Bogg and Jeffrey first met when Bogg's Omni malfunctioned and took him to 1982 (the circuitry of Bogg's Omni was set to allow him only as late as 1970), landing him in the apartment of Jeffrey's aunt and uncle, who were caring for him after his parents' death. Jeffrey accidentally fell out of a window, causing Bogg to jump out to rescue him by activating the Omni. Bogg's Guidebook - which contained a detailed description of how history should unfold - had been grabbed by Jeffrey's dog Ralph, and so Bogg had to rely on Jeffrey (whose father was a history professor) to help him.
|Jon-Erik Hexum||Phineas Bogg|
|Meeno Peluce||Jeffrey Jones|
|Stephen Liska||Voyager Drake|
|Tracy Brooks Swope||Voyager Oliva|
|Jenny Neumann||Voyager Susan|
|Ed Begley Jr.||Wilbur Wright|
|Donald Petrie||Orville Wright|
|Gregg Henry||Teddy Roosevelt|
|Steven Keats||Thomas Edison|
|William Lucking||Babe Ruth|
|John Anderson||Abraham Lincoln|
|Alex Hyde-White||Charles Dickens|
|Keye Luke||Kublai Khan|
|Peter Donat||George Washington|
|Robert Donner||Buffalo Bill Cody|
|Nicholas Pryor||Franklin Delano Roosevelt|
|Michael Ensign||Arthur Conan Doyle|
|Jonathan Frakes||Charles Lindbergh|
The Voyagers are a group of humans who help correct history when it goes wrong. Bogg says "We travel through time to help history along. Give it a push when it's needed. When the Omni's Red it means history's wrong. Our job is to get everything back on track" They can be recruited from any point in history, for example, Phineas Bogg was a pirate from a few hundred years ago when he was chosen to be a Voyager. Voyager Recruits attend Voyager Academy and upon graduation was given an Omni and a Voyagers Guidebook.
Voyagers who tamper with history for their own benefit or violate the Voyager Code stand trial at Voyager headquarters, where they have a Defense attorney to defend them, and a prosecutor called the Voyager Tribunal-Code Violation Prosecutor. Evidence is generally presented using the Omni memory banks of Voyagers.
Once, Thomas Edison, while struggling to invent the electric light, even attempted to disassemble an Omni to find out how its lights worked, but was unable to discover how the device functioned. However, he was able to reassemble it back into working order.
Phineas Bogg's Omni was made of brass and was hardwired to take him no further ahead than 1970, but it malfunctioned and took Bogg to 1982 where he met young Jeffrey Jones. It is unknown why the hardwiring was originally done though it is interesting to note that Jeffrey's birthday happens to be October 3, 1970 and it is insinuated that Jeffrey may eventually succeed Bogg as a full-time Voyager someday. The Omni's cover bore the Voyager logo, an elaborate letter V, as well as the inscription "Time Waits For No Man".
The Voyagers Guidebook is to be carefully guarded, as it contained secrets of the past, present and future. The Guidebook is key in helping a Voyager find out what needed to be fixed when the Omni displayed a red light. The Guidebook is referred to throughout the series, and is actually used by female Voyager Olivia Dunn in the episode "Voyagers of the Titanic". (At the conclusion of that episode, in Paris, 1912, Dunn uses her guidebook to show Bogg and Jeffrey the outcome of their now-completed mission.)
The pages of the Guidebook were never shown in the series but it is what all Voyagers were trained to rely upon, in order to complete missions. When Bogg was put on trial in the episode "The Trial Of Phineas Bogg", Voyager Drake, the villain of the series, made losing his book the first criminal charge against Bogg in court.