There may not be any actors or massive casting bulletins at San Diego Comedian-Con this yr, however Paramount Plus did discover one approach to shock followers. It’s dropping the subsequent episode of Star Trek: Unusual New Worlds 5 days early. The episode additionally occurs to be the very anticipated crossover episode that includes the live-action model of a number of the forged of Star Trek: Decrease Decks. Having already seen this episode, I can verify that is all precisely as pleasant because it sounds.
With the actors on strike, SDCC has been way more muted than in earlier years. There aren’t as many star-studded panels and nil main casting bulletins. This has meant studios have to depend on one thing apart from the labor of actors to advertise their exhibits, and Paramount Plus settled on this shock drop.
Episode 7, “These Previous Scientists,” is accessible proper now and manages to carry the characters of Decrease Decks, a really frenetic animated present, into the extra conventional Star Trek world of Unusual New Worlds remarkably effectively. Jack Quaid and Tawny Newsome transfer seamlessly between the 2 mediums, and far of their outrageousness is well defined away as a result of, you realize, they’re from the longer term. Issues are simply weirder sooner or later.
The characters of Unusual New Worlds battle to match the power of the Decrease Decks characters, however the actors enjoying them develop a straightforward rhythm that actually helps bridge the 2 very totally different exhibits effectively. Even when it’s supremely goofy, all of it looks like Unusual New Worlds, not like a bizarre and compelled crossover.
That took me without warning after I tuned in. I’d been tentatively enthusiastic about this episode since they introduced it final yr at SDCC. I used to be curious how they’d pull it off. One present is a few group of extraordinary heroes who journey the celebrities and save the universe. The opposite is a often raunchy comedy concerning the individuals who preserve the ship operating whereas the heroes are out heroing. Meshing these two tones collectively may have been disastrous, however Unusual New Worlds has at all times been good at hopping from style to style and tackling bit tonal shifts with aplomb.
Additionally, it seems that once you put a bunch of actually good and actually dedicated actors on a sound stage collectively, they will work some magic.
With episode 7 now airing immediately, the remainder of the remainder of the season shall be airing slightly sooner than anticipated. Unusual New Worlds episode 8 will air this Thursday, July twenty seventh. Episode 9, the musical episode, will air the Thursday after that, and episode 10, the season finale, will air on August tenth.