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So yesterday was Star Trek Day – 55 years and still boldly going! – and while there were several announcements and updates, nothing got me more pumped than the full cast announcement of Strange New Worlds, the Star Trek: Discovery spinoff that features Captain Pike and the crew of the Enterprise before James T. Kirk. Fans screamed for this one almost immediately, and Paramount came through. Here is the announcement / first look from yesterday:
This is the most excited I’ve been about anything Trek, and that is SAYIN’ something!!
There were things I loved about Disco, things I disliked about Disco, and one thing that makes me froth at the mouth about Disco. That being said, I’ve watched all of Disco and am looking forward to S4.
I’m even more pumped about SNW. Pike was the best thing about Disco S2, and according to the Powers That Be, this is supposed to be a more episodic show as opposed to the story-arc format. This really has the potential to be the best thing to happen to Trek in years. So freaking psyched!
I’m enjoying Disco too, but I really treat it as its own thing. The retconning of Spock’s sister, the mycelium drive, and holographic communications tread an uncomfortable line about introducing a lot of elements just to make the reveal of when the series takes place more shocking. But I do still like it.
I suspect I’m going to like SNW a lot more, however. About the only thing I enjoyed about Enterprise was seeing all the classic races getting attention, since the Federation was much smaller then. I’m hoping SNW does that again with better main characters and a more compelling setting.
I’m very likely in a minority of a minority here, but I thought Spock never mentioning a sister other than in Discovery was the most Spock thing ever. It might be slightly ridiculous, but it completely fits the established character.
Well, Strange New Worlds looks interesting. I never cared much for Discovery. Saw the premiere episodes the CBS aired and decided it wasn’t worth the subscription to a streamer CBS had been limping along for years on repeats of NCIS. Hopefully, you won’t need a background in Discovery to understand what’s going on.
I rewatched the trilogy about a month ago. Going straight through for the first time, it held up better than I thought it would. Still a lot of head shaking moments in the sequels, but I still have hopes for this one.
I think the movie I’m most looking forward to at the moment is the new Candyman. But I do very much want to see the new Dune as well. A bit nervous about the mutterings I’ve heard about that one, but my tastes seldom dovetail with the general opinion anyway and I’ll take it on its own merits.
So true. By the way, I’m hoping SNW will explore more of this “Klingons surgically altered into human-like agents” thread touched on in Disco. It might even be a main plot thread, given the prevalence of human-like Klingons in the original series. Perhaps this infitration program runs amok and the human-like agents form a breakaway faction? We’ll see!