The unexpected removal of Star Trek: Prodigy from the Paramount+ catalog stung all the more for the discovery that it was removed mainly because it didn’t stand out as a profit center for them. Instead of screening what they’ve already paid for and what fans are already eager to see, they appear to think the show is worth more to them as a tax write-off.

This move has deeply disappointed and boggled the minds of devoted and delighted viewership of the show, especially since the production on Season 2 was nearly complete when the decision was made. The producers are finishing up post production on the second season and are peddling it around to see who might want to pick up the series.

Here is a teaser of what we’re currently missing out on. It’s from the first episode of the second season of Star Trek: Prodigy, and details their meeting with the Doctor (the EMH from Voyager) and their induction into the crew of the newly commissioned U.S.S. Voyager, a completely rebuilt version of the original that made its way herioically back from the Delta Quandrant.

It’s a delight. Watch.

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Paramount+ has recently removed several shows, including Prodigy, as part of their effort to refine their content offering and improve the streaming experience for subscribers. This trend is seen across the industry, with other streaming providers also trimming their content libraries to prioritize profitability. This removal of shows extends to 18 Nickelodeon-produced shows, highlighting the impact on kids’ programming and animation. Unfortunately for Trek fans — and we think for Paramount+ too, if they’re paying any attention or care to — that this reflects badly on both them and the Trek brand.

None the less, the producers are confident that they will be able to find a new home for the much loved animated series. There is no new news yet on that front.

Watch this space.


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