Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will return for season two likely in 2023.
In the season one finale of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) had the chance to change his horrific future. Before he can take the opportunity, a future version of himself arrives and, with the help of a Klingon time crystal, shows Pike what would happen if he chose to alter his future. It’s all the information Pike requires to decide to keep things as they are.
Now, though, Screenrant has come up with an interesting theory. Since the time crystal from season two of Discovery is now in play, could it be used for another purpose, like showing Lt. Kirk (Paul Wesley) what his future holds as Captain Kirk? In the 1989 movie, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Kirk tells Spock (Leonard Nimoy) and Dr. McCoy (DeForest Kelley) that he’s always known he would die alone. And that is why the Screenrant writer says Kirk’s foreknowledge of his death via the time crystal would explain how he knew of his death.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds could change Lt. Kirk’s future altogether.
Though the series is about Captain Pike and his crew, Lt. Kirk will play a role in the upcoming season, presumably not just a small one. And this introduction could be setting up a change for the future, but even if it doesn’t, Kirk doesn’t die until Star Trek: Generations in the year 2371 as he was trapped in the Nexus so his future isn’t as urgent as Pike’s is.
Still, with the Klingon time crystal back in play, it’s possible more than just Pike will know their future soon or, at least, be given the opportunity to do so. Kirk doesn’t strike me as the type that would want to know his future. He takes risks, walks on the edge, and disobeys authority because that’s who he is, not because of what will happen to him many, many years down the road.
What do you think? Will Kirk learn of his future? Do you think he should?