Where Prodigy Fits In The Star Trek Timeline

Where Prodigy Fits In The Star Trek Timeline

Star Trek: Prodigy brings back Captain Janeway with an all-new crew. Here’s where the latest animated show is canonically set in Star Trek’s timeline.

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Where Prodigy Fits In The Star Trek Timeline

Warning: SPOILERS for Star Trek: Prodigy Episodes 1 & 2 – “Lost & Found”.

Here’s where Paramount+ and Nickelodeon’s new animated series Star Trek: Prodigy fits in the Star Trek timeline. Created by Kevin and Dan Hageman, Star Trek: Prodigy introduces an all-new cast of teenage alien heroes – Dal (Brett Gray), Gwyn (Ella Purnell), Rok-Tahk (Rylee Alazraqui), Jankom Pog (Jason Mantzoukas), Zero (Angus Imrie), and Murf (Dee Bradley Baker) – as the crew of a Starfleet ship, the USS Protostar. However, this ragtag group is mentored by the training hologram of Star Trek: Voyager’s Captain Kathryn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew).

Captain Janeway headlining Star Trek: Prodigy is the biggest proof that the animated series is part of the franchise’s canon and that it’s set in the Prime Universe, as opposed to the Kelvin timeline of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek films. Star Trek: Prodigy’s initial setting is the mining colony world of Tars Lamora, which is set in the Delta Quadrant which the flesh-and-blood Captain Janeway explored in Star Trek: Voyager. However, Star Trek: Prodigy’s showrunners indicated that the USS Protostar will eventually venture into the Alpha Quadrant, the vast territory of the United Federation of Planets. It’s understandable if Trekkers assume that Star Trek: Prodigy is part of the Kelvin timeline since the animated series is action-packed like J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek movies and features a score by Academy Award-winner Michael Giacchino, which sounds a great deal like the music he composed for Star Trek 2009, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Star Trek: Beyond.

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Star Trek: Prodigy is set in the year 2383, although this isn’t obviously stated in the show’s two-part pilot, “Lost & Found.” This canonically places Star Trek: Prodigy in the 24th century of Star Trek’s prime timeline years after the combined events of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and the four TNG movies. Specifically, Star Trek: Prodigy is set five years after Captain Janeway brought the USS Voyager home to Earth after the starship spent 7 years lost in the Delta Quadrant. Star Trek: Prodigy also happens four years after Star Trek: Nemesis when Lt. Commander Data (Brent Spiner) died and Captain William T. Riker (Jonathan Frakes) took over the USS Titan. Star Trek: Prodigy additionally occurs about 2 years after its fellow animated series, Star Trek: Lower Decks, which began in 2380 while Star Trek: Lower Decks season 2 takes place approximately a year later in 2381.

Where Prodigy Fits In The Star Trek Timeline

Star Trek: Prodigy’s 2383 setting also means the animated series brushes up closely to key events referenced in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek 2009 and Star Trek: Picard season 1, which was primarily set in 2399. Star Trek: Prodigy’s events happen around the time the Romulan sun goes supernova in the 2380s, which altered the course of the Alpha Quadrant. Ambassador Spock’s (Leonard Nimoy) attempt to stop the Romulan sun’s supernova with red matter in 2387 resulted in Spock and a Romulan starship commanded by Nero (Eric Bana) to time travel to the 23rd century, which caused the accidental creation of the Kelvin timeline.

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Spock’s attempt to save Romulus was the result of how, in 2385, Admiral Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) led an ill-fated rescue mission to rescue the Romulan people from the supernova before Picard quit Starfleet in protest over the Federation abandoning the desperate Romulans. A First Contact Day attack on Mars orchestrated by the Romulan sect called the Zhat Vash also occurs in 2385 and this leads to a ban on artificial lifeforms in the Federation that lasts for 14 years until Picard helped uncover and stop the Romulan conspiracy at the end of Star Trek: Picard season 1. With its 2383 setting, Star Trek: Prodigy is nestled between pivotal happenings in Star Trek’s late 24th century and the animated series is bound to create exciting Star Trek history of its own.

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