The eleventh Star Trek series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is all set to be released on DVD and other home media in the United States. It is part of the expanded Star Trek Universe of Alex Kurtzman and serves as a spin-off of the seventh television series “Star Trek: Discovery‘.
The plot of Strange New Worlds is set ten years before the events of ‘Star Trek: The Original Series’. It revolves around the starship USS Enterprise as its Captain Christopher Pike and other crew continue to explore new worlds across the galaxy.
When Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Release on Home media?
The first season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds premiered on Paramount+ on May 5, 2022. It ran until July 7 for ten episodes. It is scheduled to be released on DVD, Limited Edition Steelbook, and Blu-Ray formats in the United States on March 21, 2023.
But this Home media release will also include an additional ninety minutes full of bonus features, deleted scenes, audio commentary, and a gag reel.
The first season won a Primetime Emmy nomination with several other awards. A second season is also in development and will presumably be released in 2023.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Cast Members:
Christopher Pike who is Captain Kirk’s immediate predecessor as the captain of the USS Enterprise is portrayed by the American actor Anson Mount who appeared in the role for the first time in 2019 in ‘Star Trek: Discovery‘.
Mount is the fourth actor to play this role. His other television credits include ‘Line of Fire’, ‘The Mountain’, ‘Hell On Wheels’, ‘Inhumans’ etc.
Spock’s fan favourite half-Vulcan half-human character has been reprized by Ethan Peck from ‘Star Trek: Discovery’.
Peck portrayed Patrick Verona as a main cast member in the family TV sitcom.10 Things I Hate About You from 2009 to 2010.
His other television credits include the recurring role of Herman Ackermann in Showtime’s 2020 historical dark fantasy television series ‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’.
Australian actress and visual artist Jess Bush she can be seen in the role of Enterprise civilian nurse Christine Chapel who is the second actress to play the role after Majel Barrett in the original series.
English actress Christina Chong outed The Enterprise’s newly assigned head of security- La’an Noonien-Singh. Her other television credits include ‘Monroe’, ‘Line of Duty’, ‘Ill Behaviour’, ‘Bulletproof’ etc.
Celia Rose Gooding-
The character of Nyota Uhura, a starship cadet specializing in linguistics, is played by an American actor Celia Rose Gooding in the series. She is the third actress to portray this character.
The role of highly skilled and veteran pilot Erica Ortegas is played by the American actress Melissa Navia in the series. She previously appeared in minor roles in ‘Common Charges’, ‘Dietland’, ‘Bull’ etc.
The role of the chief medical officer of The Enterprise- Joseph M’Benga is starred by a Nigerian-American actor Babs Olusanmokun. His television credits include ‘Roots’, ‘The Widow’, ‘Too Old to Die Young’, ‘The Drowning’, etc.
The ship’s chief engineer Hemmer is portrayed by a Canadian actor Bruce Horak in the series. He previously appeared in minor roles in the tv series ‘Transplant’, ‘In the Dark’, and ‘Warehouse 13’.
Una Chin-Riley known as Number One who is the starship’s first officer and Captain Pike’s second in command was portrayed by the American actress Rebecca Romijn.
She is the second actress to play the role after Majel Barrett in the original series. She first portrayed this role in ‘Star Trek: Discovery’.
Her other television credits include ‘Just Shoot Me!’, ‘Pepper Dennis, ‘Ugly Betty’, ‘Eastwick’, ‘NTSF:SD:SUV::’, ‘King & Maxwell’, ‘The Librarians, etc. .
These are the main cast members of ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’. A number of recurring characters were also portrayed by other cast members.
These are Robert April played by the Canadian actor Adrian Holmes known for the role of Uncle Phil in ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air‘, Sam Kirk played by Canadian actor Dan Jeannotte known for the series ‘Good Witch’ and ‘The Bold Type‘, T’Pring played by Canadian actress Gia Sandhu, Batel played by Canadian actress Melanie Scrofano known for the series ‘Letterkenny’, ‘Being Erica’, ‘Pure Pwnage’, ‘The Listener’, ‘Wynonna Earp‘, etc.
And a young James T. Kirk played by Paul Wesley is primarily recognized for portraying Stefan Salvatore in the popular supernatural teen drama series ‘The Vampire Diaries’.
Additionally, Samantha Smith, Lindy Booth, Ian Ho, Huse Madhavji, and Jesse James Keitel appeared as guest cast members in the series.