But what will coax Pike back to boldly going? It looks like exactly what you’d expect to draw any bright-eyed Starfleet officer: promises of adventure, the magic of exploration, and lots of gorgeous shots of wild alien worlds and strange spatial anomalies. Narration from Rebecca Romijn’s Number One—now given the name Una Chin-Riley—leans into the fantastical joy of space exploration, that “our first visit from the stars is always the province of children’s stories and science fiction, until one day it isn’t,” as we’re treated to glimpses of those strange new worlds they keep talking about, alongside Starfleet away teams, the Enterprise herself, and ultimately a shaved, snazzily-uniformed Pike ready to do some exploring. It does all look pretty enough that it’s worth taking a break from horse riding through blizzards, at least.


Strange New Worldswhich also stars Ethan Peck as Mr. Spock, Celia Rose Gooding as Cadet Nyota Uhura, Jess Bush as Nurse Christine Chapel, and Babs Olusanmokun as Dr. M’Benga, as well as Bruce Horak, Christina Chong, and Melissa Navia as brand-new Trek characters Hemmer, the intriguingly named La’an Noonien-Singh, and Lieutenant Erica Ortegas, respectively—is set to begin streaming on Paramount+ May 5.

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