The countdown to “Star Trek: Prodigy” has formally begun. The sequence premiere drops on the Paramount+ streaming app on October 26, 2021, which signifies that we’re mere weeks away from seeing the model new show. Though a lot of the world must wait it out, these attending New York Comic Con on Sunday, October 10 will get to see the premiere two and a half weeks early!
Those who’ve to attend it out will simply must make do with the entire new content material Paramount+ and Nickelodeon have been dropping on social media. They just lately dropped a brand new teaser trailer that provides Trekkers a have a look at the bridge crew of the USS Protostar in motion.
A Crew of ‘Outcasts’
The voiceover all through the trailer lets followers know that this crew of “outcasts” is “determining the universe at warp velocity.” Unlike different “Star Trek” reveals which have targeted on skilled Starfleet crews, “Prodigy’s” fundamental characters know nothing about Starfleet, operating a ship, and even working collectively as a crew. The quick teaser reveals every of the principle characters as they fight to determine their roles on the bridge.
Jankom Pog, the 16-year-old Tellarite, is on the helm in a couple of of the scenes, although he would not seem like piloting the ship. That job appears to belong to Zero, the Medusan crew member. The trailers have not made it clear how they (Zero is canon non-binary) received the job, however they’ve made it clear that Zero has by no means flown a starship earlier than. Like everybody else, they’re studying on the job.
At one level throughout the brand new teaser, Dal, whose species has not but been recognized, declares that fixing issues is not a part of his job description as a result of he isn’t an engineer. Rok-Tahk, the Brikar crew member, responds by asking him what function he is taking part in on the ship.
“I believed I used to be the captain!” Dal whines in response.
Other clips within the trailer do appear to recommend that Dal has assigned himself the captain’s chair, as he is seen sitting in it greater than as soon as. However, Gwyn the Vau N’Akat whose father is the massive unhealthy of the sequence can be seen within the captain’s chair. So, it is not fairly clear within the teaser which ones is the true captain of this motley crew.
Murf, the sentient blob, would not appear to have a specific function on the bridge fairly but, however their skills are certain to manifest all through the sequence.
Shifting Job Responsibilities?
Hints about “Prodigy” dropped by the cast and Paramount+ appear to recommend that every member of the Protostar’s bridge crew will tackle completely different roles as they work out their ship and one another. During a panel at San Diego Comic-Con in the summertime of 2021, the actors behind the characters revealed new particulars about their characters that hinted at their roles on the ship.
Brett Gray, who voices Dal, stated that his character is unquestionably taking up the function of captain, however that he would not actually know methods to be one. A brand new clip posted to the Paramount+ Twitter account confirmed a short montage of Dal moments with the caption “New captain on the bridge.”
So plainly Dal would be the captain. However, he is positively going to wish assist from his crew members and the Emergency Training Hologram Captain Janeway to meet that function.
Jason Mantzoukas, who performs Jankom Pog, revealed that his character is the engineer on the ship.
“He’s at all times making an attempt to repair what’s flawed, at all times making an attempt to make issues work and, frustratingly, to a better or much less diploma, shouldn’t be at all times profitable,” Mantzoukas commented.
However, within the new teaser and the full-length trailer, Jankom is on the helm very often. So it seems that he is positively the ship’s Jack of all trades.
In the full-length trailer, Rok-Tahk spent most of her time on the bridge’s tactical station. Since she’s a being actually made from rock, it is smart that she’d tackle the tactical/safety function. Though different stills and clips from the show appear to point that she’s received some mechanical talents as effectively. So, she may tackle some engineering in some unspecified time in the future too.
Gwyn’s function on the ship is murky. In the full-length trailer and the teaser, she spent a good period of time within the captain’s chair, suggesting that she may step into the primary officer function. However, she’s additionally one of many older crew members, so it is attainable she’ll problem Dal for the captain’s chair in some unspecified time in the future.
So far, not one of the trailers or teasers trace at Murf’s function on the ship. At San Diego Comic-Con, Dee Bradley Baker, who voices Murf, merely stated that Murf is “like Rok-Tahk’s acquainted, or a lieutenant or sidekick or one thing.” So, followers must wait and see what function they tackle.
These “outcasts” actually make for an unconventional and fascinating crew. Literally, nothing just like the Trekverse has ever seen earlier than.