Homecoming. In May of 2001, the Starship Voyager took her final on-screen voyage as Captain Janeway ordered her crew to "set a course... for home." Voyager had finally made it back to Earth after seven seasons in the Delta Quadrant, cut off from the Federation and their families. However, many viewers felt that the ending to Voyager was too abrupt. What about family reunions? What would happen to the Maquis crewmembers? And how would Voyager and her crew fit in to a Starfleet they had been separated from for so many years?
In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Bruce Gibson and Dan Gunther are joined by Warp Five's Brandi Jackola to talk about the Voyager relaunch novel Homecoming by Christie Golden. We discuss a troubling account of abuse, fixing "Endgame," wrapping things up too quickly, a holographic uprising, the return of the Borg, and finish by sharing our final thoughts and ratings.
In the news this week, Bruce and Dan discuss the implications of the newly-announced Jean-Luc Picard television series on the lit-verse, the return of the Star Trek: Waypoint comic from IDW this November, and review the final issue of the Star Trek: Discovery: Succession miniseries.
News Captain Picard Series (00:05:41) Waypoint (00:14:46) Secession #4 (00:17:41)
Feature: Homecoming Starting the Book (00:27:00) Child Abuse (00:29:26) Fixing Endgame (00:31:59) Everything Happens Fast (00:43:20) Harry and Libby (00:47:41) Icheb and Starfleet Academy (00:51:12) Transporters and Mark's Dog (00:53:35) Holostriking (00:57:59) Return of the Borg (01:07:27) B'Elanna and Tom (01:14:02) Ratings (01:15:28) Final Thoughts (01:23:04)
Hosts Dan Gunther and Bruce Gibson
Guest Brandi Jackola
Production Bruce Gibson (Editor and Producer) Dan Gunther (Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Associate Producer) Justin Oser (Associate Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer) Greg Rozier (Associate Producer) Jeffery Harlan (Associate Producer)