Commentary: Trek Stars 117: The Best Smirk on Television / by Mike Schindler

Mulgrew, Part 2: Orange is the New Black.

Up until recently, Kate Mulgrew was best known for her portrayal of Captain Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager. But in recent years, she has gained newfound popularity and acclaim for her role as Red on the hit series Orange is the New Black.

In this episode of Commentary: Trek Stars, John is joined by Charlynn of To the Journey to look at Mulgrew's Emmy-nominated performance. We discuss the female-centric nature of the show, how Mulgrew's performance differs from that on Voyager, and the sympathetic nature of Red. We also discuss the new STAR TR3K writing team of Doug Jung and Simon Pegg.

Running Time: 52 minutes 9 seconds


John Mills


Charlynn Schmiedt


John Mills


John Mills and Mike Schindler

Production Manager

Richard Marquez

Content Coordinator

Will Nguyen

Associate Producer

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Orange is the New Black (00:02:15)
Mulgrew's Performance (00:13:58)
Sympathetic Red (00:23:21)  
Trek News (00:39:30)
Wrap-Up (00:47:57)

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