Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

In 2022, a fan campaign to bring back Anson Mount as Captain Pike finally paid off – and it did so in style! Strange New Worlds is the series that I consider to be the high-water mark of modern Star Trek, with an absolutely phenomenal first season that harkened back to the franchise’s episodic roots while retaining the production values of the likes of Discovery and Picard.

However, it wasn’t all good news. Strange New Worlds has been massively, catastrophically, and perhaps even fatally harmed by some appalling decision-making at Paramount, leading to the show being cut off from many of the fans who campaigned to make it happen in the first place. Trekkies in much of the world still have no “official” way to access Strange New Worlds, and that’s incredibly disappointing.

A second season has already wrapped and is currently in post-production. If I have time, I’d like to write up reviews of individual Season 1 episodes before it airs.

Season 1 Episode Reviews:

I chose not to write individual episode reviews in 2022 as the series was not “officially” available here in the UK.

Season 1 Buildup:

Strange New Worlds: Thoughts on Captain Pike’s crew

“Each of the new characters look genuinely exciting and interesting, and the series seems to be doing a good job at walking the line between staying true to Star Trek’s past and carving out its own niche…”

Star Trek Day roundup!

“Star Trek Day shone with passion and positivity, and that’s just what the franchise needed as it marked its fifty-fifth birthday…”

Star Trek news roundup!

“In the last few weeks there have been several of these smaller news stories…”

Factions of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

“I thought it could be fun to look ahead to Strange New Worlds’ premiere, and this time we’re going to consider some of the factions present in the Star Trek galaxy that Pike and his crew could encounter…”

Some Star Trek updates for 2021-22

“These announcements were interesting, and I feel reasonably confident now that we’ll see three Star Trek shows this year instead of the two I had been expecting, so that’s fantastic!”

A few ideas for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

“After I’d watched the announcement video and read the official release on Star Trek’s website, I got thinking about some of the different directions that Strange New Worlds could go in its first season…”