That’s right, the first season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is free on YouTube ahead of the June 15th season two premiere — TrekMovie has links to all the episodes.
It’s got goofy episodic heart and a cool season-long arc. You can just watch it right under this post if you want:
Someone recently submitted a question to Slate’s advice column about being a surrogate to a couple named Miles and Keiko and worrying about developing feelings for Miles. That seems like a normal sex advice column question until you realize it’s also the exact plot of an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
If you’ve ever been curious about Star Trek, Strange New Worlds is the best place to start, and this teaser for season two really shows off all the different hats the show wears. There’s ample comedy. Some action. Some sad stuff. Plenty of aliens, and Captain James T. Kirk struggling with his greatest enemy, doors. June 15 can’t come soon enough.
Nearly the entire cast of The Next Generation returns for the final season of Picard and it looks like every single one of them appears in the final trailer. Also appearing: so many fights in space with spaceships, Seven of Nine, and actor Ed Speleers, who is apparently playing a friend of Beverly Crusher’s. The final season starts airing February 16 on Paramount Plus.
Star Trek’s William Shatner, who flew on Blue Origin’s tourist rocket last October, had this to say about his experience in space, and it sounds kind of terrifying.
I saw a cold, dark, black emptiness. It was unlike any blackness you can see or feel on Earth... The contrast between the vicious coldness of space and the warm nurturing of Earth below filled me with overwhelming sadness.
The movie lost its most recent director Matt Shakman last month to Marvel’s Fantastic Four reboot following his success with WandaVision, leaving the project once again without anyone at the helm. The currently unnamed Star Trek sequel was expected to hit theaters on December 22, 2023.
This news doesn’t mean the project is canceled, but it now feels like we’re just waiting for the Kelvin reboot’s demise to be made official after over three years of production hot potato.
Remember Bablyon 5? Alongside Star Trek: Deep Space 9, it was one of the first television shows to embrace long-term serial storytelling...on a space station. A reboot was planned at The CW, but with Warner Bros. Discovery stepping back from The CW and Nexstar gaining majority control of CW, the reboot is now in trouble, and its creator is asking fans for help.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds reminds you filler TV is fantastic
TV doesn’t just have to be high-stakes, end of the world situations