Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ musical episode was not a great idea apparently.
They did the best they could with the talent they had. That’s what a lot of people are saying about Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ musical episode, “Subspace Rhapsody.” The episode follows a burgeoning new trend for the series of doing big concept episodes that avoid traditional Star Trek concepts in the process. Last year, it was a story-book episode that is the lowest-rated episode in Strange New Worlds’ history. This year was a musical, the second-lowest rated episode in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds history.
When you show up for good science fiction, you expect good science fiction. When you show up for steak, and you get a salad in turn, you’re not going to be happy and that’s how a lot of people are feeling at the moment with the latest musically centered episode. That’s due to the fact that the cast of the show is not built for a musical.
The cast of Strange New Worlds is very talented, but they’re not built for musicals and that was obvious, with the crew ranging from wonderful, to not so much.
Who were the best and worst singers of “Subspace Rhapsody”?
According to ScreenRant, the best and worst singers of the Star Trek musical are not surprising at all. They gave the top slot to Celia Rose Gooding, as this was basically a vehicle for her to stand out, that pick was not surprising.
Yet, for the worst, and there were a few candidates, ScreenRant gave the nod to Carol Kane. Kane, who is known for her comedic work in and around the film, has never been known to carry a tune, so that wasn’t that surprising.
This is the problem when you try to make Star Trek an “infinite genre” series. You’re going to find out that your crew of actors and actresses isn’t exactly the best option for a musical arrangement.