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Old 05-16-2020, 09:57 PM
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Default Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Discussion (Most likely SPOILERS)

Announced yesterday, Strange New Worlds focuses on the U.S.S. Enterprise under Anson Mount's Captain Christopher Pike, featuring Rebecca Romijn as Number One (named amusingly as "Una") and Ethan Peck as Spock.

A warning: right now, rumors are abound and some of them are very big trolls set up to expose some more toxic elements of the Trek fanbase. For example, a month ago someone made up some rumors on 4chan that exposed a group of YouTube channels that were going over only negative viewpoints about Discovery and Picard, exposing them as not having any real sources and repeating negative points. I'll update this post once I find the video again, it's in my history I just have to wade through a bunch of stuff to find it because I didn't watch it on YouTube.

UPDATE: Found it!
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To me Strange New Worlds will always be the "authorized fanfic" collections.
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To me Strange New Worlds will always be the "authorized fanfic" collections.
Indeed. I remember those books! Seems like a fitting title to the collected adventures of Pike and Co aboard the Discoprise.
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Geez, I just realized that there will be four concurrent Trek series going on at one time if we count Lower Decks. Really hope the franchise doesn't get fatigue...
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Supposedly Paramount will release each series spaced out over time, so they aren't all actually being dropped simultaneously.

They're all different enough, and I'm sure each have enough creatives focusing on just one series, that fatigue shouldn't be an issue.
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One of the harsh lessons of the last few years is that Paramount is not messing around with their Trek announcements. They can announce something completely ridiculous like a Rick and Morty-style animated show, the kind of future-project talk for publicity that never used to go anywhere -- but nowadays if you wait long enough it really materializes.

And so, two years later, Strange New Worlds is upon us! So far I like it better than either of the other two live-action P+ shows, but while we're finally back to a traditional Trek premise and setting, the writing philosophy behind it is very much in line with the new stuff. It's not bad, but still missing the heart of Trek. Anyone else watching?
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I'm enjoying it thoroughly, although I've only seen the first three eps so far. Mi amore is only meh on it. I love Pike and Number One to bits. This Spock is solid. Uhurua is awesome! The blind Aenar engineer is fantastically cranky! So I'm in.
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To be more specific about a point in today's update, the two episodes I loved in this first season were numbers 6 and 10. 6 was ripped off wholesale from Ursula K. Le Guin's "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas", a brilliant short story which has somehow never been adapted till now, and Star Trek was just the place to do it (I sure hope they paid her estate something). 10 is today's season finale. If you haven't seen it, run, don't walk!
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