Star Trek: Prodigy has some great voice talent
New York Comic Con attendees were first in line to see the premiere episode of Star Trek: Prodigy which is set to debut on Paramount+ in a one-hour episode on October 28. And they were in for a treat with the revelation of the vocal talents that have joined the cast as recurring characters.
Robert Beltran already announced his participation in the series, but there was some question as to whether or not he would appear in the first season. That has been confirmed now, and he will reappear as his former character from Star Trek: Voyager, Chakotay, only he’ll be a captain and not a commander.
A Seinfeld alum is also joining Star Trek: Prodigy
Jason Alexander, who played George Costanza for nine seasons on Seinfeld, has also joined the recurring cast of Prodigy. A fan of Star Trek since childhood, Alexander previously appeared in Voyager’s fifth season episode, Think Tank, as Kurros, but he won’t be voicing that nefarious character on Prodigy. Instead, he’ll be portraying Doctor Noum.
Along with Alexander, Daveed Diggs, who nabbed an Emmy nomination for his performance in the Disney+ live stage recording of Hamilton which was released in 2020, will be voicing Commander Tysess. And Jameela Jamil, who played the name-dropping Tahani Al-Jamil, on NBC’s The Good Place is portraying Ensign Ascencia.
According to Startrek.com, the one-hour premiere, which is titled “Lost & Found,” introduces a group of teens who have been exiled on a mining colony outside Federation Space and find a broken-down Starfleet ship. Dal, voiced by Brett Gray, commandeers the ship and puts together a rag-tag crew in an effort to escape Tars Lamora. The Diviner, voiced by John Noble, isn’t so eager for the teens to leave.
The animated series, which will be rendered entirely with computer generated imaging and 3D modeling, will become available on Nickelodeon before the second season, which has already been ordered, is released on Paramount+.