See ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Get Outrageous In First Images And Clip From “Crossroads”

The second half of the 20-episode first season of Star Trek: Prodigy continues this week with the fourteenth episode. We have details, lots of images, and a clip.

Okona returns… and Xindi too

Episode 14 of Prodigy is called “Crossroads” and it features the return of Captain Thadiun Okona from the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Outrageous Okona.” Original actor Billy Campbell voices Okana.

Rylee Alazraqui as Rok-Tahk, Billy Campbell as Thadiun Okona, Kate Mulgrew as Janeway and Brett Gray as Dal in “Crossroads”

In their recent TrekMovie interview executive producers Kevin and Dan Hageman talked about bringing back Okona and giving him (and Campbell) a chance at redemption:

Dan Hageman: I think we had a laugh about that episode, “Outrageous Okona,” in the writer’s room. And we love that he was like this like two-bit Han Solo. We just thought, ‘Can we?’ And then we found out that we could get him we were like, “Let’s do it!” Billy Campbell was great, too. I remember the first artist’s renditions that we did of him were more tasteful and he said, “No, no! You should really let him go! Give him an eye patch!” And then that rippled to when he was on Lower Decks, we were like “Got to get an eyepatch on him.” Got to keep this canon.

Kevin Hageman: When we were recording Billy, he loved bringing the character back because he looked back and said, “I didn’t do a very good job.” And I think the script was going through changes and so he said, “I would love what you guys could do to give him a second chance.”

Billy Campbell in “The Outrageous Okona”

The photos released today also reveal the return of some Xindi, who first appeared in Star Trek: Enterprise.

Brook Chalmersin as Xindi Sentry #1,Xindi Sentry #2, Xindi Sentry #3

“Crossroads” was written by Lisa Schultz Boyd and directed by Steve In Chang Ahn & Sung Shin. It debuts on Paramount+ on Thursday, November 17.

Synopsis:

When the crew attempts to secure transport to the Federation, they unwittingly cross paths with the Vice Admiral who is hunting them.

More new images:

Kate Mulgrew as Janeway

Daveed Diggs as Commander Tyses

Kate Mulgrew as Janeway

Daveed Diggs as Commander Tyses, Kate Mulgrew as Janeway, Jameela Jamil as Ensign Asencia, John Noble as The Diviner and Jason Alexander as Dr. Noum

Jameela Jamil as Ensign Asencia, Daveed Diggs as Commander Tyses, Kate Mulgrew as Janeway and Jason Alexander as Dr. Noum

Jason Alexander as Doctor Noum and Jason Mantzoukas as Jankom Pog

Billy Campbell as Thadiun Okona

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

Rylee Alazraqui as Rok-Tahk

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

Ella Purnell as Gwyn, Billy Campbell as Thadiun Okona, Rylee Alazraqui as Rok-Tahk, Angus Imrie as Zero and Brett Gray as Dal

Brett Gray as Dal

Ella Purnell as Gwyn

From “Crossroads”

Clip:

On Star Trek Day Paramount+ released a clip from this episode featuring both Janeways, Okona, and a tease of the coming “metamurfosis.” [International viewers can watch on StarTrek.com]

Midseason trailer

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

New episodes of Prodigy debut on Thursdays exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S., and on Fridays in Latin America, Australia, and the U.K.  The series will air later in the year in South Korea, Germany, Italy, France, Austria and Switzerland.


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Considering the trauma the Xindi inflicted on mother earth back in the Enterprise days, it’s pretty remarkable they’ve never been mentioned since….or only in passing.

Xindi, finally!

I love how the new shows are giving profile to all the classics.

Prodigy is taking seriously its mission of being an entry point to the franchise, but manages to still surprise.

Who would have imagined the combination of the Xindi and Okona in the same episode?

Agree man! It’s great to see so much of the classic characters and species being represented again. I’ve missed them all so much.

Yeah give me more Borg, Dominion, Trill, Breen, Xindi,. Cardassians and Bajorans, many of my favorite species in Star Trek.

Prodigy is representing Star Trek and its universe for the kids and new fans well!

Definitely.

Definitely. Now, ideally, Discovery can do the same in live-action. Not as cameos, but front and center in the cast.

Yeah. The Trek animation block in general is doing really well with incorporating material from the old shows into the new. I would honestly be pleased to see an announcement for a dramatic animated entry, as opposed to another comedic or all-ages one.

It will be interesting to see what the Reptilians are like after the Sphere Builders haven’t been influencing them for over 200 years.

It will be interesting to see if they incorporate any of the beta canon into the Xindi. For example: they are Federation members in beta canon.

they are Federation members in beta canon.”

Pretty sure that’s Alpha Canon as well. Since Daniels said in “Azati Prime” that there were Xindi serving aboard Enterprise-J by the 26th century…

I bet they found new reasons to be jerks.

Yep. They were the ones that never came around to seeing the sphere builders for what they were.

I guess the question is did the sphere builders still even happen after archer repaired the damages from the temporal cold war after stormfront?

Yes. That all happened.

Okie dokie

I don’t think the sphere builders were actually part of the Temporal Cold War. They were just doing their own thing while the cold war was going on. Besides, the Temporal Cold War still happened. It was the Temporal Hot War that Archer negated. Although Discovery seems to suggest that temporal wars ended up happening anyway.

Hmmm that’s true. I forgot DIS says that now all time travel is banned following the cold war. It would be nice to see Daniels in DIS show up.

The inevitable confrontation between Admiral and Hologram Janeway is coming.

Well… such a confrontation would realistically last the two seconds it would take for the admiral to say “Computer deactivate hologram.”

Tell that to Moriarty. (-;

After all she and the Doctor have been through, would she really treat a hologram like that tho?

Top secret super ship. Vice Admiral Janeway has been muttering those prefix codes in her sleep for months now. This will be over a fraction of a second after she says ‘transmit’….

If those ships communicate, bye bye Federation given the Doomday device integrated into the Protostar.

It’s been a great year for Star Trek. First, SNW s1 hit it out of the park. Then lower decks comes up with a season that’s finally watchable. Finally we have the best animated season in the history of Star Trek with Prodigy.

Except for Mugato, I thought Season 2 of Lower Decks was better than Season 3.

I’m torn between sessions 2 and 3. Season 2 is probably slightly better, especially with Wej Duj but season 3 brought us back to DS9, probably my favorite episode bar none!

WHICH ONE IS BETTER, I CAN’T THINK??? I need to do some curls like Ransom to think it through!!!

Surprise Xindi!!

The Xindi are back!!!!

They were a big reason I fell in love with Enterprise. Loved that storyline so much and just rewatch it not that long ago!

Prodigy is a great show and they managed to bring two of my favorite species, the Borg and Xindi back in one season.

Larry Niven is hopefully happy about this. Not sure if he gets some minor royalty for their use?

That’s the Kzinti. They did cameo on lower decks though.

And they did get Niven’s permission to use them.

Ope, I think you may be thinking of the Kzinti!

https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Kzinti

Ah, right! Thanks

No idea who that is.

Mulgrew repeatedly refers to the genius of both Hageman brothers. At first, I thought it was the usual Hollywood tendency for empty edification of the creatives. I now agree with her.
They are geniuses. They get these 1/2 hour eps to work on multiple levels. It entertains the younger viewers while telling a story to engage us “legacy viewers.” If we could get the Hageman brothers to work on a grown up animated series? Gold. As a bit of an aside wish? Now, that the juggernaut Yellowstone franchise is under the CBS/Paramount umbrella? I’d die a happy man if the creator of Yellowstone, Taylor Sheridan, could be involved with the creation and or writing of current Star Trek shows in production. For those of us who aren’t aware of Yellowstone, it’s about how a family migrated west to start a new life as cattle ranchers. They own the largest ranch in Montana. It’s incredibly well written