Star Trek Day: Paramount+ Sneak Peeks ‘Lower Decks’ S3, ‘Prodigy’ Mid-Season Return

Paramount+ today released an exclusive sneak peek of a scene from an upcoming episode of the hit original animated comedy series Star Trek: Lower Decks. The scene was revealed on-stage during today’s global live-streamed Star Trek Day celebration.

The sneak peek is of episode “Crisis Point 2: Paradoxus,” in which Boimler’s holodeck movie sequel tries to live up to the original, as seen in Season 1, which will be available to stream on Thurs., Oct. 13, exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S.

The Lower Deckk conversation at today’s Star Trek Day celebration featured voice cast members Tawny Newsome, who also co-hosted the event, Noël Wells and Paul F. Tompkins, who served as the moderator. Voice cast member Fred Tatasciore served as this year’s Star Trek Day announcer at the in-person event.

The streamer also revealed today that Season 1 of original animated kids’ series Star Trek: Prodigy will have its mid-season return on Thursday, Oct. 27, exclusively for Paramount+ subscribers in the U.S., Latin America, Australia, South Korea, and the U.K. It will air later in the year in South Korea, Germany, Italy, France, Austria and Switzerland. A mid-season return first-look clip was screened, featuring the U.S.S. Protostar crew and beloved character Murf as he completes his “metamurfosis.”

Billy Campbell
Billy Campbell

This first look clip also debuts Billy Campbell joining the voice cast with a recurring role. Campbell will reprise his Star Trek: The Next Generation role as Thadiun Okona, a roguish space captain who’s constantly outrunning trouble caused by his own tactics. When he runs into the young, impressionable Protostar crew, he’ll soon discover they are in more hot water than he is. Campbell joins previously announced recurring voice cast members Daveed Diggs (Commander Tysess), Jameela Jamil (Ensign Asencia), Jason Alexander (Doctor Noum) and Robert Beltran (Captain Chakotay).

“From early on in the writers’ room, we knew we wanted Captain Thadiun Okona to return and become a questionable guide to our impressionable crew,” said executive producers Kevin and Dan Hageman. “It was so much fun to not only explore where Okona’s outrageous life has taken him in his later years, but to also work with Billy Cambell who effortlessly fell back into the role of Okona like he had never left.”

Billy Campbell as Thadiun Okona, Jason Mantzoukas as Jankom Pog, and Brett Gray as Dal in ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ [Nickelodeon/Paramount+ ©2022 Vicom International. All Rights Reserved.]
In the remaining Star Trek: Prodigy S1 episodes, as the hopeful crew makes their way towards Starfleet, their dreams are threatened when they discover the U.S.S.Protostar harbors a weapon designed to tear the United Federation of Planets apart. To make matters worse, the real Vice Admiral Janeway is on a manhunt for the Protostar, eager to uncover what happened to her missing former First Officer Chakotay. With these two ships on a collision course and destruction on the horizon, the fate of the Alpha Quadrant hangs in the balance.

The Prodigy conversation at today’s Star Trek Day celebration featured series voice cast members Kate Mulgrew and Brett Gray.

The Star Trek Day celebration is available for fans to live-stream worldwide for free at and on YouTube (Paramount+ and Star Trek Official pages), Facebook (@StarTrek), Twitter (@StarTrekonPPlus) and TikTok (@ParamountPlus). It is available to stream for free in the U.S. only on Paramount+’s Twitch page. After the initial airing, the conversation portions of the event will be available on-demand on Paramount+.

Created by Emmy Award winner Mike McMahan (Rick and Morty, Solar Opposites), Season 3 of Star Trek: Lower Decks challenges the U.S.S. Cerritos ensigns in (hilarious) ways they could never imagine, starting with a shocking resolution for Season 2’s epic cliffhanger finale. The series is produced by CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. S3 launched August 25, with new episodes dropping Thursdays exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Latin America, and is distributed concurrently by Paramount Global Content Distribution on Amazon Prime Video in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Japan, India and more and in Canada, airs on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave.

Lower Decks
‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ S3. Episode 8 first look

Developed by Emmy Award winners Kevin and Dan Hageman (Trollhunters, Ninjago), the CG-animated series Star Trek: Prodigy is the first Star Trek series aimed at younger audiences, and follows a motley crew of young aliens who must figure out how to work together while navigating a greater galaxy, in search of a better future. These six young outcasts know nothing about the ship they have commandeered — a first in the history of the Star Trek franchise — but over the course of their adventures together, they will each be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it represents.

The show is produced by CBS’ Eye Animation Productions, Nickelodeon Animation, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Etnertainment. Prodigy is now streaming excxlusively on Paramount) in the U.S., LatAm, Australia, S. Korea and U.K., coming soon to Italy, GAS and France, and international Nickelodeon chanenels. In Canada, it airs on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave. Distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.



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