NewsFlash: Strange New Worlds

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Season two of Star Trek: Discovery featured Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Ethan Peck as Mr. Spock and Rebecca Romijn as Number One, characters from Gene Roddenberry's first, failed Star Trek pilot back in 1965. These three actors and how they played these iconic roles were a huge hit with fans – including me – and we've been hoping for an announcement of a spinoff for what? A year and a half, now?

It finally happened! Honestly, I'd started to think that maybe it wouldn't. I'm a thousand times more excited for this show than I've been since Next Gen, so many years ago, and I'm always a little scared when I want something too much.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will take place ten years before the original series and will air on CBS All Access, or whatever that service will be when they relaunch it. And yes, I'm reviewing it. I have to.

What do you all think? Excited? Apprehensive? Uninterested? I so hope it's not awful.
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Billie Doux loves good television and spends way too much time writing about it.

15 comments:

Heather1 said...

Super excited! I thought Anson Mount was fantastic on Discovery.

Billie Doux said...

Heather1, me too! He stole season two of Discovery.

CoramDeo said...

I cannot imagine a better announcement for Trek fans, or for Star Trek as a franchise. The only thing that could be better would be if Akiva Goldsman was far, far away from this.

Patryk said...

That's Great news.
What about the Michelle Yeoh led series and when will Discovery be back?

Patrick said...

Excellent, Anson Mount was fantastic as Pike, I'm glad we get to see more of him in the role.

TJ said...

This is excellent news!

I remember, Billie, that you said that you would rather follow Captain Pike for the next season of Discovery.

Wishes do come true!

Billie Doux said...

The third season of Disco is coming sometime in 2020. I don't think a date has been announced, correct me if I'm wrong. The Michelle Yeoh series is still "under development."

Patrick said...

I'm actually quite curious about the third season of Discovery, it almost sounds like they're using some of the same pieces of Gene Rodenberry material that they used as inspiration for the show Andromeda. I think setting that concept in the Star Trek Universe where it belonged would be fun.

CoramDeo said...

Yeah, we've got no idea when Discovery S3 will start up. It's supposed to be sometime this year, yes, but those plans may have changed. We also have no idea when that Lower Decks animated series is coming either. Most people thought one of the two would be beginning right after the end of Picard, but that clearly did not happen.

Giantdaz72 said...

Unfortunately she's written the first episode

Giantdaz72 said...

I've only recently watched series 2 of Discovery being in lockdown with the time to and I couldn't believe the ending it was almost like take a look at Enterprise and get to know it's crew by name in some cases because you're gonna be seeing a lot more of them.. I'm very excited

Josie Kafka said...

I am not a Star Trek person, but I am happy that so many of you are happy!

Juliette said...

Very happy about this :) Though Picard has now set a very high bar for new Star Trek series!

BrianN said...

Discovery Season 3 has been delayed due to COVID. They are in post production (music/vfx/etc) and working on it but obviously its coming along slowly.

milostanfield said...

I was really excited when I saw the title, but alas, it's yet another rework of TOS history, not the post Voyager Trek of the real future I've been hoping for. They had no choice of course since we all know Pike's story.

Didn't Enterprise already do the pre TOS thing? Do we really need more of that? I sure don't but everyone loves that stuff, so here we go.

But it's Trek, so my butt's in the seat. That's an automatic. And given the cast charisma it should be fun to watch. Just more of carefully stepping on the toes of "history" or getting out the retcon gun. Getting boring.