May The Verse Be With You: Janeway’s Way

Captain Janeway’s way was often the only way! She had to be firm, with a super tough mission ahead of her. But she did get the crew home, in...
Janeway's Way

Captain Janeway’s way was often the only way! She had to be firm, with a super tough mission ahead of her. But she did get the crew home, in the end. This tribute to her also pays homage to the fantastic Kate Mulgrew, without which she wouldn’t have had her to enjoy. She grew into the role, over the the show’s seven seasons, and in the process she endeared herself to countless Star Trek fans.

 

Janeway’s Way

 

The crew felt lost, all doomed to roam;

she promised that she’d get them home

 

And so, with coffee hot and black,

she kept her and the ship on track . . .

 

The ship came under constant threat;

fights ended with her foes’ regret!

 

No questions, once she’s made her choice:

that stern and strong decisive voice

 

She beat The Borg (her and the crew)

and Species 8472!

 

She’s fair, but won’t be second guessed;

she’ll let you know that she knows best . . .

 

If you cross her, she’ll make you pay:

don’t question Captain Janeway’s way!

 

All words by Benjamin Francis Cassidy

Illustration by L. A. Cassidy

 

Recently, SciFiPulse published a feature about the Star Trek: Voyager episode ‘Distant Origin’, a true classic of the franchise. Remember when her and Tom Paris (Robert Duncan McNeil) ended up as futuristic lizards, and had lizard babies! Actually, maybe it’s best forgotten! It’s great to see Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) appear again in the latest Star Trek show, Prodigy! See you next week, readers!

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