The seventh episode of the first season of Star Trek: Prodigy arrives on Paramount+ this week. And it looks like the connections to Star Trek canon will continue. We have details and photos to get you started.
The new episode is titled “First Con-tact,” a variation on the Federation’s “first contact” protocol for first contact with new species, which has also been the title of an episode of The Next Generation and one of the TNG films as well. Prodigy’s take on “First Con-tact” debuts on Paramount+ on Thursday, January 13.
When a mentor from Dal’s past persuades him to use their Federation cover for personal gain, they quickly discover Starfleet has protocols for a reason.
Prodigy’s first Ferengi
The released photos reveal the crew will run into a Ferengi, a first for the series, and another indication the ship is getting closer to familiar elements from Star Trek canon, as seen in last week’s episode. The Ferengi is named Nandi and could be the “mentor from Dal’s past” mentioned in the synopsis. Nandi is played by veteran voice actress Grey Griffin, whose roles include Daphne in the Scooby-Doo franchise and a number of characters in Star Wars games and animated series.
Usually, Paramount+ does not release a trailer or clip for Prodigy. But if anything becomes available we will update this preview.
Discovery is back in February
Episode 407 of Star Trek: Discovery was a mid-season finale. The series will return with episode 408 on February 10.
New episodes of Prodigy premiere on Thursdays on Paramount+ in the U.S. and on CTV Sci-Fi Channel in Canada, where it’s also available to stream on Crave. It is available on Paramount+ in Latin American, the Nordic Countries, and Australia. It will debut later in 2022 in parts of Europe with the launch of the Paramouint+ Sky partnership.
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