Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (2022): S01E08 – The Elysian Kingdom


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 is surveying a nebula when its warp drive fails, causing the crew to black out. M’Benga awakens to find the Enterprise’s interior dressed as the high fantasy setting of Rukiya’s favourite book, with the crew unknowingly portraying its characters. Chief engineer Hemmer is the only other crew member aware of the situation, thanks to his telepathic abilities, and they discover that the nebula has its own consciousness comparable to a Boltzmann brain. They find Rukiya and learn that the nebula had detected her loneliness and created the fantasy to entertain her. It also cured her disease, but this will not last if they leave the nebula. The nebula offers to preserve Rukiya by converting her into an energy being within the nebula, which M’Benga reluctantly agrees to. He then sees a vision of Rukiya as a grown woman having experienced a life of adventures with the nebula, whom she calls Debra. Debra releases the Enterprise, restoring its warp drive and interior design with no one other than M’Benga being able to remember the fantasy. He tells Number One about Rukiya’s fate.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Series

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 23 June 2022.
  • Running Time: 46-62 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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