Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Reviews of Strange New Worlds are written and posted as the series airs. Note: All reviews contain spoilers.

Season 1 (2022)

  • 5/5/2022. Strange New Worlds 3 stars — Reluctantly returning to action after shouldering a personal burden, Captain Pike retakes command of the Enterprise to search for his missing first officer on an alien world that's on the verge of first contact with the Federation.
  • 5/12/2022. Children of the Comet 3.5 stars — Cadet Uhura takes on her first mission when the Enterprise discovers a comet that's on a collision course with an inhabited planet is actually more than it seems.
  • 5/19/2022. Ghosts of Illyria 3 stars — While investigating the remains of a destroyed colony and its genetically enhanced inhabitants, members of the Enterprise crew are infected with a contagian that gives them an addiction to light.
  • 5/26/2022. Memento Mori 3 stars — While coming to the aid of a colony in distress, the Enterprise is ambushed by an unknown enemy with superior firepower, resulting in a deadly series of pursuits and tactical engagements.
  • 6/2/2022. Spock Amok 2.5 stars — In an attempt to gain a more intimate understanding of each other, Spock and T'Pring undergo a Vulcan ritual that inadvertently leaves their minds trapped in each other's bodies.
  • 6/9/2022. Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach 2 stars — Pike is reunited with an old flame when the Enterprise intervenes during an attack on an alien ship carrying an important figure on the eve of a crucial ceremony.
  • 6/16/2022. The Serene Squall 1.5 stars — While on a humanitarian mission, the crew must contend with a band of pirates who attempt to take the crew prisoner and steal the Enterprise.
  • 6/23/2022. The Elysian Kingdom 2 stars — When the Enterprise becomes trapped in a nebula, the crew become players in a fantasy realm where M'Benga has to figure out the key to story's ending.
  • 6/30/2022. All Those Who Wander 3 stars — A rescue mission puts the Enterprise away team in the middle of a deadly crisis when they are attacked by newborn Gorn, who behave as vicious creatures.
  • 7/7/2022. A Quality of Mercy 3.5 stars — When Pike considers changing the disastrous fate he knows is his destiny, he is visited by a version of himself from the future who warns that doing so will have dire consequences for the entire Federation.

Season 2 (2023)

  • 6/15/2023. The Broken Circle 3 stars — When La'an uncovers a plot that could reignite war between the Klingons and the Federation, Spock leads the Enterprise on an unsanctioned mission to prevent it.
  • 6/22/2023. Ad Astra Per Aspera 3 stars — Una faces possible imprisonment and the loss of her career when Starfleet charges her for concealing her true identity and past genetic enhancements.
  • 6/29/2023. Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow 2 stars — La'an is sent back to the 21st century with an alternate-timeline version of Kirk, where they must prevent an attack that could destroy the Federation before it is created.
  • 7/6/2023. Among the Lotus Eaters 2.5 stars — While trying to contain unintended cultural contamination on a world the Enterprise visited five years earlier, the crew begins experiencing memory loss that threatens the mission and the ship.
  • 7/13/2023. Charades 3 stars — A bizarre accident results in Spock becoming fully human — on the eve of an engagement dinner where he must perform ceremonies to exacting standards of Vulcan perfection.
  • 7/20/2023. Lost in Translation 2.5 stars — As the Enterprise attempts to repair a fuel refinery in a nebula, Uhura begins experiencing disturbing hallucinations from an unknown cause.
  • 7/22/2023. Those Old Scientists 3 stars — Ensign Boimler from the USS Cerritos is pulled through a time portal into the 23rd century where he meets the heroes from history aboard Pike's USS Enterprise.
  • 7/27/2023. Under the Cloak of War 3.5 stars — The arrival of a Klingon ambassador and former general who oversaw a deadly massacre during the Klingon War puts members of the Enterprise crew on edge, triggering especially dark memories for M'Benga and Chapel.
  • 8/3/2023. Subspace Rhapsody 3.5 stars — A fold in subspace creates a skew in reality that causes the crew of the Enterprise to randomly break out into song.
  • 8/10/2023. Hegemony 3 stars— The Gorn attack and occupy a colony on the outskirts of Federation space, where a number of Starfleet survivors fight for their lives and whom Pike intends to rescue.

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