Two main science fiction franchises went head-to-head immediately by dropping high-profile teasers. First, Disney+ dropped the primary teaser for Obi-Wan Kenobi, the most recent spinoff collection within the Star Wars universe. To not be outdone, Paramount+ has launched the primary teaser for Star Trek: Unusual New Worlds, the most recent spinoff collection within the Star Trek franchise that serves as a prequel to The Unique Collection.
As we have reported beforehand, one of many highlights of Star Trek: Discovery‘s second season was the looks of traditional Unique Collection (TOS) characters Capt. Christopher Pike (Anson Mount), Quantity One (Rebecca Romijn), and Spock (Ethan Peck). The actors reprise their roles in Star Trek: Unusual New Worlds, created by Alex Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman, and Jenny Lumet. Set within the decade earlier than TOS, Pike and his crew will navigate the USS Enterprise by way of the galaxy, exploring new worlds alongside the best way.
The present’s government producers and key solid members have been readily available final month for a digital panel dialogue as a part of the 2022 Winter Tv Critics Affiliation (TCA) assembly. Along with unveiling the poster artwork, Goldsman confirmed that Unusual New Worlds will return to the episodic construction of traditional Star Trek—making it a uncommon beast on this period of serialized storytelling and streaming platforms—and can respect present canon.
Along with Mount, Romijn, and Peck, Babs Olusanmokun performs Dr. M’Benga; Celia Rose Gooding has the unenviable activity of filling Nichelle Nichols’ footwear as Cadet Nyota Uhura; Jess Bush performs Nurse Christine Chapel; Melissa Navai performs Lt. Erica Ortegas; Bruce Orak performs an Aenar named Hemmer who’s blind in a single eye (Aenar are an albino subspecies of Andorians which can be usually depicted as blind); and Christina Chong performs La’An Noonien-Singh. The latter character is outwardly associated to the traditional revenge-obsessed Star Trek villain Khan, in accordance with Goldsman, though now we have no specifics but on what that connection is likely to be.
This new teaser opens on a ranch in winter, with a bearded Pike on horseback, presumably in retirement. (That is according to the TOS episode “The Cage,” the place we first meet Pike as he’s debating retiring from Starfleet.) Then a small spacecraft zooms previous as we hear a voice calling Pike again to motion.
A number of tantalizing scenes of the titular unusual new worlds flash by as we hear Romijn’s Quantity One (who now has a reputation: Una Chin-Riley) in a voiceover: “Regardless of what number of stars there are within the sky; irrespective of what number of galaxies swirl past our personal; it doesn’t matter what the mathematical possibilities or the variety of occasions we are saying ‘We’re not alone within the universe’; our first go to from the celebrities is at all times the province of youngsters’s tales and science fiction—till in the future it is not.” We’re excited to see extra.
Star Trek: Unusual New Worlds debuts on Paramount+ on Might 5, 2022.
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