Star Trek: Strange New Worlds would be wise to bring in the Talosians
Long-time Star Trek fans will know the outcome of Captain Christopher Pike’s adventures as a Starfleet captain. He’ll end up badly burned, unable to communicate naturally, and forced into a wheelchair/iron lung contraption just to keep him alive. Spock, out of a very non-Vulcan compassion, then launches a mission to take Pike to a planet that houses the Talosians. An alien race who can remake any person’s reality with their mental abilities. This allows Pike to live out a more fulfilling life.
Of course, Pike, at least the one in Strange New Worlds, doesn’t know the last part of his journey; only the “horribly burned and wheelchair bouned” portion.
Its part of the reason why seeing the Talosians at some point in Strange New Worlds needs to happen. Being able to see Pike talk with the beings that will, for lack of a better term, save him, would be a nice piece of foreshadowing.
Especially if there’s a bit of an allusion to his eventual fate beyond just the accident. Pike has to carry so much darkness with that knowledge, and being able to give the fans a little reprieve from his eventual future would be welcomed.
The Talosians’ appearance on Discovery saw a welcomed re-design
We’ve talked a lot in recent months about the issues with the Klingon re-design not only for Star Trek: Into Darkness but also for Discovery. They were not well received. Yet, the Talosians also popped up on the show with a slight re-design and no one really has criticized that look.
I think, for good reason. The Talosians’ re-design isn’t too dramatic compared to past versions. The characters look like they mostly did originally, just with a slight ridge running down their bulbous heads.
Considering how generic-looking big-headed aliens actually look across other forms of science fiction media, it’s not surprising at all that they got an overhaul. They’re far more unique looking, and that adds to who they are in the Star Trek universe.