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Old 04-18-2008, 07:00 AM
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Old 04-18-2008, 09:14 AM
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You really can feel how much she thought:

Thats it, my career ends in a jumpsuit.

I think she just hated Star Trek and tryed to make something really good out of it. But I am afraid, that the whole concept of Voyager had no room for a great actress like her. It was a show with 2 dimensional characters in 2 dimensional conflicts. Thats why her whole way of acting looks so much out of place.
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Not very dynamic. Not that the character is ever great, but Kate does a much better job in her shoes.

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Old 04-18-2008, 09:32 AM
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Not very dynamic. Not that the character is ever great, but Kate does a much better job in her shoes.

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Well a good replacement.
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I remember an article long ago saying that Bujold simply walked off the set after a few days--and nobody went after her.

I do think Berman and company where sorta looking for a "female Capain Picard" when they approached Bujold for the part--even renaming the role Nicole Janeway at Bujold's suggestion--but it simply wasn't meant to be. IMO, Bujold just couldn't get into the role: the technobabble, the way Trek was filmed, as well as perhaps the whole science-fiction aspect--it was literally too alien for her, and she just couldn't take it any more.

Now, of course, we can't really think of anyone else other than Kate Mulgrew as Janeway. She took the part, made it her own, and did a great job with it if I can say so.

Still...the "what if?" part of me will always wonder how the role could have turned out with two other actresses that were in contention for the original role of Captain Elizabeth Janeway:
-Lindsay Wagner (the original Bionic Woman)
-Susan Gibney (TNG's Dr. Leah Brahams/DS9's Captain Erika Benteen)
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That was a horrible first pick.

Too dry...
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She wasn't bad...but. She was no Kate Mulgrew.
I do believe she would have made a perfect vulcan captain.
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I think we mostly don't like her because we know Janeway as she is played by mulgrew, anyone else would simple be out of sinc. She was a great actress butr I agree she was not fit for the role, her acting to... ridgit?
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I always cringe when I see the footage of Bujold as Janeway. She didn't seem to put in any effort at all during her brief performance. She'd almost signed it off before the cameras started to roll. I'm glad Mulgrew was the next choice, she gave a more passionate performance.
What I find more interesting, is that initially, Janeway was going to be male! And, being from the UK, I was even more surprised to hear that Nigel Havers (below) had auditioned for the role!!! I'd pay good money to see the smooth-talking Nigel having a debate with the borg queen on the viewscreen!

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Hmmm some strong opinons...but, do you think over 7 seasons she might have mellowed and gorw liek the Picard aharater did?
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