Star Trek: Prodigy will introduce the franchise to new viewers

Pictured: Kate Mulgrew as Janeway of Star Trek: Prodigy . Photo Cr: Nickelodeon/Paramount+ ©2021, All Rights Reserved.
Pictured: Kate Mulgrew as Janeway of Star Trek: Prodigy . Photo Cr: Nickelodeon/Paramount+ ©2021, All Rights Reserved. /

Star Trek: Prodigy won’t leave anyone behind

Star Trek recently celebrated its 55th anniversary. Needless to say, there’s a lot of history behind Gene Roddenberry’s creation. All of the fans who’ve been watching the various series and movies throughout the years know about the Federation, Starfleet, and the Prime Directive. We’re familiar with IDIC and all of the captains who’ve made these past 55 years unforgettable. But what about the viewers whose interest has been captured by the Star Trek: Prodigy trailer? The series looks interesting to them, but will they be lost in this world?

Well, they can rest assured that Prodigy is going to explain the ins and outs of the Star Trek universe as it goes along. With Kate Mulgrew’s Captain Kathryn Janeway to help a group of wayward teens who’ve made off with a derelict starship, the series will teach new viewers, whether young or just new to the franchise, all about Star Trek’s vision.

New viewers will learn from Star Trek: Prodigy

As reported by Polygon, the character of Captain Janeway appears to help teach viewers who aren’t as familiar with the franchise. So along with guiding the young crew, she’ll be guiding those watching into the world of Star Trek. And in the video clip above, we get a sneak peek of how she’ll start teaching.

Executive Producer Kevin Hageman has said they wanted new characters that knew nothing about the franchise. But Hageman’s brother, Don, pointed out that the show wasn’t just for young people. There are people who might be interested in Star Trek but “may be intimidated.”

"“There’s a lot of Star Trek out there. Where do we start? How do we know the difference between a Romulan and a Vulcan? This is a show that’s going to help anyone. Not only a new generation but people are curious about Star Trek and want to jump in. This will guide ‘em right into the franchise.”"

Every viewer looking to jump into a new world has to start somewhere. With Prodigy breaking down what is happening in the world around them to younger crew members, you can bet the lessons will come in a way easy to learn. So the new series will be opening the doors to the galaxy to a brand new group of viewers bound to become fans.

Next. Star Trek: Prodigy is in the same universe as the rest of the Nu Trek shows. dark