After 10 years, more than 20 movies and the highest grossing movie of all time, the evidence provided by Marvel is that having a plan has benefits. I think it’s obvious, you think it’s obvious. The rest of Hollywood seems unwilling or unable to learn this lesson. The amount of franchises and properties just throwing any old sh*t at the wall to see what sticks is staggering.
One of the worst offenders is Star Trek. Go backwards with Discovery, then fling that far into the future in a re-tooling. Go forward with Picard. Do something off to the side in the form of the Kelvin-verse, then don’t have the courage or the talent to land it. Go animated and comedy with Lower Decks. And now boldly go into children’s TV. Who knows what they think they are doing?
To ensure they pull on the nostalgia they have announced that Kate Mulgrew will reprise her famous role as former U.S.S. Voyager Captain Kathryn Janeway in the children’s TV show, in animated form.
Star Trek: Prodigy for Nickelodeon and CBS Studios will be run by Emmy winners Dan and Kevin Hageman. A group of lawless teenagers who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and take it on adventures while searching for meaning and salvation in the universe.
Mulgrew and the show’s producers made the announcement and Mulgrew had the following to say:
“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.”
Mulgrew was the lead in Star Trek: Voyager from 1995-2002. Usual suspect Alex Kurtzman will produce along with Heather Kadin, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth and the Hageman’s.