Star Trek – Strange New Worlds is an American TV series made by Akiva Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman, and Jenny Lumet for the real time feature Paramount+. It is the eleventh Star Trek series and was sent off in 2022 as a feature of Kurtzman’s extended Star Trek Universe. A side project from Star Trek: Discovery it follows Captain Christopher Pike and the team of the starship USS Enterprise as they investigate new universes all through the cosmic system during the ten years before Star Trek: The Original Series.
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Anson Mount, Ethan Peck, and Rebecca Romijn separately star as Pike, Spock, and Number One, all characters from The Original Series. These entertainers were projected in the jobs in 2019 for the second time of Discovery, and, after a positive fan reaction Kurtzman communicated interest in bringing them back for a side project series. Improvement started by March 2020 and it was authoritatively requested in May. The lead cast, title, and innovative group were affirmed, with Goldsman and Henry Alonso Myers as showrunners. Jess Bush, Christina Chong, Celia Rose Gooding, Melissa Navia, Babs Olusanmokun, and Bruce Horak additionally star. A portion of those entertainers likewise play more youthful forms of Original Series characters. The series is created by CBS Studios in relationship with Secret Hideout, Weed Road Pictures, H M R X Productions, and Roddenberry Entertainment. Recording occurred at CBS Stages Canada in Mississauga Ontario. The showrunners decided to get back to the rambling narrating of The Original Series as opposed to Discovery’s more serialized approach.
Pike isn’t much to base a story on, but as the “Trek” franchise looks to its history to forge a future, Pike has grown in significance. It wasn’t until Pike became a regular on the second season of “Star Trek: Discovery” that the character truly took shape. Bruce Greenwood played the position in J.J. Abrams 2009 big-screen version of “Star Trek” as a mentor figure who was swiftly shelved for the individuals who genuinely mattered. Anson Mount fills the vaguely father-shaped void left by Clint Greenwood in Paramount’s “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” by providing a nice, uncomplicated good guy, which is shockingly uncommon on television these days. Perhaps not the strongest justification for making another another “Star Trek” is his amiable appearance.
Star Trek Strange New Worlds follows Captain Christopher Pike (played by Anson Mount) and the team of the starship USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) in the 23rd hundred years as they investigate new universes all through the cosmic system in the ten years before Star Trek: The Original Series. It has a contemporary interpretation of that series’ long winded narrating and 1960s designs and highlights the accompanying portrayal from Mount during every episode’s initial credits and like the initial portrayals in The Original Series and Star Trek: The Next Generation.
There are benefits to “Star Trek – Strange New Worlds.” There are many well-known character names in the new series, both from the previous series and the failed pilot. They include Rebecca Romijn as Number One and Ethan Peck as Spock, both of whom are reprising their respective roles from “Discovery,” as well as Celia Rose Gooding as Noyta Uhura, a communications prodigy, and Jess Bush as Nurse Christine Chapel. Fans of trivia will recognise Doctor M’Benga (played here by Babs Olusanmokun) from two episodes of the original series and anyone familiar with the franchise may raise an eyebrow at hearing the name of the Enterprise’s new chief of security La’an Noonien-Singh (Christina Chong).
As far as fan service goes, it’s acceptable, occasionally straying into the excessively sweet. However, fan service alone does not produce a show, so Strange New Worlds must answer the why question from the outset. Although Trek has already produced prequel series, both “Enterprise” and the Discovery at least made an effort to approach the material from novel perspectives, with different degrees of success. The most significant thing a captain did in Strange New Worlds was sit on a chair before someone else did. The Strange New Worlds response based on the first five episodes of its debut season is essentially who cares? The new series is drenched in allusions to the original, and while some of them offer a fresh take on established canon (like the opportunity to hear T Pring’s version of events ten years before she makes Spock and Kirk fight to the death in Amok Time, there isn’t any real attempt at subversion here. Unlike Discovery, which spent the majority of its first season switching between half a dozen different identities, “Strange New Worlds” is happy to stick to the fundamentals: a likeable ensemble exploring the galaxy, going on absurd sci-fi adventures, and generally having a blast.
This strategy typically works. As each episode focuses just on the current tale of Strange New Worlds avoids the serialisation and scope issues that Discovery had while having less ambition. The end effect is nearly as charming and uncomplicated as the show’s star. There’s no effort involved, and even while the more episodic format may be dated, it’s enjoyable to watch something that isn’t trying to pass as a 10-hour film. There isn’t any of the bait and switch that so frequently characterises contemporary streaming broadcasts, where you’re promised that the fireworks factory will appear shortly if you stick around. Although characters grow and change their stories don’t cover the course of a complete season.