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Double Trouble In Voyager Finale?

By Christian
April 27, 2001 - 2:04 PM

Kate Mulgrew on Rosie

Kate Mulgrew (Kathryn Janeway) was a guest on 'The Rosie O'Donnell Show' yesterday. While much of the interview focused on Mulgerw's work on the soap 'Ryan's Hope' she did talk about Voyager and revealed an important piece of information about the series finale.

When asked about Voyager's series finale, 'Endgame,' Mulgrew confirmed that the episode will tie up the Voyager story, describing it as "unbelievable." The rather cryptic hint came when Mulgrew said the episode was "Janeway and Janeway... It's a double whammy in every sense of the word."

Mulgrew said that she had very conflicted feelings about the end of Voyager, which had taken up one tenth of her lifetime. She felt that her role was especially significant as "the first, and the last, female captain," and she completely immersed herself in the role.

"I became deeply fond of her," Mulgrew said. "It's a great thing at my age, which we will not divulge on this programmed, to have a role, a character who you really love. And over the years this love affair got stronger and deeper, so it's going to be very hard for me to say goodbye to her."

Talking about her future plans, Mulgrew reaffirmed her commitment to spend more time with her family. "I'm allegedly married!" she said, "I have to address the marriage, and be present to it. He has made Herculean sacrifices to accommodate this marriage in the last two years. I have my sons, who are still getting through high school, and my friendships... And I think it's very crucial now in my life that I take a deep breath, become a little reflective and just reassess who I love and what I want to do." Mulgrew also confirmed that she bought a New York apartment in January.

Mulgrew managed to amaze host Rosie O'Donnell with her Voyager knowledge in the "Trekkie Trivia" game. She correctly answered six out of seven questions all about the show and Captain Janeway. The actress knew that the Vidiians survived a horrible plague by harvesting organs from alien races, that the Starship Voyager has 15 decks, that EMH stands for Emergency Medical Hologram, that Vulcan males go through Ponn Farr every seven years and that Seven of Nine's human name is Annika Hansen.

On Janeway, Mulgrew correctly answered that Janeway's dog is called Molly, she is from the state of Indiana, and that her fiance's name was Mark. Kate was stumped by the final question: "What is the life span of the average. Acopapahhh?" which she guessed was 15 years. She did, however, correct Rosie on the correct pronunciation of 'Ocampa.' Ocampa do of course, live for 9 years.

The full transcript and screen captures of the interview can be found here on the Totally Kate! web site. Or you can download the digitised version from Thinkey's Universe.

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