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DVD special feature
Series: VOY Season 1 DVD
Run time: 15 minutes 6 seconds
Release date: 24 February 2004
Language: English
Year: 2003

Voyager Time Capsule: Kathryn Janeway is a fifteen minute special released on the VOY Season 1 DVD.

This short about Kathryn Janeway actress Kate Mulgrew gives an insight into her time on Star Trek: Voyager. In the three chapters "The Beginning", "The Audtion", and "What If Kate [Hepburn] & Kathryn Met?", Mulgrew talks about her experiences and memories during the seven year run.

The interviews with Mulgrew are from 3 October 1994, 21 March 2001, and 30 March 2003. Included is a short audition tape of Mulgrew from 1993 where she had some dialog with Tuvok for "Caretaker".

Mulgrew tells that she never watched Star Trek and was among the original actresses who auditioned for the part of Nicole Janeway. When Geneviève Bujold left the production, Mulgrew was among five other actresses who were brought back to read again for the part. Rick Kolbe told her while filming "Caretaker", that "The bridge is your living room. So treat it accordingly, you're the boss." It took two seasons before everyone told her that she could handle her own character. And from the episode "Death Wish" on, Mulgrew was involved in the creative writing process for her character.

She also speaks about her time playing Katherine Hepburn in the play "Tea at Five" and loves the idea that the two characters Katherine Hepburn and Kathryn Janeway could meet.

Also included in this special feature are clips from the episodes "Caretaker", "Prime Factors", and "Death Wish". Several production stills were also part, including stills from "Caretaker", "The Chute", "Macrocosm", and "Bride of Chaotica!". A short behind the scenes conversation with Ethan Phillips and Rick Kolbe while filming re-shoot scenes for "Caretaker" at location at the Los Angeles Convention Center can be seen as well.

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