Star Trek: Prodigy – Season 1: Episodes 1-10 Blu-ray review

Dec 22, 2022- Permalink

Star Trek: Prodigy, which can be found on Paramount+ and Nickelodeon in the US, is an animated series that aims to get a younger crowd into the Trek universe. It’s the first 3D animated show in the franchise and follows a group of young alien outcasts who find an abandoned Starfleet ship, the USS Protostar. During their journeys, the young crew must learn to work together while facing a foe that wants the ship. The series features the voice talents of Brett Gray, Ella Purnell, Jason Mantzoukas, Angus Imrie, Rylee Alazraqui, Dee Bradley Baker, Jimmi Simpson, John Noble, and Kate Mulgrew. Paramount has released the first ten episodes of the shows first season on Blu-ray, which is aptly named Star Trek: Prodigy – Season 1: Episodes 1-10. It’s a bit of an odd release, as in why not wait to release the whole season, but let’s take a look.

The 1080p AVC encoded digital transfer is presented in a 2.40:1 aspect ratio. The CGI animation looks really good here with a colourful palette and deep black levels. I did notice some aliasing and banding, but nothing that would really cause you to fly your ship into a star.

On the audio side of things, you can see that Paramount is reaching for a global audience, as not too many TV shows come with a choice of an English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, German and French Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks and a Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 track. Subtitles are available for English, English SDH, French, and Spanish. Dialogue is clear, centred and well prioritized and the score is dynamic with really good bass. The surrounds are put to good use with atmospheric and action cues moving throughout the soundscape.

The two-disc set does not come with a digital code. There’s a selection of extras spread over the two discs, which cover Star Trek lore as well as character and production design.

The Star Trek: Prodigy – Season 1: Episodes 1-10 Blu-ray contains ten episodes that give you bursts of Star Trek in fast-paced 20+ minute bites. Fans of this new series and Star Trek collectors will be interested in this release, which features solid audio and video presentations.