Which Star Trek: Voyager Characters Are Returning For Prodigy?

Kate Mulgrew won't be the only Voyager cast member returning for Star Trek: Prodigy.

The Star Trek universe is alive with possibility, as it moves forward with several new Paramount+ TV series in the coming years. However, it is not forgetting the franchise’s 55-year history in the effort. Its new series are very much grounded in characters, settings, and themes Trekkies have long-loved. This includes Star Trek: Prodigy, the upcoming animated TV series created by The LEGO Movie‘s Kevin and Dan Hageman. The Nickelodeon-produced TV show will see Kate Mulgrew reprise the role of Captain Kathryn Janeway—kind of. Who else from the Star Trek: Voyager cast will be reuniting with Mulgrew? Here’s what we know so far…

Kate Mulgrew Returns For Star Trek: Prodigy

Mulgrew will be a main cast member in Prodigy, which follows a “motley crew of young aliens” who find an abandoned starship and must learn how to work together as they search for adventure in the Delta Quadrant. Mulgrew will be playing the starship’s Emergency Training Hologram, aka a holographic version of Captain Janeway.

“Five kids are incarcerated on an obscure planet in an uncharted part of the galaxy,” Mulgrew explained last month during San Diego Comic-Con@Home’s “Star Trek” Universe panel, giving some more insight into the series’ story. “They escape from their imprisonment and race across the planet to find a defunct starship buried in the sand of the planet’s surface.” You can hear Mulgrew’s voice in action in the teaser trailer below…

Which Other Voyager Cast Members Are Returning For Prodigy?

Originally, it seems that Mulgrew would be the only Voyager cast member returning for Prodigy, but now we know that is not the case. At this past weekend’s 55-Year Mission convention in Las Vegas (via TrekNews), Robert Beltran, who appeared on all seven seasons of Voyager as Chakotay, announced he has done some voice work for the new Trek show. While this doesn’t necessarily mean that Beltran will be voicing Chakotay, it seems likely. And, if that is the case, it opens up a lot of questions about the possibility of other Voyager characters returning for Prodigy, and also some questions about why the heck these Delta Quadrant kids might be running into Chakotay, who returned home from the far reaches of the galaxy with the rest of the Voyager crew at the end of the series. Could the Prodigy crew wind up far from their own home, a la Voyager, and closer to Federation space? Or is this starship just randomly filled with holographic versions of the Voyager crew?

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The biggest clue that Prodigy could include several Voyager cameos comes in its time period—the CG-animated series takes place in 2383, which is only five years after the end of Voyager. One does not create a Star Trek series so close to another Star Trek series without considering the possibility of crossover events. If we do see more Voyager characters, my money is on Seven of Nine. Jeri Ryan popped back up as Seven in the first season of Picard, which takes place in 2399. At the end of Voyager, Chakotay and Seven had just (randomly) entered a romantic relationship. When we catch back up with Seven in Picard, she is definitely sans Chakotay, but could they still be together during Prodigy? We’ll have to wait and see…

Which Voyager characters would you like to see return in Prodigy? Let us know in comments below.

Star Trek: Prodigy is set to debut sometime in fall 2021 on Paramount+.