Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is not done bringing in original series characters
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds has done a very good job bringing in characters from the Original Series and making them feel not only wholly unique and their own, but also establishing them to the original canon. The only major outlier is Nurse Chapel, who is nothing like who she would end up becoming in the original Star Trek series.
Aside from Nurse Chapel, Strange New Worlds has brought us Christoper Pike, Una Chin-Riley, Spock, Nyota Uhura, James T. Kirk, George Samuel Kirk, Khan Noonien Singh, and of course the newest name, Montgomery “Scotty” Scott.
While Pike, Una, George Samuel, Chapel, and Khan weren’t starring members of the original series, they were very vital in their own right. James Kirk and Scotty are stars of the original but secondary characters in the latest show. So far only Uhura and Spock starred in both series.
And if the showrunners have their way, they’re going to keep going back to this well.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will keep bringing in TOS characters
Speaking to Variety, series executive producer Akiva Goldsman revealed that the longer they have a show on the air, the more likely it is that they’re going to bring more and more characters in from the original series, with him going on to say;
"The longer we stay on the air — do we still say that? — the longer we stream, the longer we do whatever it is we do to let people watch us, the more likely it becomes. Given our druthers — because Henry and I are both greedy and gluttons for punishment — we’d go right into the TOS era and see what happens. So, if we’re around long enough, sure."
Strange New Worlds is a prequel series for a reason. It makes total sense that he’d want to bring characters from that show onto this one.