'Star Trek: Prodigy’s' Showrunners On Giving Fans What Live-Action Trek Shows Haven't

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Star Trek: Prodigy currently stands as the "kid’s show" of the franchise, and I use quotes there because there are deservedly more than a few adult Trek fanatics out there who are quite invested in this story. Star Trek: Voyager fans in particular are tuning in for more updates on what may happen between Janeway and Chakotay, while others have quickly realized the animated series can pull off ideas that simply can’t be tackled in live-action. Audiences are impressed, yours truly clearly included, and I recently had a chance to speak to showrunners Kevin and Dan Hageman about going where no show has gone before, so to speak. I talked to Kevin and Dan Hageman about the kinds of conversations they have with Trek franchise head Alex Kurtzman, as well as other series' showrunners, when it comes to pitching ideas for what they want to do within Prodigy. When I asked if they felt they had a seat at the table when it came to making overarching decisions that impact the Star Trek lore, and Dan Hageman confirmed they’ve always felt respected by their fellow showrunners despite being more geared to youngful viewers. In his words.