Anson Mount wants older fans to have hope for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
Newer versions of Star Trek have been polarizing, to say the least. There are many video essays as to why this has been the case, and some of the criticisms are fair. Anson Mount is aware of this and has pretty much been thrust into the conversation as the voice of hope. His arrival on Star Trek: Discovery’s second season as Captain Pike was praised by nearly everyone. He brought confidence and charm that added to the show.
Fans were hooked and hoping for a Pike series that would embrace the old formula of Star Trek. That’s more or less happening, and Pike will essentially star in the original pilot of Star Trek, only redone for 2021. The original characters from the very first pilot, which featured Pike, Number One, and Spock are all going to be the focal point of Strange New Worlds.
Mount wants those older fans to know, to have hope for the series, telling them in a tweet that they’re going to be very excited to see what the show is trying to do.
Strange New Worlds feels like the last hope for Nu-Star Trek
The newer shows have not done as expected. Star Trek was unable to carry CBS All Access and by all accounts, the new Paramount+ isn’t exactly doing better; that we know of. The shows are still causing division with many knocking the most recent show Lower Decks as a poorly made Rick & Morty clone. A clone that provided no real commentary and just served to mock the series that it’s supposed to represent.
If Strange New Worlds isn’t a hit that appeals to the more diehard Star Trek fans, many of whom have been turned off by the bleak, dismal universe that the series creators have embraced, then its very possible that Star Trek will switch back to doing just films for the foreseeable future.
There may even be another reboot in store.
Strange New Worlds has to hit and hit right off the bat. With so much going on in the world of entertainment, no one has the time or desire to give a show 12 or 14 hours to “finally get good”. If it’s not good by the end of episode one, people aren’t coming back.
They can’t afford to miss, again.