06:12:25 on April 10
By: Steve Krutzler
Here is the 'Voyager' portion of the Rick Berman Update in its entirety from the Star Trek Communicator Issue #132:
You've now finalized the way 'Voyager' is going to end?
Yes, we have a two-hour finale script which is being directed by Allan Kroeker, who is one of our best directors. He also directed the final two hours of 'Deep Space Nine'. Most of the loose ends will be tied up in the final two-hour show.
I assume that all our regular cast of characters will emerge intact and alive?
I don't know why you would assume that!
What are your feelings about using the DS9 or Voyager cast in cameos in the films or in, perhaps, TV movies, etc.?
We have planned surprises in the feature film that we'll be shooting this year with some characters from other series than 'Next Generation'. As far as the 'Voyager' and 'DS9' casts are concerned, those are all decisions that will be made at some point but there has been no discussion of anything more with them at this point.
How would you describe the last two hours of 'Voyager's run?
We have spent a tremendous amount of time working on the story. Ken Biller, Rob Doherty, Brannon and myself have worked for weeks on a very complex storyline. I think we had some big shoes to fill. If you look at the final episode of 'TNG' and 'DS9', they have a certain sweeping heroic quality to them. I think they focused not only on our characters, but also on an action/adventure story on the grander human scale. We wanted the same thing to be true of the last episode of 'Voyager'. I'm very excited and I think the story we finally came up with is a great way to send the crew off.