Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is going to see Ethan Peck explore a pre-TOS Spock.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will explore the world of Star Trek, pre-original series. The show is essentially the original Star Trek concept re-done for a modern audience, which means that the events of Strange New Worlds will eventually lead into the Original Series. One of the actors who have to carry on that pre-TOS legacy is Ethan Peck, who’s playing Spock.
Peck has spoken quite a bit about playing Spock and is really just trying to do the best job he can, and paying homage to Leonard Nimoy along the way. One of the points he’s emphasized is that his Spock is not Nimoy’s in one area; his Spock is growing still. Nimoy’s Spock is more mature and more confident, while his Spock is who he will become.
Peck spoke to Inverse about showing the growth of Spock throughout Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
"I think that we’re finding out more and more about him, which is so essential.We can put him in these scenarios and make him say something that he shouldn’t be saying or something that he doesn’t want to be saying, or doing something he doesn’t want to be doing. And it can be pretty hilarious. Just because he’s this very serious, rational, focused person doesn’t mean that we can have a lot of fun with him."
Strange New Worlds could be a look at the series Gene Roddenberry originally wanted to make.
Strange New Worlds will essentially tell the story of Captain Christopher Pike and the Enterprise that the original series meant to tell. For those new to the history of Trek, the Original Series actually had two pilot episodes. The first introduced Pike, Spock, and other staples being used in the new Strange New World series, but it wasn’t well received.
Things were changed, William Shatner and a whole new cast, save for Leonard Nimoy as Spock, were brought in and the series was re-shot. The events of that first pilot became the events of the two-part episode, The Menagerie, which established Pike as canon.
Now, we’ll see an idea of what Roddenberry had in store for us, thanks to Strange New Worlds.