Rebecca Romijn believes Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will inspire moms.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is creeping closer each and every day, with the May 5, 2022 release just around the corner. The cast and crew are going all out to promote the show, with the cast just getting back from the biggest fan convention event of the year, Star Trek: Mission Chicago. Most current Star Trek stars were there, including Strange New Worlds‘ Rebecca Romijn.
Romijn plays “Number One”, now also going by Una Chin-Riley. The character was one of the very first created for Star Trek in the 1960s and was originally played by Majel Barrett, the wife of Trek series creator Gene Roddenberry. The character was part of the show’s very first pilot, entitled “The Cage”. It was ultimately scrapped, but later re-worked into the two-part episode, “The Menagerie’.
Now the character, and some of the others first introduced in that pilot, Like Anson Mount’s Captain Pike, will get a new lease on life with this Original Series prequel series, which will essentially tell the story that was abandoned by the new pilot.
Rebecca Romijn talks about the role mothers have in Star Trek
With the new series, conversations about who got whom into what has started to pop up, and according to Romijn, both she and Mount were introduced to Star Trek by their mothers.
Speaking with the press (and transcribed by TrekMovie.com), Romijn spoke about her views on the importance of mothers in Star Trek;
"…I just went to [Star Trek: Mission Chicago] last weekend. And it’s nice. I was introduced to Star Trek by my mom at the age of eight, to The Original Series. And I think a lot of us were. I know Anson [Mount] was also introduced to Star Trek: The Original Series at the age of eight by his mom.And I think that that’s not by accident. I think moms want to introduce their kids to Star Trek because when you look into your child’s eyes – and I can say this as the only mom on our cast, I have kids – you see curiosity. You see a need for exploration. You want your kids to think universally and think totally outside the box. And that’s what The Original Series did. It sparked a lot of conversation between my mom and me about whether or not we’re the only ones in this universe, about acceptance, about people from all different backgrounds coming together and working in harmony, and about exploration and curiosity. These are all things that mothers foster in their children. When I said that at the convention in Chicago, all day long, everybody I passed said, “My mom introduced me to Star Trek.” … I just kept hearing that over and over and over again, and I just love that. I hope we do that for a new generation of Star Trek fans."
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds debuts on May 5, 2022. Check your region to see where you can stream the show.