Thursday, July 21, 2022

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds - All Those Who Wander

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds overcorrects the follow up to the all too cute "The Elysian Kingdom" with a horror episode that brings back the Gorn and sees the exit of not one but two major characters. Certainly better than the previous episode, "All Those Who Wander" goes a bit too far to the other side of the spectrum with an Alien-esque story of Captain Pike (Anson Mount) and a handful of other character skulking around a crashed ship avoiding rabid alien creatures who impregnate their hosts and burst out of their bodies. The results are memorable, if nearly as far from classic Trek tone as the previous episode.

The results of the episode help Cadet Uhura (Celia Rose Gooding) come to a decision to remain aboard the ship, but lead to the death of multiple characters including Hemmer (Bruce Horak) and the departure of Lieutenant La’an Noonien-Singh (Christina Chong) from the Enterprise (for an unspecified amount of time). With only one episode remaining in the season, that doesn't offer much time to introduce new characters for key positions on the ship, but ongoing storylines such as Uhura's future and Spock's (Ethan Peck) humanity, and Nurse Chapel (Jess Bush) attraction to it, are all touched on.

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