[SPOILERS FOR PRODIGY 108]
The eighth episode of Star Trek: Prodigy, “Time Amok,” ventured into Star Trek’s time anomaly sub-genre. Since then, Paramount+ and the team behind the show have revealed more insights into the episode and explained a Stardate mystery.
Prodigy Stardate mystery
Prodigy‘s time setting has been said to be 2383, or five years after the USS Voyager returned from the Delta Quadrant. However, “Time Amok” was the first time on the show that a stardate was given, and it was a bit curious. The episode started with Holo Janeway saying the stardate was 607125.6 which, according to how stardates work, would put it well beyond 2383. Co-executive producer Aaron J. Waltke explained this wasn’t an error, but a clue. He also promised an accurate stardate will be revealed.
— Aaron J. Waltke (@GoodAaron) January 20, 2022
“Time Amok” writer broke new ground
Executive producers Dan and Kevin Hageman revealed that episode writer Nikhil Jayaram actually included the oscillating time graph in his script, which they explained is something not done in the business. Waltke followed up to say it was a first for the studio, but they welcomed it.
— Dan & Kevin Hageman (@brothershageman) January 22, 2022
They also gave a shout-out to show consultants David Mack and Dr. Erin Macdonald for their help on getting both the real and the Star Trek science correct.
— Dan & Kevin Hageman (@brothershageman) January 21, 2022
Mulgrew on Rok-Tahk’s lesson
The weekly lesson from Kate Mulgrew for “Time Amok” focused on the message to believe in yourself, as seen in Rok Tahk’s story.
Rylee’s time to shine
“Time Amok” focused a lot on the character of Rok-Tahk, and the Hagemans took to Twitter to praise the work of voice actress Rylee Alazraqui.
Tonight's #startrekprodigy Ep7 "Time Amok" is very close to our hearts. While we adore all of our voice actors, one in particular just flat out slays it. Also, massive shoutouts to our brilliant writer @nsjayaram and our superstar directors @SungShin3 and Olga Ulanova. 🖖⏲️⌛️🎆
— Dan & Kevin Hageman (@brothershageman) January 19, 2022
Later, Alazraqui revealed the “Time Amok” script was used for her audition.
I love being on Star Trek Prodigy so much! I actually read some lines from the episode “Time Amok” for my initial voice audition for the show. Fun fact! I am so incredibly grateful to play Rok! -Rylee ❤️❤️🤍
— Rylee Alazraqui (@rylee_alazraqui) January 22, 2022
Would hugging Rok-Tahk hurt?
“Time Amok” got Star Trek biology science consultant Dr. Mohamed Noor wondering about Rok-Tahk and what it would be like to hug a Brikarian. Aaron Waltke chimed in to say Brikarians would be analogous to one of his former pets. (And Dr. Noor replied that he had the same pet.)
I think we establish that Brikars are hard/denser than most species. But speaking as someone who owned a pet hedgehog as a child, that doesn’t preclude her from getting affection; just be gentle!
— Aaron J. Waltke (@GoodAaron) January 21, 2022
Angus explains warp
“Time Amok” featured a lot of scenes in the engine room, so this week’s Star Trek tech video (delivered by the voice of Zero, Angus Imrie) was all about warp drive.
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 on Fridays. It will debut later in 2022 in parts of Europe with the launch of the Paramouint+ Sky partnership.
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