Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Premiere Date Announced

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will premiere on Paramount+ on May 5th. The highly-anticipated Star Trek: Discovery spinoff sees Captain Christopher Pike at the helm of the U.S.S. Enterprise in the years before Star Trek: The Original Series. The show will feature fan favorites from Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery: Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One, and Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock. The series will follow Captain Pike, Science Officer Spock, and Number One in the years before Captain Kirk boarded the U.S.S. Enterprise, as they explore new worlds around the galaxy.

Mount recently expressed confidence that Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will delight fans of classic Star Trek. "I do think the spirit of our show is in its title," Mount told Syfy Wire. "We're going back to the big idea of the week, the new planet of the week. I think that in itself is going to be exciting for old school fans, as well as new ones."

On Star Trek Day, Paramount+ released a first look at Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. The video showed Mount as Captain Christopher Pike wearing a newly designed gold Starfleet uniform. The fresh look is reminiscent of the uniform worn by Captain James T Kirk in Star Trek: The Original Series. It also showed Pike sitting in the U.S.S. Enterprise's iconic captain's chair. When asked which moment hit him harder, Mount had a clear winner. 

"Oh, definitely sitting in the chair," Mount said. "That moment...that caught me off guard. Because it was not a work day. I was just there as Anson in my own clothes and I sat down in the chair and it was in that moment that I flashed back to playing Star Trek as my make-believe game when I was like eight years old. Something about it was just really strangely emotional for me, and I'm still doing that. I don't even know really how to articulate it, but it's surreal and it's weird... but it's something that I'm so grateful for."

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