Star Trek: Prodigy Opening Title Sequence Is Breathtaking
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Star Trek: Prodigy’s Opening Title Sequence Is Breathtaking And Evokes Classic Trek

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BY September 4, 2021

Despite all the live-action Star Trek shows in the air and promising to release soon, Star Trek Lower Decks is a great animated parody, set in the same universe. However, it’s no longer going to be the only animated Star Trek show on TV. With the debut of Star Trek: Prodigy, the universe of the biggest sci-fi franchise expands even more. But this time, it’s a little different. In anticipation of the show’s premiere, the Star Trek: Prodigy opening title sequence was released, and it’s glorious. Despite not showing anything from the show, as the teaser did, the sequence perfectly captures the essence of Star Trek in fascinating new ways. 

What Is Star Trek: Prodigy? 

Star Trek: Prodigy opening title sequence Lead. Featured image via Paramount Plus.

Star Trek: Prodigy is an upcoming CG animated show set in the Trek universe. The show is set in the year 2383 and follows the story of a new cast of non-Starfleet officers. This new alien cast stumbles upon an experimental ship and embarks on a new adventure with it seeking a better life. On their adventures on this new ship, the ragtag crew learn of the ideals of Starfleet and their values, while guided on that journey by an unlikely ally. 

The show seems to have very Voyager vibes, which is obvious by one of the main members of the cast. The non-Starfleet crew get help on their journey by a training hologram of Captain Kathryn Janeway. Star Trek fans will recognize Janeway as the only female captain and lead of her own Star Trek live-action show of the original bunch, back in the day. Janeway was the captain of Voyager, a ship stranded in the Delta Quadrant in the show, Star Trek: Voyager. The ship in Prodigy bears a striking resemblance to Voyager, as is clearly apparent in the Star Trek: Prodigy opening title sequence. 

Prodigy Is For A New Younger Audience

Star Trek: Prodigy opening title sequence view. Featured image via Paramount Plus.

The approach of Star Trek: Prodigy is new and quite interesting. Teaming up with Nickolodeon, it felt like this was going to be a version of Star Trek to appeal to kids. It’s not uncommon for big franchises to do this like Star Wars did with the Resistance series. Not to mention the upcoming He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe animated Netflix show. But hearing more about, and now seeing the Star Trek: Prodigy opening title sequence, the show feels like it’s a lot more than just kid-Trek. 

Our characters will be new aliens than ones we’ve seen in the Trek universe. The villains will be new species as well. The cast of Star Trek: Prodigy features Brett Grey, Ella Purnell, Rulee Alazraqui, Angus Imrie, Jason Manzoukas, and Dee Bradley Baker of The Bad Batch fame. The villains’ voices are King Denethor himself, John Noble, and baby Man-In-Black, Jimmi Simpson. But it’s one other casting of the new show that’s so much more exciting. 

How Star Trek: Prodigy Opening Title Sequence Brings Back Janeway

Featured. Featured image via Paramount Plus.

The voice of the hologram of Captain Janeway is going to be none other than the original actor, Kate Mulgrew herself. Being the first female lead of a Star Trek show was monumental. Especially seeing how that was even before the casting of Jodie Whittaker as Dr. Who in its own sci-fi franchise. However, that accolade did not come without its downsides, as Mulgrew over the years spoke many times about the drama on the set of Voyager. So it’s absolutely amazing that Mulgrew is returning to Star Trek in an official capacity, playing the same character. I can’t wait to see Mulgrew back in this universe!

Star Trek: Prodigy Opening Title Sequence Is Reflective Of Trek

Star Trek: Prodigy opening title sequence hero. Featured image via Paramount Plus.

Star Trek’s opening credits are something of “a thing” for the franchise. While the original Trek live-action shows focused around the titular ship (or space station in the case of Deep Space Nine), the newer title cards have gotten more creative. Although, many weren’t too happy with Star Trek: Enterprise’s country-pop idealistic opening sequence. Star Trek: Discovery has a more abstract opening title sequence which is gorgeous in its own right. Whereas, Star Trek: Lower Decks’ opening sequence is more comedic, keeping in tune with the show’s vibes. But the Star Trek: Prodigy opening title sequence is quite possibly one of the best. 

Done in the CG animated style, the opening sequence still follows the ship in the show but takes it through some visually exciting and creative directions. The feelings evoked are very much of exploration, pushing boundaries and journeying into the unknown. Something that is very much the case with Prodigy, given it might not feature any familiar Star Trek elements. It’s also very much keeping in mind with Gene Roddenberry’s original vision for the larger franchise. It’s a bold move, but the sequence sets the stage very appropriately. 

Star Trek: Prodigy premieres in the fall of 2021 on Paramount Plus. 

What did you think of the Star Trek: Prodigy opening title sequence? Are you as excited as I am about the new show? Let me know in the comments below. 

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Shah Shahid is an entertainment writer, movie critic (so he thinks), host of the Split Screen Podcast (on Apple Podcasts & everywhere else) and filmy father on a mission to educate his girls on decades of film history. Armed with uncontrollable sarcasm and cautious optimism, Shah loves discussing film, television and comic book content until his wife’s eyes glaze over. So save her by engaging him on his own blog at or on Twitter @theshahshahid.

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