Wednesday 2 February 2022

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds first look

On Tuesday, Paramount+ shared a first look at Star Trek: Strange New Worlds with a teaser poster calling back to The Cage and the sci-fi series' western genre roots.

The Cage was the unbroadcast pilot episode for Star Trek: The Original Series, which featured Captain Pike at the helm of the USS Enterprise. It was released on home video in the mid-eighties and is one of my favourite episodes from the storied franchise.

Fast forward to the second season of Star Trek: Discovery. Anson Mount became an unexpected breakout star as Captain Pike. Suddenly, Star Trek fans (myself included) wanted a spin-off series following Pike's era aboard the USS Enterprise.

CBS All Access took notice and announced Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds reunites Discovery season two fan-favourites, Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One and Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock. The trifecta will be joined aboard the USS Enterprise by new series regulars Babs Olusanmokun, Christina Chong, Celia Rose Gooding, Jess Bush and Melissa Navia.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds debuts on Paramount+ (formerly CBS All Access) on 5th May!

As a lifelong fan of both Star Wars and Star Trek, it's an exciting time in the geek galaxy.

Are you looking forward to Star Trek: Strange New Worlds? Let me know in the comments below. Hit it.

1 comment:

  1. A lot of hopes rides on this one. I think this is the one shot Paramount have to pull in a broad audience into their property. The original show was an experience of exploration, of teamwork, of solving problems at a very human level (villains, dictators, rogue machines, thieves) with teamwork, courage, humor and an odd bit of technology. But the Dilithium Deus-Ex was never center stage it was always an Odyssey, a Trek in Space and the Character were genuinely interested in each other. I hope they bring the magic back, we need a procedural, week by week gourmet sandwich of story telling and ensemble building, not an other iteration of special-effect smothered universe-saving Woke Space-Jeebus sputing forth management- and motivational poster quotes from the 90's


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