Star Trek: Prodigy S1, E7 – “First Con-tact”

With “First Con-tact,” the producers of Star Trek: Prodigy have given us a very obvious clue to the plot of this episode in its title. Dal runs into an old friend (?) just when the crew of the Protostar are debating to go on their first, first contact mission. Thanks to some hidden intentions things don’t go exactly as plan. Will Dal and the others break Starfleet’s prime directive? Continue reading Star Trek: Prodigy S1, E7 – “First Con-tact”

Star Trek: Prodigy S1, E6 – “Kobayashi” & Discovery S4 Predictions Review

Star Trek: Prodigy is back! Using the proto-warp drive Dal, Gwyn, Holo-Janeway, and the rest of the crew have traveled 4,000 light years from where we left them at the end of episode five. That puts them somewhere in the Gamma Quadrant. So it’s the perfect time to take a break and try the Kobayashi Maru simulation in the holosuite! Also, Addell and Gary look back at the Season 4 predictions and wish list they had created a year ago for Discovery. Continue reading Star Trek: Prodigy S1, E6 – “Kobayashi” & Discovery S4 Predictions Review

Star Trek: Prodigy S1, E5 – “Terror Firma”

This week, we’re breaking down “Terror Firma” the fifth episode of Season 1 for Star Trek: Prodigy. Following that, we’ll recap the plot first and then discuss our reaction to the episode. After the last episode’s cliffhanger, this episode brings to a close the first story arc of Prodigy, resulting in the young crew of the USS Protostar finally learning a valuable lesson. Continue reading Star Trek: Prodigy S1, E5 – “Terror Firma”

Star Trek: Prodigy S1, E4 – “Dreamcatcher”

“Dreamcatcher,” episode four of Star Trek: Prodigy gives us a much-needed examination of the core characters. When the ship’s Janeway hologram encourages the Protostar’s crew to go on their first away mission to an unchartered and seemingly uninhabited M-Class planet. Dal is reluctant to take her advice, fearing that the Diviner might catch up to them. Janeway threatens to report their noncompliance to Starfleet Command which bring attention from another adult authority figure and Dal changes his mind. He orders Zero to plot a course for the planet and land the ship on its surface. Continue reading Star Trek: Prodigy S1, E4 – “Dreamcatcher”

Star Trek: Prodigy S1, E3 – “Starstruck”

“Starstruck,” episode three of Star Trek: Prodigy, picks up where the premiere episodes left off. Dal and the motley crew of the USS Protostar are confronted with more than a few crises, simultaneously. Trouble is, all of them were self-inflicted thanks to an inability to take advice from an authority figure. It’s a good thing being sucked into a black hole with no hope of escaping can make you see more clearly, even it is a momentary change in behavior. Continue reading Star Trek: Prodigy S1, E3 – “Starstruck”

Star Trek: Prodigy S1, E1 & E2 – “Lost & Found”

Today, we want to introduce you to the latest Star Trek series, Star Trek: Prodigy – an animated series developed to attract younger fans to the franchise. But don’t be fooled. There is a cinematic quality to everything in this show. The sophistication of the animation, music, and story structure of the two-part episode all were of a caliber higher than even our contemporary animated series. Continue reading Star Trek: Prodigy S1, E1 & E2 – “Lost & Found”

Star Trek: Lower Decks S2, E10 – “First First Contact”

Now, THIS was a thrilling way to end a season! It had it all. A planet-destroying impending danger. A new mystery about Rutherford’s cybernetic implant. Boimler’s life threatened in a heroic act. Plus, horny Beluga whales. All of that and more. Oh yeah, we’ll break down “First First Contact,” the Season Two finale for Star Trek: Lower Decks. Also, there’s a cliffhanger ending. What more could you want? Continue reading Star Trek: Lower Decks S2, E10 – “First First Contact”