Producers Discuss Animated Project Star Trek: Prodigy For New Generation [Roundtable Interview]

Star Trek: Prodigy

Star Trek: Prodigy

Many generations grew up with the Star Trek franchise in the past fifty-five years of its existence. In the past few years, many versions of Star Trek spawned for different audiences, including Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, and even adult animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks. Now Paramount+ and Nickelodean launched the animated series Star Trek: Prodigy to introduce the franchise to future generations.

Here’s the full synopsis of Star Trek: Prodigy:

Developed by Emmy Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters, Ninjago), the CG-animated Star Trek: Prodigy is the first Star Trek series aimed at younger audiences and will follow 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. Star Trek: Prodigy is produced by Nickelodeon Animation Studios and CBS Studios’ Eye Animation Production.

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LRM Online’s Gig Patta participated in a roundtable interview with executive producers Kevin Hageman, Dan Hageman, along with the director and co-executive producer Ben Hibon.

The Kevin and Dan Hagemen team were producers on great animated series, including Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia and Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. They both produced Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans. Also, they were writers on the 2014’s hit movie The Lego Movie, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and The Croods: A New Age.

Ben Hibon created in-game sequences for Capcom’s video game Killer7 in 2005 and directed a segment for Tokyo Zombie, a Japanese horror film by Sakichi Sato. In 2007, he directed an animated series inspired by the PS3 flagship videogame Heavenly Sword. David Heyman and David Yates approached him to design a scene in 2010 for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow that is now known as the three-minute-long scene telling the Tale of the Three Brothers. Also, he worked closely with Zack Snyder to create animated shorts for his fantasy feature Sucker Punch.

Star Trek: Prodigy premieres on Thursday, October 28 on Paramount+ with a one-hour premiere episode. New episodes drop weekly on Thursdays for Paramount+ subscribers.

Watch the exclusive interview with Kevin Hageman, Dan Hageman, and Ben Hibon below. Let us know what you think of it.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Paramount+

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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