Day: January 6, 2017

Portrait of a Character – Kathryn Janeway

Portrait of a Character – Kathryn Janeway

Kathryn Janeway, the canon captain who, at times, divides the fandom.


Kathryn Janeway

Kathryn Janeway

Kathryn Janeway is, of course, canon. But as a strong female character, fans are sometimes not sure of what to think about her, it seems.


As in canon, Kathryn is played by actress Kate Mulgrew. The actress has particularly hit her stride after the series ended.


Tough, smart, and also rather driven. Kathryn is between a rock and a hard place much of the time.


Tom Paris

It is hardly anything, and the canon episode is something of a joke, but I like the idea of Threshold. In particular, I love the inevitable aftermath that had to have occurred. You can’t make whoopie with the captain without there being at least a few consequences. Hence Siberians!

Mirror Universe

Kathryn Janeway

Mirror Kathryn (Kate Mulgrew in Orange is the New Black)

So there are no known impediments to Kathryn existing in the Mirror Universe.

Of course the women are tough. Also, being older, she would be a survivor. I love the idea of chefs and cooks trying to deal with what I feel have to be the inevitable scarcities that go along with living under a dictatorship.

A smart, fierce woman could make a decent living and maybe even stand out if she could be creative, frugal, and able to fix the replicators.


“Actually, this drink is called a Siberian. It’s four parts milk, two parts coffee liqueur, one part vodka and one part real vanilla extract. The mug is rimmed with vanilla extract and bitter cocoa powder.”


I have seen very little of Voyager, and maybe I don’t know what I’m talking about (it would not be the first time).  I’m sure there is a lot more I could do with this character. If I had the time, I would do some binge watching!

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