With all the Star Trek series coming out today, it was only natural that there would be crossovers, but the second season of Strange New Worlds has a special appearance from some characters from an animated series.
Jack Quaid and Tawny Newsome are set to guest star as Ensigns Boimler and Mariner from Star Trek: Lower Decks, and we have our first look at them thanks to the latest trailer for the second season of Strange New Worlds. Watch this:
Here’s the official description for Strange New Worlds 2:
In series two of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise, under the command of Captain Christopher Pike, confronts increasingly dangerous stakes, explores uncharted territories, and encounters new life and civilisations. The crew will also embark on personal journeys that will continue to test their resolve and redefine their destinies.
It’s actually curious how Boimler and Mariner appear in Strange New Worlds since Lower Decks takes place after The Next Generation, which happens way after The Original Series. My guess is they could find their way into the Enterprise via time travel, and it’s possible they know all about the stories of Pike, Kirk, and Spock long after they’ve retired.
Then again I’m just speculating. Lower Decks is just a fun little variation to the Trek formula, and I’m happy to see Boimler and Mariner get some more attention. It would be great if we got to see the rest of the Cerritos crew in live-action, even if just for a little bit.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds premieres on Paramount+ on June 15.