By Matthew Creith | 22 seconds ago
When it comes to sci-fi genres, there is perhaps no bigger fanbase than Star Trek. With successful ventures in television, film, games, and fan fiction, the franchise often features familiar characters such as James T. Kirk and Commander Spock. The creation born from the mind of Gene Roddenberry has taken on a multitude of incarnations since its inception in the 1960s. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds premiered on Paramount+ on May 5, 2022 and will have a 10-episode run on the streaming service. With two episodes already released as of this writing, critics have flocked to the defense of this new series with mostly positive reviews so far. Rotten Tomatoes currently has the show listed with 98% on its tomatometer and a User Audience Score with an 83% rating. To date, Paramount+ has released the series premiere for free via YouTube where anyone can view the first episode without a subscription to their streaming service.
Like the 11 star trek series to date Star Trek: Strange New Worlds maybe just a valuable sight in the future. As reported by Deadline, the series has already been renewed for a second season ahead of the premiere of the first episode of the first season. After the adventures of the crew of the USS Enterprise, the Paramount+ hit is a prequel to the original Star Trek series and was created by Akiva Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet. The three creators are expanding the franchise with their Star Trek: Universe, as this series is considered a hit spin-off Star Trek: Discoverynow also available on Paramount+.
The first episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds finds audiences embracing new heroes as they face unexpected challenges in deep space. We meet Captain Christopher Pike, who is played by Anson Mount, and was originally introduced in Star Trek: Discovery. Captain Pike was retired but comes out of hiding to find and rescue a missing officer. Revelations about a secret mission will push the crew of the USS Enterprise into uncharted territory and set the stage for Captain T. Kirk and his famous crew later.
With Mont, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds features an all-star cast that is sure to become fan favorites. Ethan Peck reprises his role as Star Trek: Discovery as a younger version of Science Officer Spock from the ship in the original series. Rounding out the cast are Jess Bush as nurse Christine Chapel (a role often seen in the franchise), Christina Chong as security chief La’an Noonien-Singh, Celia Rose Gooding as linguistics expert Nyota Uhura (a famous role originated by Nichelle Nichols) and Rebecca Romijn as the number one first officer, often seen as Captain Pike’s second in command.
The remaining episodes of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will run until July 7, with new episodes debuting on Paramount+ every Thursday.