Many actors from the previous Star Trek series have made a comeback, including Picard, Guinan, Seven of Nine, and Riker (in live-action and animated form), so perhaps we should not have been surprised to see Kate Mulgrew, the actor who started in Star Trek: Prodigy, the new kid-orientated and animated series.
Mulgrew tells Den of Geek. So much so that I had to laugh. I said my God she must live inside me at all times. She is just very calm, waiting for her moment to come out. She is deeply instilled, and every aspect of her is there, and I have only to ask and she comes.
While Mulgrew is playing a character called Janeway, there is still a disagreement over the characters'' specific identity. Because unlike the Captain of the USS Voyager NCC-74656, this Janeway is a hologram activated by the rest of Prodigys characters when they steal the USS Protostar, and rather than being a Captain, she is a teacher.
Shes programmed to teach, to mentor, and to allow [the other characters] to fall on their own swords if they need to, which is something Captain Janeway was rather reluctant to do with her compliment because the stakes in the Delta Quadrant were very high, according to Mulgrew.
Is Hologram Janeway the result of a computer error to transfer a copy of Janeways'' mind onto the Protostars hard drive? Or is this Janeway a computer attempt at simulating the real Janeway, like Voyagers holodeck, and given the real Janeway a simulated version of Leonardo DaVinci?
She is a computer simulation, she is a hologram, but she is most based on the authentic Janeway and Mulgrew days. These are the qualities I am promoting to Hologram Janeway''s vocality.
Aaron Waltke, the co-executive producer and head writer of Star Trek: Prodigy, goes into a bit more detail; as weve seen in Voyager and Deep Space Nine, many of the specialized holograms that might be employed aboard a ship are often based on Zimmerman, but their personalities evolved to be distinct even if they are similar. In the Deep Space Nine episode Doctor Bashir, I Presume, we see more details, namely, a combination of neural pattern replication,
A Lighter Janeway?(In Every Sense)
Mulgrew believes he is supplying the authentic Janeway, but there are also differences between this version and the flesh-and-blood Janeway who commanded Voyager. This Janeway, according to Mulgrew, has, in turn, an advantage the original could not afford.
Mulgrew claims that she is kind, kind, but has great empathy, but she also wants [the crew] to learn how to make an individual''s needs the right way.
Hologram Janeway has many of the personality traits and biographical memories of Janeway, which she has revealed previously, but certain aspects of her empathy, her willingness to teach and train even the most stubborn of crews, among others were enhanced as part of an emergency training subroutine, according to Waltke. In effect, she can become her own person.
Mulgrew believes the Janeway version is perfectly suited to this more child-friendly approach to Star Trek, appealing to an audience just beginning their socialization process, who is expected to learn how to deal with their friends.
I hope they will remove Prodigy this idea we must collaborate and talk to each other openly. I believe that we must be honest with one another, and I am most likely to be vulnerable. It''s a fantastic series.
While playing Janeway, any Janeway, once more, might be like riding a bike, Mulgrew has found playing Prodigy a far different role than Voyager.
I feel a sense of calm in the booth, as do the producers and director of Zoom. It''s incredible to be able to say within the confines of that small booth with my headset I can, and therefore, demand as many retakes as possible. For example, I find as a hologram a vulnerability that is no less real simply because it is hologrammatic or suggested.
On Paramount+, Star Trek: Prodigy is available for streaming in the United Kingdom.