Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Soap fans who also watch Star Trek know that there is a great deal of cross-over between the two genres.

Kathryn Hays
(Kim; ATWT), Michael Zaslow (ex-Roger; GL), Marj Dusay (Alex; GL), Michelle Forbes (ex-Sonni/Solita; GL), Kate Mulgrew (Mary; Ryan's Hope), Robert Duncan McNeill (ex-Charlie; AMC) and John De Lancie (ex-Eugene; DOOL) among many, many others have played memorable and key roles in Gene Rodenberry's franchise over the years.

From 1994 to 1997 (with a guest appearance in 2000), Jennifer Lien played Kes on Star Trek: Voyager. But Lien made her series regular debut in 1991 on Another World.

She initially auditioned for the recast roles of Marley/Vicky (Anne Heche was ultimately hired). The producers didn't see Lien as either of the Love girls, and so created the role of Hannah Moore, Paulina's former foster sister.

Paulina invited the teen to move in with Paulina and her new husband, Jake. Jake wasn't thrilled and the pair often butted heads. When Jake thought Paulina was cheating on him with his younger brother, Kevin, he tried to convince Hannah to spy on the pair, by suggesting that Paulina was ignoring the young woman and deserved everything she got.

To check out this unconventional Bay City family -- and Jennifer Lien before she was Kes -- watch the current episodes of AW now airing on Hulu.com!

No comments: