‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’: Meet the Characters (VIDEO)

Ethan Peck, Christina Chong, Celia Rose Gooding, Anson Mount in Star Trek Strange New Worlds
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The U.S.S. Enterprise is about to embark on a journey to explore new worlds around the galaxy, and the latest Star Trek Paramount+ series will likely bring you even more fan-favorites, just like the introduction of three of its characters in Discovery Season 2.

Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn, and Ethan Peck are reprising their roles as Captain Christopher Pike, Number One, and Science Officer Spock, respectively, and joining them on the Enterprise on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds are some familiar (and some not) characters. With the premiere just over a month away (May 5), Paramount+ is introducing fans to the crew.

Pike is “playing fast and loose with the rules,” according to Number One. “I know exactly how and when my life ends,” Pike says, referring to his fate which he saw in Discovery Season 2 and we know from Star Trek: The Original Series. “I can’t stop seeing it.”

“On my world, I was forced to prove I belong,” Spock says. “In Starfleet, I am accepted for who I am. Half human. Half Vulcan. I am, quite simply, Spock.”

“All I ever wanted since I first saw the stars was to join Starfleet,” Una says. “You’re the best first officer on the fleet. You’re an example to all of us,” Pike tells her. See her in action — and who thinks she’s fun:

Celia Rose Gooding’s Cadet Nyota Uhura speaks 37 languages, but, as the video below shows, that doesn’t mean that when the universal translator isn’t processing that she can just fill in. “Who knows where I’ll end up?” she wonders. “I guess I’m still searching.” As Spock notes, “Starfleet would be fortunate to have an officer like you.”

Christina Chong’s La’an Noonien-Singh is the ship’s chief of security, and you can see why she’s the right person for the job below. “When I was a kid, I was the only one to survive. I know what it feels like to be alone,” she says.

Melissa Navia’s Lt. Erica Ortegas is the pilot — and a very good one. “You know how you used to brag you were going to be the best pilot ever to graduate the Academy?” Pike asks. Watch the proof to see if that’s true:

Engineer Hemmer’s (Bruce Horak) other senses compensate because he can’t see, though if you ask him, “they are superior.” As he sees it, “you humans waste so much life worrying about death. The Aenar believe the end only comes once you have fulfilled your purpose.” And his purpose? He shares in the video.

The Enterprise‘s chief medical officer is Dr. M’Benga (Babs Olusanmokun), who uses something that “will become Federation standard … eventually.” As you can see, he can handle himself in a crisis.

According to Pike, Jess Bush’s Nurse Chapel “just the person for the job,” which is … messing with the crew’s genomes? It looks like she’s going to have fun messing with Spock. “It’s good to get bad sometimes,” she says.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Series Premiere, Thursday, May 5, Paramount+