I am 46 years old..

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Prodigy' started by ELCHawk, Dec 12, 2021.

  1. Borgminister

    Borgminister Admiral Moderator

    May 30, 2001
    I'm 62 and currently living with my 29 year old son... he finds Discovery to be a crashing bore (it can be), but loved the five episodes of Prodigy, and but for the Janeway explanatory expositions, I must say I enjoyed it more than Lower Decks, finding it to be a bit more substantial, despite being aimed at a younger demographic.
  2. Cyrus

    Cyrus Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I am old enough to have seen TOS in its original run, though I was very young and actually preferred Lost in Space to Star Trek. The best I can say for Prodigy is that I like it more than Lower Decks. I guess I am just not too crazy about animated shows. Among the Star Trek animated shows I still prefer TAS.
  3. Mutai Sho-Rin

    Mutai Sho-Rin Crusty Old Bastard Moderator

    Jul 31, 2001
    Orange, CA USA
    75 here, and like Cyrus, I saw at least some of TOS in first run including the September 8 pilot.
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  4. Jayson1

    Jayson1 Admiral Admiral

    Mar 21, 2017
    I am 46 and like the show. Just like I know the Teen Nick or Cartoon Network is thrilled I am sure to have a show where it's core audience balances out in the 40 year old demographics. :)
  5. Richard S. Ta

    Richard S. Ta Commodore Commodore

    Mar 10, 2021
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    42 and I haven't watched it yet... But that's mainly because I'm behind on a lot of TV (haven't finished S4a of Discovery, started S6 of The Expanse yet either) but I'm hearing overwhelmingly positive things which has moved it up my list somewhat. Probably I'll binge it when the first season finishes. Done quite well at avoiding spoilers so far.
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  6. Anduinel

    Anduinel Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 8, 2020
    40+ and Prodigy is my second-favorite of the streaming-era Treks. I enjoy LDS just a little bit more for managing to be a bit subversive while at the same time clearly being a love-letter to Trek, but Prodigy is just so much *fun* and the creatives are doing a great job laying out the mystery of the Protostar while making me super protective of these used and abused kids. And I really do love when Trek shows the Federation through the POV of outsiders - I can't wait for more adventure with this crew.
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  7. IMC Headquarters

    IMC Headquarters Screencaptioning Addict Premium Member

    May 26, 2018
    Ageless thanks to this show and Lower Decks.
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  8. Kor

    Kor Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 31, 2001
    My mansion on Qo'noS
    I'm, uh, old enough to have seen TNG in its original run. :shifty: I haven't seen Prodigy yet but I am looking forward to watching. I don't have Paramount+ at the moment; will probably start it up after I wrap up some shows I'm watching on a couple other services and then pause my subscriptions for said services. (Ain't the streaming age grand?)

    Maybe it's generational, but to me, animation is just as valid of a storytelling medium as live action. And there are plenty of times when a certain type of story works better with that layer of stylized abstraction that animation provides. And who cares if this particular show has a different target demographic? If anyone looks down their nose at something you find meaningful and enjoyable, then that's entirely their problem. One of my professors made a lasting impression on me when she talked about how she personally detests Eminem's music; she finds it vulgar, misogynistic and offensive. But she would never, ever disrespect somebody else's preference for it. It could resonate deeply with their personal life experiences in a way that other people just don't "get."

  9. Bornin1980something

    Bornin1980something Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 1, 2020
    I'm 36. Still waiting for Prodigy to come to my country. But, I notice Nickelodeon has a show called The Astronauts, about some youths accidentally blasted into space. I wonder, what do adults think of that?
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  10. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 11, 2014
    Space Camp redone?
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  11. Mark_Nguyen

    Mark_Nguyen Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 24, 2006
    Calgary, Alberta
    I'm 45. You give me hope for the future. Or at least the next year or so. ;)

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  12. thribs

    thribs Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 23, 2017
    Funny how the animated shows are doing a better job with the Star Trek aesthetic than the live action ones.
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  13. Bornin1980something

    Bornin1980something Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 1, 2020
    I don't know, but I LOVE Space Camp!
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  14. Crusher Disciple

    Crusher Disciple Admiral Admiral

    Dec 4, 2001
    Crusher Disciple
    Um, I'm Crusher Disciple, and I'm not currently an alcoholic.

    That's what we're doing here, right?
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  15. Quinton

    Quinton Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 26, 2019
    Durham, NC
    Time is irrelevant. You will be assimilated.

    I'm 34, and I'll go ahead and take a bold stand here, too. I sorta like the show.
  16. Oddish

    Oddish Vice Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 7, 2020
    50. Sheesh, last board I was on, I was the old guy. Now I'm disappointingly average.

    And yes, I enjoy Prodigy too.
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  17. Mogh

    Mogh Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 2, 2001
    London, UK
    37, and for me, it's the only Trek show that's gone on the air in the last few years that unabashedly feels like Star Trek, and celebrates what Star Trek is about. No dud episodes, infinitely watchable and accessible, and even clever ("Time Amok" springs to mind).

    Clear leader of the pack.
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  18. DesolationGod

    DesolationGod Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    May 6, 2022
    33 here and yea i enjoyed prodigy alot more then i thought i would.
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  19. yenny

    yenny Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 14, 2005
    I'm 59 and I still watch animation shows, that include Star Trek Prodigy.
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  20. KirkusOveractus

    KirkusOveractus Commodore Commodore

    Mar 27, 2009
    Ambler, PA
    I'm 50 and love it, too! Being a Nickelodeon show, it takes me back to earlier days of the channel, when TAS was on there, along with a lot of other animated series I loved, like Dangermouse!

    In fact, I was happy to see it running on regular Nickelodeon as well, with regular ads running during other Nick shows. Planning to get a Prodigy shirt and wear it if I go to Nickelodeon Experience in East Rutherford, NJ to rep my favorite current Nick series!
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