Star Trek Strange New Worlds Debuting on Paramount+ May 5, 2022
Do you love Star Trek? If so, you’ll want to check out the new Star Trek: Strange New Worlds series on Paramount+. This series is a collection of fan-made short films that explore different aspects of the Star Trek universe. The episodes are all filmed using green screens and special effects, and they are sure to please any fan of the franchise. Be sure to check out this series today!
An all-new adventure in the Star Trek universe! On May 5, 2022, Paramount+ will debut Star Trek: Strange New Worlds – a never before seen tale of Captain Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise!
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Star Trek is one of the few long-running franchises in existence today. More than 50 years have passed since the original series starring Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds promises to bring more intergalactic adventures to whet fans’ appetites with the latest journey through the final frontier.
Strange New Worlds’ Plot
The events of this new Star Trek take place a decade before the original series. This new chapter follows Captain Christopher Pike and the crew of the USS Enterprise as they explore new worlds across the galaxy. As a fun fact, this version of Captain Pike is the same one from the second season of Star Trek: Discovery. Likewise, this Enterprise crew that accompanies Captain Pike reappeared in three episodes of Star Trek: Short Treks.
The starship’s first officer, Pike is often at odds with Captain Kirk over the best course of action. His foil? Spock whose logical nature contrasts nicely against human emotion; together they makeup one half – or rather respectively: the mind-body connection that supports all Commanding Officers on their missions throughout “Star Trek” history. For years now fans have wondered what became of Number One after she was lost during an attack by Tribbles in 1991’s The Voyage Home. Finally, we’ll find out when the 11 episodes of Strange New Worlds air!
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Star Trek’s five-year mission might be the same, but there’s still some newness in store for us – a brand spanking new theme song; more intimacy between characters (and their alien counterparts); an intro with gender neutral lyrics that change its final phrase from “where no man has gone before” to “heading into uncharted territory.”
This spin-off will pick up the story from when the USS Discovery jumped into the future and will serve to continue the timeline until it meets the events of the original series.
How to watch Star Trek: Strange New Worlds online
The first official episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds debuts on Thursday, May 5 at 3 am ET. It will be streaming exclusively through Paramount Plus and available for viewing later that day as well.
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Here are some ways to stream Star Trek if you are traveling and outside of the US.
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2: Connect to a server. Your VPN can tap into locations as if you were browsing from there. That means you just need to select a server location from your home country and you’ll be away.
3: Play your content. From here, you can proceed as you usually would; signing into Paramount Plus and watching. And if you don’t get along with it, you can always cancel without issue within 30 days and get a full refund
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds cast
Anson Mount leads Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, reprising the role of Captain Christopher Pike, which he first played in Star Trek: Discovery. Also reprising their roles from Discovery are Rebecca Romijn as Number One and Ethan Peck as Spock.
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The full announced cast is as follows:
- Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike
- Rebecca Romijn as Number One
- Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock
- Jess Bush as Nurse Christine Chapel
- Christina Chong as La’an Noonien-Singh
- Celia Rose Gooding as Cadet Nyota Uhura
- Melissa Navia as Lt. Erica Ortegas
- Babs Olusanmokun as Dr. M’Benga
Here are what some critics are saying about Star Trek – Strange New World:
While existing within that canon, “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” leverages audience familiarity in a manner that’s welcoming rather than suffocating. As the title implies, this is a loving throwback to the spirit of exploration and derring-do so intrinsic to the brand over the past six decades (right down to Mount reciting a version of the “Space, the final frontier” narration that both Shatner and Stewart had a go at in previous incarnations), while pointing toward a future full of possibilities. – Zaki Hasan, San Francisco Chronicle
Although “Strange New Worlds” is a direct expansion of known Trek lore, the showrunners seem to have finally dropped the foolish twin pop philosophies of “We’re doing this for the fans” and “We’re reinventing everything.” They found an old recipe, and it still tastes good. – Witney Seibold, Slashfilm
Inevitably, some fans may bristle at Strange New Worlds’ brushes with continuity. – Scott Collura, IGN Movies
While Star Trek: Strange New Worlds must stick to canon and Pike’s fate, the show offers a contemporary vibe as fans get to visit new worlds and cultures. Given the point in the Star Trek timeline when Kirk takes over the Enterprise and when Pike gets disfigured, we should be able to get a few seasons of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. There’s so much potential here and I can’t wait to see what develops. – Danielle Solzman, Solzy at the Movies
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Maybe “The Cage” wasn’t really a bad pilot when it was put together in 1965. It just took 60 years for the world to catch up with what we know now, and realize how much better off these characters are today!
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