UPDATE: Crave has removed the videos from YouTube without explanation. You can read our original report below.
The second season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds arrives in just under a month and one of the most anticipated episodes will feature a crossover with Star Trek: Lower Decks. A new promo gives us our first glimpse.
Mariner and Boimler beam in
The first look at the crossover comes via Crave, which streams all the Star Trek shows in Canada. They released a very brief teaser that features two Lower Decks characters on Strange New Worlds.
It is sort of a blink-and-you-miss-it situation, but the short teaser shows Jack Quaid (Brad Boimler) and Tawny Newsome (Beckett Mariner) in live-action, on the USS Enterprise transporter pad along with Captain Pike and Lt. La’an Noonien-Singh. Spock is also there, offering the traditional Vulcan greeting. Beckett and Boimler are wearing live-action versions of their Lower Decks uniforms. The crossover episode was directed by TNG vet Jonathan Frakes who recently told TrekMovie it is a “flat-out comic” episode.
Time travel attack
Crave actually released two promos: The second shows the Enterprise flying over an alien world along with more shots from the teaser trailer released last month. It also shows La’an with James T. Kirk witnessing an explosion, which appears to be part of their time travel adventure to the 21st century (see previous trailer analysis).
Carol Kane promo
Paramount+ celebrated the one-month countdown to season 2 with a new social media promo highlighting Carol Kane, who joins the show in a recurring role playing the new engineer Pelia.
— Star Trek on Paramount+ (@StarTrekOnPPlus) May 15, 2023
Season 2 of Strange New Worlds will premiere Thursday, June 15 on Paramount+ in the U.S, the U.K., Australia, Latin America, Brazil, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The second season will also be available to stream on Paramount+ in South Korea, with premiere dates to be announced at a later date. Following the premiere, new episodes of the 10-episode season will drop weekly on Thursdays. Strange New Worlds airs on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave in Canada and on SkyShowtime in the Nordics, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and Central and Eastern Europe.
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