Amber Nash is best known as the voice of Pam on Archer and you might think that there’s nothing farther from a Star Trek captain than Pam Poovey. But when you stop and think about it, that may not be true. The Pam character is enthusiastic about everything, never backs down from a challenge, has an overactive sex drive, and is full of zingy one liners. Sound like anybody we know? That’s right! James T. Kirk and Pam Poovey have a lot in common. Maybe it has something to do with being from the upper midwest?
If you ever watch any of the Archer behind the scenes videos that include Amber Nash, you’ll quickly learn that the actress behind the character is just as lively and charming as Pam. Nash’s extensive experience with improv might also lead to fun interactions between a captain and her crew. Kathryn Janeway was a serious captain. Perhaps it’s time for a more lighthearted fun take on a female captain.
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