Kate Mulgrew returning as Capt. Janeway in Star Trek: Prodigy

Kate Mulgrew returning as Capt. Janeway in Star Trek: Prodigy

A woman speaks into a microphone in front of the original Star Trek logo.
Enlarge / Kate Mulgrew talking on a panel in the course of the seventeenth annual official Star Trek conference on August 4, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Actress Kate Mulgrew, who performed Captain Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager, is returning to the franchise to reprise her position within the upcoming Star Trek: Prodigy animated sequence, ViacomCBS introduced right now.

Mulgrew popped in to make made the shock announcement in the course of the finish of a Star Trek panel at this yr’s all-virtual New York Comedian Con. “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,” Mulgrew mentioned. “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.”

Govt Producer Alex Kurtzman leveled a sideways blow on the sexism that dogged the primary feminine Star Trek captain when she was solid within the Nineties, saying, “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. We can think of no better captain to inspire the next generation of dreamers on Nickelodeon, than she.”

Mulgrew starred as Janeway in all seven seasons of Star Trek: Voyager, operating from 1995 by means of 2001. Her most up-to-date on-screen look in Star Trek was a cameo as Admiral Janeway within the 2002 movie Star Trek: Nemesis.

Prodigy, the primary fashionable* Star Trek sequence to be explicitly focused to a younger viewers, will likely be coming to Nickelodeon in some unspecified time in the future in 2021. In accordance with ViacomCBS, the present “follows a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning, and salvation.”

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The pc-animated sequence would be the fourth spin-off Star Trek sequence to comply with the launch of Star Trek: Discovery, becoming a member of Picard, Decrease Decks, and the nonetheless in-production Unusual New Worlds.

*Star Trek: The Animated Collection ran as a Saturday morning cartoon in 1973 and 1974; all Treks since then have been aimed more-or-less at grown-ups. Together with Decrease Decks, which solely tries to achieve our inside 12-year-old selves, somewhat than literal kids.

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