Star Trek: Prodigy: Asylum
October 27, 2022 6:40 AM - Season 1, Episode 11 - Subscribe

Prodigious trouble comes to Starfleet Listening Post CR-721.

Memory Alpha is a weapon:

• Doctor Noum [The tusked guy, maybe? --ed.] is voiced by Jason Alexander, best known for playing George Costanza on Seinfeld. He previously appeared in VOY: "Think Tank."
• Ensign Asencia is voiced by Jameela Jamil (of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law and The Good Place). Her character also appeared in the previous PROD episode, "A Moral Star, Part 2."

"They're gonna see right through me."
"Let them. Because that's how you show them who you truly are."
- Dal and Hologram Janeway

Poster's Log:
Huh, Rok has Cumberbatch-Holmes Mind-Palace Holo-Math.

One thing about the Voyager show is that Janeway, Chakotay, and the rest of the crew each had multiple occasions of really screwing stuff up. (IIRC, this was referenced in Star Trek Online, where Delta Quadrant NPCs described Voyager as a bunch of troublemakers.) PROD seems set to continue that VOY tradition, what with Janeway about to thaw out a Khan of her own and Chakotay 0 for 2 on DQ excursions.

On which topic: it looks like my Chakotay prediction was correct, so I'll make a new prediction. Now that we know Janeway is a vice admiral, That One Soon-to-Be-Returning TNG Guest Star (who is an admiral now) will be an antagonist, probably giving Janeway disagreeable commands and forcing her to Kirk it up a bit by disobeying orders for Good Federationy Reasons.

I like how even this show forgot about the huge Denobulan grin. His lofty introduction to the kids was the perfect time for one.

Poster's Log, Supplemental:
The station's laser cannons look a lot like the TNG Technical Manual's depiction of tractor beam emitters IIRC.

I hate to be the one to tell Hologram Janeway this, but intimate physical contact with a non-hologram is faaaaaaar from a "new experience for a hologram."
posted by CheesesOfBrazil (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Is Dal's race classified, then? "If found, report to Starfleet Command immediately" is a bit worrying as ID's go.
posted by Karmakaze at 8:18 AM on October 27, 2022

I missed these goofy kids. Yeah, there's a lot of stuff floating in the air--Dal's species (at least it's not some Omega Directive-level thing, but it's still something that I don't think that we've seen before); the nature of the Protostar's attack on the station (maybe it's something that attacks Federation tech directly?), even Janeway's away team finding the Diviner and not knowing who and/or what he is (literally floating in the air)--but there's a lot of joy in seeing these kids having a great time just because they've made contact with the very very edge of Federation space. And I hope that Rok finds out that it's also OK to be a polymath.
posted by Halloween Jack at 1:24 PM on October 27, 2022 [2 favorites]

It looks like the Federation needs to update their virus scanners.
posted by Marticus at 4:21 PM on October 27, 2022

it's lucky that the weapon seemed to just make the communications relay destroy itself, not relay the weapon code and then destroy itself. right?
posted by the antecedent of that pronoun at 9:22 AM on October 29, 2022

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