By Morgan Jeffery
Jeri Ryan has revealed that her past role on Star Trek: Voyager helped her play Dr. Kate Murphy on new ABC drama Body of Proof.
The series stars Dana Delany as Dr. Megan Hunt, a medical examiner who solves crimes by examining dead bodies.
Ryan told the Los Angeles Times that her time spent delivering science fiction “technobabble” dialogue on the Star Trek spinoff had helped her learn complicated “medical jargon” for Body of Proof.
“I haven’t had so much of that [medical dialogue] but it’s not that difficult,” she explained. “I did four years on Star Trek. I did technobabble for years, so if I can do technobabble I’m not that concerned about the medical stuff!”
She also revealed that real-life medical examiners were present on the set of the series in order to ensure complete authenticity.
“We’ve got technical advisers that will be with us on set, so we can keep all of [the science] realistic,” she claimed.
Body of Proof will debut in the fall on ABC.