Starfleet Academy can handle the strange episodes according to Tawny Newsome

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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds was the first in the Star Trek francise to have two animated characters cross over, and it also brought the first musical to life, which was, surprisingly, a fan favorite. None of that comes as a surprise to Tawny Newsome, the star of Star Trek: Lower Decks and one of the writers of the upcoming Starfleet Academy. Newsome, a lifelong Star Trek fan, acknowledges in an interview with Screenrant, that "Star Trek is strange."

So it's pretty much a given that Starfleet Academy will head down the same path as Strange New Worlds. In fact, Newsome pointed out that whenever someone in the writers' room is hesitant about an idea for a story because it might be too "out there" or "goofy," she reminds them of the types of episodes Lower Decks pulled off. And even throws in the Ferengi episodes from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Honestly, all of the Star Trek series have produced weird episodes at some point. Maybe not weirdly comedic, but definitely smack dab in the middle of strange. Who can forget Star Trek: The Next Generation's sixth episode "Phantasms," with Counselor Deanna Troi's head sticking out of a cake? Or Star Trek: Voyager's "Bride of Chaotica," or, dare I say it, "Threshold?" And you can't think strange without throwing in "The Way to Eden" from Star Trek: The Original Series.

It doesn't take a lot of searching to find a weird Trek episode so most of us aren't going to be surprised if and when Starfleet Academy brings on the way out there episodes. If we can watch an episode that has a dog getting a pituitary gland transplant from a chameleon ("A Night in Sick Bay" from Star Trek: Enterprise), we aren't going to be shocked by whatever this newest series has in store for us.

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