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Eight Days Until The Captains Airs

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

The world television premiere of William Shatner‘s The Captains documentary is next Friday.

Photos, clips and interview excerpts are beginning to emerge ahead of next week’s Shatnerpalooza extravaganza, which will air on EPIX and kick off next Thursday with Shatner’s Gonzo Ballet. An exclusive photo is shown here in a thumbnail-sized edition and the full-sized photo can be seen by clicking on that thumbnail.
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Mulgrew Returns Home For Film Screening

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Dubuque-born Kate Mulgrew will be at the Julien International Film Festival in Dubuque, Iowa on April 21st to promote The Best and the Brightest.

Mulgrew and director Josh Shelov will be featured guests and after the screening of the film, will participate in a brief question and answer session with the audience.

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Mulgrew: The Arrival of Seven of Nine

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Although Kate Mulgrew had no problem with Jeri Ryan, Ryan’s character and why that character was added to Star Trek: Voyager was a problem for Mulgrew.

From a woman’s viewpoint, having a character that she knew was added as “eye candy” was tough for Mulgrew to accept. “I found that that was hard, Jeri notwithstanding,” said Mulgrew. “Certainly, I could see with my own eyes that she was a va-va-va-voom and beautiful-beautiful bombshell of a girl. Sexuality was brought into Voyager, and that’s what I resented. I chose not to use sexuality.”

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Mulgrew: Voyager Characters And Relationships

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

In the first part of a two-part interview, Kate Mulgrew reminisced about her time on Star Trek: Voyager, giving her opinion on what worked, the importance of a female captain and Janeway herself.

Mulgrew credits Brannon Braga‘s writing for what worked best on Voyager, the relationships on the show. “Instantly, Brannon Braga comes to mind, because much of it was his writing. I think the cast was extraordinary. We were a very disciplined group. I was prepared.”

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Mulgrew: Who Influenced Janeway Portrayal

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Kate Mulgrew answered fan questions recently, revealing the real person behind the actress and sharing insight as to what influences helped her play Janeway.

Actors are usually outgoing types and as expected, Mulgrew admits to being an extrovert, but she admits that she is also an introvert. “I’d say that my personality is extroverted,” she said. “I’m actually in equal measures an extrovert and an introvert. Socially extroverted. Curious. Generous. Strong. Willful. Happy. By in large. And then there’s the flip side. But we won’t get into that!”

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Mulgrew To Play Cleopatra

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Kate Mulgrew, Star Trek: Voyager‘s Captain Janeway, is taking on another leading role, that of Cleopatra in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra.

The role of Cleopatra is one which Mulgrew has wanted to take on for some time. “It has been something I’ve wanted to do for many years,” she said during a break in rehearsals for the play. “But everything has to line up when you do a play like this; the stars have to line up and my star was [Artistic Director of Hartford Stage] Michael Wilson.”

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Mulgrew Offers Brief Insight Into Janeway

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Among the dozen questions posed to Kate Mulgrew from her fans was one asking about playing Janeway again.

If Mulgrew could play Janeway again in an upcoming film, what would be the one thing that she would to convey in that movie that has happened to Janeway since Voyager made it home?

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Mulgrew In Love, Loss, And What I Wore

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Fans in the New York area who would like to see Kate Mulgrew on stage can take advantage of a specially-priced ticket offer, saving almost half off the normal price.

Kate Mulgrew is currently starring in Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron‘s Love, Loss, and What I Wore, an intimate collection of vignettes and monologues based on the best-selling book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman, as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends.

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Shatner Jets Off To Interview Trek Captains

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Recently, TrekToday updated the story about The Captains, a documentary produced by William Shatner.

Initially thought to be strictly about Shatner’s career, Shatner explained that The Captains would be about “all the captains of Star Trek.”

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Mulgrew To Star in Shakespeare Play

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Kate Mulgrew, Star Trek Voyager‘s Captain Janeway, will portray another strong woman when she takes on the role of Cleopatra in William Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra.

William Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra will open at the Hartford Stage in Connecticut this October, during the 47th season for the Hartford Stage.

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Mulgrew Would Play Janeway Again

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

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.”

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Mulgrew Film 82nd Academy Awards Semi-Finalist

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

The Response, in which Kate Mulgrew portrays a Guantanamo military judge, has made the list of semi-finalists for the 82nd Academy Awards.

Ten live action short films were chosen from amongst seventy-one pictures that qualified, including: The Response, The Door, The Ground Beneath, Hotel, Instead of Abracadabra, Kavi, Miracle Fish, The New Tenants, Short Term 12 and Sidney Turtlebaum.

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Mulgrew Would Play Janeway Again

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Kate Mulgrew hasn’t seen Star Trek XI yet, but if J.J. Abrams came along and offered her a part in a movie, she wouldn’t turn him down.

Mulgrew explained why she hadn’t yet seen the Star Trek reboot. “I haven’t, but not for any bad reason,” she said. “It’s a reason of comfort. I did Star Trek myself, and I want to enjoy it when I see it, I want to be comfortable when I see it, so I’m going to wait until I can see it in my living room. I understand that both of those young men [Pine and Quinto] are extraordinary. I’m sure it’s beautifully done. I just want to see it in the comfort of my home.

Would Mulgrew ever play Janeway again? “I would,” she said. “I’d love to return to Janeway! I’d love to do her in a movie, it would be great.”

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Mulgrew Talks Dragon Age: Origins

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Star Trek: Voyager‘s Kate Mulgrew is voicing Flemeth on Dragon Age: Origins, an RPG that tells the tale of a kingdom besieged by dark forces.

Flemeth is a mysterious “witch of the wilds” who is the mother of the sorceress Morrigan.

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Mulgrew: Loves Science And Science Fiction

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Star Trek: Voyager‘s Captain Janeway shared memories about her years on the show with a DragonCon audience this weekend.

Kate Mulgrew relished playing the first female captain lead role on a Star Trek show. “Just me and a lot of men, just the way I like it,” she said. “You don’t want to make me naughty; it never ends.

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