The first full trailer for 'Star Trek: Prodigy' brings an enthusiastic energy to the final frontier

LOS ANGELES — Sci-fi fans beamed up a ton of sneak peeks of new "Star Trek" series coming from Paramount+ during the streaming service's 2021 Star Trek Day event last night, but perhaps the most colorful is the first full trailer of the the animated kids show "Star Trek: Prodigy."

The new show from Paramount+ and Nickelodeon will follow five kids who are incarcerated on an obscure planet in an uncharted part of the galaxy. They escape from their imprisonment and race across the planet to find a defunct experimental starship buried in the sand of the planet's surface and they’ve never heard of Starfleet or the Federation. 

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"Star Trek: Prodigy," Paramount+'s second animated entry into the "Star Trek" universe, looks like it will be a lot of fun. (Image credit: Paramount+)

They enter the ship, but are unable to make it work. With prison guards hot on their heels, they suddenly stumble upon an Emergency Training Hologram in the form of Capt. Kathryn Janeway from the Voyager series (still voiced by Kate Mulgrew). It's up to Janeway's hologram to teach them how to navigate the cosmos, while they are pursued by The Diviner (John Noble) and Drednok (Jimmi Simpson) who want the ship for themselves.

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Murf (Dee Bradley Baker), Dal (Brett Gray) Gwyn (Ella Purnell) Rok-Tahk (Rylee Alazraqui) and Zero (Angus Imrie). (Image credit: Paramount+)

The show will premiere on Oct.28 on Paramount+ in the US with a feature-length, one-hour episode. There's no information yet on where this will be shown for international audiences.  

The Star Trek Day "Prodigy" panel featured a conversation with cast members Brett Gray (Dal) and Dee Bradley Baker (Murf) together with executive producers Kevin and Dan Hageman and director and co-executive producer Ben Hibon and was moderated by actress Mica Burton.  

All the Star Trek Day celebration panels are available on-demand on Paramount+'’s YouTube Channel and on Paramount+.


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When Scott's application to the NASA astronaut training program was turned down, he was naturally any 6-year-old boy would be. He chose instead to write as much as he possibly could about science, technology and space exploration. He graduated from The University of Coventry and received his training on Fleet Street in London. He still hopes to be the first journalist in space.