I would like to say something to you regarding my life as an actress which is that I am not a ‘star’. You may consider me a star because you think Captain Janeway is a star and she is, but I am not. Kate Mulgrew is not a movie star, I never wanted to be one, I wanted to be a very good actress. And that has been the scope of my whole life. So that when Voyager is over, I will go back to the theatre in New York, and I will live again the life of a student of the theatre which has been the greatest joy of my life.
April 1998 - Fed Con VI
Kate Mulgrew - 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
They cast a woman as the captain.
— Robert Beltran in response to the question “What did Voyager do best?” (via radarsteddybear