The Ready Room 89: You Can't Create a Stepford Boyfriend / by Trek fm

Fair Haven and Spirit Folk.

Being stranded 70,000 light years from the Federation, with just a small ship to call home, meant that the crew of Voyager really loved their holodecks. Tom enjoyed creating new locales for his shipmates, and sooner or later he was bound to go Irish. In this episode of The Ready Room we’re joined by Matthew Rushing and To The Journey’s Charlynn Schmiedt and Tristan Riddell to discuss Voyager’s Irish duology “Fair Haven” and “Spirit Folk.” They’re episodes fans love to hate, but there are some important questions asked amidst the cows and barfights—particularly about Janeway.

In news we remember actor Malachi Throne, who passed away on March 13, and we gather the latest on other Star Trek actors including Chris Pine being named Male Star of the Year, Patrick Stewart calling for an end to violence against women, plus new projects for Scott Bakula, Karl Urban, John Billingsley, and John Cho. We also examine the beautiful packaging and menu screens for the Enterprise Season One Blu-ray set, and speculate on the likelihood of the third J.J. film dropping in 2016. Oh… and there could be an unexpected pairing in Star Trek Into Darkness. 

Running Time 2 hours 6 minutes


Christopher Jones and Charlynn Schmiedt



Matthew Rushing and Tristan Riddell


Show Notes

Remembering Malachi Thorn, 1928-2013
 Chris Pine named Male Star of the Year by NATO
Special offer on Voyager and Enterprise DVDs
Enterprise Blu-ray packaging and onscreen menus
New projects for Scott Bakula
Karl Urban to star in J.J. Abrams’s new TV series Human
John Cho heading for Sleepy Hollow

Sir Patrick Stewart calls for an end to violence against women
Third J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie to hit theatres in 2016?


Feature: Fair Haven and Spirit Folk

Dealing with Janeway’s Isolation
Designer Holoboyfriend
Irish Production Values
PDF: Is That a Trick Question?
Talaxian Hamster Power
Coco Be Jealous
Relationship Resolution
Fabricated Space Crisis!
Final Thoughts


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