There is a little tidbit from the May issue of SFX Magazine which went by our notice, but based on some more recent news, it could be significant. It could possibly even be a hint at the return of Kate Mulgrew as Janeway in live-action Star Trek.
Prodigy crossover to live-action?
In a feature about the animated series Star Trek: Prodigy in SFX there was a brief interview with Kate Mulgrew, which included the following exchange:
Is there any chance we’ll see any of the characters in live action Star Trek in the future?
[She leans across the chair and grins] I think there’s a likelihood, actually…
It’s possible that Mulgrew is just speculating, but if she is talking about something specific, it could be related to Alex Kurtzman recently confirming that there is going to be a Star Trek Universe crossover coming up. So maybe live-action versions of the characters could appear in another Star Trek series. Of course, being that Prodigy characters are mostly aliens, any live-action version would likely involve a combination of prosthetic makeup, puppetry, and CG effects.
Mulgrew plays two characters on the show: Hologram Janeway of the USS Protostar, and the real Vice Admiral Janeway. So she could simply be referring to herself. Earlier in the week, we reported about Mulgrew pondering the possibility of returning to live-action Trek after Star Trek: Picard wraps up its three-season run. It could be these are related and she is talking about her own return as Janeway, possibly with other Prodigy characters, or maybe even on her own.
For more on Prodigy and from Mulgrew, check out the May issue of SFX Magazine.
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