Star Trek: Prodigy Just Went All In On Franchise Easter Eggs

Spock: “It is the only logical conclusion.”

During this last part, we get Spock from several eras. This line comes from The Next Generation episode “Unification II,” in which Spock was telling a Romulan named Pardek that he had figured out exactly how Pardek had betrayed him. 

Spock: “In your own way, you are as stubborn as another Captain of the Enterprise I once knew.”

Back-to-back “Unification II!” This line was spoken by Spock in the same TNG episode and it was aimed directly at Jean-Luc Picard. This line is very good, but everyone always forgets Picard’s mic drop retort, “Then I’m in good company, sir.” And the way he says sir is just so badass. It’s not sir like a rank, but sir like “up yours.” It’s amazing. Did we mention Patrick Stewart is a good actor? 

Spock: “Live long and prosper”

This one is kind of hard to pin down, but after some checking it sounds like this is Spock from the 2009 Star Trek saying “Live long and prosper” to Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk. We’re not 100 percent sure about this. Spock does say “live long and prosper” in four TOS episodes, in one TAS episode, in TNG’s “Unification,” and in three of the classic films. This sounds like an older Spock saying it, but it’s not 100 percent clear.

Interestingly enough, when Prodigy takes place Spock is totally living long and prospering. As of 2383, Spock is alive, and likely still living on Romulus. Presumably, Scotty is still alive at this point in the timeline, too. What are the chances he took his shuttlecraft to Romulus and visited Spock? Now that’s an animated Short Treks we’d pay to see.

Star Trek: Prodigy airs new episodes on Paramount+.