Captain Proton: Defender of the Earth by Dean Wesley SmithReturn with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear when Real Men with ray guns and beautiful women in beguiling outfits battled hideous monsters from outer space! Return with us to the days when Captain Proton ruled the skyways!When the queen of an evil space empire kidnaps Captain Protons faithful secretary Constance Goodheart, its only the first step in her diabolical plan to conquer the Incorporated Planets. It soon becomes clear that there is more to her plot than meets the eye when, on the very edge of death, Captain Proton is saved by a power Not Of This Universe. Caught in an eons-old fight between two alien races, who can Captain Proton trust? No one -- not even his sidekick, ace reporter Buster Kincaid. Can Captain Proton save the Galaxy from the forces of evil and save Constance Goodheart from the Giant Demon Squid of Greyhawk II?Extra! Dr. Chaotica plots the Death of the Patrol, Constance Goodheart must find Captain Proton before she shrinks to a size too small to be seen, and Buster Kincaid faces the Swamp of Doom!
Is Janeway Actually a Great Captain?
Star Trek: Why the Original Janeway Left 'Voyager'
This is a list of performers who were considered for Star Trek: Voyager roles , but ultimately did not appear in the role in the final episode or film. Performers listed here have been verified as having been considered by Star Trek personnel for a particular role on Trek in which they ultimately did not appear. According to Voyager co-creator and executive producer Jeri Taylor , Kate Mulgrew was finally chosen for the role because she " simply had an ineffable quality that put her ahead of the pack ". Brenda Bakke born was considered for the role of Seven of Nine. She quit after a day and a half of shooting, with the public reason being she was unaccustomed to the hectic pace of television filming. See: Bujold as Captain Nicole Janeway Other rumored reasons included dissatisfaction with her performance on the part of the producers and dissatisfaction with the character on the part of Bujold.
It originally aired between January 16, and May 23, on UPN , lasting for episodes over seven seasons. Set in the 24th century, when Earth is part of a United Federation of Planets , it follows the adventures of the Starfleet vessel USS Voyager , as it attempts to return home after being stranded in the Delta Quadrant on the far side of the Milky Way galaxy. They wanted it to help launch their new network , UPN. Berman, Piller, and Taylor devised the series to chronologically overlap with Deep Space Nine and to continue themes—namely the complex relationship between Starfleet and ex-Federation colonists known as the Maquis —which had been introduced in The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. Voyager was the first Star Trek series to include CGI technology for space scenes and the first to feature a female captain, Kathryn Janeway Kate Mulgrew , as the lead character. Berman served as head executive producer in charge of the overall production, assisted by a series of executive producers: Piller, Taylor, Brannon Braga , and Kenneth Biller. Being set in a different part of the galaxy to preceding Star Trek shows, Voyager gave the series' writers space to introduce new alien species as recurring characters, namely the Kazon , Vidiians , Hirogen , and Species
Before Kate Mulgrew made Capt. Now someone's unearthed a rare interview with the actress talking about her "new" Star Trek role. The rare interview was conducted by the National Enquirer back in , when the actress had just been cast. Here's what Bujold said about the role:. In fact, although I had heard of Star Trek , I had never seen any of the shows of films before now.
She took the role as Captain Nicole Janeway, although the character in the original script went under the name Elizabeth. However, after only two days of production, Bujold had quit, realizing that work for a television series was too demanding for her. This was a woman who, in no way, was going to be able to deal with the rigors of episodic television. It was and Kate Mulgrew was coming out of a divorce. The Iowa-born actress was planning to sell her house and move to a less-expensive apartment. One year before, she had also auditioned for the role of the new female captain for Star Trek. At first, she had submitted a videotape in New York in August , however, she was unhappy with this audition and had auditioned in person a few weeks later.
Kathryn Janeway is a fictional character in the Star Trek franchise. Although other female captains had appeared in previous Star Trek episodes and other media, she is the only one to serve as the central character of a Star Trek TV series. She has also appeared in other media including books, movies notably Nemesis , and video games. In all of her screen appearances, she was played by actress Kate Mulgrew. The character was originally named Elizabeth Janeway, after the noted writer of the same name.