Star Trek: Strange New Worlds was a massive success in its inaugrual season.
When Star Trek: Strange New Worlds launched, it had a lot to do with the fans from Star Trek: Discovery who’d seen the team of Anson Mount, Ethan Peck, and Rebecca Romjin and wanted more. The request for more stories didn’t go unheard, and even before the first season of Strange New Worlds debuted, the series was quickly renewed for a second season. The series quickly rocketed to the top of the offerings by Paramount+ and created many new Star Trek fans. There’s little doubt about it; it was an unequivocable success.
Even so, there is still one thing showrunner Henry Alonso Myers has one regret about the first season. In an interview with Trekmovie, Myers said the series wasn’t able to touch on every single character. They worked hard to give every character a moment in the show, but it didn’t work out that way as Lt. Ortegas (Melissa Navia) didn’t get that moment in the first season.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is going all out for season two.
Fortunately, Lt. Ortegas does get her moment (or maybe more) in season two. Myers went on to say that he wished there could be more episodes for everyone because of the incredible cast. He wants to write stories for all of them.
It’s not possible to give everyone big moments in every episode or even to give everyone their own episode, but season two is shaping up to be even better than the first. Myers and his team didn’t hold back from doing what they wanted to do, but he does wish they had more episodes in each season to work with.
"We want to make sure that it feels like you’re actually having an emotional experience; that the characters actually go through a journey that means something. That doesn’t really change. I do wish we had more episodes so we got to explore more things about more of our characters because I love all of them."
Every Star Trek fan watching the new shows would agree with him on this. Ten episodes just aren’t enough.