Last week Paramount+ sent out a video message from Star Trek: Strange New Worlds star Anson Mount announcing the completion of the final pickup shots for the first season and thanking fans for making the series happen. But in a new interview, Mount is clarifying another message he sent out to fans in July.
Mount’s message to old school fans was about the season one finale
In July just as they were about to start shooting the season one finale, Mount tweeted: “Old school fans are going to VERY excited to see what we’re trying to pull off with this one.” In a new interview with Syfy (promoting his role as Batman in the new DC animated film Injustice) the actor was asked about what the July tweet meant regarding the series and Mount clarified he wasn’t actually talking about Strange New Worlds in general for that particular message:
Well, I think that tweet was a little misinterpreted. I was talking about episode 10, specifically. But I do think the spirit of our show is in its title. We’re going back to the big idea of the week, the new planet of the week. I think that in itself is going to be exciting for old school fans, as well as new ones.
Reading between the lines, it sounds like there is something special about the season one finale that will be of interest to “old school fans.”
Sitting in the captain’s chair was surreal
Syfy also asked the self-avowed fan was what was the bigger moment: wearing the iconic TOS uniform or sitting in the captain’s chair, and Mount was definitive:
Oh, definitely sitting in the chair. That moment…that caught me off guard. Because it was not a work day. I was just there as Anson in my own clothes and I sat down in the chair and it was in that moment that I flashed back to playing Star Trek as my make-believe game when I was like eight years old. Something about it was just really strangely emotional for me, and I’m still doing that. I don’t even know really how to articulate it, but it’s surreal and it’s weird… but it’s something that I’m so grateful for.
ICYMI: Mount’s Season One Wrap Message
Paramount+ released this video on October 11.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will arrive on Paramount+ in 2022.
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