Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (2022): S01E02 – Children of the Comet


Introduction

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is an American television series created by Akiva Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman, and Jenny Lumet for the streaming service Paramount+.

It is the eleventh series in the Star Trek franchise, and a spin-off from Star Trek: Discovery, which centres on Captain Christopher Pike and the crew of the starship USS Enterprise as they explore new worlds throughout the galaxy during the decade before Star Trek: The Original Series.

Outline

Cadet Nyota Uhura is invited to a meal with other crewmembers in Pike’s quarters, where she reveals that she is unsure about her future in Starfleet because she only joined as a way to escape from the pain of her parents’ deaths. The Enterprise crew attempt to alter the course of a comet that is set to kill all of the inhabitants of a desolate planet, but it has a force field that prevents this. Uhura joins a team that transports to the comet’s surface and discovers that it responds to music. A starship of “shepherds” who are escorting the comet position themselves between it and the Enterprise; they believe it is a being called M’hanit who is an ancient arbiter of life. Enterprise distracts them to allow Spock to alter the comet’s course, and as it passes by the planet it releases water vapor into the atmosphere that will improve the conditions for life. Uhura decodes music from the comet which indicates that it had expected this interference, and Pike ponders the origins of the comet and whether this was more than coincidence. He also considers the lives of the cadets that he is destined to save by sacrificing himself.

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 12 May 2022.
  • Running Time: 46-62 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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