Star Trek: Prodigy recently released a clip which introduced The Doctor to the would-be cadets.
In the clip, Dal and his friends and crewmembers who are trying to earn a spot in Starfleet Academy encounter The Doctor from Star Trek: Voyager. Voiced by Robert Picardo, the Emergency Medical Hologram (EMH) as he was known on Voyager, shows up to escort the crew to Admiral Janeway and her new ship. Fortunately, this won’t be a one-time appearance for Picardo as, according to executive producer Aaron Watke, the Star Trek actor is “in it for the long haul” [via Trekmovie] and will become something of a secondary mentor to the kids.
Watke also said earlier in the interview with Trekmovie while watching for the #savestartrekprodigy aerial banner, that season two of the series should be completed by December. It’s doubtful that means we’ll get to see in it December, but since the show hasn’t technically been cancelled, a clarification Watke made during the interview, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes to bring this series back to air.
Bringing The Doctor aboard Star Trek: Prodigy almost completes the cast of Voyager’s return to Star Trek
With Picardo resuming his role as the EMH, Kate Mulgrew voicing Admiral Janeway, and Robert Beltran back as Captain Chakotay, Prodigy has reintroduced three characters from the iconic Voyager series. Tim Russ made an appearance as Admiral Tuvok on Star Trek: Picard, and Robert Duncan McNeill voiced Lt. Tom Paris on Star Trek: Lower Decks. And, of course, Jeri Ryan, portrayed Seven of Nine on all three seasons of Star Trek: Picard.
Only three Voyager characters remain to complete the return, and the potential for one, Roxann Dawson, is highly doubtful due to her recent comments in an interview with Slashfilm. However, Garrett Wang could certainly return as some rank other than Ensign Kim on either Prodigy or Lower Decks, and the Cerritos could make a visit to Neelix’s new homeworld to complete the circle, albeit without Dawson.