Tawny Newsome and Jack Quaid crossed over into the live-action world on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
Tawny Newsome and Jack Quaid spend most of their time voicing their animated characters of Lt. Beckett Mariner and Lt. Boimler respectively. They were given the opportunity in the second season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds to bring their characters to life in live-action. In “Those Old Scientists,” a time portal incident sends Mariner and Boimler back in time, and they end up on Captain Pike’s Enterprise, trying to figure out a way to get back home and keep from damaging the timeline while they’re 100+ years in the past.
Many fans will agree that this crossover episode was extremely well-done. It wasn’t too over the top, and the characters integrated quite well with the crew of the Enterprise. So it’s no wonder, in a recent interview with Trekmovie, Newsome said she really wanted to see the Lower Decks crew in more live-action.
Bringing Tawny Newsome and Jack Quaid back to Star Trek: Strange New Worlds would be a great place to start.
It’s understandable why Newsome would want to return to live-action. It affords more opportunities than animation as actors get to use more than their voices. And quite frankly, some of these voice actors deserve to be seen as, when they are onscreen in live-action, they reveal so much more of their talent than one can see in animation.
Since the first Strange New Worlds crossover was so successful, I hope the producers will consider allowing more of the crew of Lower Decks to board the Enterprise or perhaps some of them could show up on the new series coming, Starfleet Academy. Seeing animated characters come to life is as much fun as seeing live action characters created in animation!