The latest project for Star Trek Voyagers’ captain Janeway is providing voice work for Bioware’s new fantasy role-playing video game "Dragon Age Origins". In a new interview promoting the game, Kate Mulgrew also talked Star Trek, including talking about the latest JJ Abrams movie, and the next one too. See below for excerpts.
Mulgrew wants back in
Kate Mulgrew got a cameo in Star Trek Nemesis in 2002, and it should come as no surprise that she would like to Trek again in the next Star Trek movie. The following Trek related excerpts are from a new interview at SciFi Now
What is it about Star Trek that captures the imagination so well?
Well isn’t it a perfect metaphor for life? First of all, mortality is an encapsulating thing; we are all in a ship of some kind. I mean, we’re all caught, aren’t we, in time or timelessness if you wish, and we are lost. All we have is each other, and the transcendence of time, race, creed, species, gender, all of it, I think that it’s probably the most advanced way of looking at the physical world, and that was Roddenberry’s extraordinary prescience. He understood that we know nothing, and to put these people in space, let alone an uncharted quadrant of space was a brilliant concept, a way of letting go of the mortal coil, and the slings and arrows of the world that really have no bearing at all on our souls. So it’s an exploration of the soul, isn’t it?
Have you seen the new Star Trek film?
I haven’t, I imagine that I’m going to be asked that all the time! I haven’t, but not for any bad reason; it’s a reason of comfort. I did Star Trek myself, and I want to enjoy it when I see it, I want to be comfortable when I see it, so I’m going to wait until I can see it in my living room. I understand that both of those young men [Pine and Quinto] are extraordinary. I’m sure it’s beautifully done. I just want to see it in the comfort of my home.
Would you ever consider a return to the character of Janeway?
I would, I’d love to return to Janeway! I’d love to do her in a movie, it would be great.
So if JJ Abrams came along and offered…?
I’d love to do it! I think he’d be wise to do it, don’t you? He should get Picard and myself in there. I think that’s a brilliant idea.
Go to scifinow.co.uk for the rest of the interview.
Mulgrew’s cameo as Admiral Janeway in "Star Trek Nemesis"
Mulgrew in Dragon Age
Here is a trailer showing Mulgrew (and Tim Curry) recording her voice work for Dragon Age: Origins.
More on Dragon Age: Origins at dragonage.bioware.com