Janeway Lambda one is a holonovel, or advanced virtual reality adventure, experienced by one of the characters in the sci-fi television series Star Trek: Voyager and presented as sub-plots across several episodes of seasons one and two of the series. In the holonovel, Kathryn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew), finds a temporary escape from her responsibilities as captain of the starship Voyager by playing the role of governess Lucille Davenport in a gothic fantasy set in Victorian England. The holonovel includes Michael Cumpsty as Lord Burleigh, and Thomas Dekker and Lindsey Haun as Burleigh's children. Carolyn Seymour also guest stars as the housekeeper Mrs. Templeton; Seymour previously played two separate Romulan commanders in Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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  • Janeway Lambda one is a holonovel, or advanced virtual reality adventure, experienced by one of the characters in the sci-fi television series Star Trek: Voyager and presented as sub-plots across several episodes of seasons one and two of the series. In the holonovel, Kathryn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew), finds a temporary escape from her responsibilities as captain of the starship Voyager by playing the role of governess Lucille Davenport in a gothic fantasy set in Victorian England. The holonovel includes Michael Cumpsty as Lord Burleigh, and Thomas Dekker and Lindsey Haun as Burleigh's children. Carolyn Seymour also guest stars as the housekeeper Mrs. Templeton; Seymour previously played two separate Romulan commanders in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Starting with Janeway Lambda one, Voyager's writing team conceived the holonovel as an expansion of the holodeck technology shown earlier in the Star Trek franchise, and a futuristic take on the audiobook. Jeri Taylor, creator of the Star Trek: Voyager series, originally conceived the Janeway Lambda one holonovel as a simulation of Western fiction in which Captain Janeway would assume the role of a pioneer woman struggling to contend with the elements and to care for her family. The holonovel's genre was later changed to a work of Gothic fiction set in 1840s England after Mulgrew refused to work with horses, and the realization that shooting outdoor locations would exceed the show's budget. The set for the Burleigh manor was constructed on Paramount Stage 16, and was nicknamed "the Jane Eyre set" by the film crew. The holonovel was compared to Henry James' novella The Turn of the Screw and Daphne du Maurier's novel Rebecca. Pieces of the holonovel were shown in the teaser sequences of two first season episodes "Cathexis" and "Learning Curve". It was originally scheduled to debut in "Eye of the Needle", but was replaced with a "more exciting shipboard teaser" by television producer Rick Berman. The holonovel was featured in the second season episode "Persistence of Vision", where Janeway experiences hallucinations of the holographic characters and objects outside of the holodeck due to a bio-electric energy field from a Botha ship. The holonovel was intended as a vehicle to further explore Janeway's imagination and her social relationships, but critics disagreed on whether the storyline was appropriate for the character. The plotlines introduced in Janeway Lambda one were never fully resolved due to lack of interest from fans of the Voyager series and an attempt to target a male audience; Taylor had written a conclusion for the holonovel, but it was never developed into an episode. Janeway Lambda one was received negatively by television critics who believed it was poorly developed and too isolated from the main storylines of the Voyager series. The show's frequent use and expansion of the holodeck technology was also panned by reviewers. (en)
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  • A woman wearing a Victorian dress opens and looks out a window. Only the top half of her body is visible as she is leaning out of the window
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  • Kate Mulgrew as Captain Kathryn Janeway in the governess costume from the holonovel Janeway Lambda one.
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  • 1995 (xsd:integer)
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  • Science fiction
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  • Janeway Lambda one
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  • franchise
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  • Holodeck technology
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  • Recreational use
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  • Janeway Lambda one is a holonovel, or advanced virtual reality adventure, experienced by one of the characters in the sci-fi television series Star Trek: Voyager and presented as sub-plots across several episodes of seasons one and two of the series. In the holonovel, Kathryn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew), finds a temporary escape from her responsibilities as captain of the starship Voyager by playing the role of governess Lucille Davenport in a gothic fantasy set in Victorian England. The holonovel includes Michael Cumpsty as Lord Burleigh, and Thomas Dekker and Lindsey Haun as Burleigh's children. Carolyn Seymour also guest stars as the housekeeper Mrs. Templeton; Seymour previously played two separate Romulan commanders in Star Trek: The Next Generation. (en)
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  • Janeway Lambda one (en)
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