Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (2022): S01E03 – Ghosts of Illyria


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

The Enterprise investigates the disappearance of a colony of Illyrians, who are banned by the Federation due to their genetic engineering. As an ion storm approaches, members of the away team beam back to the ship after contracting a virus that causes them to be addicted to light. Number One reveals that she is an Illyrian to explain why she is immune, and a cure is synthesized from her blood. Trapped in the storm, Pike and Spock determine that the colonists were attempting to reverse their genetic modifications so they could join the Federation when they may have created the virus and transformed into plasma-like beings. The pair are protected from the storm by those beings and return to the Enterprise once everyone is cured. Number One attempts to resign but Pike refuses. She wonders whether he would have shown more prejudice if she had not helped save the crew. Number One learns that the virus got through the ship’s automatic filter because chief medical officer Dr. Joseph M’Benga is using an outdated transporter to hold his daughter, Rukiya, in stasis until he can cure her rare disease.

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 19 May 2022.
  • Running Time: 46-62 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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