Watch: Number One Takes Command In Clip From ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Episode 3

Ghosts of Illyria,” episode three of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, debuts on Thursday. And now there is a new clip.

Number One Takes Command

“Ghosts of Illyria” has a big focus on Number One (Rebecca Romjin), as you can see from the synopsis:

The U.S.S. Enterprise encounters a contagion that ravages the ship. One by one, the entire crew is incapacitated except for Number One, Una Chin-Riley, who must now confront a secret she’s been hiding as she races to find a cure.

Now check out a clip featuring Number One taking command (via ET).


“Ghosts of Illyria” debuts on Paramount+ on Thursday, May 1.

Previously released clip:

The latest episode of The Ready Room includes a clip from the episode featuring Hemmer stepping in to help beam up the landing party [at 24:25]. [Also available internationally at]

New episodes of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds debut on Thursdays exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S., Latin America, Australia and the Nordics. The series airs on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave in Canada. In New Zealand, it is available on TVNZ, and in India on Voot SelectStrange New Worlds will arrive via Paramount+ in select countries in Europe when the service launches later this year, starting with the UK and Ireland in June.

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Really? I gotta put up with a cheesy add before the clip? Thats a load of crap.

That’s YouTube putting the ad in–Not Paramount+.

I hope the writers realized that the Illyrians already appeared in a Star Trek episode. It sounds like they’re using the Illyrian story from the novels for Una, which doesn’t jibe with the Enterprise episode.

One thing I will give the new makers of credit for is that they DO take canon very seriously; especially after all the push back they got with Discovery’s first season. From that point on, they have been trying more and more. Yes, they have tread the line with it (Section 31 especially) but they have done their homework. They done an excellent job with Enterprise canon IMO and nothing so far has been contradicted from that show in any major way.

And those aliens was in one episode, so its not a lot about them anyway.

I’m not seeing a profound conflict with the TOS novel sequence about Una.

Also, as I recall the novels, Una wasn’t from the species who are native to Iryllia. She was raised there, with their mental conditioning nonetheless.

A lot can progress in a century, and as Archer stranded the Iryllian ship after taking its warp core in Enterprise, there is an assumption that they didn’t survive. ( Another reason no to like Archer as a Starfleet captain.)

Memory Alpha says that Saru referenced the Iryllians as vegetarians and pacifists. (I have no recall of that name drop.). So, hamburger eating Una may have left some of their customs behind.

Honestly I know zip about Una or anything dealing with her novels.And as said if there was a conflict, it’s a century later so most of it can smooth over.

But I don’t know where you got they didn’t survive? They said it would take 3 years to go home without it which I assumed they did. There was nothing to suggest otherwise.

And I always loved Archer as Captain personally.

Just out of curiosity, Tiger2, did you used to post to the IMDb board for Michael Jackson? There used to be someone there with that same screen name.

I used to be part of IMDB, but never on the Michael Jackson board. And I used a different different screen name.

Archer did what had to be done. All is fair in love and war. It sucks, but it was the only way.

And people complain that Discovery and Picard are dark…

Enterprise just didn’t work for me until season four, and I was always wishing Scott Bakula off the screen.

These kinds of decisions weren’t well portrayed in Enterprise and they lost me and other viewers. Instead of showing how these situations were leading to the development of a framework of Starfleet ethics, it seemed to be justifying the “war crimes are ok” sentiments Chris is expressing.

As a Canadian, it just seemed like American entertainment was trying to justify America’s questionable ethical choices to itself post 9/11. I’d hoped that Star Trek would challenge that.

Rather than holding up Trek values, or presenting a compromise of values as a deeply personally difficult choice as with Sisko in “In the Pale Moonlight”, neither the writers nor Bakula sold the audience on how torture or theft was a part of a difficult journey to develop Federation values.

After what Trek did in the 60s in the middle of the Cold War and during the civil rights movement in the US, it was sad and disappointing for me.

Enterprise is a masterpiece for me compared to Discovery and Picard!

I’d say Enterprise is about equal to Discovery in terms of ups and downs over four seasons.

Since I was constantly wishing Archer/Bakula off the screen, Enterprise is worse for me, but others seem to have an analogous reaction to Burnham/Martin-Green so there’s that.

Picard seems to be heading to the same unacknowledged pocket universe that SW episode one exists for me.

Well one of the few things we definitely disagree on. It’s not even close for me. Enterprise is one of my top five favorite shows (it’s #5…juuuussst made it!). Discovery is in my top five bottom shows. And I watch Enterprise all the time now. I can’t even muster to watch more than a few episodes of Discovery. It does have solid episodes every season of course, but every season overall has basically failed. It’s only the first season of Enterprise that’s mostly shaky but still much stronger episodes over than Discovery’s first season. And every season is stronger than the last. Discovery is wildly up and down season to season.

Agreed. Enterprise was a thousand times better than both Discovery and Picard.


Starfleet leather jackets! :-) Also, why do the aesthetics and ergonomics of the corridor look more advanced than the new Stargazer? It’s like 25th century starship designers find clean lines boring and corners you can bang into more fun.

Have you worked with any architects/engineers when they are designing things? “Engineers… they love to change things….” ;)

Woke up, early 3AM EST, to watch this one. It clearly shines. It shows how we still have flawed characters, striving for that Starfleet example. The loyalty Pike showed Una and subsequently, Una being loyal to L’Ann and Dr, M’Benga, shows me, that the writers get it. It’s about the team, the family and interpersonal relationships. This one FELT like TOS, to me, with the storyline and how the characters resolved it.

I’m half way through right now and am enjoying it…with the exception of the references to Khan which pulled me right out of the story. Why did they have to incorporate Khan into this series in some way? It was totally unnecessary. The cast and scenario stand fine on their own. What is this obsession Goldsman and Kurtzman have with Khan?

I’ve yet to have an episode of SNW I have not liked.