Regis: ...Here's another big hit, Captain Janeway on Star Trek's Voyager. Come on, she's about to meet up with the Borg.
Kathie Lee: Another spice girl.
Regis: Yes. Kate Mulgrew, everybody.
[Theme plays as Kate enters and shakes Regis' hand]
Regis: Hi, Kate. Nice to see you again.
[Kate & Kathie Lee hug]
Kathie Lee: You were so great when you sat in for me.
Kate: You think so?
Kathie Lee: I thought you were fabulous. I thought if that woman gets off that starship, I'm in trouble because you were so, so good.
Kate: Thank you.
Regis: Kathie's talking about that last time Kate was here, you were co-hosting for Kathie Lee when she was on vacation.
Kate: I was, indeed.
Regis: And we had quite an event here.
Kate: I approached the bench with trepidation. It's nothing but trouble in this studio. Who have you got lurking behind there? [indicating backstage]
Regis: Anyway, out comes Michael Nouri, tall and distinguished..
Kathie Lee: And very 'Nehru'...
Regis: And ya know, when I sit between two people and I feel the ions going back and forth.
Kate: Ions! Ions!
Regis: Yes. There was electricity going on...
Kathie Lee: Fusion...
Regis: ...devouring each other with their eyes.
Kate: It was pretty amazing. He followed me over to the Rosie O'Donnell show.
[clip from 3/97 co-host]
Kate: First of all, you're very big. How tall are you?
Michael Nouri: 6' 3"
Kate: Oh, that's wonderful. [catches herself, looks embarrassed]
[laughter in audience & on stage]
Regis: You're not married, are you, Michael?
Nouri: Not at the moment.
Kate: You're not? How many.....Have you been... [starts to stammer]
Nouri: Yes, I have.
Regis: I guess she answered that question.
Nouri: Are you, Kate?
Kate: Am I married?
Kate: Not at the moment [laughing]
[Laughter and audience applause]
[end of clip]
Regis: Oh, yeah. And then you left together and went over to Rosie's show.
Kate: We had fun, but that was dangerous.
Regis: You are very happy with the gentleman friend out there in California?
Kate: I am happy with him, yes, thank you.
Kathie Lee: Things could change.
Kate: Kathie Lee....
Kathie Lee: Kidding. Just kidding. Oy.
Kate: But I had a ball. You look marvelous.
Kathie Lee: Thank you.
Kate: .. I was sitting back there watching you. You look so pretty.
Regis: Do I look John Forsythe?
[audience laughter] [all talking at once]
Regis: Remember 'Din'-asty?
Kathie Lee: If you were a spice, Kate Mulgrew, what spice would you be?
Kate: What spice would I be?
Regis: Oh, [it'd] be the spiciest spice...
Kate: Vanilla was on the tip of my tongue...
Regis & Kathie Lee: No, you're not vanilla.
Kate: It's not vanilla, is it?
Regis: Tutti-frutti maybe, but not vanilla.
Kate: It certainly isn't Tutti-frutti. What would you be?
Regis: Me? Vanilla.
Kate: I know what I'd be.
Regis & Kathie Lee: What?
Regis: Ooo, Saffron.
Kathie Lee: Mysterious..
Kate: Exotic, very rare, extremely expensive, shall I go on?
Kathie Lee: High maintenance spice.
Regis: Congratulations on your cover...
Kate: Thank you.
Regis: ...this looks like a biggie coming up for uh...
Kate: Thank you. This is a *great* season finale.
Regis: Is it really?
Kate: I must say, I saw a rough cut the other day and I am very pleased.
Regis: The Borg.
Kate: Who are the.... you ready? Regis, who are the Borg?
Regis: The Borgs are alien space aliens from an alien planet. Everybody's an alien up there.
Kate: What is so frightening about the Borg?
Regis: They got one eye in lipstick on their forehead.
Kate: Uh-huh. He knows a great deal about the Borg.
Regis: No, I don't know. What is...
Kate: The Borg are the most terrifying species in the Delta Quadrant.
Regis: Why? I've always loved them, why?
Kate: Because they have no humanity, they have no conscience, and they are without mercy.
Kathie Lee: Oh, you mean they work for the press.
[laughs, whistles & applause]
Kathie Lee: A little joke. [winks] Just a little joke. [to Kate] You bring out the worst in me, honey.
Regis: So this big finale is coming up.
Kate: Yes, next Wednesday.
Regis: All right, let's take a look. Now here's Captain Janeway reacting to a close call with the Borg.
[clip from 'Scorpion' part 1]
Janeway: Did we sustain any damage?
Harry: No, shields held. Warp engines are coming back online. All primary systems are stable.
Janeway: Stand down red alert. Harry, maintain a long range sensor lock on that Borg armada. They seemed to be in quite a hurry, didn't they? I'd like to know what they're up to.
Harry: Yes, ma'am.
Janeway: I'll take this near miss as a good omen. Resume our course, Mr. Paris.
Chakotay: If we needed any more evidence that we've entered Borg space, I think we just got it.
Janeway: I'll be in my ready room.
[end of clip]
Kathie Lee: What's gonna happen?
Regis: I can't stand it! My money's on Captain Janeway.
Kate: Is it?
Kathie Lee: It's in your contract, you're coming back next year.
Kate: I don't know.
Regis: We don't care how tough the Borgs are.
Kate: Commander Chakotay and I...it's going to be very tense.
Kathie Lee: Ho.
Regis: No kidding.
Kate: I end up... I'm gonna say this, and no more because I think it's wrong to sort of give too much away...
Kathie Lee: Yeah, don't spoil it, right.
Kate: I end up on the Borg cube, separated from the ship.
Kate: That's the season finale.
Kathie Lee: And we don't know what's g-....
Kate: I'm alone in the hive.
Regis: Oh my G-...
Kate: Do you know what the hive is, Regis?
Regis: The hive is, uh...
Kate: Where the bees are.
Regis: The bees!
Kate: Very good.
[audience laughter & applause]
Regis: Let me just ask you one thing. What are you doing up there and when are you coming home?
[Kate & Kathie Lee laugh]
Regis: They up there, they're zooming, they're going, where are you going?
Kate: A lot of problems are gonna happen in the Delta Quadrant, it's unending.
Regis: All right, it looks like a big finale coming up.
Kate: Three more years a least.
Kathie Lee: Good for you.
Regis: Thanks, Kate.
Kate: Thank you.