Earlier this month, Paramount+ launched the latest in its ever-expanding Star Trek franchise with Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. Like many of the titles already in the existing Trek universe, Strange New Worlds borrows characters from the Star Trek pantheon, beginning with Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount, pictured above), who made his debut in the original Star Trek series, then reemerged in Star Trek Discovery (and Short Treks) before taking the helm of the starship Enterprise. For this new set of adventures, he's accompanied by some familiar names in his crew. As an intermediate Trekkie, I generally give each new installment of the popular franchise a chance, but I have to say, this fast-paced action-packed series, thus far, has delivered in taking this writer where he's boldly never gone before -- having a weekly Star Trek series as appointment viewing.
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