Star Trek: Prodigy‘s season 1 finale “Supernova Part 2” featured a few hints that may be setting the stage for the proper debut of the USS Voyager-A in season 2. After a group of young slave laborers on Tars Lamora discover the experimental Starfleet vessel the USS Protostar, they escape from their prison and head toward Federation space, hoping to find refuge in a friendlier corner of the galaxy. They’re aided by a holographic version of Kathryn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) who teaches them about the basic operation of the ship as well as Starfleet ideals.
With the assistance of the flesh and blood Vice Admiral Janeway, the young Protostar crew manages to make it to Federation space, though they were forced to say goodbye to the Protostar and Hologram Janeway, both sacrificed to stop the Diviner’s (John Noble) plan to decimate Starfleet. While the Protostar crew are denied entry to Starfleet Academy, Admiral Janeway is permitted to take them on as warrant officers on a yet to be revealed starship. While there’s been no confirmation of what will be the primary ship in Star Trek: Prodigy season 2, there are a few hints in the finale.
Star Trek: Prodigy’s Voyager-A Tease Explained
When the Protostar crew are eventually rescued from San Francisco Bay, several Starfleet shuttles hover overhead. One shuttle has a visible Starfleet registry, NCC-74656-A, which would suggest a successor to the titular vessel from Star Trek: Voyager. While Admiral Janeway shows off a new Protostar vessel to her new warrant officers, she suggests they’re in for something much bigger and better when they accompany her to the Delta Quadrant to find the missing Captain Chakotay (Robert Beltran). Janeway taking command of the Voyager-A would make sense and delight fans of Voyager.
Janeway commanded the USS Dauntless during season 1 of Star Trek: Prodigy, another vessel that has its origins in Star Trek: Voyager. The Dauntless took heavy damage in the battle perpetrated by Ensign Asencia (Jameela Jamil), who was eventually revealed to be a secret Vau N’Akat operative. The Dauntless survived the battle, but Janeway seems ready to move on to another, more sentimental ship.
What Happened To The Original USS Voyager?
The original USS Voyager spent seven tumultuous years in the Delta Quadrant, isolated from Starfleet and fending off constant attacks from hostile alien species like the Kazon and eventually even the dreaded Borg. Captain Janeway eventually managed to get her vessel back to Earth using some time travel trickery, dealing a lethal blow to the Borg in the process. Voyager’s eventual return home was a victory not only for Janeway and her crew, but Starfleet as a whole.
The USS Voyager was decommissioned shortly after it returned home, understandable given the constant beating it took in the Delta Quadrant. Janeway was almost immediately promoted to Vice Admiral, as first seen in a memorable cameo in Star Trek Nemesis where she issued Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) his orders to travel to Romulus. Star Trek: Prodigy seems to be setting the stage for Admiral Janeway’s new Voyager-A vessel, which would be a joyous moment in the Star Trek franchise.
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