Preview ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Episode 108 With Photos And Trailer From “The Elysian Kingdom”

The eighth episode of the new series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds arrives this week and we have details, new photos, a trailer, and a clip to get you started.

“The Elysian Kingdom”

Strange New Worlds episode eight is titled “The Elysian Kingdom,” and it looks like a fantasy story with a focus on Dr. M’Benga. The episode features Christina Chong’s own dog Runa. It was written by Akela Cooper and Onitra Johnson and it was directed by Amanda Row. SNW 108 debuts on Paramount+ on Thursday, June 23rd.

Synopsis:

The U.S.S. Enterprise becomes stuck in a nebula that is home to an alien consciousness that traps the crew in a fairy tale.

Photos:

Rebecca Romijn as Una and Babs Olusanmokun as M’Benga of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Rebecca Romijn as Una and Babs Olusanmokun as M’Benga of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Babs Olusanmokun as M’Benga of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Babs Olusanmokun as M’Benga of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Babs Olusanmokun as M’Benga of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Rebecca Romijn as Una of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Babs Olusanmokun as M’Benga of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Babs Olusanmokun as M’Benga of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Ethan Peck as Spock of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Anson Mount as Pike of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Anson Mount as Pike of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Melissa Navia as Ortegas, Babs Olusanmokun as M’Benga, and Anson Mount as Pike of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Anson Mount as Pike of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Rebecca Romijn as Una of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Rebecca Romijn as Una of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Melissa Navia as Ortegas of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Babs Olusanmokun as M’Benga and Jess Bush as Nurse Chapel of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Babs Olusanmokun as M’Benga of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Jess Bush as Nurse Chapel of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Bruce Horak as Hemmer of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Jess Bush as Nurse Chapel of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Babs Olusanmokun as M’Benga and Jess Bush as Nurse Chapel of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Jess Bush as Nurse Chapel of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Babs Olusanmokun as M’Benga of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Christina Chong as La’an and Melissa Navia as Ortegas of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Christina Chong as La’an and Melissa Navia as Ortegas of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Christina Chong as La’an and Melissa Navia as Ortegas of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Christina Chong as La’an of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Jess Bush as Nurse Chapel and Babs Olusanmokun as M’Benga of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Christina Chong as La’an, Babs Olusanmokun as M’Benga, and Jess Bush as Nurse Chapel of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Babs Olusanmokun as M’Benga of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ ©2022 ViacomCBS. All Rights Reserved.

Trailer:

The trailer is available on Twitter (also startrek.com, Facebook and Instagram).

Clip:

The latest episode of The Ready Room includes a clip of Dr. M’Benga finding himself on a whole different Enterprise [at 29:26]. [Also available internationally at startrek.com]

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.

All episode photos by Marni Grossman/Paramount+ 


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Oooh, looks like we’ll be getting an M’Benga-focused episode! Cool. And it looks like the Costume Department had a heck of a lot of fun designing the costumes for this episode. :-) I can’t wait to see all the characters in their finery! Christina Chong looks stunning in that gown, and Babs Olosanmokun looks gorgeous as the king. Can’t wait!

Oh, and these aliens are pretty powerful, if they managed to tame Pike’s pompadour!

“The next episode of #StarTrek #StrangeNewWorlds goes medieval.”

The Borg in the Middle Ages: “Resistance is feudal.”

Resistance is feudal.”

UR bad

hahaha

HAHAHA that line is canon as far as I’m concerned.

So, is it time for the return of Buck Bokai and Rumpelstiltsken?

If Only Wishes Were Horses…

I believe the dog is the real life pet of Christina.

I gather the dog has a crush on Anson Mount…

That is SO COOL!!! I know she just LOVED having the pet on set — and now IN STAR TREK canon! (Well, in the strange world of the alien that whisks them into this fantasy, anyway…….) ‘Can’t wait to see it.

I’m wondering how Pike will feel about an alternate reality imposes by an alien…

Whether or not he recalls these events.

This is a guy who after Talos V won’t even used holographic communications, let alone install the minimal holographic simulated reality in the Rec Room ( which Kirk allowed by TAS).

Pike’s a chill dude, I don’t think he’ll care that much. Pike is the most laid back captain we’ve ever had(I’m loving it BTW)

Talos V? Did he stop there on his way out when he left Talos IV?

You know, that’s what I rightly get for not going back and proofreading.

OH YEAH! Weird and trippy Star Trek is back once again! And this is the THIRD time on this show and we’re only 8 episodes in. No wonder why I am loving it. Honestly, this looks like something that could be an old fashioned Q story line. LDS even made a joke of Q showing up and turning the Cerritos crew into medieval characters in I Excretus from season 2!

And please let this episode be something closer to Q-Pid and less closer to something like Masks (ugh). This could go off the rails fast but I thought they did great with Spock Amok so have confidence this will be as fun as that one. I just love that this show is embracing Trek’s silly side again in a way DIS or PIC has never done but LDS lives for ;).

A costume drama! Another great TOS (and TNG) trope — I’m loving it!

If M’Benga screams he is not a merry man I will squeal with delight!

Oh I love these type of episodes and looking at the photos the actors had a hoot too. It looks likes this will be cool. Reminds me of some classic Farscape episodes where characters used to do bonkers stuff. Now that is one show I truly miss.

Me too! It was always such a fun way to turn things on their head and cleverly peel back secret layers for each character – or just go so ham that none of it makes sense and that’s the beauty of it!

These types of stories are typically not my favorite for Star Trek, as they are usually just an excuse for the cast to wear period costumes, but Strange New Worlds has been uniformly amazing so I’m happy to go in with an open mind.

Agreed. These kinds of episodes tended to skew on the goofy side for me. For me, I always like the role playing ones where it didn’t feel like dress up time – like Specter of the Gun from TOS season 3. (One of the good ones from season 3, in my opinion…)

While I absolutely love the occasional trippy, campy and comedic episode, I’m thinking 3 out of a season of 10 episodes is a lot.

I know my spouse had thought having the camp in the last episode was too soon after Spock Amok.

So far, we’ve had 4 “strange or new” worlds in 10 episodes. I had hoped for at least one more intense episode like Memento Mori.

Perhaps the finale will be suspenseful, but the balance doesn’t seem quite right.

THIS SHOW IS SO GOOD.

Y E S

So very, very good!

It really is a great show!

It’s a return to classic Trek 1966-2005 in the best way possible. I think out of all the new shows and films they finally nailed it well with this show. All said and done, this is what fans want in Star Trek, explorers on a ship finding new aliens, weird anomalies and crazy time travel plots with a side of philosophical discussions or a morality play on top of it. SNW is hitting those tropes well!

Since the characters seem to be acting like people within the fairy tale, this reminds me more of the DS9 episode “Our Man Bashir.” But I love it when Trek does period stuff. “A Piece of the Action,” “Q-Pid,” etc.

And Hemmer is back!

Thr button on the front of M’Benga’s hat looks very familiar.

Spock looks like Elnor. Just sayin’.

I wish they had decided to put the episodes’ titles on-screen. That’s a very confusing thing to have jettisoned.

Thank you. I *totally* agree. It’s also in line with the ’60s aesthetic.

I can understand why Disco and Picard don’t do it, as each episode is part of a larger whole. But for episodic Trek? Lower Decks and Prodigy have onscreen titles, so why not SNW?

Agreed. I’d also welcome shorter teasers before the show open and a consistent return of the captain’s log to help set the stage.

I assume that they don’t see it as necessary anymore, since you have to select the episode by title from a menu anyway.

If that’s the reason, it’s a silly one.

I can’t believe this season will be over in already 2 weeks!!! I wonder if we will see a cameo of a certain character at the end of the season finale.

i always hated these types of shows on TOS, TNG, DS9 & VOY, but understood that they needed filler episodes to get to 22+ episodes for a season…so not really looking forward to this one

SNW is officially my favorite Trek of all time. And this episode may be it’s best yet!

its

At last some work for Rebecca