Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

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Name: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
Abbreviation(s): SNW
Creator: Alex Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman, Jenny Lumet
Date(s): May 5, 2022 – present
Medium: Television series
Country of Origin: United States
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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is the eighth live-action television series set in the Star Trek universe. It began streaming in May 5 of 2022 on Paramount+) and Crave (Canada). Internationally, the series debuted on Paramount+ and on Pluto TV in some countries that did not yet have access to Paramount+.

Show Synopsis

The show is set roughly six years before the events of Star Trek: The Original Series, and stars a cast of new and legacy characters.

In the second season of Star Trek: Discovery, the crew investigates seven signals and a mysterious figure known as "The Red Angel". This season includes the USS Enterprise and brings back characters from the original series, like Spock, Captain Christopher Pike and Number One. During the hiatus between Seasons 2 and 3 of Star Trek: Discovery, three of the six new Star Trek: Short Treks mini-episodes, released on CBS All Access, also featured Spock, Pike and Number One. These three, along with legacy Star Trek characters from the original series, Cadet Uhura, Nurse Christine Chapel and Doctor M'Benga, comprise the main crew.




In Season 1, some fans of other Star Trek properties have complained about SNW and its seeming disregard for canon. Some fans disliked the futuristic look of the show, as they felt it wasn't in keeping with a prequel to Star Trek: TOS. While many fans recalled similar dislike for new Star Trek movies and TV series in the past, others believed that "Strange New Worlds", like "Discovery", had gone too far.


Growing approval of characters Captain Christopher Pike, Spock and Number One, from Season Two of Star Trek: Discovery saw the creation of online fan petitions requesting that CBS/Paramount+ consider a Pike-led TV series. As of April 2019, the "" petition had over 11,000 signatures. Pike actor Anson Mount, who had been signed only for the Season Two story arc, responded positively to these campaigns, as did Ethan Peck (Spock).[1] After Star Trek: Short Treks had teased fans, with three new mini-episodes and much secrecy, a full-blown Pike series was eventually announced, entitled Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.[2]









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