The animated side of the Star Trek universe has never been hotter. Though fans frequently underrated the classic animation series with the original crew, it’s gotten more respect over the years. And in doing so, paved the way for animation to feel like a legitimate medium for expanding canon. Star Trek Prodigy uses animation for a story that might otherwise seem cost-prohibitive, with the first all-alien lead crew. As the new trailer shows, a strange bunch of kids from new species discover a Federation starship in the Delta Quadrant. And they must learn to fly it with the help of a Kathryn Janeway command hologram, voiced by Kate Mulgrew. At the recent fan convention in Las Vegas, her Voyager costar Robert Beltran (Chakotay) revealed he’ll return for the series too.
Take a look at the new trailer below:
As part of Star Trek Day festivities, Paramount Plus also revealed the show’s streaming debut date, on a new poster:
If fans embrace Prodigy, however, it may because Lower Decks turned out so, so well. Faithfulness to canon while keeping a reverent tone makes for a tough balance. But the adventures of the lower-level crew on the U.S.S. Cerritos, one of Starfleet’s less prestigious ships, have won over many skeptics. Take a look below at the brand-new mid-season trailer, which reveals a future encounter with the Borg, a mutated Tendi, Klingons and more:
Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 2 is currently streaming, with new episodes weekly on Paramount Plus.
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