The folks behind the latest Trek present, “Star Trek: Unusual New Worlds,” nevertheless, are instructing themselves to not take their presence within the Trek canon without any consideration. Showrunner Henry Alonso Meyers mentioned as a lot in a current interview with TrekMovie. He’s, maybe properly, not considering past the present’s second season. “Unusual New Worlds,” it needs to be talked about, is offered as a collection of one-off, hour-long episodes relatively than as a collection of huge, season-long story arcs. The basic episodic storytelling has allowed “Unusual New Worlds” to seize the normal spirit of “Star Trek,” which at all times functioned higher as a bunch of miniature morality performs.
As such, “Unusual New Worlds” is freer to discover the issues the showrunners need to do, relatively than be beholden to long-term storytelling plans. The primary season of “Unusual New Worlds,” which concluded on July 7, labored simply tremendous. Meyers mentioned that he wish to proceed in the identical custom.
“I need to [do] extra of what is labored. However I might additionally say, in some methods, it is totally different. We had been attempting to take what labored and actually amplify that. After which attempt to appropriate the place we weren’t pleased with it. However the greatest factor we tried to do was not maintain again stuff. We had been actually like, ‘Okay, let’s faux that is our final season. And let’s completely go for every thing that we wished to do.'”
Whereas “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Star Trek: Picard” might have their followers, it could be to each these exhibits’ detriments that they adhere so intently to bigger story arcs. As such, plot supersedes all else, and there will likely be little time for the trademark optimism, idly philosophizing, and office camaraderie which are Trek’s signatures.