Animated ‘Star Trek’ now in Southeast Asia

The highly-anticipated animated series, “Star Trek: Prodigy,” warps into Southeast Asia on Nickelodeon. The series promises to take fans on out-of-this-world adventures with its motley crew of aliens, equipped with the coolest space gadgets.

Star Trek: Prodigy premiered in Singapore and Thailand on April 18 while fans in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines saw the premiere on April 25.

Star Trek: Prodigy is the first 'Star Trek' series aimed at younger audiences.

Star Trek: Prodigy is the first ‘Star Trek’ series aimed at younger audiences.

Developed by Emmy Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (“Trollhunters” and “Ninjago”), Star Trek: Prodigy is the first “Star Trek” series aimed at younger audiences, and follows a motley crew of young aliens who must figure out how to work together while navigating a greater galaxy, in search of a better future. 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.

Kate Mulgrew (“Star Trek: Voyager”) reprises her role as Janeway, but in hologram form for this series. Who better to guide the young crew and the next generation of dreamers than one of the most outstanding captains in the Universe? Hologram Janeway will serve as the Star Trek: Prodigy starship's built-in emergency training hologram. Astute die-hard fans might notice that Hologram Janeway is often seen with a coffee cup in her hands, sharing Captain Janeway's well-documented love of coffee!

“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 shared.

Mulgrew won't be the only one to join the adventure — Robert Beltran reprises his “Star Trek: Voyager” role as Captain Chakotay. Watch out for other familiar voices and other easter eggs popping up throughout the series – from Spock to Dr Beverly Crusher.

Other members of the Star Trek: Prodigyvoice cast include Brett Gray (Dal), Ella Purnell (Gwyn), Rylee Alazraqui (Rok-Tahk), Angus Imrie (Zero), Jason Mantzoukas (Jankom Pog), Dee Bradley Baker (Murf), John Noble (The Diviner) and Jimmi Simpson (Drednok).

There's more in store for sci-fi fans beyond holograms. Fans can feast their eyes on a staggering range of gadgets and technology in the series – from phasers and universal translators to food replicators and living armor that can transform with just a thought.

Star Trek: Prodigy airs weekdays at 5 p.m. (SG) and 4pm (TH) in Singapore and Thailand; and weekdays at 7 p.m. (MY/PH), 6 p.m. (WIB) in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines.

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