Capt. Janeway Returns
There's been a lot happening in the STAR TREK UNIVERSE these days, and one of the coolest has to be the news that Kathryn Janeway is returning to that universe in Nickelodeon's Star Trek: Prodigy!
Star Trek franchise Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman made the announcement during the Star Trek Universe virtual panel at New York Comic Con. As he introduced her to all of us watching at home he said that, “Captain Janeway was held to a different standard than her predecessors. She was asked to embody an inhuman level of perfection in order to be accepted as ‘good enough’ by the doubters, but showed them all what it means to be truly outstanding. We can think of no better captain to inspire the next generation of dreamers on Nickelodeon, than she.”
Kate Mulgrew stated, “I have invested every scintilla of my being in Captain Janeway, and I can’t wait to endow her with nuance that I never did before in Star Trek: Prodigy. How thrilling to be able to introduce to these young minds an idea that has elevated the world for decades. To be at the helm again is going to be deeply gratifying in a new way for me.”
“Kate’s portrayal of Captain Janeway is truly iconic, and has resonated with a global audience for many years,” said Ramsey Naito, President, Nickelodeon Animation.
“We can’t wait to see her bring this character to life in a whole new way, while continuing to be an inspiration for both new and loyal fans.”
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Developed by Emmy® Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters and Ninjago) with animation by Naito, 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. The CG-animated series will debut exclusively on Nickelodeon in 2021.
With a 9 year old Trekkie at home, none of us can wait for Prodigy to hit the spaceways. AND we have so many questions. When does the show take place? What is this ship? Why is Captain Janeway aboard a derelict ship (perhaps an ECH or something else)? Seriously, we can't wait to see how this totally new story unfolds next year!