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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Will Reveal Number One’s Mind-Blowing Backstory

Star Trek: Strange New Worldsgot its first dedicated panel today as part of CBS’ Star Trek Day celebrations. The cast and crew of the upcoming Discovery spinoff gathered virtually to give us all new info on the show, which will follow Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount), Spock (Ethan Peck) and Number One (Rebecca Romijn) on their adventures aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise in the days before The Original Series. 

Of most interest to fans is probably what the three stars had to say about what we can expect from their characters in the spinoff. First, Mount discussed the repercussions of Pike discovering his dark fate in DIS season 2 – that he’s destined to be left disfigured and paralyzed, a consequence of him rescuing a group of cadets. Now, the captain will have to wrestle with the fact that his future is set in stone.

Ethan Peck then teased that there will be more of the fundamental conflict between Spock’s two natures, his Vulcan side and his human side. Remember, at this stage in his life, he’s not yet the logical machine we know from TOS. 

Last but not least, Rebecca Romijn promised that Strange New Worlds will fill in Number One AKA Una’s backstory. As originally played by Majel Barrett in “The Cage,” we’ve never known much about the character’s inner life, but we’re about to thanks to this new show. And the revelations will be mind-blowing, apparently.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is well into the scripting stage with production due to kick off in 2021. In the meantime, Lower Decks airs weekly and Discovery season 3 kicks off on October 15th.

Source: Star Trek Day (via TrekMovie)