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Kate Mulgrew Reveals How Her Virtual Character Arrives In Star Trek Prodigy

Star Trek Prodigy

It’s very fair to say that Star Trek has exploded once again in popularity due to the arrival of shows like Star Trek Discovery and Picard. So much so that a plethora of new series and shorts have been coming out to once again flesh out the universe where “no man has gone before”. But, for the first time in decades, they’re going to be headed to the animated realm via Star Trek Prodigy. This very special kid-focused Star Trek series will be unlike anything seen before not just because of its 3D animation, but its story and characters.

But the hook that many Star Trek fans didn’t expect was the return of Captain Janeway, voiced by her original actress in Kate Mulgrew from Star Trek Voyager. To be clear, she won’t be THE Janeway in the show, rather she’ll be something else. And in a chat with the Dennis Miller+ podcast, she revealed how her character “returns”:

“Five kids are incarcerated on an obscure planet in an uncharted part of the galaxy,” Mulgrew says. “They escape from their imprisonment and race across the planet to find a defunct starship buried in the sand of the planet’s surface. They go in, and of course, the prison guards are coming after them, and they can’t get it up, and the shields won’t run — and suddenly, somebody hits a button, and [hologram turns on noises]: ‘Hello kids, I see you’re a little bit stuck here. Can I help you out?’ It’s Captain Janeway, in a holographic form.”

Mulgrew is incredibly excited for this return tot he Star Trek universe, and thinks that Star Trek Prodigy will truly go and resonate with kids in a way the original series did for many when it debuted. The series will arrive on the Paramount+ platform later this year.