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I’m James Faraci, The Last Of The Americans and the views I’m about to express are that of my own & some of yours and Welcome to another edition of “In Defense Of…”(Show pics of maligned pieces of pop culture while the fanfare from the Olympics play and James comes up after Vanilla Ice slides back and his right-hand thumbs up and the words “In Defense Of…” before cutting to clips of “Star Trek: Prodigy” as James does a voiceover.)
Last year was Star Trek’s fifty-fifth anniversary and to celebrate “Paramount+” the official streaming service of Paramount gave its audience a new season of “Star Trek: Discovery”, a preview of the second season of “Star Trek Picard” and a new animated series called “Star Trek: Prodigy” and one of the selling points to the series to entice the audience to check out “Prodigy” was the return of Captain Janeway played by Kate Mulgrew. (Cut to James physically)
And to many fans of Star Trek who remember her and “Voyager” both are not remembered fondly. Partly due to the fact that the creative staff was burned out from “The Next Generation”, “Deep Space Nine” and the movies that were happening at that time, and the fact they had no clue how to handle the series properly. So they literally left the cast to handle the series and there would be some pretty big problems when it came to the series. But did the series deserve the disdain?