Star Trek: Strange New World’s Anson Mount said he got goosebumps from a set-piece.
Anson Mount is starring in the upcoming Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and the series promises to take fans back to the glory days of the franchise, with a mission-of-the-week format that fans grew up loving. Hopefully the long-running and inter-connected episodes are a thing of the past and while subtle callbacks are fine, here and there, Star Trek fans don’t want a 12-episode movie.
So fans are rightfully having a good time riding the wave of optimism and they’re not the only ones. Mount himself is expressing how fantastic it is to be in his situation, being a fan of the franchise, and for him, there was just one thing on the set that gave him goosebumps.
Sitting down with SyFy Wire to talk about his time as Captain Christopher Pike and his upcoming voice role of Batman in the new “Injustice” animated film, Mount was very adamant that one thing on the set gave him a feeling unlike anything else.
"SyFy Wire: I think one of the things that’s been missing in this genre golden age of ours is episodic television, so that’s great to hear. Being such a big fan of The Original Series, what gave you bigger goosebumps — sitting in the captain’s chair for the first time or wearing the yellow uniform top?Oh, definitely sitting in the chair. That moment…that caught me off guard. Because it was not a work day. I was just there as Anson in my own clothes and I sat down in the chair and it was in that moment that I flashed back to playing Star Trek as my make-believe game when I was like eight years old. Something about it was just really strangely emotional for me, and I’m still doing that. I don’t even know really how to articulate it, but it’s surreal and it’s weird… but it’s something that I’m so grateful for."
Anson Mount may just bring Star Trek: Strange New Worlds to higher heights
We’ve mentioned it before but Star Trek is currently in a bit of an inner battle of sorts. The new content feels very different than previous Star Trek content in look and tone, but the world around Star Trek has changed dramatically since Enterprise was last on the air. So the ideas and thoughts that surrounded the franchise then may be harder to achieve now.
Yet, with Mount, fans see someone pushing simple, good old fashion, space shenanigans. Fans want that, badly. Mount’s Strange New World could be the perfect cross-brand for both older and newer Trek series alike, hopefully giving both sets of fans a show they can enjoy and love.
Only time will tell if Strange New Worlds can surpass its preceding Nu Trek series and raise the profile of the franchise but it does seem as though most fans are willing to give it a chance.