Say hello to Star Trek: Prodigy.
What a fantastic time to be a Star Trek fan, isn’t it? We currently have Discovery and Picard, and in just a few weeks, Lower Decks will be making its premiere. While each of these shows are similar in that they live in the Star Trek universe, they’re also all unique in their own way as well. Each offering something different than the other. If you don’t like one, maybe one of the others will tickle your fancy. For example, Strange New Worlds seems like it may be a return to a more episodic formula.
Up until recently, there were still two series that had been announced that we didn’t know much of anything about. The still as of yet untitled Section 31 series, featuring Michelle Yeoh as the Mirror Universe’s Phillipa Georgiou, and the animated series for Nickelodeon. Now, after the Star Trek Universe panel from Comic-Con@Home, we know a bit more about the Nickelodeon series, Star Trek: Prodigy.
What We Know About Star Trek: Prodigy
The series is coming to us from the team behind Trollhunters and Ninjago, Dan and Kevin Hageman. I hate still using the term “CG” to describe the style of animation we’ll be seeing in the show, but I’m not sure what a better term is? But, in any case, that animation will be coming from Secret Hideout, the new animation division of CBS. Roddenberry Entertainment and Alex Kurtzman are onboard as Exec Producers, just as with all the other current Trek series.
I do like the premise for the show, which will follow “a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning, and salvation.” I’m quite obviously not the target demographic for this show, but both Trollhunters and Ninjago can still be enjoyed by adults despite targeting a younger audience.
That being said, cue all of the outraged fans screaming about Prodigy not being “my Star Trek”… And they’ll be right. This series is absolutely not being made for them. But that’s alright, as hopefully, they’ll be able to enjoy Strange New Worlds or the Section 31 series. We’re going to have six Star Trek tv shows on the air (ok, streaming), SIX OF THEM. That’s something to be excited about right there.
So, that’s really all we know about Star Trek: Prodigy at the moment. Keep checking back with us for new information as it’s released. And in the meantime, you can come discuss Star Trek: Enterprise with us on The Riker Maneuver on YouTube… or if you’re reading this after the premiere of Lower Decks, you’ll be able to come chat with us about that show as well.