Star Trek: Voyager is getting a second life in 2021.
Star Trek: Voyager is experiencing a big of a revival of sorts. Kate Mulgrew, the captain of the series, is back with Star Trek: Prodigy as a hologram version of her Voyager character, Captain Kathrine Janeway, who in Prodigy will be an Emergency Command Hologram. She’s joined by another Voyager actor Robert Beltran, who’s reprising his Voyager character in Chakotay.
Robert Duncan McNeil is back with a cameo on Lower Decks and Picard saw the return of Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine. Even Tim Russ is back in the news as he’s tracking asteroids for NASA. Voyager is arguably talked about more now than at any point since the show ended its run in 2001.
We thought it’d be fun to take a look back at Voyager and their wardrobe department, courtesy of TrekCore on YouTube.
Star Trek: Voyager behind the scenes is very eye-opening
In the above video, you see Roxann Dawson (B’Lenna Torres), Robert Picardo (The Doctor), Jennifer Lien (Kes), Ethan Philips (Neelix), and Tim Russ (Tuvok) all talking about how their experience is with their costumes for the show.
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Dawson and Russ both seem to be accepting things as they are but it’s apparent the outfits are a bit too rigid for their liking, while Lien seems to be unphased by any of it. She notes that she doesn’t put much thought into the comfort of the costumes, she just focuses on her job. Phillips notes that he had a pouch sewn into his costume so he can hide his Neelix-teeth when he’s not filming his scenes.
Picardo, always one to keep things light-hearted, notes that you have to have a nice butt to be able to be in Star Trek. An obvious jab at how strict the Starfleet outfits are for every one of the actors.
These behind-the-scenes looks at how Voyager and other Star Trek properties were produced nearly 30 years ago is very eye-opening and telling. You get a sense of how much a person has to undergo to get ready for a series like Star Trek. Just looking at Dawson you can tell she’s heavily altered for her work on the show, complete with not just forehead ridges, but also a wig.
It’s all very interesting to see this stuff, almost like a time capsule of sorts over how things were and maybe even how little (or how much) has changed since then.