At the Star Trek Day event in Los Angeles TrekMovie had a quick purple carpet chat with Star Trek: Voyager star Kate Mulgrew about the brand new Star Trek: Prodigy clip, and her comments at the 56-Year Mission convention about a potential Star Trek: Janeway series.
The new clip makes it look like the second half of Prodigy season one will see Janeway versus Janeway, so are they adversaries?
Janeway versus Janeway. They’re never really adversaries. But a lot of stuff can be played within that conceit. So it’s fun. I think the idea is fun. I think the viewers want to see this juxtaposition. And they want to see the nuances between good and bad Janeways, and how these Janeways are going to work together, or not.
How is it playing these two versions?
It’s very fun for me as an actress, voicing it. It’s just terrific fun.
Do you see them now as two totally different characters? Hasn’t Hologram Janeway changed after what we saw in episode ten?
Yes, she’s evolving. But don’t forget The Doctor did too on Voyager. I mean, we’re always sort of seeking or yearning for sentience, which we are never going to acquire. But I think the Janeways together are wonderful. And I think that I can shift them and work with them so that it’s equally provocative.
Picking up on something that you said in Las Vegas, someone asked you about a possible Star Trek: Janeway show and you said it’s up to the fans. Have you put much thought into this, and would you return to live-action Trek even if it weren’t for a Janeway show, possibly for another show?
I think I’d be interested in doing it if it were beautifully done. And if there’s anybody who knows how to do something beautifully, it’s probably Alex Kurtzman. It’s been brought up more and more of late. I don’t know why. So I answered positively because I loved her. I loved her and I’d love to revisit her. But it’s in the hands of the gods. And we know where the gods are, don’t we? In outer space.
More to come
TrekMovie spoke to a number of Trek celebrities and creatives on the purple carpet at Star Trek Day 2022. So check back for more exclusive interviews.
Rewatch the Prodigy mid-season clip
The second half of season 1 of Star Trek: Prodigy returns to Paramount+ on Thursday, October 27th for subscribers in the U.S., Latin America, Australia, South Korea, and the U.K. It will air later in the year in South Korea, Germany, Italy, France, Austria, and Switzerland.
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