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New 'Hailing Frequencies' Column

By Amy
November 14, 2000 - 10:37 AM

Over at Fandom, Michelle Erica Green has posted the latest edition of her 'Hailing Frequencies' column. This week the column is entitled 'Selling Seven' and, in addition to her usual episode review, she takes a look at Series V rumors, the recently announced post-DS9 book series and 'Mulgrew Mildew'.

I am quite sympathetic to the frustrations Mulgrew must feel at not having gotten the same depth of character development. She refuses to admit them as directly as Beltran, but Mulgrew`s ongoing pleas for Janeway`s death (repeated once more to Starlog) make them apparent. However, it is not fair to Jeri Ryan to write off Seven of Nine as "one-note." Ryan looks like she`s giving a hundred percent every single episode—I don`t enjoy her dominating the screen so often, but Ryan clearly isn`t playing herself. I don`t see how anyone dares reduce her work to "one-note."

Mulgrew launched a well-publicized campaign to work fewer hours when she renegotiated her seventh-season contract, and several of her co-stars have mentioned during public appearances that she often gets directors to let her shoot her scenes first. She may say she wants Janeway to go out with a bang, but one thing`s just as clear from Mulgrew`s interviews as from Beltran`s: she wants out, period. It`s all too easy to see the lethargy, to hear the malaise.

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