The animated characters of Star Trek Prodigy​ standing next to each other

Art for Star Trek: Prodigy.

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What to expect from the highly anticipated new animated kids' series, the first Trek for younger viewers.

By Katey Clifford

For all you Trekkies out there, it's time to pass the torch and share your favorite intergalactic series with the next generation. For the first time ever, the Star Trek universe is aiming itself at younger viewers with a new animated series, Star Trek: Prodigy. Here's your first look at the show—and its quirky cast of characters.

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Discovering A Starfleet Ship

An animation still of the main characters on the ship

Left to right: Zero, Rok-Tahk, Dal, Murf, and Jankom Pog.

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When a group of young aliens stumbles onto a Starfleet ship, they're bound to cause trouble. Though we know Starfleet ships are vessels for deep space exploration and gaining knowledge of the galaxy for the Federation, the young crew has no clue about this. Nonetheless, they board the ship, setting a course for adventure—and the chance to escape their planet.

A Familiar Face

An animated Kathryn Janeway looking powerful in a closeup

Kate Mulgrew as Janeway of Star Trek: Prodigy.

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When they first board the ship, it's in quite a state. While they may be in over their heads trying to repair the non-working vessel, they won't be alone. Joining them is a holographic version of Kathryn Janeway (voiced by Kate Mulgrew reprising her iconic role from Star Trek: Voyager). She'll train the young voyagers to get the ship working and help them get off their planet to boldly go where no young crew has gone before.

And New Faces, Too. Meet Dal!

The purple character Dal pressing his ear against a vent to hear better

Brett Gray voices Dal.

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The rest of the cast is brand new, so let's meet them! The first young crew-member-to-be is voiced by Brett Gray. Dal is a 17-year-old of an unknown species. He's smug and sarcastic, but there's one thing you can bet on: He has a lot of hope.

Rok-Tahk

The large orange humanoid alien  Rok-Tahk wearing goggles

Rylee Alazraqui voices Rok-Tahk.

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This big gal is Rok-Tahk. Voiced by Rylee Alazraqui, she's a Brikar. While she may be a little shy, she has a big heart when it comes to animals.

Zero

Zero is a colorful orb inside a metal suit

Angus Imrie voices Zero.

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Voiced by Angus Imrie, Zero is a Medusan, a non-corporeal, genderless, energy-based life-form. Pictured above, Medusans appear to have a body ... but that's just a suit whipped up to avoid exposing themselves to others because anyone who sees a Medusan's true self will go mad.

Gwyn

Gwen wears armored shoulder plates and red clips in her long grayish hair

Ella Purnell voices Gwyn.

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Having grown up on her father's mining planet, Gwyn, voiced by Ella Purnell, is a 17-year-old Vau N'Akat. After being surrounded by rocks and prison workers her whole life, she's eager to get out and explore the galaxy.

Jankom Pog

Jankom Pog holds out his mechanical arm

Jason Mantzoukas voices Jankom Pog.

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Comedian Jason Mantzoukas voices Jankom Pog, a 16-year-old Tellarite. As is common with his species, he's a bit ... argumentative. He'll gladly play the devil's advocate in a disagreement. (We all know one of those people, right?)

Murf

Rok-Tahk puts a kindly hand on the seal-like blue and purple blob called Murf

Dee Bradley Baker voices Murf.

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Let's be honest. Murf is the CUTEST. Voiced by Dee Bradley Baker, Murf is, well, a blob. Their age and species are unknown and they're indestructible, which is pretty darn cool. Oh, and they like to eat ship parts. NBD.

And We're Off!

A still of animated planets from Star Trek: Prodigy

Animated planets in Star Trek: Prodigy.

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With an endearing cast of characters old and new, this show is a perfect way to get kids aboard the Star Trek Starfleet. (But it's also fine to watch it yourself! Who could blame you after seeing Murf?)

You can watch the hour-long premiere of Star Trek: Prodigy on Paramount+. New episodes drop every Thursday.

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