Star Trek: Lower Decks and Prodigywill appear at Comic-Con@Home 2021
Not everyone is hellbent on appearing at the second annual Comic-Con@Home event, with Marvel and DC Comics announcing that they wouldn’t be at the event this year. That doesn’t mean every big name is sitting out, as two Star Trek series; Prodigy and Lower Decks will be appearing at the event on Friday, July 23rd, 2021.
Both events will be one after another and will start at 10 AM. The back-to-back Star Trek panels are part of a larger block that’s focused on animation. It’s called the “Peak Animation” portion of the con.
Currently, Jerry O’Connell of Lower Decks will be moderating the event for Star Trek, and members of the voice casts and crew of both shows are expected to join in. The panel descriptions are below;
"Paramount+, CBS Studios and Nickelodeon present the inaugural cast panel for the highly anticipated upcoming Star Trek animated kids’ series Star Trek: Prodigy with voice cast Kate Mulgrew, Brett Gray, Ella Purnell, Angus Imrie, Rylee Alazraqui, Dee Bradley Baker, and Jason Mantzoukas alongside executive producers Kevin Hageman and Dan Hageman and director/co-executive producer Ben Hibon."
Lower Decks Panel
"Join Star Trek: Lower Decks voice cast members Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, and Eugene Cordero alongside creator Mike McMahan for an exclusive conversation and an extended look at the second season. Season two is bigger, funnier and Star Trekkier than ever before. Fans can expect strange, new (and familiar) aliens to challenge the crews of the U.S.S. Cerritos and the U.S.S. Titan. For Mariner, Tendi, Rutherford, and Boimler, the animated adventure is just beginning."
Don’t expect any big Star Trek news from the panels
Sometimes at the ComicCon events, major announcements or trailers will be shown for fans to see. Since the tickets are so expensive, many companies view this as a way to justify the outlandish ticket prices. Since no one is going to be paying for a ticket this year, like last year, the need or desire to supply these “firsts” for fans is no longer there. So likely you’ll get a regular, run-of-the-mill interview, with some never-before-seen footage from the shows we’re already well aware of.
While it remains a possibility of happening, the odds of a Star Trek: Strange New Worlds trailer dropping seem rather unlikely. That said, O’Connel’s wife is Rebecca Romijn, one of the leads on the series, so it’s always possible she sneaks on near the end to drop the trailer.
With the convention a few weeks away, there’s always a chance something else gets added, or a new rumor crops up, but it’s usually around this time that those things start to get leaked or announced.