The sneak peaks kept coming at today’s Star Trek Day event. In the Star Trek: Prodigy conversation with Kate Mulgrew (Hologram Janeway, Admiral Janeway) and Brett Gray (Dal), a clip teasing Prodigy‘s return was dropped, featuring a new and familiar recurring cast member—and we finally got a premiere date.
This is outrageous!
For some, the most exciting takeaway of the Prodigy panel was the announcement that the lovable Okona will be back, voiced by the original actor, Billy Campbell, who portrayed the fan favorite in the TNG episode “The Outrageous Okona.” Campbell, who was a finalist for the role of Riker, played the “outrageous” Thadiun Okona, a roguish space captain who was constantly outrunning trouble caused by his own shenanigans.
When he runs into the young, impressionable Protostar crew, he’ll soon discover they’re in more hot water than he is. He will spend some time with them, as he is confirmed in a recurring role on the show. Executive producers Kevin and Dan Hageman say they’ve been planning this one for a while:
“From early on in the writers’ room, we knew we wanted Captain Thadiun Okona to return and become a questionable guide to our impressionable crew. It was so much fun to not only explore where Okona’s outrageous life has taken him in his later years, but to also work with Billy Campbell who effortlessly fell back into the role of Okona like he had never left.”
Janeway v. Janeway
In the remaining Prodigy season one episodes, our hopeful crew makes their way towards Starfleet, but their dreams are threatened when they discover the U.S.S. Protostar harbors a weapon designed to tear the Federation apart. To make matters worse, the real Vice Admiral Janeway is on the hunt for the Protostar, eager to uncover what happened to her missing former First Officer Chakotay. With these two ships on a collision course and destruction on the horizon, the fate of the Alpha Quadrant hangs in the balance.
Also, we can’t wait to see what’s happening to Murf!
International viewers can watch on StarTrek.com
Season 1 returns October 27th
The second half of season 1 of Star Trek: Prodigy returns to Paramount+ on Thursday, October 27th for subscribers in the U.S., Latin America, Australia, South Korea, and the U.K. It will air later in the year in South Korea, Germany, Italy, France, Austria, and Switzerland.
More Star Trek Day
The “Star Trek Day” celebration is available for fans to live-stream worldwide for free at StarTrek.com/Day and on YouTube (Paramount+ and Star Trek Official pages), Facebook (@StarTrek), Twitter (@StarTrekonPPlus) and TikTok (@ParamountPlus). It is available to stream for free in the U.S. only on Paramount+’s Twitch page. After the initial airing, the conversation portions of the event will be available on-demand on Paramount+.
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