12 things we noticed from the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds trailer for season 2

Melanie Scrofano as Captain Batel of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+
Melanie Scrofano as Captain Batel of the Paramount+ original series STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS. Photo Cr: Marni Grossman/Paramount+ /

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ latest trailer has some interesting moments in it.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ second season is nearly upon us. Season two looks to wrap up some lingering plots from season one, while creating and investigating new plots for season two. All with the hope that the show can continue on past the three seasons it’s currently scheduled for.

That seems like a good possibility to happen, as the first season was a massive success and helped launch Star Trek into a new era of excellence, both with fans and critics, but also with viewers. While it’s hard to say that the series is as widely viewed now as it was in the 90s, it is fair to say that it’s got more eyes on it today than it did when it was just Discovery and Picard being aired.

The hype around Strange New Worlds is real and so it was important to drop a trailer for season two that would end up matching the energy of the show. I feel they did it, and gave fans a huge trailer to enjoy. In that trailer were some interesting things that we’re going to point out.

We may have missed a few things, so feel free to add things you saw in the comment sections of our Facebook and our Twitter accounts.

12 things we noticed from the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Trailer.

1. Spock is in the big chair

For some reason, Spock is sitting in the captain’s chair. He may just be doing some exercise, or holding down the late-night shift, but the fact remains that Spock is sitting in the captain’s chair of the U.S.S. Enterprise.

2. Erica Ortegas goes more into her past.

We know very little about Erica Ortegas’ backstory, other than she served on the USS Palenque and fought in the Klingon War at some point. Season two may give us far more backstory to her character.

3. Another throw-back planet or time travel?

There’s a scene in the trailer where you see a few members of Starfleet watching the sky get torn apart by an arriving alien ship. That town looks straight out of the 1960s. That means the crew is most likely either in the past or on a planet that resembles that era of the US.

4. Una Chin-Riley is no longer in custody

Seeing Una Chin-Riley on the bridge of the USS Enterprise pretty much sums up that she’s released by Starfleet.

5. James Kirk and La’an Noonien Singh are undercover, maybe

The shot of Kirk and Singh watching a building explode clearly shows that the duo is not in their Starfleet uniforms, hinting at them being undercover.

6. Captain Pike isn’t the only man that can fight.

In a brief snippet on an ice planet, we see Captain Christoper Pike and of all people, Dr. Joseph M’Benga throwing down. Pike we get, but M’Benga? That wasn’t expected.

7. Spock – the best and worst ambassador to alien races

Getting to see Spock on the haul of the ship, while stalked by a Gorn is awesome, but even better is his parting with Klingons. Spock is very versatile.

8. Spock and Chapel break the canon

The relationship in the original series between Spock and Chapel was never very romantic, at least overtly but Strange New Worlds upped the ante, possibly breaking established lore.

9. Spock doesn’t care though.

After making out with Chapel, Spock is clearly excited about something.

10. James Kirk meets Nyota Uhura

We didn’t get to see much of these two together in the first season but the writers and crew have taken steps to highlight Kirk and Uhura getting to know one another.

11. Lower Decks have arrived.

See above.

12. Starfleet is either throwing down with the Klingons or Romulans

In one of the final scenes, we see a D-7 starship (or possibly several), chasing after a Federation ship. The attacking vessel is a D-7, I think, meaning it’s unclear if it’s the Romulans or Klingons attacking.

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