Star Trek: Prodigy opening credits highlights and showcases new ship

Star Trek: Prodigy. Image Courtesy Nickelodeon, CBS Television Studios
Star Trek: Prodigy. Image Courtesy Nickelodeon, CBS Television Studios /

The opening credits of Star Trek: Prodigy made the ship the star.

The opening of Star Trek: Prodigy has been released (sans any actual credits) and it features the new Star Trek vessel, the Protostar, making its debut for the brand. The USS Protostar to be exact has a ship’s designation of NX-76884.

To hype up the debut of Star Trek: Prodigy, the official Star Trek on Paramount+ Twitter account tweeted out the opening sequence of the series. The video shows the Protostar flying around the galaxy, interacting with space phenomena, and even a giant eyeball.

The show does pay tribute to its spiritual predecessor Voyager, by featuring what appears to be a giant intergalactic head of Kathryn Janeway. While the animation is much easier to do than something like CGI, that doesn’t take away from the fact that this is one of the prettiest intros the franchise has ever had.

Star Tre: Prodigy is putting itself in a position to succeed

The show is setting itself up nicely for success. It’s a show that advances the overall plot of the most successful time period in Star Trek, it features a cast of new characters and aliens while connecting it to one of the more unappreciated series the series ever produced. Not only that, but it’s targeting itself to a brand new market.

They’ve also put together a stellar cast with rising star Ella Purnell at the center of the series plus, stellar character actors Dee Bradley Baker, John Noble, and Jimmi Simpson apart of the cast. They’ll also be joined by comedy star Jason Mantzoukas. Young up-and-comers like Ryle Alazraqu, Brett Gray, and Angus Imrie round out the cast.

If the cast wasn’t enough for you, two large names from the history of Star Trek have signed up. Kate Mulgrew will feature as the Emergency Command Hologram, designed to look like her Star Trek: Voyager character; Captain Kathryn Janeway. Joining her from her old crew will be Robert Beltran, reprising his role of Chakotay for the series.

The depth of Beltran’s involvement is still unknown.

The show is getting a lot of buzz, so much so that PlayMates have returned to the world of Star Trek to re-start its line of action figures that were once so wildly popular during the 90s.

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