This week the mid-season finale for Star Trek: Prodigy arrives on Paramount+. We have details, photos, and some videos.
“A Moral Star, Part 2”
The first 10-episode arc of Prodigy wraps up this week with the culmination of the two-part episode “A Moral Star.” Like part one, it is written by the entire season one writers’ room (Kevin & Dan Hageman, Julie Benson, Shawna Benson, Lisa Schultz Boyd, Nikhil S. Jayaram, Diandra Pendleton-Thompson, Chad Quandt, and Aaron J. Waltke), and directed by executive producer and creative lead Ben Hibon. “A Moral Star, Part 2” debuts on Paramount+ on Thursday, February 3. Season one of Prodigy will return with ten more episodes in late 2022.
When the plan goes awry, the crew must improvise. Meanwhile, Gwyn discovers a dark truth that will forever jeopardize their quest toward salvation.
Gwyn’s alien world in Prodigy TV spot
Paramount+ is running a 10-second television commercial for Prodigy which includes shots from previous episodes along with some new footage that appears to be from the mid-season finale.
The promo includes a couple of shots of Gwyn (in her new Starfleet uniform) on an unknown planet with a city in the distance. This could possibly be the Vau N’Akat homeworld of Solum. This may be where she learns that “dark truth” mentioned in the synopsis.
Bonus video: Dee Bradley Baker on CBS News
Last week Prodigy got some promotion on the CBS News streaming service, with voice actor Dee Bradley Baker joining in to talk about season one and the mysteries of Murf.
Discovery is back next week
Star Trek: Discovery returns from hiatus on February 10 with the eighth episode of season four.
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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My prediction: Helping the Diviner’s world return from extinction – perhaps through time travel – went against the Prime Directive so the Federation refused to help the Diviner. That’s why he resents them and is fine with claiming the USS Protostar as his own. Another layer might be that the “protostar” itself is somehow connected to the dead civiliation. That would shore up his claims. I am very excited to learn more abouth this wonderful story!
We’re very much looking forward to this, but not all that happy that it will be late 2022 before we see the next 10 episodes.
That said, knowing that there will be new Trek content coming for most of this year is a joy.
All the show we watch now have short seasons, so there have been significant blocks where there’s not much new that we’re interested to watch.
This doesn’t seem to be a successful meta strategy for the industry. Our teens are increasingly into their PC based games and watching YouTubers playing them.
I really hope the real Chakotay shows up in this episode. Even if it’s just the final scene of the episode. It would feel frustrating if he didn’t show up and we have to wait, who knows how long until the second half starts.
Dee Bradley Baker is a vocal magician.
I thought it was settled that each 10 ep arc of Prodigy would be called a season? I wish they would make up their minds on this?
Not sure what you mean. They’ve been consistent from the beginning.
They announced prodigy’s season a few months ago will consist of 20 episodes. Season 2 is going to be another 20 episodes starting sometime in 2023.
I believe that One Lion is thinking back to the original announcement when Prodigy was greenlit, which said there was a two season order of 10 episodes each.
As well, there was a general announcement earlier in 2021 that all new ViacomCBS streaming shows would be 10 episodes each.
So, in the absence of other information, everyone assumed we were getting 10 episode seasons of Prodigy. It’s only the announcement that the second season order had been made that clarified things.
By the way, the season lengths of children’s shows has also been changing and shortening. The Hageman Brothers show Trollhunters had 26 episodes in its first season and 13 episodes each for the following two seasons.
The thing is though, that for animation it’s not financially viable to contract for a single 10 episode season when creating a new show. Whether it’s called one or two seasons, the minimum buy to green light a series seems to be 20 episodes.
The advantage of being a traditional TV show. This a bonus, for the show to be produced specifically for Nickelodeon. I don’t like the wait, but so glad we will have 10 more episodes this year!