Star Trek: Voyager’s The Delta Flyer podcast is smartly shifting gears.
Star Trek saw a boom of podcasts start over the last four or five years, usually with some cast member from a specific show helping host things. The 7th Rule featured Cirroc Lofton of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine fame, while Dominic Keating and Connor Trinneer are hosting the Shuttlepod Podcast. Then there’s Robert Duncan McNeill and Garrett Wang’s show called The Delta Flyer.
Each podcast does something different, with The 7th Rule doing reviews of shows, mostly Deep Space Nine at this point, but they’ve done others. The Shuttlepod Podcast is mostly an interview format where they talk to other Trek and sci-fi stars about their shows and films. The Delta Flyer podcast was primarily a Voyager recap show.
Now, however, after the crew of the Delta Flyer finished their review of Voyager, they’re shifting gears. As our own Rachel Carrington wrote about, The Delta Flyers are expanding their format past their standard two-person show format and bringing in two new names, who will help usher in the new era of the Delta Flyers; Deep Space Nine.
Joining Wang and McNeil will be Terry Ferrell and Armin Shimerman of DS9 fame. Ferrell played Jadzia Dax for six seasons, while Shimerman played Quark for the entire length of the show. McNeil and Wang likewise, starred on Voyager as Tom Paris and Harry Kim respectably.
A brilliant move for several reasons.
Switching gears from Voyager to Deep Space Nine made all the sense in the world
The pivot made sense in a number of ways. Not only is the podcast popular and successful, thus warranting more episodes but in the world of Star Trek, the Deep Space Nine space station maddered for the Voyager crew.
It was at Deep Space Nine that the Voyager ship and crew departed for a mission that would end up getting them stuck in the Delta Quadrant, 70 years away from Earth. So the fact that the Voyager-centric podcast is shifting gears some and going back to what helped them break out is all the more impressive.
Going back to how the show started, and specifically where the show started, was a brilliant call, and landing two of the most popular talents from the show is even better