Voyager

Voyager and the Pips: Starfleet Ranks in the Delta Quadrant by Trek fm

Trek fans can sound just like U.S. Naval Academy graduates: They know the difference between a lieutenant (junior grade) and an ensign, and they know that a crewman better stand up straight when speaking with a captain. Fictional centuries — and real-time decades — may separate all of the Star Trek incarnations, but there is a consistency in how Starfleet ranks are shown from the 22nd to the 24th centuries. 

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Greatness Adjusted for Inflation: Meet the Best Trek Ever by Trek fm

It’s probably safe to assume that you have your favorite version of Star Trek that you’ll readily defend until the sun explodes. Whether you’re an Original Series purist, a Picard-Diehard, a fan of the Abramsverse, or you just love it all, you’re one of the millions of dedicated fans across the globe.

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Teching the Tech on Voyager by Charlynn Schmiedt

“It’s some sort of chromo-dynamic module powered by a tripolymer plasma”

Sound familiar? Technobabble (or Treknobabble, if you will) is the term used to describe all of the jargon used on Star Trek. The quote above was delivered by Lieutenant Torres in the episode “Prototype” and is just one of many examples of the kind of tech talk Star Trek provides.

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Easy Out or Necessary Evil? Some Thoughts on the Doc’s Mobile Emitter by Lorrie Sears

The Doctor’s mobile emitter helped him break free from the confines of sickbay and the holodeck. Our intrepid Doctor, much to his chagrin, was a one-trick pony for most of the first two seasons of Voyager. Despite his first integration into the ship’s holodeck for the episode “Heroes and Demons,” and again merged with an alien technology to fight the diabolical clown in “The Thaw,” Doc mainly stayed in sickbay.

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Resetting Voyager by Trek fm

The “Reset Button”: it’s a phrase so thrown around when talking about Voyager that no fan can escape the Trek world without it finding its way into their ears at least once.  And, unlike a lot of the criticism fans give Voyager that might be subject to opinion, comments about the reset button do actually apply.

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Why Voyager Didn't Let Star Trek Down by Trek fm

Star Trek: Voyager is the much-maligned fourth incarnation of the Star Trek franchise. Starting in 1995 and ending its seven season run in 2001, Voyager never saw the same ratings as Star Trek: The Next Generation, nor the same high praise. Though it doesn’t suffer the same brutal slamming that Star Trek: Enterprise does, it still gets its fair share of derogatory jokes and scolding from many general Trek fans.

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The Good, the Bad, and Ugly of Holodeck Programs by Lorrie Sears

With Microsoft recently developing a basic “holo-desk” program that allows users to manipulate 3-D computer generated objects, a second look has been given to Star Trek holodeck programs and their uses.  Whether holodecks were used for training, medical programs, sports and recreation, the re-creation of real-life characters, novels, children’s’ entertainment and learning, or sex, the programs filled a need in starship crews’ lives.

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Trek Children: Looking Back At the Franchise's Youngest Crew Members by Lorrie Sears

TNG had Wesley Crusher. DS9 had Jake and Nog. Voyager had Naomi Wildman. Children, the literal “next generation,” are a small presence in Star Trek, yet some have a big impact. Whether they are annoying or endearing, the kids of Trek are not easily forgotten. Let’s take a look at those we got to know the most.

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The Best of Star Trek: Voyager by Tristan Riddell

Most people I’ve talked to would call finding the top five Star Trek: Voyager episodes a game of Boggle. “Shake the episodes and just pick five. They’re all the same level of garbage.” But there are a few, like myself, who look at Voyager and see classic SF adventure that has more to offer than just a rainbow-colored lizard chef. So here are my picks for the five best episodes.

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Dress for the Holidays with Voyager Avatars! by Trek fm

The holidays can be stressful, but not as stressful as being stranding on the other side of the galaxy! Despite the hectic events of the holiday season—such as fighting off Kazon for half-price bottled water or camping out to be first in the door at Vidiian’s Organ Emporium, the Voyager crew still found time for fun. And just to prove it, Trek.fm Voyager editor Charlynn Schmiedt snuck up behind each crew member and stuck a Santa hat on their head.

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10 Years Removed from Voyager: What's the Crew Up to Now? by Charlynn Schmiedt

It’s been ten years since the last episode of Star Trek: Voyager aired. With the exception of convention appearances, the world of Trek no longer consumes the cast’s lives. Here’s a look at what the actors and actresses behind the Voyager crew have been up to over the past decade.

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Vulcans Running Amok: The Pon Farr by Trek fm

Send the children into the other room for an episode of SpongeBob if you would, please. Actually, if any Vulcans are in the room, they may wish to join the children, as they may find SpongeBob preferable. Come to think of it, you might go too and make it a party. Just keep it down.

What is being written here today, no outworlder must know. Vulcans do not even discuss it amongst themselves!

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Borgified! The Assimilation of Star Trek: Voyager by Trek fm

“We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your episodes. We will add your series distinctiveness to our own. Your show will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.”

If there’s one distinct impression that Star Trek: Voyager left on the audience, it’s that perhaps the series should have been called Star Trek: Borg. But is this really true?

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