First Look At Robert Picardo On ‘Femme Fatales’ + Season 2 Kicks Off Friday Night

In June Star Trek: Voyager’s Bob Picardo will be appearing on Cinemax’s sexy cult show Femme Fatales. The series was co-crated by Star Trek superfan Mark Altman (Free Enterprise) so it is no surprise that the second season (premiering Friday night) has more Star Trek homages. And Mark has shared exclusive details and first looks of Picardo and more. Check it all out below


Robert Picardo takes on the Femme Fatales – Season 2 premieres Friday night

Cinemax’s anthology series Femmes Fatales returns on Friday night for its second season. The show is about "powerful, sexy and dangerous women" and it is inspired by and styled in the tradition of pulp stories, film noir and graphic novels and classic thriller TV series like The Twilight Zone. And in the fourth episode of the second season (airing June 29th), Star Trek Voyager’s Robert Picardo will appear in a sci-fi tinged episode titled "Bad Science." Picardo will be playing investor Ford Hawks whose company is funding experiments into teleportation.

Robert Picardo on "Femme Fatales"

The episode’s special effects were done by Emmy-winner Adam "Mojo" Leibowitz who worked on both Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek: Voyager. Femme Fatales was created by Steve Kriozere (NCIS, Necessary Roughness) and Mark A. Altman (writer/producer of the Star Trek love letter Free Enterprise and more recently a producer on Castle).

Effects shot from Femme Fatales episode "Bad Science" – featuring Picardo

Femme Fatales has been getting a lot of buzz, described by Entertainment Weekly as "a badass-chick anthology series" and Geek Monthly says it is “50% Tarantino, 50% Sin City, 100% Cool." Other guest stars for season two include Eric Roberts, Vivica A. Fox, Jeff Fahey, Casper Van Dien, Kyle Gass and Antonio Sabato, Jr.

Altman tells TrekMovie "fans will notice homages to “Mirror, Mirror,” including some original props from Star Trek II..and I’m hoping if we get renewed for a third season, Fred Freigberger can take over the show."

Actress Ashley Noel plays a “Mirror, Mirror”-like dual role in the Femme Fatales episode “Bad Science”

Femme Fatales’ second season premieres at 11pm Friday on Cinemax. Bear in mind that the show is part of Cinemax’s "After Dark" programming and it is intended for adults. More on the show at

In addition to the weekly episodes, podcasts for each episode will be available at as well as iTunes.

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Fred Freigberger? He has the distinction of ruining two shows–Star Trek and Space: 1999. That’s quite a track record. I know the guy was only kidding, but facts are facts!

It’s interesting because this isn’t the first connection to Star Trek that this show has had… at the end of Season 1, Chris Pine’s ex-girlfriend Jasmine Waltz guested on that show.

@1 DeBeckster, I hope he’s kidding, Mr. Freigberger has been dead since 2003.
I watch Femme Fatales, it’s a ok show if you want to kill some time. It definitely has a Twilight Zone/Outer Limits vibe with sex added. I guess like Showtime’s newer version of Outer Limits.

I always thought Robert Picardo was a great actor

The Doctor was easily the best character on “Voyager”.

“Please state the nature of the medical emergency…”

Perhaps an analgesic cream…

Mark Altman is always promoting…Mark Altman. Why no mention of Robert Burnett in your article? He directs many of the episodes as well as the writer/director of ‘Free Enterprise’

PIcardo’s character arc on Voyager was one of the few saving graces of the series. He did a great job as the doctor. I really enjoyed a lot of his stories.