Star Trek: Strange New Worlds stars Anson Mount and Rebecca Romijn talk about building the show in season two.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is back, and the cast and crew are hoping to repeat the success of season one. The second season started last week, and fans have been talking nonstop about the premier. The second season will take big swings apparently, and series stars Anson Mount and Rebecca Romijn spoke to CBR about that very concept.
Speaking to CBR, the two spoke about building off the foundation of season one and into season two, saying;
"Rebecca Romijn: I think you’re going to get to see a freer Una now that she’s become unburdened by her lies. From an episodic standpoint, the writers really just went all-out and took some big swings genre-wise. It was really fun for us to receive our scripts and really dig in.Anson Mount: Yeah, the network is giving us a lot more freedom, so we’re taking much bigger swings."
Having more freedom may not be a good thing for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
It may not be a good thing that the show has so much freedom heading into the second season. The first episode was fine and really did Spock justice as the captain of the Enterprise, but the storyline of him stealing it was repetitive and unnecessary, all while rushing what could’ve been a really cool storyline for just a one-off episode.
The other issue is that the big cliffhanger from the end of the first season, Una Chin-Riley being arrested, was given all of 30 seconds and went unresolved. This isn’t the kind of thing that gives me hope, as this is the same stuff we saw from shows like The Walking Dead, who artificially extended stories just to keep fans coming back.
Instead of, you know, making each episode good enough to carry the weight of that responsibility on its own. Even if they resolve the angle in episode two, it’s still too late to escape some valid criticism.
When you end a season with a huge cliffhanger, you don’t make fans wait any longer than they need to for it to be resolved. That’s bad storytelling.