Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (2022): S01E04 – Memento Mori


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 attempts to deliver a nuclear-powered air filter to a Federation colony but finds many of the colonists dead. Security chief La’an Noonien-Singh helps evacuate the survivors and recognizes the situation as a Gorn trap; she is the only survivor of a Gorn attack in her childhood. A Gorn ship attacks and does significant damage to Enterprise. M’Benga and nurse Christine Chapel resort to 21st-century medicine to treat the wounded when their equipment goes offline. The crew lure the Gorn ship into the atmosphere of a brown dwarf near a black hole, where both ships’ sensors and shields are useless. Spock figures out a way to track the Gorn ship and they destroy it, but three more Gorn ships arrive. One is crushed by the pressure of the brown dwarf’s atmosphere. Spock mind melds with Noonien-Singh to learn about the Gorn’s communication system, and they use this to trick one ship to fire on the other. Enterprise then warps around the black hole, temporarily disappearing, and ejects the destabilising air filter which explodes and convinces the remaining Gorn ship that Enterprise is destroyed.

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 26 May 2022.
  • Running Time: 46-62 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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