Get A First Look At “Preludes,” Episode 16 Of ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’

This week, we move into the final five episodes of the first season of Star Trek: Prodigy with the sixteenth episode. We have details and a bunch of images.


Episode 16 of Prodigy is called “Preludes” and was written by the entire Prodigy writers’ room: Kevin & Dan Hageman, Julie Benson, Shawna Benson, Lisa Schultz Boyd, Nikhil S. Jayaram, Diandra Pendleton-Thompson, Chad Quandt, and Aaron J. Waltke. It was directed by Steve In Chang Ahn & Sung Shin. “Preludes” debuts on Paramount+ on Thursday, December 1.


A Starfleet Admiral digs into the past of the Protostar crew. Meanwhile, the Diviner recalls his life’s mission.

New images:

Kate Mulgrew as Janeway

Daveed Diggs as Commander Tyses and Kate Mulgrew as Janeway

Brett Gray as Dal and Ella Purnell as Gwyn

Jason Mantzoukas as Jankom Pog

Ella Purnell as Gwyn, Angus Imrie as Zero, Dee Bradley Baker as Murf and Brett Gray as Dal

Ella Purnell as Gwyn, Rylee Alazraqui as Rok-Tahk, and Dee Bradley Baker as Murf

Jason Mantzoukas as Jankom Pog, Angus Imrie as Zero and Brett Gray as Dal

Brett Gray as Dal, Dee Bradley Baker as Murf, Rylee Alazraqui as Rok-Tahk, Ella Purnell as Gwyn and Angus Imrie as Zero

Brett Gray as Dal

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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Maybe it’s me, but it seems hard to get anything out of the episode description or the publicity stills that gives a sense of what’s to come. Feels intentional.

Which may mean that this is the big transition episode leading into the two part season finale.

My thoughts exactly. It’s just vague enough to feel like it indicates that there’s little they can show without spoiling the surprise.