La’an Noonien Singh is set to appear in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
The upcoming new show Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is promising to go back to the “adventure of the week” format that made Star Trek so popular in the 60s, 80s, and 90s. It’s not only going back to a format that worked very well for the franchise but is also going back to the ship crew that started it all. Not only will the show be set in the U.S.S. Enterprise, but it will also feature known characters likes Captain Christopher Pike, Una Chin-Riley (aka Number One) Uhura, and Spock. They won’t be the only familiar names as La’an Noonien Singh will debut with the series.
Noonien Singh is suspected to be related to khan Noonien Singh, one of Star Trek’s ultimate bad guys.
There isn’t a lot known about La’an just yet, and what her relation to Khan is, if there is any. That’s why Trek Central did a video breaking down all the possibilities that could come with who she is and what possible storylines she could be involved in.
La’an Noonien Singh does muck up the Star Trek timeline a bit.
One of the great key points brought up in the video is how will they explain away her potential to Khan, while still respecting cannon. After all, Spock never once brings up the fact that he knew Khan’s relative during the events of Space Seed or Wrath of Khan.
Sure, there might be an easy way to figure this out, simply make it “classified” or some such thing as that but considering the relationship with Spock and James Kirk, and how personal the issues with Kirk and Khan were, it would make plenty of sense for the two to have had several discussions pertaining to her familial relations.
This actually might be a hint that Kirk does in fact show up in the early seasons of Strange New Worlds. If there is some profound moment involving Kirk, Spock, and La’an, then maybe that may explain the whole bit.
Maybe she’ll end up getting erased from history; which would then bring up the question of why she was ever mentioned in the first place.
Who knows? It does leave fans a good reason to tune in, however.