Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Stars Tease What’s Next For Pike And Spock
Back in May, CBS announced Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, a spinoff of Discovery following the adventures of the U.S.S. Enterprise in the days before Kirk took over as captain. Anson Mount’s Christopher Pike, Ethan Peck’s Spock and Rebecca Romijn’s Number One were all introduced in DIS season 2 and proved instant hints with fans. But how will we get to know them better in this new show that’ll fill the gap between Discovery and The Original Series?
The three stars took part in the Discovery portion of the Star Trek Universe panel at Comic-Con@Home yesterday and they were asked how their characters’ journeys when we last saw them will inform what happens to them on Strange New Worlds. To start with, Peck revealed that Spock’s interactions with adoptive sister Michael Burnham will have a lasting impact.
For Mount, the key thing from DIS season 2 that will inform where his character goes next is the dark moment when Pike saw a vision of his future – fated to be left paralyzed and disfigured after a terrible accident, as established in TOS episode, “The Menagerie.”
Romijn then chimed in by saying that SNW will explore how the three as a team deal with “surrendering to the unknown” as they travel where no one has gone before. This led Mount to reveal perhaps the most intriguing character detail from the chat, that Pike’s knowledge of his fate will cause him to shut himself off from his friends.
Not too much else has been revealed about Star Trek: Strange New Worlds as yet, though it’s looking likely that it’ll feature many other recast younger versions of TOS characters – not least Kirk himself. There’s no word yet on when we can expect it, but Discovery season 3 is just around the corner.