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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (2022)

Action | SciFi 
Popularity 12
Rayting:   8.1/10 5.8K votes
Country: USA
Language: English

A prequel to Star Trek: The Original Series, the show will follow the crew of the USS Enterprise under Captain Christopher Pike.

Episode Guide

Best Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Episodes

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May 5, 2022star8.3 2227 votesS1E1 Strange New Worlds
May 12, 2022star8.2 1156 votesS1E2 Children of the Comet
May 19, 2022star0.0 0 votesS1E3 Ghosts of Illyria
May 26, 2022star0.0 0 votesS1E4 Memento Mori
June 2, 2022star0.0 0 votesS1E5 Spock Amok

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User Reviews

bosporan 5 May 2022

After one episode, Strange New Worlds shows great promise in contrast to some recent offerings. Vintage stylistic choices from uniforms, technology to sounds, together with opening credits and single episode stories make this a joy to watch for lovers of original Trek.

The story is strong and sets the scene and relationships between the crew very well. It is fabulous to see younger versions of some familiar characters, anchoring this quickly to the Trek universe. It comes with the usual plot holes and humour blended nicely together with subtle references to earth's history and Kirk-like problem solving.

Mix all the above together with an excellent cast, this could be a winner - I, for one, am very much looking forward to episode two.

npvarley 5 May 2022

Well, let's be honest, TS: Discovery and Picard have really failed to shine in their most recent seasons. Both have become bogged down is season long story arcs that just lose all interest after a few episodes. Discovery, in particular, has really sunk to new lows in the latest season, with that ludicrous drawn-out arc about the planet destroying energy harvester blob.

So ST: Strange New Worlds is a long awaited (almost 3 years), and desperately needed, return to ST core values. And it's a joy to behold. An episodic format, like ST: TOS, and a brighter, more hopeful outlook.

Anson Mount is just fantastic as Capt Pike. He's just made for the part. The best ST captain since Picard strode the bridge in ST: TNG. Tons of charisma, humour and leadership. Peck does a great job as the young Spock, too.

Let's hope they don't mess up this series by going too heavy with the woke agenda that ruin so many TV shows these days.

Thoroughly recommended!

Turanic 5 May 2022

It seems like the authors are trying to go the classic Trek route this time after 2 recent attempts, finally... It's ironic when Orville looks more like Star Trek and Star trek grabs some ideas from Orville, but it somewhat works in the end... The story is finally cantered around captain whose acting was the best thing in entire ST:Discovery, the crew is varied, you even get a sexy nurse , so you have a somewhat healthy balance of traditional and woke Trek in the end... The first episode was enjoyable and I hope there will be many others, I hope they go multiple episodic stories route this time rather than long story arc, but so far I am somewhat mildly impressed as a fan of TNG, DS9 primarily...

nincubura 5 May 2022

This is BY FAR the best realization of ST:TOS -- The Original Series. It was a self contained mission. It delivered a morality message. It addressed issues of psychology and emotional intelligence. It worked to connect various timelines. It did not take itself too seriously, at the right times.

Stories that leaked about series development, indicated that Anson Mount had a number of conditions, for taking the role. I am pleased that he persisted and persevered, and has taken the rigid "starch" out of the captains uniform -- present in every series after TOS.

I am also VERY impressed with the rest of the casting. And, I hope they explain why the bridge is mostly female -- which is absolutely WONDERFUL! The rethinking of Nurse Chappel's character is compelling. The casting of Babs Olusanmokun as the Doctor is genius. Christina Chong as security chief (a position that didn't exist in TOS) brings a spirit reminiscent of Cara Gee in The Expanse, and manifests Gene's vision realized in ST:TNG.

Let's face it, ST:TOS was full of mistakes, inconsistencies, and many rediculously bad stories. ST:SNW isn't perfect either, but is clearly making the best effort yet.

And yes, screenwriters of today are less literate and don't do their homework or research. ST:DIS confused flaunt with flout, and now ST:SNW confused com (communications) with conn (control). Even other reviewers spelled it wrong. To err is to be human. Embody the Star Trek ideal -- HAVE COMPASSION & EMPATHY.

I would love to see more than 10 episodes per year.

scottsideasare 9 May 2022

I wish writers would stop using PTSD and flashbacks/flashforwards as writing tools. I realize the purpose of it in the first episode but still, it's tedious and pointless. Star Trek fans already know his story.

suttonpeter 10 May 2022

Wow so Trek has turned into an advertisement for the pharmaceutical companies and everything is woke, and the Vulcans are now totally liberal...where did we go wrong?

agferg 11 May 2022

As a lifetime Treker, who has literally seen every episode of every show and certainly every movie, I hoped for so much more. I understand that they have to introduce all of the characters in the first episode, but come on. Couldn't you at least have had something fun and exciting going on? Boring, boring, boring.

Penis_in_the_butt 7 May 2022

The visuals are there. I'll give it that. However, they're trying way too hard to be reminiscent of the classic series. I get that fans wanted more of the old formula after Discovery and Picard left much to be desired, but this doesn't feel organic at all.

shanekolacz 8 May 2022

I was a Big fan of TOS. I watched every episode of TNG pretending it to be better than what it ever was (there are probably only 4 or 5 great episodes). I watched Deep Space 9 until the end (only 1 episode truly memorable) and I finally gave up on Voyager after about 3 seasons (what took me so long?). With Enterprise, I got as far as 2 characters smearing anti-radioactive goo on each other and thought, "If I want to watch porn, I'll just watch porn ". I managed 1 episode of Discovery and 2 of 'Picard'. Whatever Star Trek has evolved into, it is not what beguiled me 5 decades ago. It has become the mouthpiece of writers and producers that believed Star Trek was all about social commentary and not science fiction or drama, with a little social commentary interspersed.

So, now we have SNW - it looks OK, although the CGI for the title sequence is a bit dodgy and heavy handed. When will CGI effects teams ever learn that less is more? Still, the Enterprise looks familiar and although the shuttle in the opening sequence looked cartoonish ( especially when April stepped off it) I can accept that it, overall looks ok more times than it does not.

The actors are fine. Anson Mount is a good choice for the part of Pike and manages to convey some of the jaundice that Jeffrey Hunter created in the character originally. Ethan Peck sounds so much like Leonard Nimoy, (with slightly more appealing looks), that I hope he takes over from Zach Quinto (who just looks pissed off all the time) in the movies real soon.

So, with some good ingredients in place, what is missing? Well, look to my above criticisms of Trek since TOS and you find your answer.

The opening sequence is peppered with social commentary. Pike lives in a house littered with 'antiques'. His ship's communicator lies next to an antique handset phone (presumably not connected or working) and his house in rural Montana is powered by a wind farm ( several giant wind towers required just to power his house?). So, the notion that older, simpler times were better and that Wind Power really is the energy answer for the future because it is still around in the 24th Century. Please.

The premise of the whole episode is presaged by Pike watching 'The Day the Earth Stood Still'. Since this was the most interesting part of the episode I kept hoping they would return to it. Not directly. Instead, the writers paraphrase it and insert images of the recent White House riots to illustrate the beginning of WW3 on Earth. Not subtle and a political statement of the kind the original series was always wise enough to steer clear.

Then there is the schmalz. Characters behaving as if they are excited to 'Go Boldly' when I presume that's what they have trained for over the past few years. Can you imagine a Communications officer on a modern day Aircraft Carrier going all goggly eyed upon hearing the order to leave port? TOS portrayed Starfleet Command as a military style organisation, which makes sense since discipline is required in order to survive such a venture. With each subsequent series, Starfleet increasingly has become this boatload of wide-eyed kids that follow orders only when they choose to and constantly wear their hearts on their sleeves. Also, why does every security chief have a background of being orphaned in a hostile environment? Good grief, get real SF writers handing in scripts and maybe we can get some originality back in this show. However, I'm not holding my breath for that to happen.<

celineduchain 10 May 2022

The makers of Strange New Worlds have got this first episode more or less right.

It's probably the best Star Trek that we are likely to see for the foreseeable so we might as well buckle up and enjoy the ride. I would like to extend my personal thanks to the following people:

1 to Anson Mount's mother for bringing up her son as a fully certified Trekker who can properly respect the source material and understand the special place it has in so many people's hearts.

2 to Seth MacFarlane for creating the Orville and showing Paramount how it should be done

3 to Alex Kurtzman for yielding to the temptations of avarice and allowing old fashioned entertainment to take precedence over partisan dogma.

This episode is full of political commentary on the situation on earth in the 21st century but reviewers are apparently asked to steer clear of mentioning it. So I'll delete that part of my report and submit it again. It's all been said, anyway.

We'll no doubt get onto an examination of the characters in subsequent episodes but, in the meantime, Senior Trekker just can't resist pointing out the following:

A an all-female bridge crew may be the way of the future but it does risk making the lone male Captain look like a bit of a creep.

B appropriating women's style tips from The Expanse just isn't going to work. One of them can barely see through all that Kohl and no amount of shaved temples will ever make the other one as cool as British actress Dominique Tipper

C Pike's upswept hairdo and Chapel's all-white cat suit will probably be seen as early mistakes but, thankfully, Rebecca Romijn who plays Una appears without the horribly unflattering greasepaint she was forced to wear in Discovery.

D It was SAM Kirk who came aboard, not his brother JIM Kirk

Stay safe, stay kind and keep the faith. Senior Trekker scores every episode with a 5.

ruidanielbarrossss 5 May 2022

First episode, and we have an encapsulated story, with a beginning, middle and end, in which the dilemmas of modern society are explored in a self-reflective way, using an alien civilization as a parable.

The old classic trek formula with updated and impressive visuals.

And the same can be said of the cast, all charming and easily relatable. But keep in mind that some are remakes of familiar characters. Some people will not like that.

So far, this is the Kurtzman-era series that has positively impressed me the most. Let's see if the quality holds up.

Still. There are some creative choices that bother me a little.

Probably my favorite character from this new series, is La'an Noonien-Singh. One of the best officers onboard and a dashing beauty. But just the fact that she's a Noonien-Singh is going to unnecessarily stress many of the more purist fans.

So far this series is a significant improvement, it has everything many fans have long claimed. And still. They keep some of the tricks, which mess with the cannon, unnecessarily. For me is a minor complaint, but for some boomer fans it's sacrilege.

But clearly, in my opinion, it's the most enjoyable of all the recent Star Trek series. I really liked this episode. And I will look forward to the next.

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