Kate Mulgrew wants a Star Trek Voyager movie

Star Trek VoyagerKatie Mulgrew thinks there should have been a Star Trek: Voyager movie ala the Next Generation films.

The actress played Captain Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek Voyager that ran between 1995 and 2001. The series revolved around the crew of Voyager who were stranded in the Delta Quadrant and their struggle to survive and return home. Mulgrew was the first lead-star of a Star Trek series; all the previous captains had been male (Kirk, Picard, Sisko). Starring alongside Mulgrew on Voyager were the likes of Jeri Ryan, Robert Picardo, Roxann Dawson and Robert Beltran. In a new interview with Daily Dragon actress Kate Mulgrew states she feels there should have been a Star Trek Voyager movie following its television finale which would have continued the crew’s story.

They’ve worked long and hard for the past few years on the prequel notion. But I think they should go on and develop what happens to the characters after Voyager landed. In a movie. – Kate Mulgrew speaking to Daily Dragon.

The big-screen movies first focused on the original series characters but with Star Trek: Generations in 1994 the baton was past to the Next Generation characters. The last film to feature those characters was Star Trek: Nemesis in 2002 (which Mulgrew had a cameo in as Admiral Janeway). A further Next Generation based film was planned but cancelled because of the poor box office performance of Nemesis. It was recently revealed by Scott Bakula that films based on Star Trek: Enterprise were planned too (taking over from the Next Generation characters) but the cancellation of the spin-off and, again, Nemesis’ poor performance put pay to those plans. Sadly though it seems there were no plans for movies for the Deep Space Nine/Voyager casts which is a shame because, surely, both deserve big-screen outings?

Of course it goes without saying that such a VOY/DS9 movie now is extremely unlikely given J.J Abrams successful reboot of the film franchise in 2009 with a sequel currently in development.