The second season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is just getting underway. As the second episode arrives on Paramount+, the first episode of the second season now can be found on YouTube. In this episode called, The Broken Circle, Spock takes command of the Enterprise while Captain Pike is away (read Daps Magic’s review here).
The full episode can be watched here:
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds follows the adventures of the USS Enterprise under the command of Captain Pike. This is before Captain Kirk took command of the ship. This era does continue to eek closer to the events of Star Trek: The Original Series. This season will see more of a young Lieutenant Kirk, Uhura, Spock, and perhaps other surprises that will connect with The Original Series. Akiva Goldsman recently shared about the lining up of the Strange New Worlds stories with the established canon found in The Original Series . He said the following to the Den of Geek Magazine:
“The closer we get to that moment, just after ‘Where No Man Has Gone Before,’ we have to acknowledge canon. And the closer we get, we have to start to resemble The Original Series.” Why after “Where No Man Has Gone Before?” Well, for Goldsman, The Original Series as we know it doesn’t really start until we get the core cast (including Dr. McCoy) and everybody else in their “correct” uniform colors, which wasn’t really the case until a few episodes into the show’s production run.
That said, Goldsman knows not everything can stay in this nebulous in-between stage forever, and firmly believes the series could safely continue for seven years before hitting real TOS problems.
“If we were so lucky as to continue, I think we could even overlap. I think that would really be interesting to actually rub up against The Original Series.”
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 2 Official Description
In season 2 of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, under the command of Captain Christopher Pike, confronts increasingly dangerous stakes, explores uncharted territories and encounters new life and civilizations. The crew will also embark on personal journeys that will continue to test their resolve and redefine their destinies. Facing friends and enemies both new and familiar, their adventures will unfold in surprising ways never seen before on any Star Trek series.
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