A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Friends come in all shapes in sizes. Adventure awaits for those who want to find it. What is right is worth fighting for.
Positive Role Models
The main characters band together despite their difference to work together for a common good of freedom and adventure. Dal's hopefulness and desire for a better life is unwavering and inspiring.
Most of the characters are aliens of different colors, shapes, and sizes. The characters are voiced by a somewhat diverse cast, including Latino and Black actors. Themes of teamwork and acceptance are featured in the series.
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Violence & Scariness
Forced servitude and captivity are featured in the series. Violence ensues with various weapons, such as laser beams.
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Products & Purchases
Part of a larger franchise with lots of merch available.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Star Trek: Prodigy is an action-packed CGI animated series that serves as an expansion of the Star Trek universe, bringing new life to the beloved franchise for the next generation. It follows a group of alien teens who are on a quest for adventure and freedom and are soon joined by a familiar face. The series was created by the team that brought Hotel Transylvania and The LEGO Movie to audiences and is intended for younger viewers. Forced servitude and captivity are shown, and sci-fi violence includes various weapons, like laser beams. Themes of teamwork and acceptance are clear, and most of the characters are aliens of a broad range of colors, shapes, and sizes.
Is It Any Good?
Although intended for a younger audience, this new take on a treasured series can be enjoyed by the whole family. Star Trek: Prodigy is a treat for the eyes, as the creators choose a completely digital animation style that makes each scene feel engaging and eye-catching. The series also wisely bridges the gap for younger audiences to be introduced to the Star Trek universe. The storyline can be understood by newcomers, as well as devoted fans. While the series isn't perfect, it is entertaining, fun, and fast-paced.
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Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.