Be mindful of buying the Star Trek: Prodigy DVD if you’re a completionist

Star Trek: Prodigy. Image Courtesy Nickelodeon, CBS Television Studios
Star Trek: Prodigy. Image Courtesy Nickelodeon, CBS Television Studios /

Star Trek: Prodigy fans, keep an eye out for this DVD if you’re looking to expand your collection.

Star Trek: Prodigy debuted at the end of 2021 to pretty solid, dare I say, enthusiastic debuts. It’s an animated, 20+ minute series, that stars Kate Mulgrew reprising her role as Kathryn Janeway for the first time since the end of Star Trek: Voyager. She also plays double duty in the first season as the Emergency Command Hologram, a holographic program designed after Janeway’s Voyager days, and plays a similar role in the series as Rober Picardo’s The Doctor did in Voyager.

The cast also features some stellar younger up-and-comers like Brett Gray, Ella Purnell, Angus Imrie, and Rylee Alazraqui. It also features some well-known, actors, like renowned character actors Jason Mantzoukas, Jimmi Simpson, Dee Bradley Baker, and John Noble.

The show is worth your time and if you’re someone who likes collecting Star Trek DVDs, Prodigy should be part of your collection. Also, everyone should be collecting physical copies of Star Trek at this point, only due to the constant shuffling of the films and series.

But if you’re interested in getting Prodigy, you should be mindful of picking it up from a store.

Star Trek: Prodigy’s DVD is incomplete

Sadly, due to the constraints that come with streaming services, shows either get rushed out or perpetually delayed, and in the case of Prodigy, it was a bit rushed. The show is fine, but Paramount+ opted to have a nearly eight-month break between the first 10 episodes of Season 1 and the next 10 episodes of Season 1.

The DVDs currently in store only contain the first 10 episodes of the season, making it a bad buy if you’re looking to get the best bang for your buck. There isn’t any word on when the second Volume of Season 1 will come out, but our recommendation is that you don’t rush out to get the first or second volumes of season 1 separately and wait until they get released together.

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