|The Daily Show, hosted by Craig
Kilborn, with guest Kate Mulgrew, November 17, 1998
Transcribed by Saffron - November 18, 1998
Screen captures by: Totally Kate!
Notes and Disclaimer: I transcribed this, but I
don't own the copyright. No infringement intended. Please do not post or distribute.
Craig: Please welcome Kate Mulgrew!
[cheers & applause]
[Kate enters and greets Craig]
Craig: Watch your step. Thank you for doin' the show. Have a seat.
Kate: Thank you. How nice.
Craig: Thank you for doing the show. I know you're
a big fan of the show.
Kate: I'm delighted to be here, but be kind to me.
Craig: I will. Yes, that's why I'm here.
Kate: All right.
Craig: Now, you're the first female captain.
Kate: I am the first female captain.
Craig: Are they kind to you, the Trekkies, do they
Kate: The Trekkers, that's the official term,
Craig: Trekkers. Oh really.
Kate: Because they're very smart people. They want
to be acknowledged appropriately.
Craig: Don't ever correct me that quickly in the
Kate: You said you would be kind to me. Uh, they're great to me.
It's an unconditional support system.
Craig: No matter who they put in it, they're gonna
Kate: I'm not sure. What is that...? That reflects
really sort of strangely on my performance, doesn't it?.
Craig: But they like you. Are you anything like
Shatner? Do you over act..
Kate: Do you think I...
Craig: Can you do any dramatic pauses?
Kate: No, but they say I look a little bit like Bill Shatner.
Craig: I don't see that.
Kate: He's great, Bill.
Craig: Does that mean you know him?
Kate: I have met him on several occasions, of
course. He's a very well traveled man. [laughs]
Craig: Was he nice?
Kate: Uh-huh and he's erudite, Bill Shatner.
Craig: He's got the big ego though. He thinks he's
Kate: He has been a starship captain. What do you
Craig: Are you one day going to have that enormous
Kate: No. I keep my ego in perspective. [makes
Kate: 'Cause I'm just a girl, right?
Craig: I'll tell you what, if I were you what would expand your
ego. This is real, this is a Christmas ornament of you at the helm. [brings out 1998
Janeway Hallmark ornament] Look at this. How do you stay grounded, I mean you're a super
star. This is beyond a doll. This is a Christmas ornament.
Kate: No, but I think the logic behind this little
device is extraor...it weighs fifty-eight pounds.
Craig: It is.
Kate: So, what does your Christmas tree look like,
is the question.
Craig: The one down in Rockefeller Center is the
only one that could hold this.
Kate: You wouldn't wanna run into her in a dark
alley, would ya?
Craig: You look tough there. Is there any... Can
this be a stocking stuffer as well? Or is it just an ornament.
Kate: I'm sure you could...stuff it. [audience
laughter and applause]
Craig: Why would they get that excited over that?
Kate: [laughing] I have no idea.
Craig: I haven't seen the Star Trek: Voyager as
much as I should...
Kate: But you're the host of this program.
Craig: I know ...but do... is there a... We had
Scotty on, remember Scotty from the old show, is there are party animal on your show,
someone who is out of control.
Kate: Not out of control. I wouldn't allow that.
Kate: But we're a fun-loving group. Does anybody in
this audience watch it?
[cheers & applause]
Kate: All right, let me just ask this. Who do you
think would be the party guy in my company.
Audience member: Paris.
Kate: Mr. Paris. No. Harry Kim.
Craig: This guy who got excited. That's the person
we almost didn't let into the show. We almost threw him out.
Kate: That's the 'oil slick guy'? [laughs]
Craig: That's the 'oil slick guy'. It is time for
five questions! Here we go.
[cheers & applause]
Craig: What's the
state bird of Iowa? You're from Iowa, you were born there.
Craig: What's the state bird?
Kate: The fly?
Craig: This may be the toughest one of the five
Kate: It's gotta be some kind of a crow.
Craig: It's not. It's the Gold Finch. [buzzer]
That's a tough one. It's very tough.
Kate: There has never been a Gold Finch seen in my
Craig: Name the space movie starring Kirk Douglas
and former 'Angel' Farrah Fawcett.
Kate: Oh God, you guys, this is awful.
Kate: Kirk Douglas and Farrah Fawcett..
Craig: Harvey Keitel as well.
Kate: Space movie... 'Shuttle to an Impossible
Craig: Saturn 3 [buzzer]
Kate: Saturn 3... famous...
[small 'aww' from
Craig: Better drink mix: Tang or Kool-Aid?
Kate: Well, I do a space program, I have to say
Craig: That is correct. [ding]
Craig: To be safe, phasers should be set on what level?
Kate: Low impulse.
Craig: No, looking for stun [buzzer]
Kate: No, no, no...
Craig: Why not?
Kate: No, no, no, no, not a phaser, you're talking
about a stun rifle.
Craig: I thought phasers on stun...
Kate: No, it's an entirely new technology.
audience] Wrong question, right?
Craig: Ok, ok...we're giving it to you... [ding]
[cheers and applause]
Craig: ...because the judges have no backbone. We
mentioned your show is on UPN, right?
Kate: What does UPN stand for?
Craig: No, no. Finally, you're part of the UPN
family. How much does the cancellation of 'The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer' hurt?
Kate: How much does it hurt?
Kate: Me or Desmond?
Kate: Not at all.
Craig: That is correct. [ding] [cheers &
applause] Star Trek Voyager airs Wednesday nights on UPN. Big hand for Kate Mulgrew!
[applause & cheers]
Kate: Thank you.