Fans of Star Trek: Voyager have gotten some good news. It was announced recently that the series was going to be starting a crowdfunding campaign to begin financing a documentary on Voyager, which would include interviews with the cast and crew of the series.
The campaign was for $150k but ended up exceeding that goal and hitting $625k, with that number still climbing. For a comparison of how beloved Voyager is still, all these years later, the “critically better” Star Trek: Deep Space Nine did their own amazing documentary called What We Left Behind, made by the same production company, and it raised $300k. Nothing to sneeze at by any means. Just putting Voyager’s historical significance in Star Trek canon into perspective.
For those who have not yet seen What We Left Behind, it’s available for free on Tubi, YouTube, Peacock, and other streaming services.
That takes us back to the Voyager documentary and the big reveal of its name, as first reported from TrekMovie.com, which is…
"To The Journey: Looking Back at Star Trek: Voyager"
There’s a stellar Starfleet-inspired logo to go along with the name as well.
So why that name? Well, it comes from the Voyager series finale when Voyager finally returns to Earth to start the show. It’s decades into the future and the crew reunites at Admiral Janeway’s place, where Reginald Barclay, one of the men responsible for getting the crew home, gives a toast and speaks that line, “To the journey.”
Always the perfectionist, Janeway decides she’s not happy with this version of the “choose your own adventure” book she’s reading and hops back to a previous point in the story by time-traveling back to when the crew was only seven years into their journey.
The fundraising isn’t over, and the hope is for the campaign to hit $900k so they can remaster the footage into high definition. There’s still a bit over a week left as of press time, so you can still donate at this link if you’d wish.