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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

#1 Post by Vandal » Sun Jul 17, 2022 9:18 am

I recently started watching Season 1 and I think it’s outstanding. A few years back I checked out Discovery and didn’t make it through season 1 because it was so confusing. But SND is different with its linear plot lines and familiar characters (Spock, Uhura and Nurse Chapel to name three). The captain is Christopher Pike, who was referenced in the original series, played by Anson Mount. It takes place a decade before TOS, but this Enterprise is way ahead of its successor in technology, naturally.

The only issue I have with the production is that some of the accents are hard for me to understand, especially the African chief medical officer. I wish my TV had selective subtitles for some of the characters. Oh well, I blame it on my hearing aids!

I’m looking forward to the rest of season 1. Check it out if you haven’t yet.

BTW, I’m not a huge Trekker and I’ve not seen Picard or any of the other offshoots. Overload!
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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

#2 Post by silverscreenselect » Sun Jul 17, 2022 10:27 am

Vandal wrote:
Sun Jul 17, 2022 9:18 am
I recently started watching Season 1 and I think it’s outstanding. A few years back I checked out Discovery and didn’t make it through season 1 because it was so confusing. But SND is different with its linear plot lines and familiar characters (Spock, Uhura and Nurse Chapel to name three). The captain is Christopher Pike, who was referenced in the original series, played by Anson Mount. It takes place a decade before TOS, but this Enterprise is way ahead of its successor in technology, naturally.

The only issue I have with the production is that some of the accents are hard for me to understand, especially the African chief medical officer. I wish my TV had selective subtitles for some of the characters. Oh well, I blame it on my hearing aids!

I’m looking forward to the rest of season 1. Check it out if you haven’t yet.

BTW, I’m not a huge Trekker and I’ve not seen Picard or any of the other offshoots. Overload!
The first pilot episode of the original Star Trek featured Jeffrey Hunter as Pike, Leonard Nimoy as Spock, and several of the same crew members that are in Strange New Worlds. That one didn't do so well and they did a second pilot with William Shatner and the rest of the cast of the original Star Trek. However, they worked that first Pike pilot episode in as part of a two-part episode on Star Trek.

In the second season of Discovery, Pike takes command temporarily of the Discovery, and Spock also puts in an appearance. One of the episodes involves a return to the planet where the original Star Trek pilot took place. At the end of the second season, Pike was back on the Enterprise and Discovery went 900 years into the future for the next two seasons. (That's well beyond the timeline of any of the other Star Trek series.)
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#3 Post by flockofseagulls104 » Sun Jul 17, 2022 12:36 pm

Vandal wrote:
Sun Jul 17, 2022 9:18 am
I recently started watching Season 1 and I think it’s outstanding. A few years back I checked out Discovery and didn’t make it through season 1 because it was so confusing. But SND is different with its linear plot lines and familiar characters (Spock, Uhura and Nurse Chapel to name three). The captain is Christopher Pike, who was referenced in the original series, played by Anson Mount. It takes place a decade before TOS, but this Enterprise is way ahead of its successor in technology, naturally.

The only issue I have with the production is that some of the accents are hard for me to understand, especially the African chief medical officer. I wish my TV had selective subtitles for some of the characters. Oh well, I blame it on my hearing aids!

I’m looking forward to the rest of season 1. Check it out if you haven’t yet.

BTW, I’m not a huge Trekker and I’ve not seen Picard or any of the other offshoots. Overload!
I have finished watching Season 1 of Strange New Worlds. It is episodic, no big plot running through the entire season, but several character-based subplots. Pike knows what his ultimate fate is going to be, which is the backdrop to a few episodes, especially the last one. And, thank God, they are not obsessed with preaching and drowning the audience with wokeness in every character and episode like Discovery.

Capt. Kirk is introduced in the last episode, which is kind of a remake of the TOS episode where they first meet the Romulans.

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#4 Post by thguy65 » Mon Jul 18, 2022 11:31 am

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#5 Post by Vandal » Mon Jul 18, 2022 11:41 am

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#6 Post by Vandal » Fri Sep 09, 2022 10:36 am

Carol Kane joins Star Trek: Strange New Worlds in its second season

It was a little easy to forget with all the, you know, everything else going on today, but it is Star Trek Day (the anniversary of when the first episode aired, not to be confused with First Contact Day, which is a separate Star Trek day that has in-universe importance), and that means there should be some fun Star Trek news. Luckily, it doesn’t get much more fun than finding out that Carol Kane is going to join Star Trek: Strange New Worlds as a character named Chief Engineer Pelia in its second season.

The series takes place a few years before the original Star Trek series and stars Anson Mount as Christopher Pike, the captain of the USS Enterprise who immediately preceded James T. Kirk (who will be played by Paul Wesley from The Vampire Diaries in the show’s second season). That means it’s potentially important that Kane’s character is listed as the ship’s chief engineer, because the chief engineer at the time of the original series is Scotty (originally played by James Doohan), so something is going to happen to Carol Kane’s Pelia at some point… even if it’s just “she enjoys a quiet retirement back on Earth.” Then again, Star Wars kept introducing new people in its prequels without hurrying to offer much of an explanation for where they went, so maybe nobody will really care.

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