Star Trek’s Kate Mulgrew, Robert Picardo, and Garrett Wang give a tour of Voyager in this classic video.
It’s wild to go back in time and look at how things were. That’s what this Trek Core video provides us this week, as we get to see a throwback tour of the starship Voyager conducted by Kate Mulgrew, Robert Picardo, and Garret Wang for the E! Network. The video is originally from the premiere season of Star Trek: Voyager in 1995 and the three actors give a rather humorous performance during the tour.
Mulgrew, Picardo, and Wang may be better known to many Star Trek fans as Kathryn Janeway, The Doctor, and Harry Kim respectively. Mulgrew takes the camera crew around the bridge, while Picardo takes them around sickbay and Wang takes them to the engineering room.
Some fun tidbits are revealed.
The video doesn’t just reveal the sets that the show used but some interesting nuggets of information. Firstly, E! identifies Picardo’s The Doctor as “Doctor Zimmerman”. That’s obviously not correct, as the Doctor never formally took on a name throughout the series but his creator was named Lewis Zimmerman.
Another interesting note is that the ship has several interesting pieces of and sayings adorning the set. First, is Wang revealing that the access panel stickers had cheeky sayings, one of which read “No matter where you go, there you are”. A nice little gesture for the actors, as the crew probably knew the letters would be too small for it to appear on film.
Then Mulgrew reveals a plaque on the set of the bridge with a quote from Alfred, Lord Tennison.
For I dipt into the future, far as human eye could see, / Saw the vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be;
The rest of the video is made up of Picardo acting silly in the med-bay, while Wang reveals that the Voyager transporter room was actually refurbished from the Enterprise in Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
Ironically, Mulgrew alludes to Wang’s attractive features, which was a major reason why Jennifer LIen and not Wang was chosen to be written out of the show after season three.