Trek Stars Speak At Sacramento ConBy Caillan
January 20, 2003 - 9:46 AM
Trek actors from across the generations came together at the Creation Convention in Sacramento last weekend.
When Kate Mulgrew (Kathryn Janeway) took the stage, she asked the audience whether they would like to see a Voyager mini-series, according to a report by Jeff Y. at Trek5.com. "Who here has thought about a Voyager mini-series? Because I think that there are loose ends. Let's just take the Seven/Chakotay story for one. That happened way too fast, didn't it? But there's more. I want to see what happens to B'Elanna and Tom -- and their new baby! There's so much more."
The actress revealed she hasn't seen her cameo appearance in 'Star Trek Nemesis,' although she did have fun lording her new-found rank over Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard). "I did enjoy that. And I thought it was entirely fitting! It was my getting back at Patrick for my having to undergo 52 hairstyles in seven years. I mean, Patrick never had to suffer through any hairdos."
Mulgrew is currently preparing to take her one-woman play 'Tea At Five,' in which she plays screen legend Katharine Hepburn, to New York. "I'm very excited, we open in New York in March. Of all the challenges to be presented with, this is the most difficult. New York will be the acid test. The play is being rewritten right now."
Mark Rolston was also on hand to talk about his guest appearance in the upcoming Enterprise episode 'Canamar'. Rolston, who previously appeared in TNG's 'Eye of the Beholder,' will play "bad guy" Kuroda, who leads an insurrection on an alien prison ship carrying Captain Archer and Commander Tucker. "Scott [Bakula] and I must have spent ten hours filming the fights," the actor said. "And let me tell you, both of us are in our 40s now so it's not quite as easy as it used to be."
Other famous Trek faces who appeared at the convention included James Doohan (Montgomery Scott), Chase Masterson (Leeta), Max Grodenchik (Rom) and Gates McFadden (Beverly Crusher), who has been busy in France renovating a theatre. "It's a big project, an old farm house," McFadden said. "We've been working on it for four years and just got the roof on it. We've got two plays in development for production."