The first episode of the second season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds from Paramount Plus is almost upon us. It will air on June 15, 2023, and of course Paramount has decided to give us a truly gorgeous title sequence for it. And of course, SCIFI.radio found a way to bring you that title sequence in all its glory — sans the actual titles which would otherwise have obscured the glorious visuals of the sequence itself.
Oh, and yes, the video does start out with a black frame. It’s not broken. Just hit the play button.
If you’ve got headphones, put them on. If you have decent speakers, crank ’em. View it full screen if you can. You’ll get the full experience that way.
The connection between Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds could not be closer than it is today. The familiar monolog is back, this time read by Anson Mount as Captain Pike, and the visuals glorify the Enterprise as the cultural icon it has now become. Even the music pulls at the heartstrings of Star Trek fans, and frankly, it gave me goosebumps.
The cast of Strange New Worlds includes Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One, Ethan Peck as Science Officer Spock, Jess Bush as Nurse Christine Chapel, Christina Chong as La’an Noonien-Singh, Celia Rose Gooding as Cadet Nyota Uhura, Melissa Navia as Lt. Erica Ortegas, and Babs Olusanmokun as Dr. M’Benga. Season 2 also sees the return of special guest star Paul Wesley as James T. Kirk, and introduces Carol Kane in a recurring role as Pelia, the new chief engineer for the Enterprise, replacing Bruce Horak as Lt. Hemmer in that ship’s crew position.
You can view the trailer for the new season here.