Janeway’s Choice

Kate Mul­grew picks her per­sonal high­light

SFX - - Star Trek: Voyager -

“‘ Death Wish’ was my favourite episode of the show,” says the Cap­tain Janeway ac­tress. “It was won­der­fully philo­soph­i­cal and ex­is­ten­tial.” Orig­i­nally air­ing 19 Fe­bru­ary 1996, “Death Wish” is one of Voy­ager’s strong­est, but most con­tro­ver­sial, en­tries. In this episode the crew ac­ci­den­tally re­leases an im­pris­oned Q who has been sen­tenced to eter­nal im­pris­on­ment. He seeks asy­lum aboard Voy­ager so that he can com­mit sui­cide to end the bore­dom of life as an im­mor­tal be­ing. “It dealt very, very in­tel­li­gently with the con­cept of sui­cide and the right of an in­di­vid­ual to die,” says Mul­grew. “Ex­plor­ing a topic like that was part of what made Voy­ager a very brave show.”

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