The Ready Room 168: It’s Not a Lie If You Believe It / by Trek fm

Live Fast and Prosper.

How much would you pay for Federation membership? Apparently in the Delta Quadrant you can get quick approval if you’ve got enough money—or ten kilotons of bolomite. Given that Voyager was constantly leaving her influence behind as she made her way back to Earth, it’s surprising that more aliens didn’t try impersonating the crew for their own gain. We know that at least one group did, and they played the part with unwavering dedication—especially in the case of faux Tuvok. 

In this episode of The Ready Room we’re joined by Charlynn Schmiedt and Matthew Rushing to discuss “Live Fast and Prosper,” the Dala who would be Janeway, Bizarro Chakotay, and Mobar, the alien who truly believed he was Vulcan.

In our news segment we discuss the 20th anniversary of Voyager as we remember the premiere of “Caretaker,” and debate the results of’s poll about which doctor fans would most want as their own.

Running time: 1 hour 31 minutes 32 seconds


Christopher Jones and Charlynn Schmiedt


Matthew Rushing

Editor and Producer

Christopher Jones

Associate Producer

Renee Roberts

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen


Remembering 20 Years of Voyager (00:02:49)
Poll: The doctor fans would most want as their own is… (00:15:04)

Feature: Live Fast and Prosper

Intro and Synopsis (00:23:34)
Loose Lips Sink Ships (00:27:22)
Imposters! (00:32:29)
Reputation Harmed (00:42:58)
Flaws In Execution (00:51:05)
Doctor In Drag (00:58:44)
One Redeeming Thing (01:06:15)
Final Thoughts (01:13:32)
Closing (01:20:39)

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