killing It (The Two-Parters)

    07/04/2022 Duração: 52min

    Jeff Gamet, tech journalist, podcaster, and big fan of Star Trek, returns to Voyager Revisited to discuss The Killing Game, a two-part story from Season 4 that lets us really get to know those scary Delta Quadrant bad guys, the Hirogen. It’s another great two-parter, in which we see our crew used as playthings for the Hirogen, whose only purpose is to hunt. Janeway is a French Underground leader, Seven is a torch singer, and Neelix is a badass Klingon, thanks to the holodeck. But we reserve our highest praise for Harry Kim, who had to heroically manage the ship and outwit the Hirogen. That guy deserves a promotion. Jean MacDonald with Jeff Gamet.

  • 29: Year of Hell Revisited (The Two-Parters)

    30/10/2021 Duração: 52min

    Don’t be alarmed! This is not a temporal incursion. Year of Hell is one of the most admired episodes of Voyager. One year ago, on episode 19 of this podcast, software developer and podcaster Tammy Coron was our guest. We were six months into the pandemic, and Year of Hell really struck home for both of us. Tammy’s situation especially, being flung into a pandemic with an unexpectedly extended family, was akin to Captain Janeway’s challenges in the Delta Quadrant. And like Janeway, we don’t know how long it will take, but we are still on a mission to see everyone through. We’re re-releasing this episode so that it’s in chronological order with the rest of the two-parters.. Enjoy this for the first time, enjoy a relisten, or skip to the next podcast episode, which will be all about the scary Hirogen. Jean MacDonald with Tammy Coron.

  • 28: Scorpion's True Nature (The Two-Parters)

    18/10/2021 Duração: 48min

    John Chidgey, engineer, podcaster, and big fan of Seven of Nine, returns to Voyager Revisited to discuss Scorpion, the two-part story that concludes Season 3 and opens Season 4. Scorpion is best known for the introduction of Seven, but on this rewatch, we notice that Seven doesn’t even appear until Part 2, and that the strain in the working relationship between Janeway and Chakotay is a key part of this story. Jean MacDonald with John Chidgey.

  • 27: The Future Never Ends (The Two Parters)

    03/10/2021 Duração: 49min

    We are covering all the two-part stories in Voyager. They are all excellent. The Voyager crew return to Earth.

  • 26: Back to Basics (The Two Parters)

    30/08/2021 Duração: 55min

    We are covering all the two-part stories in Voyager. They are all excellent. We’ve already done Caretaker (“Invitation to a Holographic Hoedown”). Next up is Basics, in which the Kazon, under Seska’s treacherous leadership, take over Voyager, maroon the crew on a primitive planet, and find that they are no match for a hologram and sociopath. Casey Liss of The Accidental Tech Podcast joins us for this classic Star Trek action adventure story. Jean MacDonald with Casey Liss.

  • 25: The Rediscovered Vulcan

    10/04/2021 Duração: 51min

    We’re celebrating the 30th anniversary Star Trek IV: The Undiscovered Country this week on The Incomparable network. Have a listen to not one but two panels, on the mothership episode and on Random Trek. Then come back here for the two podcasters missing from those panels as we take a deeper dive into the Vulcan who was missing from the film, Voyager’s own Tuvok. Flashback (S3E2) was itself a 30th anniversary homage to the original series. Tuvok returns to the Excelsior, serving under Captain Sulu, and turns out it’s Tuvok who served Sulu that iconic cup of tea from Star Trek VI opening scene. James Thomson, regular panelist at The Incomparable and developer of famous software programs, is our guest. Jean MacDonald with James Thomson.

  • 24: The Dark Night of Janeway's Soul

    27/02/2021 Duração: 55min

    Psychotherapist and host of a weekly tech and culture show, Georgia Dow talks about the mental health consequences for the Voyager crew as they travel through a large swath of space empty of stars, planets, and other ships. In “Night,” Janeway obsessively dwells on her decision that stranded Voyager in the Delta quadrant four years earlier. The rest of the crew also experiences the deleterious effects of nothing new to see or do, ranging from constant bickering to panic attacks. Jean MacDonald with Georgia Dow.

  • 23: Little House on the Class M Planet

    13/02/2021 Duração: 36min

    Podcaster and comic con host Moisés Chiullán returns to the podcast for a romance-themed episode inspired by Valentine’s Day. We watch the classic episode “Resolutions” which finds Janeway and Chakotay stranded on a planet together, possibly for the rest of their lives, left to fend for themselves. They do have prefab housing, scientific equipment, a replicator and other tech, but only each other (and one inconvenient monkey) for company. Meanwhile, the rest of the crew hates Acting Captain Tuvok for leaving the pair behind, even though he is totally right. Jean MacDonald with Moisés Chiullan.

  • 22: Resistance is Futile: Talking Voyager with Dad

    01/02/2021 Duração: 34min

    This episode’s guest is Bob MacDonald Sr., self-proclaimed 85-year-old codger, retired teacher, and the man who bought our family a color TV so we could watch Star Trek when it first aired in 1966. We talk about space mission launches we witnessed in our home state of Florida, I try to explain the multitude of new Trek series, and I fail completely to turn him into a fan of Voyager and Captain Janeway. Jean MacDonald with Bob MacDonald, Sr..

  • 21: Organics Are So Revolting

    09/01/2021 Duração: 54min

    Shelly Brisbin is the latest guest. She’s a fan of B’Elanna Torres and The Doctor, so we chose Revulsion (S4E5) for our homework. The story of the lonely hologram, stranded on a ship by himself, is one of the best Voyager episodes, with Torres and The Doctor forming an away team to help repair both the ship and the holographic matrix. But something is wrong, which leads to a tense and fascinating story. Guest star Leland Orser is one of the best in the Voyager series, with a creepy performance as the “isomorph” Dejaren, who resists The Doctor’s optimistic attitude towards humans. This episode is also known for Seven of Nine’s matter-of-fact rebuff of Harry Kim’s attempts to woo her as they begin work on the new astrometrics lab, and if you are a fan of Tom + B’Elanna, there’s a key moment in their newly-acknowledged attraction for each other. Jean MacDonald with Shelly Brisbin.

  • 20: Voyager's Lower Decks

    30/11/2020 Duração: 50min

    Star Trek is giving some attention to the junior crew this year in Lower Decks, the animated series available on CBS All Access. In this episode of Voyager Revisited, our homework was to watch Good Shepherd (S6E20), in which Janeway gives some attention to three misfits by leading them on their first away mission. Return guest Miraz Jordan suggested this focus on the crew that we don’t usually see, and we both enjoyed it! (Special bonus celebrity sighting: Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine has a brief cameo.) Jean MacDonald with Miraz Jordan.

  • 19: Leading Your Crew Through A Year Of Hell

    29/10/2020 Duração: 50min

    Tammy Coron, software developer, author and podcaster, comes back to Voyager Revisited to discuss Janeway again. Tammy appeared on our second episode, “What Would Janeway Do?” We continue to take lessons from Voyager’s captain, this time examining Janeway’s leadership style under extreme duress, and we glean some inspiration for our own extraordinary challenges this year. Jean MacDonald with Tammy Coron.

  • 18: Neelix Has Had It With Your Condescending Attitude

    12/10/2020 Duração: 54min

    James Dempsey returns to Voyager Revisited to chat about our favorite Talaxian, Neelix. This week’s homework, Rise (S3E19), gives us a chance to appreciate the challenges that Neelix has overcome, making his characteristic sunny disposition even more remarkable. But there is only so much sniping he can tolerate from his Vulcan commanding officer Tuvok as they attempt to rescue themselves after a shuttle crash. The episode is a classic action adventure story, mixed with bits of the classic whodunit. Jean MacDonald with James Dempsey.

  • 17: Pheromones Defeat Death Ray!

    26/09/2020 Duração: 53min

    Playwright David J. Loehr, fellow podcaster on The Incomparable network, discusses one of his favorite episodes of Star Trek ever: Bride of Chaotica! (Yes, the title has an exclamation point.) David has a deep love of the 1930s serial adventure form, so it’s a treat to listen as he admires all the beautiful touches which elevate the episode well above a typical holodeck shenanigans story. When Captain Janeway must play Arachnia, Queen of the Spider People, to prevent a war between photonic aliens and Chaotica’s Army of Evil, it is a fun romp for the crew and the fans. Jean MacDonald with David J. Loehr.

  • 16: Challenge Testing the Phage Vaccine

    06/09/2020 Duração: 55min

    Frank Wu is back! Besides being a Hugo Award winning artist, Frank holds a Ph.D. in Bacterial Genetics. He’s the perfect guest to analyze—and criticize—the Vidiian scientists and their method for finding a cure for that debilitating and disfiguring curse known as The Phage. With his genetics expertise, Frank also explains how unlikely it would be to successfully divide B’Elanna Torres into two individuals. Jean questions whether Klingon B’Elanna would actually know how to replicate a soufflé, and whether Human B’Elanna would have ever dared apply to the Starfleet Academy. Finally, Frank proposes a new field of science, Zoocryptoxenophrenology. Jean MacDonald with Frank Wu.

  • 15: Paris in Lockdown

    01/08/2020 Duração: 56min

    Thirty Days, Season 5, Episode 9 - We finally set our sights on Tom Paris. I admit that gingers are my weakness, so I’ve always had a bit of a crush on Paris. Jeff Gamet of Smile Software and former editor at The MacObserver (who happens to be a ginger) is this episode’s guest as we talk about what makes Paris tick, and why his character is redeemable. This episode’s homework is “Thirty Days,” which shows us how Paris gets demoted and confined to the brig. So even if you don’t like Tom, maybe you’ll enjoy watching him be dressed down by a very angry Captain Janeway. (Many thanks and a Jiballian fudge cake to Brian Hamilton for editing this episode!) Host Jean MacDonald with Jeff Gamet.

  • 14: B'Elanna Torres: 50% Klingon, 100% Engineer

    01/05/2020 Duração: 46min

    Dreadnought, Season 2, Episode 17 - Miraz Jordan, a writer, educator, and longtime Mac nerd who lives in New Zealand joins Jean to talk about one of our favorite crew members, B’Elanna Torres. The homework for this episode is to watch Dreadnought, a brilliant showcase of B’Elanna’s engineering skills. We talk about how the missile is such a perfect foil for B’Elanna strengths and foibles, and how her deep insecurities about doing the right thing set her back. Host Jean MacDonald with Miraz Jordan.

  • 13: The Picard Support Group Is Now In Session

    03/04/2020 Duração: 31min

    PICARD, FROM A VOYAGER FAN POINT OF VIEW - STAR TREK: PICARD SPOILERS ABOUND! On a special episode of Voyager Revisited, Brianna Wu returns to discuss the new Picard series, which just wrapped, from Voyager fan point of view. Of course we talk about Seven Of Nine’s new incarnation as badass Fenris Ranger; we imagine how Robert Picardo and the Voyager EMH might have been integrated into Picard; and we complain about the short shrift accorded a favorite Voyager character. Host Jean MacDonald with Brianna Wu.

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