Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Shore Leave Farce Was a Delight


Ethan Peck and Gia Sandhu as Spock and T'Pring in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

Sure, relationship drama—but check those cute Starfleet-issue pillowcases!
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Any good episodic TV series knows how to deal with often dramatic tone shifts that, in our era of heavily serialized programming, might seem tone-deaf or jarring. Star Trek, of course, is no exception to this having been episodic for so much of its 50+ year history—some weeks you fight god, some weeks the holodeck’s Moriarty replica is trying to gain sentience and break free. That’s Star Trek, and Strange New Worlds is more than happy to re-prove that.