Captain Kathryn Janeway is a fictional female Human captain in the Star Trek - Voyager series. The character was portrayed on screen by Kate Mulgrew. Her allegiance / loyalty is to the USS Voyager. Capt. Kathryn Janeway is the first female captain of a United Federation space ship. Her ship is the USS Voyager. Janeway's mission is to find out what happened to a Maquis space ship that disappeared in the badlands. Kathryn recruits crew members including Tom Paris who was imprisoned in New Zealand for attempting to join the Maquis. The Maquis are a group of different races including humans who are opposed to the peace treaty between the Federation and the Cardassians.
Voyager is pulled across the galaxy by an omnipotent being called the Caretaker. It is the same person behind the Maquis dissappearance. The Caretaker is responsible for the habitable destruction of the Ocampan home world. As the Caretaker feels responsible and is dying, he is looking for someone to take over his role to ensure that the Ocampans survive. No one on either the Maquis or the Voyager space craft is responsible, the Caretaker continues his search but dies.
The Caretaker's ship could transport the Voyager back to the Alpha Quadrant, the home of Earth but the ship could be dangerous in the hands of other races so Kathryn decides to destroy it. In destroying the space ship, Kathryn has become a target for the various Kazon tribes that inhabit this space.
Kathryn offers the Maquis a place onboard the Voyager under Federation law. The crew of the Maquis ship agrees with Chakotay who was the captain of the Maquis becoming the second in command. B'elanna Torres becomes the chief engineer onboard the Voyager.
Kathryn holds the Prime Directive in high regard. The Prime Directive prevents any contact with races that are not as advanced as they are. The Klingons and Capt. James Tiberius Kirk have both been known to break the rule but Kathryn will stick by it. In the first episode, Kathryn seemingly offered the Kazon technology but then subsequently destroyed the technology. Kathryn also destroyed the Caretaker's space craft in order to prevent the Kazons from getting hold of the technology.
After being released from captivity by the Hirogen who were forcing the Voyager crew to pretend to be in the Second World War, Kathryn gives the Hirogen holodesk technology. The Hirogen, a reptilian alien life form that has similarities to the Predator, a race in another franchise. The Voyager thinking they had seen the last of the Hirogen would later encounter a group who was abusing the Hirogen technology.
When the crew of Voyager discover an omnipotent being held prisoner inside a comet, Janeway has to decide on whether to offer the omnipotent asylum on the Voyager. The Omnipotent wants to commit suicide, he doesn't like living for ever anymore. The Q-Continuum of whom the Omnipotent is a member of sends Q (Omnipotent) to argue the case against offering asylum. Q offers Janeway a way of getting home instantly if she declines asylum but Janeway sticks to her guns and offers asylum. Q returns the Voyager back to where it was before they came across the Comet.
Whilst on an away mission with Chakotay, they are both struck down with a virus. In order to save the crew from the virus, the two most senior members of the crew decide to maroon themselves on a planet which would provide for their needs. Janeway was married back on Earth and there was no chance of a relationship even though it might have looked like it.
Janeway and Chakotay return to Voyager when the remaining crew under the leadership of Captain Tuvok disobey Janeways command. Tuvok contacts the Vidiians and ask them for help against the virus. Danara Pel, a Vidiian who the crew had earlier helped agrees to help them and gives the crew the virus to administer to Janeway and Chakotay. Resolutions
The Borg open a wormhole to another dimension, a fluid space where space is not void like it is here but is a liquid. The Borg have antagonised an alien race called Species 8742 who present a danger to our universe. Kathryn agrees an alliance with the Borg to close the rift. A single female drone, Seven of Nine is a Borg ambassador onboard the Voyager. After successfully defeating Species 8742, the Borg renege on the armistice but so does Kathryn who keeps Seven of Nine. The Emergency Medical Holographic Doctor removes most of the Borg implants from Seven and enables her to be a member of the crew. Scorpion
What has been voted as one of the worst episodes of the entire seven series should however get a mention. Tom Paris has been testing Warp Speed 10 when he begins to evolve and not in a good way. Tom Paris kidnaps Janeway and disappears. When they are both located, both Janeway and Paris have become amphibious like creatures. The two creatures have mated and created offspring who are left behind on the planet. Janeway and Paris are returned to normality.
At a party to celebrate the return of the Voyager, an older Janeway reflects on her past mistakes. One of the mistakes that she makes is passing up the chance of getting home sooner by using Borg transwarp technology. With the help of Tom Paris and B'elanna Torres child, Janeway goes back in time to the point that Voyager comes to the Transwarp Hub.
The older and younger Janeways meet. The Older Janeway tries to persuade the younger version of herself to use the Borg Hub. The younger Janeway refuses to consider it until the older one reveals what is going to happen to the crew if they don't go now including the deaths of many of the crew.
The Older Janeway tries to trick the Borg Queen but is captured. Although Voyager is able to get back to Earth, the Older Janeway is captured and killed by the Borg Queen. A time paradox has occurred.
Kathryn Janeway had a brief part in the Star Trek X, Nemesis film. The film is set after they have returned to Earth with her council being sought for the situation.