Monday, May 18, 2020

There's a new Star Trek series called Strange New Worlds coming to CBS All Access.

I read on Variety last week that Star Trek is launching a series helmed by Anson Mount's Pike from the second season of Discovery. It's called Strange New Worlds, mostly because Enterprise was taken. In the Variety article I read, the show runners are going to take Star Trek back to its roots and make an episodic series that focuses on a monster or problem of the week.

Anson Mount put in a spectacular performance as Pike in the second season of Discovery, and I was hoping something like this would come along. Star Trek has a wonderful universe to explore, and I'd love to see what they come up with regarding these alien worlds. With Discovery launching into the far far future for season 3 (and probably beyond to its ultimate end), Picard being pretty much in the near future a decade or so after Voyager and Deep Space Nine ended, and now this new series taking place in the pre-Kirk timeline, I feel like most of my Star Trek needs are going to be attended to in due order. In particular, I do hope that there's room to tell a few more Section 31 stories. Deep Space Nine did a really good job of showcasing how dangerous and strange Section 31 actually was, and then Discovery opened the lid on a universe ending plot from Section 31 that was, quite frankly, amazing television.

The only thing left that I really want is a Captain Georgiou as the Empress spinoff, because she steals every scene that she's ever featured in, and I love the character. Regarding the new Trek series, I wonder if they will have Anson Mount do an opening monologue... "Space...the final frontier...." That would be kind of fun.

I can't wait for the time when there's Star Trek all the time. It's coming folks, I can feel it.


  1. While I could never get into Discovery, I am excited there are more series coming. Both Trek and Wars have a ton in the works.

  2. I'd rather they didn't do more prequels that don't really line up with the original series.

  3. We're considering doing the All Access free month to try out Picard.

  4. I'm cancelling All Access as soon as The Good Fight finishes up. Although, I'll re up for season 2 of Picard and season 5 of The Good Fight, so I suppose I'll catch this then.