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Priority One: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast

Jul 16, 2021

This week on Episode 516 of Priority One: that’s a wrap on filming for season one of Strange New Worlds, details on Trek panels for Comic-Con@Home, and Lower Decks beams back onto screens next month!  In gaming news, Harcourt Fenton Mudd is at it again, scouring the galaxy to bring you deals and gear from across time itself, and the newest patch to Star Trek Fleet Command brings a commanding presence to the game.  

This week’s Community Question is:

What is the next Star Trek Online event reward you would like to be made available for purchase?

Let us know on social media like Facebook, Twitter, or by visiting our website!


Edited by Thomas Reynolds

Strange New Worlds Goes To Wrap 1

By Cat Hough

Last week, Anson Mount tweeted that filming for the last episode of Season 1 for Strange New Worlds has started. He also hinted at some surprises in store, saying, “old school fans are going to [be] VERY excited to see what we’re trying to pull off with this one. Getting to do many things I’ve never attempted as an actor. So much fun!"

No release date has been announced for Strange New Worlds, but to recap what we do know about it: first, it is more episodic than Discovery or Picard. Second, it will likely have a more classic Original Series theme and look. Showrunner Akiva Goldsman said it’s important to keep continuity with The Original Series, while also distinguishing Strange New Worlds as its own show.

Ethan Peck as Spock, Rebecca Romijn as Number One, and Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike in Star Trek: Discovery.Can't even tell the difference. Image: ViacomCBS.

Goldsman described it to The Hollywood Reporter saying, “Remember the Enterprise existed as a little piece of [the show Discovery] but now is its own object. When you close your eyes and think of the key sets and situations that you think of in The Original Series, that's what we're looking to do." We may possibly get more information during Comic-Con@Home since a Star Trek Universe panel has been announced–though my best guess will be sometime in early 2022. 

Star Trek@Comic-Con@Home

By Cat Hough

Speaking of the San Diego Comic-Con–or the virtual version, Comic-Con@Home–Paramount+ announced back-to-back Star Trek panels starting Friday, July 23 at 10 a.m. PT. Paramount+’s Comic-Con panels will feature sessions with the cast and producers from Star Trek: Prodigy and Star Trek: Lower Decks.

The logos for the Star Trek Universe franchise, and Comic-Con@Home.Images: ViacomCBS/Comic-Con International, via Deadline.

Prodigy, the first Star Trek animated kids series [TAS doesn’t count, we’ve been over this already–Ed.], will kick off the presentation with Lower Decks set to follow. The Prodigy presentation will be the inaugural panel for the upcoming kids series, following a 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, but over the course of their adventures together, they will each be introduced to Starfleet and the ideals it represents.

Lower Decks voice cast members Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid and Eugene Cordero will then appear with creator Mike McMahan for an exclusive conversation and an extended look at Season 2 with Lower Decks’ own Jerry O’Connell moderating the conversations. And speaking of Lower Decks

Lower Decks Season 2, Coming Through!

By Rosco McQueen

It’s officially one month until Lower Decks returns to the screen for season two, with a very short teaser released this week.  While the teaser was short, in Lower Decks fashion it was brimming with details.  In the opening shot alone we saw the Cerritos alongside some Parliament-class starships, Andorian cruisers, a Maquis Raider and a couple of Daedalus-class ships, all docked at a starbase that seems inspired by the Watchtower-class from Trek-lit novels.

In the teaser Mariner and Boimler crash through a space mall in a space dune buggy, and narrowly avoid some space fish people [they’re not people!–Ed.] originally seen in The Next Generation.  The lower deckers sport some flashy new dress uniforms, and just to add to the mix, some Commander Data collectable figurines fly out the back of the buggy.

Did we miss anything?  Let us know in the comment section at

Quick News Roundup

Here are a few headlines that we didn’t discuss but might interest you.

  • The first four Star Trek films are being re-released...this time in 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Vision and HDR10. What does that mean? You’ll be able to make out every follicle of Ricardo Montalban’s chest hair [what are you on about, dude was smoother than Michael Phelps on a Slip'n'Slide–Ed.]! Packed with extra features (much like Khan’s chest) this 4-disc set doesn’t have a release date yet but, we’ll be sure to keep you updated!
  • While we’re talking about merch, Playmates just announced a new line of Star Trek toys coming in 2022. According to, there will be a lineup of action figures and accessories from all era’s of the franchise–new and old.
  • Star Trek also gets to celebrate some recognition with five Emmy nominations this year. Discovery is up for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup, Outstanding Period And/Or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series, and Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Single Episode. Lower Decks has been nominated for Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series.


Edited by Thomas Reynolds

Taking Some Time On Mudd’s Market

By Rosco McQueen

Harcourt Fenton Mudd is at it again, scouring the galaxy to bring you deals and gear from across time itself.  This week Star Trek Online announced three previous event rewards are joining Mudd's Market. The store is adding the Red Angel Suit, the Dot 7 Drone Kit Module, and the Elachi Walker Combat/Vanity Pet. Hard-earned Zen can be put to use with every item in Mudd’s Market (except the bundles) discounted by 75% until July 19 at 10am PT. So now is the perfect time to collect the Red Angel Suit if you missed out.

Harry Mudd, as played by Rainn Wilson, in Klingon jail from Star Trek: DIscoveryAll proceeds will presumably go to posting bail. Image: ViacomCBS, via

That leads us to our community question this week:   

What is the next Star Trek Online event reward you would like to be made available for purchase?

Let us know in the comment section for this episode at or by replying to our community question post on our social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Courtesy Codes for Wayward Planeswalkers

By Thomas Reynolds

Magic: Legends may be headed towards shutdown in a few months, but Cryptic apparently hopes you’ll stick around. There’s been no official announcement at the time of recording [sort of–Ed.], but check your email if you played the Legends beta test at any point. You may find free codes for other Cryptic MMO bundles, including a STO Federation Elite Starter Pack and a Fleet Admiral Bundle–a combined US$70 value–as a thank-you for participating.

Commanding Time In Star Trek Fleet Command

By Rosco McQueen

It’s the best of both worlds, only this time it’s part three!  The third section of Star Trek Fleet Command’s Next Generation arc has just landed, with Commander William T. Riker in the spotlight. Patch 32 brings with it a new officer, a new ship and, for Star Trek Online players, some familiar gameplay elements to the Kelvin Universe.  

With the Enterprise-D mysteriously returned to its former glory, the time has come to find and rescue the rest of the crew and get them home to their own universe. You manage to track down Commander William Riker, who finds himself at the forefront of the Bajoran resistance against the rampant Cardassian Empire. And with the Cardassians holding many Enterprise-D crew members captive, the conflict is personal for Riker.

Commander William T. Riker as seen in Star Trek Fleet CommandAmazing, The Beard actually overpowers the lens flare. Image: Scopely.

Also there are some changes to the Away Team assignments. Introduced in Patch 30, this feature gives you the possibility to send officers on Assignments and receive rewards. Now the assignments are part of your daily goals, giving players the ability to gain more daily goal points and more speed ups. So in STO terms, duty officer assignments have been added to the endeavor system. Available to players in this patch is a new officer: Epic William Riker, a new ship: the Meridian, an isogen mining vessel, fifteen new missions and more.