Paramount+ anticipates the release of the special episode at the San Diego Comic-Con, and announces another one for the next few weeks.
San Diego Comic-Con brought two surprises to fans of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, the series with Christopher Pike, Spock and Number One. The first is that the seventh episode of the second season currently streaming on Paramount+the very episode that has been talked about for months because it is unlike any other in the history of the sci-fi franchise, a part live-action and part animated crossover with the series Star Trek: Lower Deckswas released a week early and is already available on the platform, also in Italy.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds incontra Lower Decks
The crossover special was announced a year ago at Comic-Con 2022. Titled Those Old Scientists (All honored scientists in Italy), the episode features Brad Boimler, midshipman of the USS Cerritos in Lower Decks, investigate an ancient portal that ends up sending him back in time 120 years, where he is taken aboard the Enterprise. While he tries to contain the excitement of meeting his heroes and to avoid messing up the timeline, fellow Beckett Mariner tracks him down in an attempt to save him. Mission that Pike and his friends are also trying to complete. As in the animated series, the two characters are voiced by Jack Quaid e Tawny Newsomewho also interpret them in the flesh and blood version.
As for the second surprise, the streaming service has announced that the ninth hour of the season, titled Subspace Rhapsody and scheduled for August 3, will be a musical episode, also in this case for the first time ever Star Trek. The details of the events that will lead the characters of the series to sing and dance remain secret for now, but it is possible to begin to get an idea of what awaits us through the trailer released for the convention. The original songs were composed by Kay Hanley and Tom Polce of the rock band Letters to Cleo.