Star Trek: Prodigy is the one show that may deserve seven seasons

Star Trek: Prodigy is the most Trek show of the Nu Trek era.

STAR TREK: PRODIGY: Ep#108 -- Jason Mantzoukas as Jankom Pog, Rylee Alazraqui as Rok-Tahk, Brett Gray as Dal, Ella Purnell as Gwyn and Angus Imrie as Zero in STAR TREK: PRODIGY streaming on Paramount+ Photo: Nickelodeon/Paramount+ ©2021 VIACOM INTERNATIONAL. All Rights Reserved.
STAR TREK: PRODIGY: Ep#108 -- Jason Mantzoukas as Jankom Pog, Rylee Alazraqui as Rok-Tahk, Brett Gray as Dal, Ella Purnell as Gwyn and Angus Imrie as Zero in STAR TREK: PRODIGY streaming on Paramount+ Photo: Nickelodeon/Paramount+ ©2021 VIACOM INTERNATIONAL. All Rights Reserved. /
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Star Trek: Prodigy was a well-received piece of Nu-Trek property, one that fans tuned into quite a bit. It had impressions that rivaled other Trek properties and surpassed some, including Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. And while we don't know if those impressions transferred into views, we do know that Prodigy had a massive following. That following is why Netflix was so inclined to pick the show up after it was canceled.

And why was it canceled? Because like so many other well-received cartoons in recent years, it didn't sell enough of toys. The toyline that Prodigy re-launched, the action figure line by Playmates, was canceled recently, and since the Prodigy series was a key reason why the toyline was brought back in the first place, it makes sense that it was canceled by Paramount+ After all, Paramount+ is a streaming service that's hemorrhaging money and would absolutely cancel Prodigy if it meant they saved money in the process, which is what would happen.

But the fans wanted more Prodigy and the fans got what they asked for.

Now there are reports that Prodigy may have more seasons beyond season two, and the creators of the show, Kevin and Dan Hageman, have written the show to go at least seven seasons. While we're not sure if Netflix will keep the show around for an additional five seasons, we are sure of one thing; it deserves seven seasons.

The show is the only modern property of the Nu Trek era to really embrace all aspects of the Star Trek mythos ethos. It's not diving into gimmicks like Strange New Worlds has done, and its characters are all incredibly likable, unlike Discovery. It's bright and optimistic, and pushes the bounds of innovation and new with its character creations; all unlike Picard.

It's also not crude or tactless, nor does it make fun of itself as if it's ashamed to be part of the franchise like Lower Decks does. It's truly the most Trek show that fans could want. Here's hoping that this masterclass in modern Trek gets the run it deserves.

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