The second half of the 20-episode first season of Star Trek: Prodigy continues this week with the fourteenth episode. We have details, lots of images, and a clip.
Episode 14 of Prodigy is called “Crossroads” and it features the return of Captain Thadiun Okona from the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “The Outrageous Okona.” Original actor Billy Campbell voices Okana.
In their recent TrekMovie interview executive producers Kevin and Dan Hageman talked about bringing back Okona and giving him (and Campbell) a chance at redemption:
Dan Hageman: I think we had a laugh about that episode, “Outrageous Okona,” in the writer’s room. And we love that he was like this like two-bit Han Solo. We just thought, ‘Can we?’ And then we found out that we could get him we were like, “Let’s do it!” Billy Campbell was great, too. I remember the first artist’s renditions that we did of him were more tasteful and he said, “No, no! You should really let him go! Give him an eye patch!” And then that rippled to when he was on Lower Decks, we were like “Got to get an eyepatch on him.” Got to keep this canon.
Kevin Hageman: When we were recording Billy, he loved bringing the character back because he looked back and said, “I didn’t do a very good job.” And I think the script was going through changes and so he said, “I would love what you guys could do to give him a second chance.”
The photos released today also reveal the return of some Xindi, who first appeared in Star Trek: Enterprise.
“Crossroads” was written by Lisa Schultz Boyd and directed by Steve In Chang Ahn & Sung Shin. It debuts on Paramount+ on Thursday, November 17.
When the crew attempts to secure transport to the Federation, they unwittingly cross paths with the Vice Admiral who is hunting them.
On Star Trek Day Paramount+ released a clip from this episode featuring both Janeways, Okona, and a tease of the coming “metamurfosis.” [International viewers can watch on StarTrek.com]
In case you missed it, here again, is the midseason trailer released at NYCC. [international version at startrek.com]
New episodes of Prodigy debut on Thursdays exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S., and on Fridays in Latin America, Australia, and the U.K. The series will air later in the year in South Korea, Germany, Italy, France, Austria and Switzerland.
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