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Star Trek: Brave New Worlds featuring Pike, Spock and Number One gets the go-ahead

May 16th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Good news for Star Trek fans as it appears that the higlight of Discovery Season 2 is getting the acknowledgment it deserves.

CBS All Access has greenlit Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, starring Discovery stars Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn and Ethan Peck as Captain Pike, Number One and Mister Spock who were played in the original series by Jeffrey Hunter, Majel Barrett and Nimoy.

The series will take place on the Starship Enterprise in the years before Captain James T Kirk took over command (read here how it seems CBS are looking to cast a young Kirk) and, according to executive producer Akiva Goldsman it will be much closer to the original series than Trek has become in recent adventures.

“We’re going to try to harken back to some classical ‘Trek’ values, to be optimistic, and to be more episodic,” Goldsman says.

“Obviously, we will take advantage of the serialized nature of character and story building. But I think our plots will be more closed-ended than you’ve seen in either ‘Discovery’ or ‘Picard.’”

Picard and Discovery have taken Trek down a darker, more through story direction to varying results and I, for one, hope this is return to the more exciting and hopeful Trek that I grew up with.

“I imagine it to be closer to the original series than even ‘DS9,’” Goldsman says .

“We can really tell closed-ended stories. We can find ourselves in episodes that are tonally of a piece.” Of the type of episode that “Strange New Worlds” might attempt that “Discovery” or “Picard” might not, Goldsman says, “It’s hard to do a shore-leave episode in the middle of a long, serialized arc.”

He goes on: “I believe so much in what we’re doing,” he says. “I don’t think that there’s ever been a better time for ‘Star Trek,’ because of its ideology. It’s all about coming together and using the ways that we’re different from one another for the advantage of people as a whole.”

Personally, I really feel Trek, since it returned with Discovery, has wildly lost its way and I am hopeful that a true return to the show’s origins will see a tonal shift, bringing fans back to the Trek they know and love.

Am I wrong? Let me know…

Meanwhile, check out Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn and Ethan Peck’s message to the fans about Strange New Worlds below:

Source: Variety

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….