Next week, we get to head out with Captain Pike and the crew of the USS Enterprise when Star Trek: Strange New Worlds premieres. But Paramount isn’t done offering little teases of the show, the latest of which are the space-tacular opening titles. No cast members are on view here: just the ship, the galaxy, and what looks like a futuristic city. And the voice of Captain Pike (Anson Mount) reciting some familiar words.
Perhaps the greatest honor of my career to date was getting to utter these words: “Space, the final frontier…” I could not be more proud to be a part of the @StarTrekOnPPlus team and I could not be more grateful to the Trek community. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU. pic.twitter.com/NgMvUC9nza
— Anson Mount (@ansonmount) April 29, 2022
THAT THEME. The way Jeff Russo’s work plays with the original theme is so good: it’s not exactly the same, but not drastically different. We’re in new but familiar territory, ready to see new stars and maybe just a tiny bit anxious about what we might find there. As the lights come on aboard the Enterprise, the music builds, until the whole ship is lit up, the theme really takes off, and the journey begins. It’s perfect.
Paramount Plus also released a short “Inside the Series” feature with “Ready Room” host Wil Wheaton—that has a new teaser at the end. (Skip ahead to minute 21 if you just want the goods!)
Strange New Worlds follows the adventures of Captain Christopher Pike, Number One (Rebecca Romijn), Spock (Ethan Peck), who we’ve met on Discovery, and the rest of their crew: Celia Rose Gooding as Cadet Nyota Uhura; Jess Bush as Nurse Christine Chapel; Babs Olusanmokun as Doctor M’Benga; Melissa Navia as Erica Ortegas; Bruce Horak as Hemmer; and Christina Chong as La’an Noonien-Singh. When the show gets to its second season, it will also feature Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries) as James T. Kirk. But we’ve got plenty of adventures to go on without him first.
Strange New Worlds premieres May 5th on Paramount Plus.