The first look at Star Trek: Prodigy is here.
The very first look at Star Trek: Prodigy is here. The trailer was released on Friday during the Star Trek portion of ComicCon from Home 2021. The trailer shows bare elements of the series, simply showing a visual introduction of the main characters with Dal (Brett Gray), Gwyn (Ella Purnell), Murf (Dee Bradley Baker), Jankom Pog (Jason Mantzoukas), Zero (Angus Imrie) and Rok-Tahk (Tylee Alazraqui) each getting some brief air time.
While not shown, Kathryn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) can be heard delivering a line near the end of the teaser, saying “We’ve only just begun.”
The trailer does a solid job introducing each of the characters, including the Federation starship that the crew eventually finds. The show was originally slated to air on Nickelodeon but will now premiere with Paramount+.
Star Trek: Prodigy didn’t show much but they nailed the important thing.
The trailer is a “teaser” in the very literal sense of the word. Nothing of importance was shown in this trailer other than the character models of each character moving just a little bit, and the starship which will play home to many moments on the show.
It did, however, show one important thing that all animated shows are judged on; the animation. The design of the animation for the show may not be everyone’s cup of tea, as the curves of the characters and models do feel a bit sharp and jarring but it’s well animated.
The animation itself seems smooth and seamless, not having any distinct ticks or hiccups. That’s important, considering how often animated shows are either done poorly or seem rushed. Star Trek: Prodigy is a seamless show, with impressive animations.
Comparing it to Star Trek: Lower Decks, which is a Rick & Morty clone, Prodigy blows it out of the water with ease. Prodigy should be nominated for its visual capabilities and art direction because it’s stunning to look at.
Granted, that’s the only thing the teaser trailer showed, but it may be enough for now.