It has been fifteen years since Star Trek: Voyager: Caretaker first aired and the USS Voyager, commanded by Captain Janeway, was stranded in the Delta Quadrant. Kate Mulgrew, who played Janeway for the seven year run, talks about her time on the show and her thoughts about Star Trek: Voyager and its legacy.
Star Trek: Voyager was important for one big reason according to Mulgrew. “Probably, without putting to fine a point on it, [the lasting legacy of Voyager is] the first female captain,” she said. “That was a bold and I think very wise decision, by the powers that be at Paramount and UPN. It will be remembered that way. It will be remembered as an intrepid ship, an interesting crew, a very innovative creation of The Doctor, and what that meant with technology and embracing humanity and vice-versa. Janeway’s grasp of loneliness and aloneness. The distinction between the two. Her love for her crew and the transcendent nature of that love, which I am not sure had been seen before.”