We’ve been waiting with intense curiosity for some footage from Paramount’s Star Trek: Prodigy, due out this fall on Nickolodeon. The wait is finally over, and we’ve gotten our hands on the teaser trailer shown during the San Diego Comic-Con @ Home panel – and now, we can show it to you.
The teaser provides some insights into the unlikely crew of the abandoned experimental ship U.S.S. Protostar in the Delta quadrant and decide to take it as their own way to explore the stars. But when the ship’s training hologram, a replica of iconic Voyager captain Kathryn Janeway (voiced by the returning Kate Mulgrew) is activated, our young bridge crew find themselves being shaped by Starfleet’s ideals as they learn how to work together not to just survive owning their own starship, but using it to see the wonders—and dangers—among the stars. Check out the trailer below.
Oh, and don’t worry – the video works. Paramount posted theirs, all the news services jumped on it, and then Paramount for some reason deleted the video from YouTube, leaving them all – and you, until now – in the lurch, but we’re more resourceful than that.
“She’s Janeway at her best. She’s there to help this motley crew… get this defunct ship working. And she does. She is the essential Captain Janeway,” Mulgrew said during the series’ joint panel appearance with Star Trek: Lower Decks. “She’s full of, I think, warmth. She’s going to help these kids. She’s determined to help them get off this very, very dangerous and dark planet and into a much better place. A different galaxy. So she brings to bear on this task all of her skills and most of them are deeply human.”
Beyond Kate Mulgrew’s reprisal of the role of Captain Janeway, Star Trek: Prodigy stars Brett Gray, Ella Purnell, Rylee Alazraqui, Dee Bradley Baker, Angus Imrie, and Jason Mantzoukas as the alien teen protagonists: Dal (of an unknown species), Gwyn (a new-to-Trek Vau N’Kat), Rok-Tahk (a Brikar from the TNG novels), Murf (an unknown blob-like being), Zero (a non-binary Medusan), and Jankom Pog (a Tellarite), respectively.
Putting this incredible starship at the command of a bunch of teenagers shifts the perspective of Star Trek back to its roots. It’s all about exploration and discovery – not only of the galaxy that awaits the new fledgling crew, but of themselves and their own potential as well. And in the end, that’s what Star Trek has always been about.
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