The first season of Star Trek: Picard took place after a Romulan supernova, and that could affect a Star Trek: Prodigy character.
As revealed in the first season of Star Trek: Picard, during the Romulan supernova, the evacuation of the planet was interrupted when some androids launched a tragic attack on the Federation’s forces on Mars. That led Starfleet to institute a ban on “synthetic life” that continued until 2399. And, according to Screenrant, it’s been confirmed that Star Trek: Prodigy season two will take place around the time of the supernova, and in the most recent clip of the season, The Doctor from Star Trek: Voyager has returned. But could the synthetic ban affect him as well?
The Doctor fought for his rights in Voyager, but he wasn’t recognized as an individual with the same rights as humans. Being that he is a sentient hologram, he could potentially be included in the ban as holograms don’t always stay where they are programmed. Everyone remembers Dr. Moriarity from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Picard. So, potentially, the Federation could see all holograms as a threat as well and order them to be deactivated.
Star Trek: Prodigy is about Dal and his juvenile crew members, but it’s also part Star Trek: Voyager
Having The Doctor be deactivated after the crew members have had a chance to get to know him and like him would affect them as much as losing hologram Janeway did. But this would be a chance for them to fight to save someone they care about. They couldn’t do that for hologram Janeway.
Though there’s no information on whether The Doctor is back just in time for deactivation, this would be a good move on Prodigy’s part to give Dal and his crew something else to fight for. And, it would be an excellent way to show the crew’s quick thinking and problem-solving skills to Admiral Janeway, thus, making the door to the Starfleet Academy crack open just a little bit further.