Paramount+ debuted the official opening credit for Star Trek: Unusual New Worlds on Twitter this morning, and the sequence leans closely into fan nostalgia. The credit are a visually beautiful tribute to the long-lasting opening credit sequence for Star Trek: The Unique Collection, exhibiting the USS Enterprise hovering by house, previous asteroid belts and clouds of interstellar mud because it searches for the titular new worlds. Even the voiceover dialogue stays the identical (besides “no man” is now “nobody”).
As we have previously reported, showrunner Akiva Goldsman has confirmed that Unusual New Worlds will return to the episodic construction of traditional Star Trek—making it a uncommon beast on this period of serialized storytelling and streaming platforms—and can respect present canon. It would characteristic Capt. Christopher Pike (Anson Mount), Quantity One (Rebecca Romijn), and Ethan Peck’s Spock, who first appeared in Star Trek: Discovery‘s second season.
Babs Olusanmokun performs Dr. M’Benga; Celia Rose Gooding has the unenviable job of filling Nichelle Nichols’ sneakers as Cadet Nyota Uhura; Jess Bush performs Nurse Christine Chapel; Melissa Navai performs Lt. Erica Ortegas; Bruce Orak performs an Aenar named Hemmer who’s blind in a single eye (Aenar are an albino subspecies of Andorians which are typically depicted as blind); and Christina Chong performs La’An Noonien-Singh (a relation of the traditional revenge-obsessed Star Trek villain Khan). The streaming platform has already greenlighted a second season, with Paul Wesley (Vampire Diaries) becoming a member of the forged as future Enterprise Capt. James T. Kirk.
Paramount+ launched a brief teaser in March and a full-length trailer only a few weeks in the past. The latter opened with Pike beaming into the center of what seems to be a bitter dispute between two alien factions. There have been crew members beaming all the way down to the floor of a comet and encountering a big, glowing, golden egg-shaped construction. Pike and the Enterprise discovered themselves underneath hearth by aliens who thought of their presence to be “blasphemy.” And romance bloomed for each Pike and Spock (individually, not with one another—sorry, slashfic shippers).
Star Trek: Unusual New Worlds debuts on Paramount+ on Might 5, 2022, so we’ll quickly be taught way more concerning the crew’s adventures on this first season.