Kate Mulgrew on Her Return as Janeway in Star Trek: Prodigy [Roundtable Interview]

Kate Mulgrew as Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Prodigy

Kate Mulgrew as Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Prodigy

In many articles and surveys, Captain Kathryn Janeway is easily in the top three Star Trek captains in the franchise for the past fifty-five years. This week, actress Kate Mulgrew returns back into the Star Trek universe in the animated Paramount+’s Star Trek: Prodigy as Kathryn Janeway, but as a virtual hologram.

The anticipated new series is part of the new generation of Star Trek series available along with Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, and Star Trek: Lower Decks. Star Trek: Prodigy is the second animated series behind Star Trek: Lower Decks and aimed to attract younger generations not familiar with the franchise.

Here’s the synopsis for Star Trek: Prodigy:

Developed by Emmy Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters, Ninjago), the CG-animated series Star Trek: Prodigy is the first Star Trek series aimed at younger audiences and will follow a motley crew of young aliens who must figure out how to work together while navigating a greater galaxy, in search of a better future. These six young outcasts know nothing about the ship they have commandeered—a first in the history of the Star Trek franchise—but over the course of their adventures, they will each be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it represents. Star Trek: Prodigy is produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studio and CBS Studios’ Eye Animation Production.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta participated in a roundtable interview discussion with actress Kate Mulgrew on returning to the Star Trek universe as an animated character.

Kate Mulgrew is best known for her roles as Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager and Galina “Red” Reznikov on Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black. Her first breakout role was with the role of Mary Ryan in the daytime soap opera Ryan’s Hope.

Star Trek: Prodigy premieres tomorrow on Paramount+ in the United States with a one-hour premiere episode. Following the premiere, new episodes drop weekly on Thursdays for Paramount+ subscribers.

Watch the exclusive interview with actress Kate Mulgrew below. Let us know what you think of it.

Source: LRM Online, Paramount+, Nickelodeon

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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