Star Trek: Voyager’s Kate Mulgrew is finally reprising Captain Janeway
Star Trek: Voyager legend Kate Mulgrew is finally reprising her role of Captain Janeway, and we couldn’t be more thrilled.
The actress confirmed that she’ll be stepping back into Janeway’s shoes for Nickelodeon’s new animated series Star Trek: Prodigy at tonight’s Star Trek Universe New York Comic-Con virtual panel.
‘I have invested every scintilla of my being in Captain Janeway, and I can’t wait to endow her with nuance that I never did before in Star Trek: Prodigy,’ Kate enthused.
‘How thrilling to be able to introduce to these young minds an idea that has elevated the world for decades.
‘To be at the helm again is going to be deeply gratifying in a new way for me.’
Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman added: ‘Captain Janeway was held to a different standard than her predecessors.
‘She was asked to embody an inhuman level of perfection in order to be accepted as “good enough” by the doubters, but showed them all what it means to be truly outstanding.’
He continued: ‘We can think of no better captain to inspire the next generation of dreamers on Nickelodeon, than she.’
Kate began playing Janeway in 1995 and she made history in the Star Trek franchise when she became the first female captain as a series regular in a leading role.
Star Trek: Prodigy follows a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning and salvation.
The series received an official two-season order from Nickelodeon in April.
It uses computer-generated animation, differing from previous animated Star Trek series, and is intended for younger audiences than the previous series in the franchise.
Star Trek: Prodigy is set to premiere in 2021.
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