All Access Star Trek Gets Animated Over ‘Prodigy’ And ‘Lower Decks’ CC@Home Trailers And Panels

All Access Star Trek podcast episode 50 -

Tony and Laurie give production updates on Star Trek: DiscoveryStrange New Worlds, and Star Trek:Picard, and discuss the latest news about Robert Duncan McNeill pitching his Captain Proton series to Alex Kurtzman, LeVar Burton’s Jeopardy! gig, and what’s happening with conventions—Las Vegas in a few weeks and Chicago in April 2022.

After that, they unpack everything that came out of Comic-Con@Home with a deep dive into the trailers and panels for Prodigy and Lower Decks, covering familiar voices, guest stars, cool ships, and a Tom Paris commemorative plate hallucination.

They wrap things up with the Klingon Empire’s official recognition of Wales and Robert Picardo’s witty vaccination incentive for Star Trek fans.

Links to news topics discussed in the pod:

Doug Jones And Anthony Rapp Preview What’s In Store For Saru And Stamets In ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 4

‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ S1 Wraps Production, Anson Mount Hopes TOS Fans Will Be Pleased

‘Howard the Duck’ Turns 35: Stars Revisit Notorious Bomb Amid New Fervor for Marvel Character [THR article that mentions Lea Thompson directing Picard)

Robert Duncan McNeill Has Pitched ‘Captain Proton’ Series To Star Trek Universe Producers

Watch: LeVar Burton Previews This Week’s Run As ‘Jeopardy!’ Guest Host

Creation 55-Year Mission Convention Bringing Over 100 Star Trek Celebrities To Las Vegas In August

Star Trek: Mission Chicago Convention Tickets And Hotel Rooms On Sale Now

Watch: First Trailer For ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Is Gorgeous… And Reveals The Ship

‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ SDCC@Home Panel Talks Character Details And Klingons

Trailer Analysis: Escape To A Whole New World In The Teaser For ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’

Watch: The Cerritos Gang Is Back In Fun ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Comic-Con@Home Season 2 Trailer

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Comic-Con Panel Promises More Fun, Cameos, And A Surprising New Character

Trailer Analysis: More Fun, Easter Eggs, And Crazy Sci-Fi Is Coming In ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 2

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 2 Confirmed For August Debut On Amazon Prime Video Internationally

Titmouse T-Shirt Club coming back (Twitter)

Additional mentions:

Anthony Rapp Talks Stamets, Science, And Singing On All Access Star Trek

Watch Captain Burnham Deal With A New Threat (And New Uniforms) In ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 4 Teaser

Trailer Analysis: The Gravity Of The New Mission Comes Together In ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 4 Teaser

Robert Duncan McNeill Was Asked To Reprise Tom Paris For ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 1 (and 2)

Voyager episode “Lifeline”

Mike McMahan On Exploring Ensigns And Unexpected Cameos In ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 2… And 3


Tony: Wales officially recognized by the Klingon Empire thanks to Welsh Star Trek fan

Laurie: Robert Picardo offers vaccination incentive for Star Trek fans

Let us know what you think of the episode in the comments, and please post your suggestions for topics we should cover in the future as well as guests you’d like us to have on.

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Klingons in the Delta Quadrant – while this doesn’t address the Andorian, Brikkarian or the Medusan, the need to speak Klingon in Prodigy makes some sense. At the end of the seventh season Voyager episode “Prophecy” the crew of the Klingon generational ship end up settling on a class M world in the Delta quadrant. Perhaps the Protostar visits this world?

I totally forgot about that! Good catch.

Thanks! My Voyager memories sometimes fail me, but I really liked that episode. :)

I think you may be overthinking the Netflix component of Discovery. I wouldn’t be surprised if they get Amazon to link up with Paramount/CBS when the Netflix contract runs out. Granted, I don’t know the BTS details like you. So, feel free to correct my thoughts.

I agree.

It seems the relationship with Netflix is in the rear view mirror.

I read that as “the relationship with Neelix is in the rear view” and I was like, yeah seems like it. LOL

I keep seeing Dal as Talaxian, although the ears are off and the forehead and nose bumps are more subtle.

It makes me wonder if he could be of mixed heritage rather than a completely new alien species.

Uhm…he is purple… But maybe purple is the Talaxian equivalent of black…

Or maybe that’s where the mixed heritage comes in. Star Trek has certainly shown before that different species can have offspring together.

Neelix had a Mylean ancestor (as revealed in “Scientific Method,” one of my favorites), so maybe it’s some Talaxian/Mylean combo, or some other compatible combination.

Thanks for the news coverage. There is so much going on currently with Trek and you cover it brilliantly. I have high hopes for SNW (TOS being the Trek I grew up with and my favorite series overall), but introducing TPring, gives me cause for concern, especially if she becomes a recurring character. Hopefully this is just speculation and nothing more.

Enjoyed catching up on the news with y’all! Even the disturbing news. Voyager failed to interest me until they added a Borg to the ship. Most of the characters I find annoying to this day…that nonsensical Gothic holonovel…and the Paris-Torres relationship stayed on my last nerve. But chief among these nuisances is Captain Proton. Please God never again.

I found the Paris-Torres relationship much more interesting and fun on rewatches than I did the first time through. I’m watching an episode a week to keep pace with the Delta Flyers podcast and I’m really liking it this time around. (But omg Janeway’s Gothic holonovel was terrible. It will never get better!) I stand by my idea that a show about MAKING Captain Proton (with the Voyager cast) would be more entertaining than the actual Captain Proton show. (One of my fantasy TV jobs would be producing such a thing.)

Ok but hear me out regarding the holonovel – wasn’t the worst part of the whole thing that we never found out what the mystery was? Like, it was bad to begin with, but was made exponentially worse by its disappearance. I don’t want them to revisit it, but I wouldn’t hate it so much if that particular story thread had an ending. Also the child actor who played the son in that story needs some sort of theatrical award. He was legit creepy and it wasn’t an accident…little dude was really pouring himself into the part.

No, I think I was relieved that we didn’t revisit! I was fine just leaving it behind forever. (Those kids were both really good, though.)


Great Podcast! I just have a few comments.

1. I hope Disco goes beyond 5 seasons. I think there is a lot of stories that need to be told for the 32nd century. The 3rd season was a semi-reboot which had to introduce new characters and a new UFP. If they don’t go beyond 5 seasons, then I hope they do a new series in the 32nd Century.

2. Expectations! Many fans have huge expectations for a new series and when it airs, they either have mixed feelings or are seriously let down because it doesn’t align with what they thought it was going to be. Be careful with those hopes and dreams of SNW being a return to TOS era because chances are it’s not going to be. Accept it for what it is and just enjoy this 2nd golden age of star trek.

Thank you and have a great week!

Thanks for the feedback. RE more than 5 years of Disco, I wasn’t saying I was against it, but if Paramount+ did want to limit the number of active series, I can see making room for new trek after 5 seasons. There is only so much Trek they can fit in a year and don’t see them overlapping shows. But if they want to run it seven seasons, I am not against it.

RE: SNW, I agree it is bad to set up expectations on a show. Things should never be judged on how you imagined them to be. However, we are judging based on what has been presented, a new show with new worlds etc. Not a nostalgia-fest of callbacks. We are still both very optimistic and open to what they have in store but hoping the focus on the strange and new for this show.

Tony, given the New York Times interview on Kurtzman’s new contract, it would be good to hear the All Access podcast revisit their expectations about how much live-action Trek there is room for in the Paramount+ schedule.

Given that ViacomCBS has announced a standard of 10 episodes per season for its streaming series, there is room for 4 or 5 live-action series in a year long schedule. Animated series are usually seen as another product, and it’s not as though there isn’t 90s era precedent for running two new Teek episodes in a week.

There is also the question of Trek being part of the promised “one new made-for-streaming-movie every month” that is part of the Paramount+ strategy.