Look Who’s Back In Preview Of ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Midseason Premiere “Asylum”

This Star Trek: Prodigy returns with the second half of the first season, after a hiatus that started in February. We have details, photos, and video from episode 11.


Episode 11 of Prodigy is called “Asylum,” kicking off the 10-episode second half of season one. And the familiar face of Janeway’s Star Trek: Voyager first officer Chakotay (voiced by Robert Beltran) can be seen in one of the preview images. The episode is written by series creators Kevin and Dan Hageman and directed by Steve In Chang Ahn and Sung Shin. “Asylum” debuts on Paramount+ on Thursday, October 27.


At the edge of Federation space, the crew applies for asylum at a comm relay outpost, only for their starship to reveal its shocking true purpose.

New photos:

Kate Mulgrew as Janeway (and Janeway)

Kate Mulgrew as Janeway and Robert Beltran as Chakotay

From “Asylum”

Kate Mulgrew as Janeway and Brett Gray as Dal

Brett Gray as Dal

Kate Mulgrew as Janeway

Rylee Alazraqui as Rok-Tahk, Jason Mantzoukas as Jankom Pog, Ella Purnell as Gwyn, Angus Imrie as Zero and Brett Gray as Dal

John Noble as the The Diviner

Ella Purnell as Gwyn

Previously released photos:

Dee Bradley Baker as Murf, Jason Mantzoukas as Jankom Pog, Brett Gray as Dal, Ella Purnell as Gwyn, Angus Imrie as Zero

Rylee Alazraqui as Rok-Tahk, Jason Mantzoukas as Jankom Pog, Ella Purnell as Gwyn, Angus Imrie as Zero and Brett Gray as Dal

Rylee Alazraqui as Rok-Tahk, Jason Mantzoukas as Jankom Pog, Ella Purnell as Gwyn, Angus Imrie as Zero and Brett Gray as Dal

Kate Mulgrew as Janeway, Jason Mantzoukas as Jankom Pog, Angus Imrie as Zero, Ella Purnell as Gwyn and Brett Gray as Dal

Midseason trailer and episode title promo

In case you missed it, here again, is the midseason trailer released at NYCC. [international version at startrek.com]

And today Paramount+ released an animation that revealed the episode titles for the rest of season one.

Prodigy will return on Thursday, Oct. 27 exclusively for Paramount+ subscribers in the U.S., and on Friday, Oct. 28 in Latin America, Australia, Italy and the U.K. Following the premiere, new episodes of the 10-episode-long second half will be available to stream weekly on Thursdays. The series will air later in the year in South Korea, Germany, Italy, France, Austria and Switzerland.

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So excited now. I didn’t realize he would show up this soon. Why not put him in the trailer then if he’s in the next episode?? Anyway it looks like we are going to get a scene between him and Janeway at Starfleet headquarters and his mission on the Protostar. I’m so glad we have this show, it’s just great Star Trek and glad it’s back!

One more time, CHAKOTAY IS BACK!!! Can’t wait!!! :D

Beltran picked the wrong day to be a problematic dick on Twitter.

What did he do?

Let’s leave political Twitter drama to Twitter. Closing

Chakotay is quite possibly the most boring main character in all of Star Trek, with the possible exception of Travis. Hopefully they’ll make him more interesting on this show.

I always loved Chakotay but I can’t deny he wasn’t the most fun lol. Hopefully you’re right and they will make the character more interesting! I’m just happy he’s back.

We completely agree on Travis though.

I agree with you on both counts.

Jake Sisko takes that crown for me.

Jake is boring I agree but for me the blandest vanilla character award in Trek belongs to Harry Kim. He even rejects some nookie with Seven Yowza.

To be fair, Seven was still in the early stages of becoming an individual, and wasn’t necessarily capable of consent at that point.

Yes, that was the very first “We Too” movement moment.

LOL it took me a minute, but I got it!

To be fair, the boring factor was not Beltran. The writers/producers did not give him a chance to move forward, to push the envelope.

They did well with him in the first two seasons, but from season 3 and especially by season 5, he was a very generic character.




I hope Prodigy continues the quality of the first half of the season – I’m sure it will though. This show surprised me it me feel young again. I just wish we would get more than 10 episodes at a time, it goes sooo quickly.

Good to see him back, and good to see him riling people up on social media as well on the same day lol

Momentous stuff. Tomorrow might be the biggest day in Trek since, oh, Clint Howard made his triumphant return to the franchise in January, 1995.

I have to admit, Chakotay is not a big draw for me, beyond the fact he was part of the furniture on Voyager.


Who gives A-koo-chee-moya?

Loved it. I have enjoyed the version of Star Trek. Thanks for coming back