SDCC@Home: Star Trek: Prodigy teaser trailer released

Pictured: Art for Star Trek: Prodigy . Photo Cr: Nickelodeon/Paramount+ ©2021, All Rights Reserved.
Pictured: Art for Star Trek: Prodigy . Photo Cr: Nickelodeon/Paramount+ ©2021, All Rights Reserved. /

Engage at Warp 10! A new teaser trailer for the Star Trek animated show, Star Trek Prodigy, has been released, according to

The trailer was shared by executive producers Kevin and Dan Hageman during the Paramount Plus event at SDCC@Home, giving fans and their fellow panelists a first look at the show.

The first Star Trek show aimed exclusively at younger audiences, Star Trek: Prodigy includes a stellar and diverse cast including Brett Gray as Dal, Ella Purnell as Gwyn, Angus Imrie as Zero, Rylee Alazraqui as Roh-Tahk, Dee Bradley Baker as Roh-Tahk’s familiar, Murf, and Jason Mantzoukas as Jankom Pog,

Rounding off the cast will be Kate Mulgrew, reprising her role as Captain Kathryn Janeway, the first female captain to lead a Star Trek property. In Star Trek: Prodigy, Mulgrew’s Janeway will be a hologram who aids the motley young crew on their intergalactic adventures.

The official Star Trek Twitter page shared the teaser trailer following the discussion.

Star Trek Prodigy: What can we expect from the show?

Star Trek: Prodigy: teaser trailer
Star Trek: Prodigy: teaser trailer /

Despite being aimed at children, the teaser trailer for Star Trek: Prodigy has a much heavier tone than expected. Dal, the teen protagonist, seems to want to escape the drudgery of his everyday existence, which is how he comes across the rest of his eventual crew.

Dal and the others discover an abandoned Starfleet vessel which they commandeer to escape their situation. The characters appear trapped in a dangerous part of the galaxy, and the Janeway hologram is determined to help them get somewhere safer.

The visuals are absolutely spectacular and very unlike Star Trek: Lower Decks. The panelists commented on the cinematic look and feel of the show, which is quite captivating and should effectively bring the grandeur of Star Trek to young audiences.

There’s very little of Captain Janeway’s hologram in the teaser—we hear her voice right at the end to announce that their adventure has only just begun.

It will be interesting to know why this particular abandoned Starfleet ship has a holographic Janeway. Captain Janeway’s ship, Voyager, had a holographic doctor, and through him, much of Star Trek: Voyager examined what it meant to be human. Will we see the same in Star Trek Prodigy?

According to Mulgrew, the show has a broad appeal, but there’s a reason why it’s targeted towards young viewers. At the panel, Mulgrew spoke of being offered the role again and that handing Star Trek to a new generation was the best step forward because it’s a “demographic that heretofore has not known anything about Star Trek. The beauty of it. The philosophy of it. The hope and the promise of it. And if there’s any age group that’s going to take this thing and embrace it with a whole-heartedness not seen before, it’s the young kids.” And the not-so-young kids!

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Star Trek Prodigy will be streaming on Paramount+.