Today, Paramount Plus treated fans to a teaser trailer for the highly anticipated Star Trek spinoff Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. Fans have been anxiously waiting for a glimpse of the Paramount Plus original ever since the series was officially announced a year ago. The cinematic trailer gave us an exciting sample of the adventurous explorations we can expect to see from the U.S.S. Enterprise. Paramount Plus saved the best for last as the trailer ends with a small snapshot of a smiling Captain Pike gazing out at the galaxy.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Is Here For The Fans
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is a spinoff series to Star Trek Discovery season 2 and will take place before Captain Kirk’s command of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Strange New Worlds will follow the voyages of Captain Christopher Pike, the second Starfleet officer to take command of the Enterprise. In addition to actors Rebecca Romijn, Anson Mount, and Ethan Peck reprising their Star Trek roles, Strange New Worlds will also see the return of The Original characters Nyota Uhura, Nurse Chapel, and Dr. M’Benga.
How The Show Will Pay Homage to the Original Series
The Strange New Worlds cast and crew have promised that old school fans will especially appreciate this Paramount Plus series for its similarities to the 1960s Original Series. According to series creator Akiva Goldsman, Strange New Worlds pays homage to The Original Series using structure and tone. Goldsman tells Variety that fans can expect Strange New Worlds to be more “optimistic” and “episodic,” adding, “obviously we will take advantage of the serialized nature of character and story building. But I think our plots will be more closed-ended than you’ve seen in either Discovery or Picard.” Series star Anson Mount attests that Strange New Worlds will go back to recurring themes of “big idea” and “new plant” of the week.
When the series was first announced, returning stars Rebecca Romijn, Anson Mount, and Ethan Peck were ecstatic to be welcomed back to the Star Trek universe. The actors insist that Strange New Worlds could not have happened without their love and support. It looks like fans won’t have much longer to wait to dive into the 10 episode series. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds premieres on Paramount Plus on May 5, 2022. Mark your calendars and be sure to subscribe to The Nerd Stash for more Star Trek news!