It’s been a decade since any new, official Star Trek television series has aired on television.
Thanks to the various conventions that happen around the world year to year, fans of Star Trek get to maintain their relationships with the characters and actors they love from the various series’ that have, for many of us, defined certain periods of our lives.
At a recent con (Star Trek Vegas 2015 Convention) to celebrate 20 years of Star Trek: Voyager among other things Trek, all of the actors except for Jennifer Lien (Kes) were on hand to thrill the crowds.
So… what have they been up to, and how have the last two decades been treating them?
Very well! The actors of Star Trek: Voyager have been busy.
Star Trek has a sometimes unjust reputation for being a bit hard on it’s lead actors, with a few not being able to find roles capable of overshadowing their time in the final frontier.
George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, Grace Lee Whitney and Majel Barrett Roddenberry certainly had a rough time, and some of the NextGen crew also had difficulties, but that isn’t so much the case anymore. At least for our favourite Voyager actors.
If you take a look at IMDb and run a search for the main actors from Voyager, you’ll see that some of them have been doing quite well. The links to their IMDb profiles are below… and I’m happy to say that if the rumours of a rift between Kate and Jeri were true, they don’t seem to be anymore. Our evidence? A post from Jeri’s Instagram, and a couple of photos from the August Vegas Con (below the links) that show both women appearing to genuinely enjoy each others company.
Kate Mulgrew, Captain Kathryn Janeway
Robert Beltran, Commander Chakotay
Tim Russ, Lieutenant Commander Tuvok
Robert Picardo, The Doctor
Roxann Dawson, Lieutenant B’Elanna Torres
Robert Duncan McNeill, Lieutenant Tom Paris
Jeri Ryan, Seven of Nine
Ethan Phillips, Neelix
Jennifer Lien, Kes.