A crossover between the live-action Star Trek: Strange New World and the animated Star Trek: Lower Decks was announced at San Diego Comic-Con. The crossover will be all live-action and also animated and bring at least two animated characters into the live-action realm.
The episode will take place during the second season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. The episode will see Ensign Beckett Mariner, voiced by Tawny Newsome, and Ensign Brad Boimler, voiced by Jack Quaid, from Lower Decks, joining the U.S.S. Enterprise in season two of Strange New Worlds. The episode will be directed by Jonathan Frakes.
The news was announced by Anson Mount, who portrays Captain Pike in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. He was joined by Tawny Newsome and Jack Quaid, who will each be portraying live-action versions of their animated characters. It isn’t known exactly when this episode will air in the course of the season.
“We’re gonna stress them out,” Newsome shared about their characters meeting the Strange New Worlds crew. “We’ll see you guys in outer space,” she added.
Co-showrunner said Executive Producer Henry Alonso Myers shared that the idea for a crossover episode was sparked by scribe David Reed. Once the idea was had, he shared it with Jack Quaid, Then the episode apparently basically wrote itself.
“We were in the room and we started talking about it, and we were like, ‘What if we could get more than one person from the Lower Decks show?'” Myers said. “The crazy thing is I get a call from Alex, completely separate, and he says, ‘Hey, you guys should think about doing a crossover with Lower Decks.'”
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