Kate Mulgrew is stirring up the Trek fans with comments about how her character of Katherine Janeway and Patrick Stewart’s character of Captain Jean-Luc Picard are the only two true captains in the Star Trek universe.
The rationalization for this–those two were the only ones “lost in space” and who captained their ships for seven seasons.
“Well, there are only two captains who were lost in space who did seven years, okay? Deep Space Nine was a space station. Shatner only did three seasons. [Scott] Bakula was cancelled after four,” she tells Splitsider.
Mulgrew was reminded that Benjamin Sisko was a commander for the first two years DS9 was on the air, which she says supports her theory.
“That’s what I’m saying, it was a space station. He wasn’t in space, lost in space. Patrick Stewart and I — Picard and Janeway — were the only two intrepid, lost-in-space captains. I really think that’s true, right?” she added.
Do you agree with Mulgrew? Or does she need a quick Vulcan nerve pinch?