Fox & Friends
Fox News Channel
April 25, 2001
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Many Thanks! to a Totally Kate contributor for the transcription
E.D. Donahey: We have the big Hollywood star come in and Chuck goes, "I know your husband. He's a great guy. Bring him up." Anyway, we've got Captain Kathryn Janeway.
Chuck Booms: Oh! My favorite.
E.D. Donahey: Kate Mulgrew. Fox and our famous friends. It's so good to have you here.
Kate Mulgew: It's good to see you.
E.D. Donahey: I love this show.
Kate Mulgrew: Eating pancakes at seven o'clock in the morning.
E.D. Donahey: I can't believe you can't eat them. You're a dinner person.
Kate Mulgrew: Of course I can eat them. I choose not to eat them. Ask everybody what's their middle of the day---
Chuck Booms: You're always tired after pancakes. Doesn't matter, you can't get up. I don't know what's in them. It's like turkey; you're out.
Kate Mulgrew: Well, these new 'golden dollars,' you never know.
E.D. Donahey: I think they are wonderful. But you know, at eight o'clock I'd eat anything just about. Tell us about the sort of mixed feelings of a final series end.
Kate Mulgrew: Very complicated feelings. I'll tell you exactly what it feels like. I feel that I am in the middle, or am in fact, living a geological fault and the profound shifts only I can feel, because when you do something for seven years and it suddenly and really rather brutally ends, it takes a while to assimilate, and of course, I'm not prepared. It's only been a week or so.
E.D. Donahey: A lot of actors, when they do a long running series, it's like, 'I can't wait until I can move on to something new.'
Kate Mulgrew: Well, I feel sorry for those actors.
E.D. Donahey: Really? You miss having those feelings?
Kate Mulgrew: Of course I've had my feelings of fatigue. Occasionally my moods, and even some resentment because I have kids and all that, but I loved her. Boy, did I love this character and not a day passed that I wasn't aware of that great good fortune.
Chuck Booms: Kate, you have the best fan base of any series, show that goes on. Star Trek fans, known as Trekkies---
Kate Mulgrew: Trekkers. I need to correct you. That's the technical expression.
Chuck Booms: Trekkers. I have a little bit of trekkie right now myself, but I'm taking some tetracycline. It should be cleared up any day now.
Kate Mulgrew: We won't pursue that.
Chuck Booms: The Trekkers are world wide. They have conventions in Vegas. That part of it must, no matter what, as you walk away, make you feel great to know that.
Kate Mulgrew: It does make me feel great. And I've examined them. I mean I've analyzed them over the years. I haven't done a lot of conventions over the years, so my confrontations have been minimal, but I would have to say that I've sort of figured it out in my own amateurish way that there is a marvelous intelligence at work in combination with a terrific imagination.
Chuck Booms: Yes.
Kate Mulgrew: I mean they are really very, very smart.
Chuck Booms: What's funny, they label them as um, you know, when you see the conventions, E.D., and stuff, they have the suits on and Spock ears and everything.
Kate Mulgrew: Not all of them.
Chuck Booms: Right, but that's what I was going to say, Kate, because a lot of them are really smart people that are into science fiction and this and that and really enjoy it.
Kate Mulgrew: They're physicists, they're doctors, they're---
E.D. Donahey: Do some go overboard? Does it ever freak you out how, you know, sometimes people come up to us and they know a lot about us.
Kate Mulgrew: Well, of course they go overboard. But don't people go overboard when they are passionate about anything? It you are ready to be passionate, why not be passionate about a family that's lost in space? It beats the hell out of being passionate about something negative, doesn't it?
Chuck Booms: Yes.
Kate Mulgrew: So on some level, I always applaud them.
Chuck Booms: And I've been passionate ever since you found the Borg, Seven of Nine. I continue to get more passionate.
Kate Mulgrew: Bring his tetracycline.
E.D. Donahey: What about a movie? Has anybody been talking about those?
Kate Mulgrew: That would be speculative, at best. Nobody talks.
Chuck Booms: That's a shame, because those Next Generation movies with Captain Picard---
Kate Mulgrew: Yeah, do you think they've done enough movies?
Chuck Booms: In fact I remember usually when Siskle and Ebert would talk about things like that they would just.. but one of those they just thought was spectacular. Actually the Borg was in the movie.
Kate Mulgrew: The Queen. I just worked with her. Am I allowed to say that? Boy, she's marvelous. Alice Krige. I had some good stuff with her in the finale.
Chuck Booms: Boy, she'll scare them. When they separate her and bring her back together and all that. You haven't seen any of this stuff?
E.D. Donahey: No, I haven't seen it.
Kate Mulgrew: They did it again.
Chuck Booms: It's like half a woman.
Kate Mulgrew: Frightening.
E.D. Donahey: Okay. Well, what frightens most of the guests we have on is when we pull out our 'Stump the Star' quiz. And you have to take it. We have the doors locked. You can't leave.
Kate Mulgrew: Stump the Star?
Chuck Booms: Kate, this is big. There's kitchen magnets on the line.
Kate Mulgrew: Oh, please don't stump me.
E.D. Donahey: Name the three captains on the other Star Trek series.
Kate Mulgrew: Sisko, Picard and Captain Kirk.
E.D. Donahey: How many Star Trek books are sold every minute in the U.S.? Three, thirteen or three hundred.
Kate Mulgrew: Three hundred.
E.D. Donahey: Thirteen. Which one of your costars has been named one of the fifty most beautiful people by People Magazine.
Kate Mulgrew: Robbie McNeill.
E.D. Donahey: No.
Kate Mulgrew: Patrick Stewart.
E.D. Donahey: No.
Kate Mulgrew: Tim Russ?
E.D. Donahey: He's beautiful. (Audience member yells answer.) Who yelled that out?
Kate Mulgrew: Was it Garrett Wang?
E.D. Donahey: Garrett Wang. How many days would it take to watch back to back episodes of all the Star Trek series? Ten, twenty or fifty.
Kate Mulgrew: Fifty.
E.D. Donahey: Twenty.
Chuck Booms: It's 'Stump the Star,' but---
Kate Mulgrew: 'Stump the Stupid Star.'
Chuck Booms: ---they're really working the math in here a lot.
E.D. Donahey: This is the toughest thing I've ever seen.
Kate Mulgrew: But this is crushing, because so far it's all very bad for Star Trek. Isn't it? Five hundred. No, two. Eight hundred. No, three.
Chuck Booms: Shoot low on the next one. Shoot low.
Kate Mulgrew: Give me one I can answer.
E.D. Donahey: (after looking at the name of the staffer who wrote the questions) Oh Jen! Fire her! Jen!
Camera Man: She's quitting.
E.D. Donahey: She quit? Oh. Okay. That was a lousy one. They are supposed to be easy enough that even I can figure them out.
Chuck Booms: Here's the last one. Which was the best Star Trek series? Voyager, the first one, Deep Space Nine.
Kate Mulgrew: Well, gee.
Chuck Booms: Voyager is correct.
Over the graphic, before commercials, they thank Kate for coming.