When it comes to Star Trek: Prodigy, there is no cons in Star Trek for kids

“Terror Firma” --EP#105 -- Kate Mulgrew as Janeway in Star Trek: Prodigy streaming on PARAMOUNT+. Photo: Nickelodeon/Paramount+ ©2021 VIACOM INTERNATIONAL. All Rights Reserved.
“Terror Firma” --EP#105 -- Kate Mulgrew as Janeway in Star Trek: Prodigy streaming on PARAMOUNT+. Photo: Nickelodeon/Paramount+ ©2021 VIACOM INTERNATIONAL. All Rights Reserved. /

Star Trek: Prodigy is good fun for kids and adults alike.

Star Trek: Prodigy is getting forgotten about in the wake of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ success. Yet, fans should be mindful and acknowledge that Prodigy and not Strange New Worlds, started off the “Trek is positive again” arc that fans have been demanding for years.

Prodigy started the repositioning of the franchise into something Trek fans old and new could enjoy, and not be bogged down by “creators” trying to be “edgy” with their Edge Lord Trek series that ultimately split the fanbase.

Prodigy is great, dare I say, wholesome good fun. It’s Trek-lite or Trek for Kids. You’re not going to have to explain why a child that’s just two years old is dating a 30-something cat-person. You’re not going to have to debate the ethics of Tuvix. Or explain why Picard was so needlessly dark and violent.

No, Prodigy is about friendship, overcoming the odds, and believing in yourself. So imagine the audacity to presume there are cons to formula.

Star Trek: Prodigy is a great series with no real cons to speak of

If you were to tell me the con of the franchise was that it took Star Trek 20 years to bring back Kate Mulgrew and Robert Beltran to the series, I’d agree with that. Yet, if you were to say that the “con” of the franchise would be being “corny” when getting closer to darker material you, 1) don’t realize this show is going to get darker, and 2) have never seen 63% of Star Trek, because the franchise’s favorite food is corn. Cus it’s so dang crny.

Enter GameRant, who thinks a kid show should be dark and edgy.

"Most of the cons of the series at this point are based on concern or “what if” questions. The greatest con is the possibility of the series getting too corny as it approaches what are usually darker or more intense storylines. Another potential con is that it may take the story in a totally new direction to keep it kid-appropriate, making it vastly different from the universe that fans know and love. At this point, there’s no real evidence that this is going to be the case, but such potential always exists when adult storylines are altered to fit the minds of children.Perhaps the greatest con of this series is that it may end and leave kids craving more, similar storylines. Because it is currently the only openly kid-friendly series in the Star Trek franchise, kids may want to branch out to other stories set in the universe, leaving them with no other options that are really age-appropriate. Some parents are concerned that this series might leave their kids wanting to watch the more adult Star Trek storylines that they may not be ready for. That said, if the show is successful, it will likely not only lead to more kid-friendly content being created by the franchise, but it may also encourage the series to continue production."

Imagine thinking the biggest con is that Star Trek has turned into a franchise that isn’t family-friendly, and then thinking that the issue is Prodigy and not Picard or Lower Decks.

Prodigy is a marvel of a show and if you’re really worried about the kids watching things that they aren’t ready for, tell Alex Kurtzman to stop with his fever dreams of trying to recreate Logan in Star Trek. Fans of Trek don’t want that dark, depressing, and dreary kind of content.

Strange New Worlds proves that. Though, to be fair, we could do with less sex in Strange New Worlds. There’s plenty of that everywhere else, we can in fact have that classic 90s Trek, where romance is implied and not seen.

Prodigy is awesome. Leave it out of your mouth if you’re going to try and tarnish it by being all “boogeyperson” about it.

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