The USS Enterprise is back, under the command of Captain Pike in a new Star Trek series based on their appearance in Star Trek Discovery. The new series is called Strange New Worlds, which is of course a phrase from the original opening of the original series.
“Fans fell in love with Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn, and Ethan Peck’s portrayals of these iconic characters when they were first introduced on Star Trek: Discovery last season,” said Julie McNamara, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming of CBS All Access in a press release. “This new series will be a perfect complement to the franchise, bringing a whole new perspective and series of adventures to Star Trek.”
In an announcement from the case, the new series was talked about by the actors playing Captain Pike, Spock and Number One.
I really enjoyed the second series of Discovery and when earlier there were calls for a new series featuring Pike and co, I thought, that will be nice, but this probably won’t go anywhere. So glad to be proved wrong.
This sounds like the reboot of Star Trek that we have been waiting for. All the essence of the classic series, combined with the filming and SFX technology of today with the support of that legacy of Star Trek content from over the last fifty odd years.
It will be interesting to see how they will run with this, will it be episodic like the original series, or will they do a story arc as they do with Discovery and Picard?
One of the things that has annoyed me over the last few years has been the geographical unavailability of Star Trek Discovery content such as the Short Treks and trailers, despite the show being available one day later from the US broadcast date on Netflix. The Short Treks last season finally appeared on Netflix.
So was quite pleased to find the season 3 trailer from the New York Comic-Con on Twitter, which works in the UK.