Despite the cancellation of the series, Star Trek: Prodigy was just nominated for a Television Critics Association Award.
In a first for Star Trek, Star Trek: Prodigy was nominated for a Television Critics Association Award in the Outstanding Achievement In Family Programming category which is a new one for 2023. It recognizes series that have been created for children seven years of age and up. It has some tough competition like Ms. Marvel, Never Have I Ever, and American Born Chinese to name a few. Variety has the full list of nominations, and winners for the awards will be announced on Monday, August 7.
Last year, Prodigy was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Animated Series and won one for production design, highlighting yet again why this show is so special and deserves to find a home on another streaming channel.
Star Trek: Prodigy has proven itself worthy of continuation and renewal.
The Emmys and the TCA awards as both are prestigious and only quality programs are given a chance to receive these. This newest recommendation provides more proof that that Prodigy needs to be renewed. It isn’t just a good show; it’s educational, promotes friendship, teamwork, self-esteem, self-confidence, and shows the world that being different is okay.
Dal and his friends aboard the Protostar have virtually nothing in common. Yet, they manage to come together as a team to save Starfleet and keep their ship out of enemy hands. The series is all about working together as a team, no matter where you come from, or what your life has been like. And it shows that differences should be embraced, and, if we really try, we can see the good in people (or aliens). And this is exactly what children (and adults) need to see today. Hopefully, another streaming channel will realize that, and Prodigy will find another home.