Una McCormack: The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway
Kathryn Janeway is known for her strength, drive, dedication, and nurturing nature. But how did her childhood and early career shape the woman who led her crew back from the Delta Quadrant, against all odds?

In this episode of Literary Treks, hosts Matthew Rushing and C Bryan Jones are joined by Kathryn’s ghostwriter—also know as Una McCormack—to find out how parents, grandparents, and even that pesky little sister, helped a young girl from Indiana become one of Starfleet’s most decorated admirals. We also discuss the important role that mentors play in our lives and how the Federation–Cardassian Wars influenced Janeway and those growing up in Starfleet families during the 24th century. In our news segment, we review the first two issues of the Star Trek: Voyager IDW comic miniseries Seven’s Reckoning.

Chapters
Intro (00:00:00)
Star Trek Voyager: Seven’s Reckoning, Issues 1–2 (00:03:14)
Feature: The Autobiography of Kathryn Janeway (00:16:41)
Origin of the Project (00:17:51)
Creating Kathryn’s Childhood (00:19:45)
Father–Daughter Relationship (00:25:51)
Choosing the Stories that Inspire (00:35:28)
The Role of Mentors (00:42:15)
Cardassian Backdrop (00:48:08)
Workforce and Janeway’s Desires (00:56:30)
A Nurturing Nature (01:01:59)
Mars! Mars! Mars! (01:07:00)
Closing (01:13:34)

Hosts
Matthew Rushing and C Bryan Jones

Guest
Una McCormack

Production
C Bryan Jones (Editor and Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Greg Rozier (Associate Producer) Casey Pettitt (Associate Producer)

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Category:Voyager -- posted at: 3:48am MDT

49: Deconstructing Kathy

Kirsten Beyer: Protectors.

Since leaving television, Star Trek: Voyager has grown into the rich story that it always had the potential to deliver. Through the deft pen of author Kirsten Beyer, the characters have evolved, the stakes have been raised, and the overall depth of Voyager's world has grown. Her latest novel, Protectors, picks up after the destruction of four fleet vessels at the hands of the Omega Continuum. In the story, the U.S.S. Voyager and the U.S.S. Demeter set course for a region of the Delta Quadrant far beyond anything previously explored. But it isn't just space that is explored. Upon her return from the dead, Janeway must face the consequences of her past actions.

In this episode of Literary Treks hosts Matthew Rushing and Christopher Jones are joined by Kirsten to discuss the writing of Protectors, the process of tearing down Janeway and building her back up, the evolution of Chakotay and Paris, and what it is like to write Star Trek stories that are displaced in time from the rest of the 24th-century literature. Plus, in our news segment, we learn about a new Department of Temporal Investigations story and two new Enterprise novels—all coming to us from Christopher L. Bennett—and we review Star Trek Ongoing #29, Parallel Lives, Part I.

Direct download: lt-049.mp3
Category:Voyager -- posted at: 8:00pm MDT

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