The Chakotay Chronicles


Inexplicably, I’m a fan of Star Trek: Voyager.

Some time back, I appeared on Sean P. Aune’s Scattercast, and he and I talked, amongst other things, about Chakotay, the walking plot-hole from Star Trek Voyager.

The reason this came up is because I spend an hour a night, while I’m editing up the next morning’s posts forSiliconANGLE, watching Voyager.  Don’t ask me why – the reasons why I’m somehow still engrossed in the re-watching of this show have long been forgotten. At this point it’s just a compulsion to slog through the rest of the shows and just finish it.

One of the things I’ve noticed, thanks to Sean pointing it out, is how when the show progresses, Chakotay’s screen time shrinks.  It’s to the point where it’s comical – he’s the first mate of the ship, a major figure in the show, and he’s only on screen for less than a total of a minute in most of the later episodes.

Sean joked that I should do a blog series where I catalogue the appearances of Chakotay on Voyager.  Seeing as I’m lacking any real justification to watch the show at this point, I decided to take that joke seriously.

These are my voyages.


The Chakotay Chronicles: Season 6, Episode 22: Muse

The Chakotay Chronicles: Season 6, Episode 24: Life Line

The Chakotay Chronicles: Season 6, Episode 25: The Haunting of Deck 12

Update (Nov. 29, 2010): I’ve long since stopped my chronicling of Chakotay. I’ll probably get back to it at some point, but some time last year when I started this asinine project, I wound up switching from Verizon’s set top box service to a custom cut-cord solution involving xBox, PlayOn, and Windows Media Server. Bottom line: until I get a box set of Voyager (or it’s available in full on Hulu), I’m probably not going to finish this any time soon.