Kate Mulgrew thinks there should be a Star Trek: Voyager movie

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Dec 15, 2012

We love J.J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek reboot and can't wait for the sequel—message to Abrams: just go easy on the lens flares this time, please—but we'd also love to see what happened to all our favorite Trek TV characters that were left behind in the process.

And so does Voyager's Captain Janeway herself, actress Kate Mulgrew.

The actress—who we recently saw on SyFy in the Warehouse 13th episode ''The 40th Floor''—recently sat down with Daily Dragon for an interview in which she discusses her role as the first female captain of the Star Trek franchise, and about wanting that Voyager movie.

Below is the excerpt that grabbed our attention:

DD: When you did your Captains interview with William Shatner, what did you take away from that experience? Any new thoughts on Star Trek or your performance as Captain Janeway?

KM: My greatest thought was that we really must break the glass ceiling here in Star Trek. It's not enough that I was the first female captain. There needs to be a continual push to open the door for women in positions of authority. In an absolutely equal way, of course. In talking to Bill I thought: This has been very much a boy's club for a long, long time. I had the privilege and honor to be the first female, but that's an establishment that needs now to be developed.

DD: With the reboot happening in movies, do you have any insights on what's down the line with Star Trek? Do you think we'll see characters from Voyager and the other next gen shows but with different backgrounds?

KM: 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.

Yep, we're aware that what happened to the Voyager crew has been (and is being) covered in book form, but the Trek novels have always been considered non-canon by, well, almost everyone, though they keep fan interest about the continuing voyages of our favorite Star Trek characters and crews (TOS, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise) high.

Getting a Voyager movie is an extremely long shot at best, but we'd sure love to see what happened to Captain Janeway and the rest of the crew (*cough* Seven of Nine *cough*) right after they made it back to Earth after being stranded in the Borg-infested Delta Quadrant for seven years.

But what about you guys? Would you love to see a Star Trek: Voyager movie? What do you think are the chances of that ever happening?

(via Comic Book Movie)