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All the news from Star Trek First Contact Day 2021

More info on Prodigy, Picard, Lower Decks and more!

Star Trek First Contact Day 2021 is all but done and dusted, and we’ve received tons of new information on shows like Star Trek Prodigy, Star Trek Picard, Star Trek Lower Decks and Star Trek Discovery as a result.

Let’s get into it!

Star Trek Prodigy

Details of Star Trek Voyager‘s Kate Mulgrew as Captain Kathryn Janeway role in the franchise’s next animated series were confirmed as part of the event, with Janeway actually an Emergency Training Hologram left onboard a derelict Starfleet ship.

Prodigy was also confirmed to be set in the year 2383, after the events of both Star Trek Voyager and Star Trek Nemesis. The show is also confirmed to be set in Voyager‘s Delta Quadrant.

“[Prodigy] will follow a motley crew of young aliens who must figure out how to work together while navigating a greater galaxy, in search for a better future,” the show’s updated synopsis reads. “These six young outcasts know nothing about the ship they have commandeered – a first in the history of the Star Trek Franchise – but over the course of their adventures together, they will each be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it represents.”

You can check out a panel featuring Prodigy below. The show is set to premiere in 2021 on Paramount+.

Star Trek Picard

John De Lancie will reprise his role as the nefarious Q in Star Trek Picard Season 2, it was today revealed.

De Lancie will join the show’s cast alongside returning actors Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard), Brent Spiner (Dr. Altan Inigo Soong), Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine), Michelle Hurd (Raffi), Santiago Cabrera (Rios), Isa Briones (Soji), Alison Pill (Dr. Jurati) and Evan Evagora (Elnor). Though Whoopi Goldberg has previously been confirmed to join the show as Guinan, she didn’t make today’s news or press release.

Star Trek Picard heads to Paramount+ in 2022.

Star Trek Lower Decks and Star Trek Discovery

New trailers for Lower Decks Season 2 and Discovery Season 4 were also aired alongside panels, though the trailers aren’t available as yet.

Lower Decks was also greenlit for a third season, and we were told that Jonathan Frakes will reprise his role as Captain Riker in Season 2.

Over on Discovery, the crew showed off their new (new!) uniforms alongside a synopsis.

“Season four of Star Trek: Discovery finds Captain Burnham and the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery facing a threat unlike any they’ve ever encountered,” it reads. “With Federation and non-Federation worlds alike feeling the impact, they must confront the unknown and work together to ensure a hopeful future for all.”

Lower Decks Season 2 is expected in August 2021, with Discovery to follow later in 2021.

Live long and propser!


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