The first full length trailer for Star Trek: Prodigy dropped today during the show’s panel at Star Trek Day 2021. Within is our first look at the show’s main antagonist, The Diviner, plus the familiar Delta Quadrant species the Kazon. It was also announced that Star Trek: Prodigy will premiere with a one-hour episode October 28th on Paramount+ in the US.
Most of the footage seems to show scenes from the beginning of the crew’s adventures. As we saw in the teaser, Dal and Rok-Tahk are on the asteroid of Tars Lamora, a bleak mining planet(oid) where they eke out an existence working on heavy machinery. “Hope has no purpose here,” is heard in voiceover as we pan over bleak imagery of Tars Lamora.
Our heroes soon stumble upon a starship stuck inside of some kind of cavern, and we get our first glimpse at some of the era’s Starfleet insignia.
Meet the USS Protostar and her new crew
Somehow, Dal and the gang manage to activate the derelict ship, which we know is named the USS Protostar, and bring the whole thing to life along with a hologram of Captain Janeway.
A shot of our full crew on the Protostar bridge seems to indicate that Gwyn didn’t come willingly… is she bound with early TNG-era Ferengi whip material? (Only kidding.)
You can get a closer look at Gwyn’s bindings in this shot. As the crew does their best to pilot a starship—something Zero the Medusan admits to never having done before—they don’t make the most graceful of exits, and Murf is sent sliding across the bridge floor.
Exploring strange new worlds
We get a handful of shots showing the crew exploring new worlds, sometimes on an ATV. There is also a hint that the Protostar may, like Voyager, be able to land. We see a short clip of the ship not-so-gracefully touching down on a planet’s surface, and you can catch a glimpse of a possible landing gear. Eagle-eyed viewers may also notice a familiar Delta Quadrant species: a Kazon.
Get me my ship!
We also get some great first looks at the show’s antagonists, namely The Diviner (also father of Gwyn) voiced by John Noble, plus our second look at his robot minion Drednok, voiced by Jimmi Simpson. (We saw a glimpse of Drednok in the recently released title sequence.) We’re told The Diviner will stop at nothing to get “his ship” back (presumably the Protostar) and relies on his loyal minion Drednok to chase our heroes around the galaxy.
Where’s the “pew pew pew” button?
The trailer ends with an inspirational score over some fun and lighthearted moments between our protagonists.
Star Trek: Prodigy arrives on Paramount+ October 28th.
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