Star Trek: Prodigy’s second season makes one major change

Pictured: Brett Gray as Dal of the Paramount+ series Star Trek: Prodigy . Photo Cr: Nickelodeon/Paramount+ ©2021, All Rights Reserved.
Pictured: Brett Gray as Dal of the Paramount+ series Star Trek: Prodigy . Photo Cr: Nickelodeon/Paramount+ ©2021, All Rights Reserved. /

One major change to the core concept of Star Trek: Prodigy will happen in season two.

Star Trek has not been shy about changing up the core concepts of shows as seasons change to help keep fans engaged. Whether it’s to save a show, like Discovery’s time-jump, or to help a show get more fans involved like Picard bringing in the characters from The Next Generation we’d all hope to see, or if it’s like Star Trek: Prodigy, who changed up the concept of their show between seasons because they weren’t bound by the same limitations as non-animated shows.

Unlike other shows, which have to build whole new sets if a show wants to change locations or ships, or what have you, Prodigy is an animated show, so it’ll cost them the same amount to create and render backgrounds and such as it would if they just reused assets.

So their change in concepts is more expected than others, as they don’t have the same financial limitations. But it’s still a bit interesting that they changed the core concept of their show.

As Kevin Hageman explained at the 57-Year-Mission in Las Vegas, the Star Trek: Prodigy co-executive producer revealed that Prodigy went from kids who found (stole) a ship, to a group of Starfleet cadets who “earned” a ship, saying (;

"Season 1 is about a bunch of kids who steal the ship. Season 2 is about a bunch of kids who earn a ship.  I think with the loss of the Protostar and Hologram Janeway, it was a very bittersweet ending of season 1. And I think at the beginning of season 2, we loved playing with how there’s this excitement of going on to Voyager and on a massive ship. But these kids now are in the adult world. They’re not even full ensigns or anything. They’re at the bottom of the ladder. They don’t have their own ship. They’re not on their own adventures. And so there’s a little bit of almost like a Goonies yearning for that adventure of season 1 that they used to have, and how do they find that within this world of adults?"

Hopefully, the change will help lead to more episodes from Star Trek: Prodigy

The show is steering into the idea of Prodigy being a spiritual sequel to Voyager, and it’s very likely that fans will react well to this change; assuming the show ever hits the airwaves. With season two in limbo, it’s unsure if it’s going to air at all, though the crew is hopeful that the show will find a new home.

Where or when we find that information is up in the and we’re just going to have to hold out hope that the producers and Paramount-proper won’t screw the fans over, again.

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