Boldly going in narratively different directions: Star Trek – Strange New Worlds S2, E 6 (“Lost in Translation”) and E7 (“Those Old Scientists”)

(courtesy IMP Awards) One of the thing I have always loved about Star Trek is its capacity for endlessly diverse and vibrantly creative storytelling. Much like the people and worlds that populate it, the franchise is possessed of the ability to be a searing drama in one episode, indicting a Continue Reading

Something’s in the air: Strange New Worlds drops a dazzlingly adventurous S2 trailer

(courtesy IMP Awards) SNAPSHOTIn 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 Continue Reading

Technicolour future adventure: Character posters and teaser for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds S2

SNAPSHOTThe Strange New Worlds team is already hyping up Season Two. Co-showrunner Akiva Goldsman promises that it will be “bigger and better” than Season One, while his fellow co-showrunner Henry Alonso Myers describes it as “Season One on steroids.” Mount teases that Season Two will take “bigger swings” and explore even more genres than Season One Continue Reading

The frontier awaits again: Thoughts on Strange New Worlds (S1, E 6-10)

Anytime you talk about fate, it feels incredibly, oppressively, inescapably final. Some may see a comfort in the surely of preordained circumstance, but for many of us, what we will be, if it not left up to the exciting possibilities of self-determination, feels like a noose around the neck, cuffs Continue Reading

Off voyaging with newly-released Star Trek: Strange New World’s opening titles

SNAPSHOTThe series follows Captain Christopher Pike and the crew of the starship USS Enterprise as they explore new worlds throughout the galaxy during the decade before Star Trek: The Original Series. (synopsis courtesy Wikipedia) I am huge fan of multi-layered, season-long or series-long arc storytelling in Star Trek of the Continue Reading