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Run time: 50 minutes
Director: Donald R. Beck
Release date: 9 January 1995

Star Trek: Voyager – Inside the New Adventure was a special documentary, running for 50 minutes, produced by Beck-Ola Production for broadcasting by UPN on 9 January 1995, the week prior to the premiere of Star Trek: Voyager. Hosted by Robert Picardo, the program went behind the scenes at the making of the pilot episode, "Caretaker", as well as the creation of the series itself. Segments included interviews with the cast and crew, as well as a "day-in-the-life" feature following Ethan Phillips during the filming.

The host Robert Picardo

The hosting segments with Robert Picardo were filmed on Tuesday 13 December 1994 on the permanent sets on Paramount Stage 8 and 9, including the main bridge, mess hall, engineering, and sickbay. Simultanously, the main production shot the second day of re-shoots for the pilot episode "Caretaker" on Paramount Stage 16 and 18 on this day.

On the call sheet, it is noted that the Beck-Ola shoot started at 7:30 am. Robert Picardo had a makeup call at 8:00 am and a set call at 8:45 am. Michael DeMeritt worked as Second Assistant Director on this special and was replaced during the filming of "Caretaker" by Daren Sherman as 2nd Assistant Director. Patrick J. Vitolla worked as Extra Grip, Richard Chronister as Special Effects Artist, Scott McKnight as Lamp Operator, and Ben Betts as Video Operator, as noted on the call sheet.


In order of appearance:


Hosted by
Robert Picardo
Edited by
Christopher Jones
Supervising Producer
Rose Duignan
Written by
Stephen R. Wolcott
Produced and Directed by
Donald R. Beck
Associate Producer
Stephen R. Wolcott
Segment Editors
Dana Pandolfi
Rick Greenwald
Segment Producers
Bob Borgen
Dana Pandolfi
Assistant Director
Mario Celestino
Tape Operator
Steven Smith
Tom Denove
Ian Jones
Arnie Anderson
Mo Johnson
Scott McNight
Pat Vitolla
M. Scott Reader
Nina Kraft
Production Assistants
Steve Nice
Stephanie Rosato
Production Auditing
F.A.S.T. Accounting
Lisa Beck
Janine Stein
Production Services
Homewood Video
Leading Edge Productions
Audio Mixer
Tony Friedman
Audio Assistant
J. Galen Eby
Derek Sample
Audio Services
525 Post
Post Logic
Main Title Animation
d(N)a. broadcast design
The Producers Wish To Acknowledge The Assistance Of The Following Individuals
Cast and Crew of "Star Trek: Voyager"
Rick Berman
Michael Piller
Jeri Taylor
Herman Zimmerman
Michael Westmore
Richard James
Michael Okuda
Robert Blackman
Marvin Rush
Winrich Kolbe
Brad Yacobian
Merri Howard
Peter Lauritson
Dan Curry
Adam Howard
Jolynn Baca
David Livingston
Lisa Magee
Joe Chess
Diane Isaacs
Scott Rader
Gary Williamson
Michael Backanskas
Donovan Scott
Leisha Smith
Kevin Bouchez
Beck-Ola Productions
In Association With



Home video release

The documentary was originally going to be released in the UK in 1995 as part of a Collectors Edition set with VOY: "Caretaker" but it was first delayed and then canceled. A release did eventually substantiate in Germany 6 years later in 2001 when it was released as part of the 35 Jahre Star Trek boxset.

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