Thursday 8 October 2020

Janeway to return in Star Trek Prodigy

Very exciting news! Captain Kathryn Janeway will soon be returning to Star Trek

As part of New York Comic Con virtual Star Trek panel, executive producer Alex Kurtzman revealed the casting, introducing Kate Mulgrew and the news that she will be reprising the role of the once-captain of the USS Voyager in the new Nickelodeon animated series for kids, Star Trek Prodigy. Check out this joyous moment, and Mulgrew's obvious enthusiasm to bring back one of Trek's greatest captains:

As noted in the video "Star Trek: Prodigy follows a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning and salvation". How does Janeway fit into that setup? Well the announcement makes it clear Janeway will be in multiple episodes, so will be more than say, someone that just gets the ball rolling and leaves the new characters to do their thing. It's also interesting that she's introduced as Captain Janeway, as opposed to Admiral, as we last saw the character on-screen in Nemesis - Is that just because Captain is the default expression of who Janeway is, or does this hint at when and where in the timeline Prodigy exists? I can't wait to find out!

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