Star Trek: Prodigy has to answer some big questions about Protostar.
Star Trek: Prodigy introduced the fastest ship in all of Star Trek with Star money. An experimental ship running on an actual developing protostar. The use of miniature suns has allowed the ship to travel faster than any other ship in existence.
That’s not to say the ship has been perfectly interpreted. The movie is leaving out some key details, possibly for the sake of better crafting the ship’s story but that doesn’t mean fans are speculating about who’s who and what it’s all about.
That’s why I crucified question the program needs to properly understand the USS Protostar.
Here are three questions we have about Star Trek: Prodigy’s Protostar
When was it built?
Much of the ship and the reliability it brings will be concentrated around the production and launch process. The ship is very advanced but it is possible that a lot of progress was added to it that was made quite quickly after the Voyager returned from their stay in the Delta Quadrant. If it started building ahead of time and Voyager’s return has sped up a near-finished process, that makes perfect sense.
It also makes sense if the ship pulled a Barry Allen and traveled so fast that it went back in time. That would explain why the ship was abandoned for so many years, even though it had only been out of the country for about eight years in total.
Did Voyager’s journey into the Delta Quadrant affect how it was designed?
The ships look similar and even have some ship-to-ship similarities, like the shape of the ship itself. So obviously the ships are linked to a degree. Plus the Emergency Commander Hologram is literally Voyager’s captain, Kathryne Janeway. However, given the protostar engine shares similarities with the Delta Quadrant’s Hirojen, is it possible that the ship only existed because Voyager brought it home?
How did it get to the Delta Quadrant?
Did it go too fast and far? Is it time travel? Maybe the ship just slipped into an old Borg subspace corridor and ended up in the Delta Quadrant in record time. Oops, it probably hit Warp 10 and with no crew, no slug people to worry about. This will be an important question to be answered as everything else is irrelevant as long as the “how” is a well-designed answer.
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