The Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and Star Trek: Lower Decks crossover episode will premiere at San Diego Comic-Con.
It was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con last year that there would be a special crossover episode between Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and Star Trek: Lower Decks. Flash forward one year later, and that crossover episode will premiere early for the fans at Comic-Con.
As the WGA and SAG-AFTRA are both on strike, you shouldn’t expect any actors or writers to take part in the Star Trek Universe Comic-Con panel, but Paramount still has a lot to present. The panel will take place on July 22nd (Saturday) at 1:30pm in Hall H and will feature “exclusive reveals and surprises from upcoming and current seasons of Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Lower Decks, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.” All of that, plus the premiere screening of the Strange New Worlds/Lower Decks crossover episode.
We don’t know exactly what the crossover episode will be about, but we do know that it will feature Tawny Newsome as Ensign Beckett Mariner and Jack Quaid as Ensign Brad Boimler making the leap from animation to live-action. Star Trek legend Jonathan Frakes directed the crossover episode and offered a few details while speaking with TrekMovie earlier this year. “Mariner and Boimler just happen to cross over from their animated world into the ship with Anson (Pike), and Rebecca (Number One) and Ethan (Spock) on Strange New Worlds,” Frakes said. “And it is a flat-out comic [episode]. It’s fabulous. It’s a fish out of water. Fortunately, both Quaid and Tawny look like their characters. So it’s so absurd to see them in three dimensions and their interrelations… Boimler is obsessed with Spock, and terrified of Number One. There is so much good stuff. And Mariner comes to save the day. It’s very, very funny. I’m very proud of it. And I can’t wait for people to see it.“
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds stars Anson Mount as Christoper Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One, Ethan Peck as Spock, Jess Bush as Nurse Christine Chapel, Christina Chong as La’an Noonien Singh, Celia Rose Gooding as Cadet Nyota Uhura, Melissa Navia as Lt. Erica Ortegas, and Babs Olusanmokun as Dr. M’Benga. The second season also features Carol Kane as Chief Engineer Pelia.
The second season of Strange New Worlds is currently underway, and you can check out a review from our own Alex Maidy right here.