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Old 04-24-19, 01:26 PM
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Star Trek animated series greenlit at Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon has given a green light to an animated Star Trek series from Emmy-winning writers Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters, Ninjago), CBS TV Studios and Alex Kurtzman’s studio-based Secret Hideout.

Penned by the Hageman brothers, the original CG-animated series is targeted at younger audiences. It follows a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning and salvation.

The series hails from CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, CBS Television Studios’ new animation arm; Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will serve as executive producers alongside Kevin and Dan Hageman. Aaron Baiers will serve as a co-executive producer. Ramsey Naito, EVP, Animation Production and Development, Nickelodeon will oversee the project for Nickelodeon.

“Star Trek’s mission is to inspire generations of dreamers to build a brighter future,” said Kurtzman. “Dan and Kevin have crafted a story that honors its exploratory spirit in a way that’s never been done before, while the Nickelodeon team blew us away with their excitement at bringing ‘Trek’ to a younger generation around the world.”

“Star Trek, Nickelodeon, and the state of animation are doing incredibly ambitious things as of late. We couldn’t be more excited to jump aboard,” said Dan and Kevin Hageman.

The project is envisioned as a major tentpole series for Nickelodeon under its new president Brian Robbins. It also marks a collaboration between Viacom and CBS Corp companies that likely will become corporate siblings as their parents are headed to a merger.

“Partnering with CBS Television Studios and the creative masterminds behind the Star Trek franchise is an incredible opportunity and allows our audience to discover rich characters and new stories,” said Naito. “Star Trek is a franchise loved by generations of fans around the globe, and adding Nickelodeon as home to the next animated series is a perfect fit.”

The new animated series will join Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Short Treks, a series of short stories tied to Discovery, along with Picard (working title) starring Patrick Stewart; animated series Lower Decks from Mike McMahan (Rick & Morty’s) targeted at mature audiences; and Section 31, which is in development with Michelle Yeoh attached to star. All are for CBS All Access.

Kevin and Dan Hageman’s writing credits include The Lego Movie, The Lego Ninjago Movie, and the Trollhunters and Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu series. They most recently co-wrote the screenplay for Croods 2. They also co-wrote CBS Films’ upcoming Scary Stories, produced by Guillermo del Toro.

The new Star Trek series is the third animated series from CBS Television Studios, following Star Trek: Lower Decks for CBS All Access and Our Cartoon President for Showtime.

Claudia Spinelli, VP Animation Development, Nickelodeon, is the executive in charge of the new animated Star Trek series for Nickelodeon.
https://deadline.com/2019/04/star-tr...rs-1202601107/
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I'm down for this. It's almost criminal how long they've kept this franchise out of animation. We still watching and enjoy the old 70's cartoon, and there's been a renaissance of animation in the past few decades so we may get something really good here.
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I wonder if this will be based on an existing crew or if it’s entirely new. Kind of seems weird having it on Nickelodeon.
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“It follows a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning and salvation.”
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“It follows a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning and salvation.”
ugh, nevermind.
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Re: Star Trek animated series greenlit at Nickelodeon

I take that this is different from the "comedic" animated series that was talked about for CBS Access?
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I take that this is different from the "comedic" animated series that was talked about for CBS Access?
Yes. That is mentioned separately in the article.
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“It follows a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship and use it to search for adventure, meaning and salvation.”
So, garbage?
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Re: Star Trek animated series greenlit at Nickelodeon

I actually became a fan of Star Trek from watching the old animated show in repeat on Nickelodeon. Doesn't sound like this will be in the same vein, though. Somewhat understandable, but hopefully it has some quality to it.
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Star Trek: Prodigy -- Nickelodeon animated series coming in 2021





First announced back in April 2019, the series from Trollhunters scribes Kevin and Dan Hageman and overseen by Ramsey Naito, Nick’s Animation Production and Development EVP will follow a group of rebellious teens who commandeer an old Starfleet ship and head off into the universe for adventure and more.

Prodigy comes from CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, CBS Television Studios’ new animation arm, plus Secret Hideout; and Roddenberry Entertainment. Trekverse overlords Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin will serve as EPs will Katie Krentz, Rod Roddenberry, Trevor Roth and the Hageman siblings. Aaron Baiers will serve as a co-executive producer.



https://deadline.com/2020/07/star-tr...bs-1202993144/


The Star Trek comic con panel will be on YouTube today at 10am PT. I know most of you are at work and won't be able to see it live. It will be available to watch later.
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Re: Star Trek: Prodigy -- Nickelodeon animated series coming in 2021

https://deadline.com/2020/10/star-tr...on-1234593724/

Kate Mulgrew, who played Captain Kathryn Janeway for 170 episodes on Star Trek: Voyager, will be reprising that character on Nickelodeon and CBS Studios’ new animated series Star Trek: Prodigy. The surprise announcement was made today at the end of the Star Trek Universe New York Comic-Con virtual panel. More casting news will be revealed in the next few months. The CG-animated series will air on Nick next year.

Kate Mulgrew beamed, “I have invested every scintilla of my being in Captain Janeway, and I can’t wait to endow her with nuance that I never did before in Star Trek: Prodigy. How thrilling to be able to introduce to these young minds an idea that has elevated the world for decades. To be at the helm again is going to be deeply gratifying in a new way for me.”
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Re: Star Trek: Prodigy -- Nickelodeon animated series coming in 2021

Cool!
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I LOOOOVE Kate's voicework. Again, it's a GOOD TIME to be a Star Trek fan.
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Very neat, will she be an admiral mentoring some young cadets?
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Mulgrew coming back as Janeway is kind of cool, but she’s far from my favorite Star Trek character. Easily the weakest Captain in my view. Given the state of modern Star Trek I’m not holding my breath.
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Re: Star Trek: Prodigy -- Nickelodeon animated series coming in 2021

Interesting. I bet we'll get a lot of cameos. Who wants to bet Will Wheaton will make an appearance?
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Only 7-of-9 and the Doctor ended up being well-rounded well-written characters. Mulgrew was better than her material.
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Re: Star Trek: Prodigy -- Nickelodeon animated series coming in 2021

The premise for this one sounds kind of corny. I'm not sold on it yet.

I did end up liking Lower Decks much more than I thought I would, though.

I'll have to wait and see...
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Re: Star Trek: Prodigy -- Nickelodeon animated series coming in 2021

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The premise for this one sounds kind of corny. I'm not sold on it yet.

I did end up liking Lower Decks much more than I thought I would, though.

I'll have to wait and see...
It's on Nickelodeon, so I'm assuming it's aimed at younger viewers.
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Re: Star Trek: Prodigy -- Nickelodeon animated series coming in 2021

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
The premise for this one sounds kind of corny. I'm not sold on it yet.

I did end up liking Lower Decks much more than I thought I would, though.

I'll have to wait and see...
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It's on Nickelodeon, so I'm assuming it's aimed at younger viewers.
Generally speaking I don't think we're in the target audience. But I'm all for expanding Trek and getting a new audience. I think the Kelvin timeline has been the only Trek property to really do that probably since TNG. We need fresh blood, new ideas, an expanded audience. I'm really glad it will be on Nickelodeon. I'm looking forward to watching it with my daughter. That's my biggest gripe about Star Trek now is that CBS used it as a sacrificial lamb for their stupid All Access platform. You're not going to bring in new fans by hiding it behind a paywall that only previous fans would pay for. Star Trek is a big enough universe lets play in it.
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Re: Star Trek: Prodigy -- Nickelodeon animated series coming in 2021



Will air on Paramount Plus first and then will later air on Nickelodeon.

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ugh, nevermind.
Clearly a Reading Rainbow spinoff.
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Looks nothing like Star Trek at all.
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Looks nothing like Star Trek at all.
At least Discovery pretended to look like existing Trek.
It’s neat to see them explore new races but it doesn’t look like any of them are existing Trek species. Something like this would have been a great opportunity to explore a little known race and give them a new understanding, like Tendi the Orion on Lower Decks.
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I’m fine with introducing new alien species and whatever, but literally from that picture the show could be called anything else and no one would know the difference. There couldn’t have been an animated Janeway standing with the characters or something?
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