Delta Flyers is one of the best Star Trek podcasts out there. Each week the podcast hosts, Garrett Wang, and Robert Duncan McNeill get together to talk about an episode of Star Trek: Voyager. Of course, Star Trek fans know Wang and McNeill better as crewmembers Harry Kim and Tom Paris of the U.S.S. Voyager. The two former series stars host their podcast and are always willing to reveal interesting details about their time on the show.
During their review of the third season’s “The Chute”, Wang revealed that the set for the episode actually caused them to get sick, due to the oil-based smoke pumped into the episode.
Wang revealed that close to three-quarters of the crew and cast got bronchitis from being around the set for a prolonged period of time.
McNeill, not to be outdone, revealed that he and several others behind the scenes got chickenpox at one point.
The set seems to have been more of an issue than just the materials used, because the set had very-low hanging ceilings, causing McNeill to struggle with the setup.
Wang also reveals that he ended up hurting his knee on set as well. Making this a pretty brutal filming experience.
There have been several tales of Wang having issues on set, namely the time he was wearing the shoes of another actor, which had no-slip protection, causing him to slip on a wet plank and falling down.
Then of course there was the time that Wang got stranded in small-town California with Tim Russ and Jennifer Lien, getting stuck in the rain and having to walk across town to get their hotel.
The Delta Flyers are always good for a laugh and some surprising incite with Star Trek: Voyager, so if you’re looking for something to dive into, make Delta Flyers that pick.