To The Journey 121: Be Informed / by Charlynn Schmiedt

"Emanations" and "Half a Life" Comparison.

We often watch Star Trek because it makes us ponder heavy topics. Certain episodes drive us to consider how we feel about life after death and the treatment of our elders as they require more help from others. In this episode of To The Journey, Char and Tristan discuss these themes as they compare Voyager's "Emanations" with TNG's "Half a Life." Each episode deals with ritual suicide from a slightly different angle. Listen on and find out what Char and Tristan think of these episodes, the messages contained therein, and whether they prefer one episode over the other.

For more information:
- Coping with a terminal illness:
- Alzheimer's Disease:
- Suicide prevention:
- Dealing with the death of a loved one:
 - Coping with suicide loss:
- Writing a will:
- Notarizing a will:
- VA Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 (Press #1)
- VA Crisis Line Website:

Running Time: 47 minutes 39 seconds


Tristan Riddell and Charlynn Schmiedt


Tristan Riddell


Charlynn Schmiedt

Associate Producers

Kenneth Trip, Jamie Duce and Aaron Harvey

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen


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Take it Back (00:20:30)
Prevent (00:24:33)
Fail (00:35:45)
Urban (00:40:18)
Next Week (00:46:45)

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