Star Trek: Prodigy
Finally, we end with Star Trek: Prodigy, a show that has defied expectations. It wasn’t as how that many had the highest hopes for, but even though it’s animated and has just 22 minutes to tell its stories, it’s done an exceptional job of being great Star Trek for all ages.
The first great moment the series produced involved the ship’s captain, Dal R’El, teaming up with the chief engineer Jankom Pog to take on the Kobayashi Maru. In this simulation. Dal and Jankmon have to team up with Federation legends like Spock, Odo, Nyota Uhura, Beverly Crusher, and Montgomery “Scotty” Scott.
Though many of the original voice actors had passed away and Uhura’s actress, the late Nichelle Nichols, was unfit to record at the time, the producers decided to use past audio clips for all four, while Gates McFadden came in to provide new lines for her character, Dr. Crusher.
That wasn’t the only great moment in the show, as we finally got to see two icons meet, even if they’re technically the same person. Throughout the run of the show, the Emergency Command Hologram version of Kathryn Janeway had been helping the crew of the Protostar, while the real Janeway was a Vice-Admiral, hunting the crew down.
The two finally met near the end of the season, with the real Janeway giving her ECH construct companion a much-needed pep talk and a hard-wire reboot.