The Right Way, The Wrong Way, The Janeway
In 1995, Star Trek: Voyager premiered and introduced the world to a new captain. Created by Star Trek writer and executive producer Jeri Taylor, Kathryn Janeway beamed into living rooms everywhere and brought with her a new style of leadership. Over the course of seven seasons, she demonstrated authority, ingenuity, and resourcefulness – despite facing challenges that no Starfleet captain had faced, before – and brought her crew safely home from the furthest reaches of the galaxy.
Since that moment, Janeway has been an inspiration for countless women to enter scientific fields to become engineers, astronauts, and astrophysicists, and has been a positive role model for people all over the world.
The Unveiling with Kate Mulgrew
While the original plans to unveil the Captain Janeway Statue close to Janeway’s birthday on May 20 were thwarted by the worldwide pandemic, the Captain Janeway Statue and accompanying Informational Table was revealed to the world on October 24th, 2020, in a ceremony held in person (with strict safety measures in place), and streamed live online. Watch the unveiling with special guests Kate Mulgrew and Robert Picardo.
The Continuing Mission
The Collective succeeded in carrying out its initial goal of creating and installing a monument to Captain Janeway in her future home town of Bloomington, Indiana, but they see that as just the beginning.