The news keeps coming for Star Trek Day, this time about a new addition to the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds cast and the first clip from the upcoming second season. Today’s panel featured SNW stars Rebecca Romijn (Number One), Jess Bush (Chapel), Christina Chong (La’an), Celia Rose-Gooding (Uhura), Melissa Navia (Ortegas), and Babs Olusanmokun (M’Benga), who dropped some new casting news and the first clip from season 2.
Carol Kane plays a new engineer
Academy Award nominee Carol Kane (The Princess Bride, Taxi, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) will recur on SNW this season, playing Pelia, an engineer who is described as “highly educated and intelligent” and someone who “suffers no fools. Pelia solves problems calmly and brusquely, thanks to her many years of experience.”
First-look clip from season 2
For Star Trek Day, Paramount+ released the first new clip from the upcoming season (no premiere date yet), featuring Melissa Navia’s Ortegas suiting up to go on an away mission. She’s headed to Rigel VII, the planet where Pike and his crew were attacked by the Kalar, a primitive warrior species, just before the events of “The Cage.” In “The Cage,” Pike expresses his regrets about the mission to Dr. Boyce, lamenting the three lives that were lost. He later revisits the planet with Vina in an illusion created by the Talosians.
International viewers can watch the clip on StarTrek.com
More Star Trek Day
We will have more coverage and analysis of all the Star Trek Day reveals, including exclusive red carpet interviews, in the coming days.
The “Star Trek Day” celebration is available for fans to live-stream worldwide for free at StarTrek.com/Day and on YouTube (Paramount+ and Star Trek Official pages), Facebook (@StarTrek), Twitter (@StarTrekonPPlus) and TikTok (@ParamountPlus). It is available to stream for free in the U.S. only on Paramount+’s Twitch page. After the initial airing, the conversation portions of the event will be available on-demand on Paramount+.
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