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by Dianna Ranere

REVIEW: Star Trek: Prodigy: Season 1 Volume 1

Star Trek: Prodigy: Season 1 Volume 1 Synopsis:
Star Trek: Prodigy follows a motley crew of young aliens who must figure out how to work together while navigating a greater galaxy, in search of a better future. These six young outcasts know nothing about the ship they have commandeered a first in the history of the Star Trek franchise but over the course of their adventures together, they will each be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it represents.

**This review was written by Mykl Ranere, my husband who is a HUGE fan of all things Star Trek.

I am a huge fan of Star Trek (see, I told you so). I’ve been watching Star Trek since the original series and but I always found to be the most important thing was the characters and their stories. Star Trek has always had a rich history of interesting characters who develop over time and become better versions of themselves. With this latest addition to the Star Trek universe, Star Trek: Prodigy continues that tradition.

Star Trek: Prodigy follows a crew of young aliens, who find an abandoned prototype Starfleet ship, the U.S.S. Protostar. After taking control of the ship, they use it to try to find a way back to the alpha quadrant and to Starfleet. To their surprise, they are met with the hologram of captain, Catherine Janeway, the former captain of the U.S.S. Voyager.

This young unlikely group has to learn to trust each other, work together, and become a team, if not a family in order to make it back to the Alpha Quadrant. Along the way, they will learn things about themselves, about each other, and about what it truly means to be a part of Starfleet. The crew manages to do all this while being chased by two different factions, both wanting to capture the Protostar.

The character development in Star Trek: Prodigy is brilliant. During the show, I became emotionally involved in the growth of the various members of the crew, both individually and as a team. The addition of Catherine Janeway has a hologram on their ship as a stabilizing factor to a chaotic group of young individuals, who are all trying to find who they are, and what their purpose is.

Star Trek: Prodigy is a fantastically, animated series, keeping with the rich history and tradition of the Star Trek universe. It is an excellent addition and personally, I can’t wait to get into season two.


Star Trek: Prodigy: Season 1 Volume 1 will be available on Blu-ray™ and DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment on January 3, 2023, for the suggested retail price of $17.99.