An Overview of What We Know About “Star Trek: Prodigy”

The latest show within the “Star Trek” franchise, “Star Trek: Prodigy” premieres on the Paramount+ streaming app in only a few weeks, on October 28. “Prodigy” is the primary Trek show particularly made for youngsters. However, the creators and the celebrities have made it clear that the show is for fogeys as a lot as it’s for youths. Dan and Kevin Hageman, the co-creators, have repeatedly expressed that they hope “Prodigy” might be a show that the entire household can take pleasure in collectively.

With the premiere lower than a month away, this is an summary of what we all know to date.

The Crew

The important characters of “Prodigy” are not like something Trek followers have seen earlier than. In truth, the vast majority of them are actually species that Trek followers have by no means seen earlier than. Only two of the characters, Jankom Pog and Zero, are identifiable Trek species. Jankom Pog is a Tellarite and Zero is a Medusan, each of which have been launched in “Star Trek: The Original Series.”

The remainder of the aliens are new creations, only for “Prodigy.” Though there’s some hypothesis that Murf, who resembles a galaxy patterned blob of goo, is a Changeling like Odo from “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.”

These are the character profiles posted to the official Paramount+ Twitter account:

Murf, whose age and species is unknown however who’s an endearing, indestructible blob with curiously good timing and an insatiable urge for food for ship elements.

Gwyn, a 17-year-old Vau N’Akat who was raised on her father’s bleak mining planet and grew up dreaming to discover the celebrities.

Jankom Pog, a 16-year-old Tellarite. Tellarites are recognized to relish an argument, and Jankom is not any completely different. Regardless of opinion, he’ll at all times play ‘satan’s advocate’ for the sake of listening to all sides.

Rok-Tahk, a Brikar and an unusually vivid eight-year-old lady. Rok is a bit shy, however not relating to her love for animals.

Zero, who’s a Medusan: a noncorporeal, genderless, energy-based lifeform. Since others would go mad on the sight of their true self, Zero wears a containment go well with they made themselves to guard others.

Dal 17 years old and an unknown species, he fancies himself a maverick, who even within the hardest instances, holds robust onto his unwavering hope.

All of the aliens are tweens or youngsters, making “Prodigy” the primary Trek show ever to deal with a juvenile crew.

Their Ship, The USS Protostar

Unlike the primary characters of each different Trek show, “Prodigy’s” characters do not begin off because the crew of their spaceship. In truth, after they first discover the USS Protostar, they do not even know tips on how to fly a spaceship. They’ll must learn to pilot a ship, work collectively, and grow to be a crew to allow them to depart their old lives behind.

That’s the place Captain Kathryn Janeway is available in. Not the precise Captain Janeway, however an Emergency Training Hologram model. As the children wrestle to activate and pilot the ship, a hologram of Captain Janeway seems and presents her help.

Kate Mulgrew, who’s reprising the function for “Prodigy,” has mentioned that the ETH Janeway will grow to be a mentor for the children as they be taught to grow to be a crew collectively.

Fans acquired an excellent have a look at their ship in September when Paramount+ revealed “Prodigy’s” credit sequence. The aesthetic is just like the USS Voyager, which is sensible for the reason that show takes place in the identical time interval, particularly the 12 months 2383.

However, not one of the trailers have revealed how one other Starfleet vessel ended up within the Delta Quadrant.

The Setting

That’s proper, the Delta Quadrant! “Prodigy” will happen solely within the far reaches of recognized area, the place the USS Voyager was misplaced for seven years. That’s why a lot of the characters are unfamiliar species.

The crew will discover the Protostar on Tars Lamora, an asteroid within the Delta Quadrant that seems to be some sort of mining facility. So far, there isn’t any clarification for why these children are caught on this planet. However, the trailers make it clear that they actually need to depart. These children have the hearts of explorers, which makes them the proper Starfleet crew regardless that they know nothing about Starfleet.

The Villains

Most “Star Trek” exhibits do not function a main villain. The crews face numerous adversaries, a few of which confront them frequently, but it surely’s uncommon for a Starfleet crew to wrestle with a specific villain over the course of a number of confrontations.

“Prodigy” will break this mildew. In August, Paramount+ introduced that John Noble and Jimmi Simpson had been cast as “Prodigy’s” villains, The Diviner and Drednok. The Diviner controls the mining asteroid the children dwell on and Drednok enforces his will. In a very fascinating twist, The Diviner can also be the daddy of one of many important characters, Gwyn.

The second trailer for the show revealed that the USS Protostar belongs to The Diviner and that the younger crew has truly stolen it from him. The first season will comply with them as they journey by the Delta Quadrant and keep away from the wrath of The Diviner and Drednok.

More Seasons and Familiar Faces to Come

Though “Prodigy” hasn’t formally been renewed for a second season, Mulgrew revealed in a dialog with a fan that she was already doing voice work for the show’s second season. Further affirmation {that a} second season of “Prodigy” is within the works got here at Star Trek Las Vegas 2021.

Robert Beltran, who performed Commander Chakotay in “Star Trek: Voyager,” let slip that he is doing voice work for the show as properly. He did not give any extra particulars, but it surely feels like followers can anticipate to see some Chakotay in season two.

Those are the large issues we all know to date. An advance screening of “Prodigy’s” first episode will happen at New York ComicCon on October 10. Heavy might be reporting from the con, so test again for brand new particulars!

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