Star Trek: Prodigy returns to Paramount+ on Thursday, October 27th.
Since his escape from the Diviner’s child-labor mining planet, Dal (voiced by Brett Gray) has been a mystery, not only to the audience but to himself. The young adult knows next to nothing about who he is or about his history. But that is going to be rectified when the second half of the first season of Star Trek: Prodigy returns on October 27th.
Trekmovie sat in on a group interview with Gray at New York Comic Con, and he revealed that his origin story would be told during the rest of the season. What’s more, the actor said that he was most excited about fans seeing the story as it tackles one of the last prejudices “even of Starfleet.” He thinks it’s going to be a big moment in the Trek universe, which makes us all the more curious as to what lies ahead for the young captain.
Why it’s important for Dal to discover his identity on Star Trek: Prodigy
Gray said that it’s imperative for Dal to learn who he is because he doesn’t know how he’s supposed to be, where he comes from, or even what his purpose is in the universe. As a teen, he’s still struggling to find himself and even more so, learn how to be both a leader and a friend.
"Dal has been looking for who he is, who his parents are, where he comes from, and what his purpose is since the beginning of the series. That’s all going to be revealed in this next part of the season. He’s going to have to face it which is hard for anybody to figure out who they are. For Dal, it’s been imperative for him to learn who he is because it’s hard for him to model how he’s supposed to be or where he comes from, or what his purpose is in the entire universe. It can be hard not seeing yourself around and I think I relate even just as an actor sometimes not seeing a lot of myself on screen. And therefore you don’t really know which parts to play, where you fit, or how to speak to people. I think for Dal, especially the position that he’s taken as captain, it’s going to be a tough reality to come to terms with who you are and to be able to accept that and figure out what to do with it after that, especially at such a young age."
Dal comes across as this brash, confident teen, but we all know that underneath, he just wants to know who he is and how he ended up where he was. While discovering will, most likely benefit Dal in the end, at first, Gray says it’s going to be a tough reality.