Trek Geeks #212: Chakotay


As our year-long celebration of Star Trek: Voyager’s 25th Anniversary continues, this week we examine a character that we’ve really grown to love.

As First Officer of the USS Voyager, he was responsible for executing the Captain’s vision–but that wasn’t how his path began in “Caretaker.” A Maquis terrorist, he was thrust in to the role when stranded in the Delta Quadrant. Over time, he became indispensable to Captain Janeway and the epitome of what an outstanding Starfleet Officer should be.

Join us this week as we look at Chakotay on the Flagship of the Trek Geeks Podcast Network!


Every note of music you hear on Trek Geeks is the amazing work of the band Five Year Mission. They’re writing one song for each episode of Star Trek–and we are HUGE fans!

They even have a rather eponymously named podcast here on the Trek Geeks Network! This week, their kids take to the mic to tell us what they’ve learned about Star Trek from dudes in a Star Trek band! Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever you download podcasts!

5YM, of course, is every note of music you hear on Rewind, and we couldn’t be more grateful. Go get yourself a copy of all their CDs: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Spock’s Brain, and The Trouble With Tribbles. It’s easy–head on over to RIGHT NOW and get that physical media in your hands! We just KNOW you’ll become huge fans of the band and their music!