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From Pilot to Finale: A Recap of the Gripping Blue Bloods Season 1 Episodes
Blue Bloods, a popular police procedural drama series, has captivated audiences since its premiere in 2010. With its compelling storylines, stellar cast, and realistic portrayal of law enforcement, the show has amassed a dedicated fan base over the years. In this article, we will take a trip down memory lane and recap the gripping first season of Blue Bloods, from its pilot episode to its thrilling finale.
A Promising Start: The Pilot Episode
The pilot episode of Blue Bloods sets the stage for what is to come throughout the season. It introduces us to the Reagan family, a dynasty of law enforcement officers in New York City. Led by patriarch Frank Reagan (played by Tom Selleck), who serves as the Police Commissioner, we get a glimpse into their personal lives and how they navigate their roles in both family and law enforcement.
The pilot episode also establishes one of the central conflicts that will drive much of Season 1 – the tension between Frank’s eldest son Danny (played by Donnie Wahlberg), a seasoned detective known for his street smarts and unconventional methods, and his younger son Jamie (played by Will Estes), who recently graduated from Harvard Law School but decides to join the police force.
Intriguing Cases and Family Dynamics
Throughout Season 1, Blue Bloods delivers on both intriguing cases that keep viewers on the edge of their seats and compelling family dynamics that add depth to each character.
Each episode presents a new case for Danny Reagan to solve alongside his partner Detective Jackie Curatola (played by Jennifer Esposito). From high-profile murders to drug busts gone wrong, these cases not only showcase Danny’s investigative skills but also explore ethical dilemmas faced by law enforcement officers.
Meanwhile, Jamie’s journey as a rookie cop provides an interesting parallel storyline. As he navigates the challenges of being a Reagan in the police force, he grapples with his own ideals and struggles to find his place within the family legacy.
The Reagan Family Dinner Table
One of the standout features of Blue Bloods is the iconic Reagan family dinner scenes. Every episode concludes with a heartfelt gathering around the dinner table, where three generations of Reagans come together to share a meal and discuss their experiences.
These dinner scenes offer a glimpse into the personal lives and relationships of each character. Frank’s wise words and moral compass guide his children and grandchildren, while Linda (played by Amy Carlson), Danny’s wife, provides a grounded perspective as an outsider looking in. The family dynamics portrayed during these moments create a sense of authenticity and further engage viewers emotionally.
A Thrilling Finale: “The Blue Templar”
The gripping first season of Blue Bloods reaches its climax in the finale episode titled “The Blue Templar.” This episode uncovers a conspiracy within the NYPD known as “The Blue Templar,” which has haunted Frank since his son Joe’s death years ago.
As secrets are revealed, alliances are tested, and lives hang in the balance, Frank must confront his past and protect his family at all costs. The intense action sequences combined with emotional moments make this finale an unforgettable conclusion to Season 1.
In conclusion, Blue Bloods Season 1 offers viewers an immersive experience filled with compelling storylines, relatable characters, and thought-provoking themes. From its promising pilot episode to its thrilling finale, this season sets a high standard for what is to come in future seasons of this beloved series. Whether you are a fan or new to Blue Bloods, Season 1 is definitely worth revisiting for its engaging police procedural drama intertwined with heartfelt family dynamics.
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The Conscience of the King
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Kirk investigates the eerie similarity between an actor in a traveling Shakespearean troupe and Kodos the Executioner, a mass murderer believed dead, and he invites the troupe onto the Enterprise to confirm his suspicions.
Genres: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure
Air Date: Dec 8, 1966
Directed By: Gerd Oswald
Written By: Barry Trivers
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While Captain Kirk investigates whether an actor is actually a presumed dead mass murderer, a mysterious assailant is killing the people who could identify the fugitive. While Captain Kirk investigates whether an actor is actually a presumed dead mass murderer, a mysterious assailant is killing the people who could identify the fugitive. While Captain Kirk investigates whether an actor is actually a presumed dead mass murderer, a mysterious assailant is killing the people who could identify the fugitive.
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- Trivia Barbara Anderson developed a fever blister/cold sore on her lip during filming. Besides using makeup to partially disguise it, she was often filmed with part of her lower face in shadow.
- Goofs While Star Trek anticipated a number of technological and scientific innovations, it apparently failed to predict DNA testing, which could have resolved the question if the body burned beyond recognition found on Tarsus IV was indeed that of Kodos the Executioner. The prequel series Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) does make frequent references to DNA identification.
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Star Trek: The Original Series (referred to as Star Trek prior to any spin-offs) is the first Star Trek series. The first episode of the show aired on 6 September 1966 on CTV in Canada, followed by a 8 September 1966 airing on NBC in America. The show was created by Gene Roddenberry as a " Wagon Train to the Stars". Star Trek was set in the 23rd century and featured the voyages of the starship USS Enterprise under Captain James T. Kirk .
Star Trek was later informally dubbed The Original Series , or TOS, after several spin-offs aired. The show lasted three seasons until canceled in 1969 . When the show first aired on TV, and until lowering budget issues in its third season resulted in a noticable drop in quality episodes and placed in a 10 pm Friday night death slot by the network, Star Trek regularly performed respectably in its time slot. After it was canceled and went into syndication , however, its popularity exploded. It featured themes such as a Utopian society and racial equality, and the first African-American officer in a recurring role.
Ten years later, Star Trek: The Motion Picture reunited the cast on the big screen aboard a refurbished USS Enterprise . They appeared in five subsequent films, ending with Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country in 1991, during production of the spin-off series Star Trek: The Next Generation and shortly before Gene Roddenberry's death. Several original series characters also appeared in the seventh movie, Star Trek Generations , and in other Star Trek productions.
- 1 Opening credits
- 2.1 Starring
- 2.2 Also starring
- 3 Production crew
- 4.1 First pilot
- 4.2 Season 1
- 4.3 Season 2
- 4.4 Season 3
- 5.1 Concept
- 5.2 The first pilot
- 5.3 The second pilot
- 5.4 The series begins
- 5.5 The first season
- 5.6 Syndication
- 5.7 Reception
- 5.8 Remastered
- 6 Related topics
- 8 External links
Opening credits [ ]
- Main Title Theme (Season 1) file info (composed by Alexander Courage )
- Main Title Theme (Season 2-3) file info (composed by Alexander Courage )
Main cast [ ]
Starring [ ].
- William Shatner as Captain Kirk
Also starring [ ]
- Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock
- DeForest Kelley as Dr. McCoy ( 1967 - 1969 ; co-star 1966 - 1967 )
In addition, the following regulars were listed in the end credits as co-stars:
- James Doohan as Scotty
- Nichelle Nichols as Uhura
- George Takei as Sulu
- Walter Koenig as Chekov ( 1967 - 1969 )
- Majel Barrett-Roddenberry as Christine Chapel
- Grace Lee Whitney as Janice Rand
Production crew [ ]
- Gene Roddenberry – Creator, Writer, Producer, Executive Producer
- Gene L. Coon – Writer, Producer
- John Meredyth Lucas – Writer, Producer, Director
- Fred Freiberger – Producer (1968-69)
- Robert Justman – Associate Producer (Season 1-2), Co-Producer (Season 3), First Assistant Director (two pilots)
- D.C. Fontana – Writer, Script Consultant (1967-68)
- Steven W. Carabatsos – Writer, Story Consultant (1966)
- John D.F. Black – Associate Producer, Writer, Story Editor (1966)
- Arthur H. Singer – Story Consultant (1968-69)
- Byron Haskin – Associate Producer (first pilot)
- Walter "Matt" Jefferies – Production Designer, Art Director
- William E. Snyder – Director of Photography (first pilot)
- Ernest Haller – Director of Photography (second pilot)
- Jerry Finnerman – Director of Photography (61 episodes, 1966-1968)
- Keith Smith – Director of Photography (1 episode, 1967)
- Al Francis – Director of Photography (16 episodes, 1968-1969), Camera Operator (61 episodes, 1966-1968)
- Jim Rugg – Supervisor of Special Effects
- Rolland M. Brooks – Art Director (34 episodes, 1965-1967)
- Fred B. Phillips – Make-up Artist
- Robert Dawn – Make-up Artist (second pilot)
- William Ware Theiss – Costume Designer
- Gregg Peters – First Assistant Director (Season 1), Unit Production Manager (Season 2-3), Associate Producer (Season 3)
- Claude Binyon, Jr. – Assistant Director (third season)
Episode list [ ]
- List of TOS episodes by airdate
- List of TOS remastered episodes by airdate
First pilot [ ]
Season 1 [ ].
TOS Season 1 , 29 episodes:
Season 2 [ ]
TOS Season 2 , 26 episodes:
Season 3 [ ]
TOS Season 3 , 24 episodes:
Behind the scenes [ ]
Concept [ ].
Star Trek was created by Gene Roddenberry, whose interest in science fiction dated back to the 1940s when he came into contact with Astounding Stories . Roddenberry's first produced science fiction story was The Secret Weapon of 117 , which aired in 1956 on the Chevron Theatre anthology show. By 1963 Roddenberry was producing his first television series, The Lieutenant , at MGM .
In 1963, MGM was of the opinion that "true-to-life" television dramas were becoming less popular and an action-adventure show would be more profitable (this prediction turned out to be right, and led to series such as The Man from U.N.C.L.E ). Roddenberry had already been working on a science fiction concept called Star Trek since 1960 , and when he told MGM about his ideas, they were willing to take a look at them. As the production of The Lieutenant came to an end, Roddenberry delivered his first Star Trek draft to MGM. The studio was, however, not enthusiastic about the concept, and a series was never produced.
Roddenberry tried to sell his " wagon train to the stars " format to several production studios afterward, but to no avail. In 1964 , it was rumored that Desilu was interested in buying a new television series. Desilu was a much smaller company than MGM, but Roddenberry took his chances, greatly aided with the help of Desilu Executive Herb Solow . This led to a three-year deal with Desilu in April 1964 .
The first attempt to sell the Star Trek format to broadcasting network CBS (Desilu had a first proposal deal with the network) failed. CBS chose another science fiction project, Irwin Allen 's more family-oriented Lost in Space instead of Roddenberry's more cerebral approach. But in May 1964 , NBC 's Vice-President of Programming Mort Werner agreed to give Roddenberry the chance to write three story outlines, one of which NBC would select to turn into a pilot.
One of the submitted story lines, dated 29 June 1964 , was an outline for " The Cage ", and this was the story picked up by NBC. Now, the daunting task that Roddenberry and his crew faced was to develop the Star Trek universe from scratch. Roddenberry recruited many people around him to help think up his version of the future. The RAND Corporation's Harvey P. Lynn acted as a scientific consultant, Pato Guzman was hired as art director, with Matt Jefferies as an assisting production designer. This phase of creativity and brainstorming lasted throughout the summer, until in the last week of September 1964 the final draft of the "The Cage" script was delivered to NBC, after which shooting of the pilot was approved.
The first pilot [ ]
In early October, preparations for shooting "The Cage" began. A few changes in the production crew were made: Roddenberry hired Morris Chapnick , who had worked with him on The Lieutenant , as his assistant. Pato Guzman left to return to Chile and was replaced by Franz Bachelin . Matt Jefferies finalized the design for the Enterprise and various props and interiors. By November 1964 , the sets were ready to be constructed on stages Culver Studios Stage 14 , 15 , and 16 . Roddenberry was not happy with the stages, since they had uneven floors and were not soundproof, as Culver Studios had been established in the silent movie era when soundproofing had not been an issue to consider. Eventually, in 1966 , the rest of the series was shot on Paramount stages 9 and 10 , which were in better shape.
Casting of the characters was not a problem, apart from the lead role of Captain Pike (still known as "Captain April " at this point, later renamed "Captain Winter" before finally choosing "Pike") who Roddenberry convinced Jeffrey Hunter to play. Leonard Nimoy ( Spock ) had worked with Roddenberry on The Lieutenant . Majel Barrett , also a familiar face from The Lieutenant , got the part of the ship's female first officer, Number One . Veteran character actor John Hoyt , who had worked on many science fiction and fantasy projects before, was chosen to play the role of Doctor Phil Boyce . Young Peter Duryea and Laurel Goodwin were hired as José Tyler and Yeoman J.M. Colt , respectively. The extras were cast from a diversity of ethnic groups, which was significant because integration was not a usual occurrence in 1960s television, and segregation was still a reality in the United States.
To produce the pilot episode, Robert Justman was hired as assistant director; he had worked on The Outer Limits shortly before. Makeup artist Fred Phillips was brought in as well, whose first job it was to create Spock's ears. Another veteran from The Outer Limits was producer-director Byron Haskin , who joined as associate producer. On 27 November 1964 , the first scenes of "The Cage" (or "The Menagerie," as it was briefly known), were shot. Filming was scheduled to be eleven days, however the production went highly over budget and over schedule, resulting in sixteen shooting days and US$164,248 plus expenses.
But there were still a lot of visual effects to be made. An eleven-foot filming model of the USS Enterprise , designed by Matt Jefferies, was built by Richard Datin , Mel Keys , and Vern Sion in Volmer Jensen 's model shop , and was delivered to the Howard Anderson Company on 29 December 1964 .
In February 1965 , the final version of "The Cage" was delivered at NBC and screened in New York City. NBC officials liked the first pilot. Desilu's Herb Solow says that NBC was surprised by how realistic it looked, and that it was "the most fantastic thing we've ever seen." The reason the pilot was rejected was because it was believed that it would attract only a small audience, and they wanted more action and adventure. They also had problems with the "satanic" Spock and the female first officer (Number One). However, NBC was convinced that Star Trek could be made into a television series, and that NBC itself had been at fault for choosing the "The Cage" script from the original three stories pitched. Also, after spending US$630,000 on "The Cage" (the most expensive TV pilot at the time), they didn't want to have their money wasted. NBC then made the unprecedented move to order a second pilot.
The second pilot [ ]
For the second pilot, NBC requested three story outlines again. These were " Where No Man Has Gone Before " by Samuel A. Peeples , and " Mudd's Women " and " The Omega Glory " by Roddenberry. Although it was the most expensive of the three, NBC chose " Where No Man Has Gone Before ", as it had the most action and most outer space spectacle. However, the other two premises were also made into episodes of the series later.
Filming the second pilot began in July 1965 , and took nine days to complete. The entire cast of " The Cage " was replaced except Spock. Jeffrey Hunter chose not to reprise his role as Captain Pike, mostly by the advice of his wife, who felt that "science fiction ruins her husband's career". Roddenberry wanted both Lloyd Bridges and Jack Lord for the role of the new captain, however both declined. Finally William Shatner , who had previous science fiction experience acting in episodes of The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits , was chosen. The new captain was named James R. Kirk (later renamed James T. Kirk).
For the role of the chief medical officer, Roddenberry chose veteran actor Paul Fix . Canadian actor James Doohan got the role of chief engineer Scott , and young Japanese-American George Takei was featured as ship's physicist Sulu . The latter two reprised their roles in the upcoming series, though Sulu was a helmsman in the series. Other actors considered for being regulars were Lloyd Haynes as communications officer Alden and Andrea Dromm as Yeoman Smith , but neither of them were re-hired after the pilot.
Many of the production staff were replaced. Robert Dawn served as head make-up artist, however Fred Phillips returned to the position in the series itself. Academy Award winner cinematographer Ernest Haller came out of semi-retirement to work as the director of photography. Associate producer Byron Haskin was replaced by Robert Justman , who now shared double duties as producer and assistant director.
The Enterprise model was updated for the second pilot, and many new outer space effects shots were made, most of which were reused in the series itself. The sets were also updated a bit, most notably the main bridge and the transporter room. Most of the uniforms, props, and sets were reused from " The Cage ", however some new props (including the never-seen-again phaser rifle ) and a brand new matte painting (the planet Delta Vega ) were made specially for this episode.
" Where No Man Has Gone Before " was accepted by NBC and the first season of a regular series was ordered for broadcasting in the 1966-67 television season. History was made.
The series begins [ ]
Preparation for the first regular season began in early 1966 . All the Enterprise interior sets were updated, as well as the introduction of brand new uniforms. The look of the show became more colorful and more vivid. The Enterprise model was also updated once more. Also, the entire production was moved from Desilu's Culver City studios to the main Gower Street studio's Stage 9 and 10 ( Paramount Stage 31 and 32 from 1967 onward) in Hollywood.
Kirk (Shatner) and Spock (Nimoy) were kept as the series stars, with Grace Lee Whitney joining the two as Yeoman Janice Rand (replacing Andrea Dromm as Yeoman Smith). Whitney had worked with Roddenberry a year before on an unsold pilot titled Police Story . Publicity photos promoting the new series were made at this time, with the three of them, mostly using props left from the two pilots (most notably the aforementioned phaser rifle). Shatner and Nimoy wore their new uniforms on these photographs, while Whitney had to wear an old, pilot version.
Scott (Doohan) and Sulu (Takei) were also kept, the latter becoming the ship's helmsman instead of physicist. Two additions made the Enterprise main crew complete: DeForest Kelley was hired to play the new chief medical officer, Leonard McCoy , as Roddenberry had known him from previous projects, including the aforementioned Police Story . Actress Nichelle Nichols got the role of communications officer Uhura , who became a symbol of the racial and gender diversity of the show. Nichols was a last minute addition, weeks before filming began on the first regular episode.
Jerry Finnerman became the new director of photography, while Fred Phillips, Matt Jefferies, and Rolland M. Brooks returned to their former positions. Writer John D.F. Black was brought in as the second associate producer (next to Justman). While Roddenberry and Black handled the script and story issues, Justman was in charge of the physical aspects of production.
Filming of the first regular episode, " The Corbomite Maneuver " began on 24 May 1966 . Finally Star Trek debuted on NBC with a "Sneak Preview" episode at 8:30 pm (EST) on 8 September 1966 . NBC chose " The Man Trap " (the fifth episode in production order) to air first, mainly because they felt it was more of a "traditional monster story" and featured more action.
The first season [ ]
In August 1966 , several changes were made in the Star Trek production staff. Roddenberry stepped down as line producer and became the executive producer. His replacement was Gene L. Coon , who also regularly contributed to the series as a writer. While Black had also left the series, story editor Steven W. Carabatsos came in, sharing story duties with Roddenberry and Coon. To handle post-production, Edward K. Milkis was brought in by Justman. Carabatsos had left Star Trek near the end of the season, and was replaced by D.C. Fontana , formerly Roddenberry's secretary and a writer for the series.
Syndication [ ]
- See : Syndication
Due to the overall length of the episodes of The Original Series , several minutes of each episode are frequently cut during the show's reruns, notably on the Sci-Fi Channel . Starting in April 2006 , the G4 network began airing the full length episodes in "Uncut Marathons" on Saturdays. G4 stopped airing these full-length versions in November 2006, and has discontinued its run of Star Trek 2.0 , which was a trivia-oriented and interactive version of the show for the viewers.
For current airings see Where to watch .
Reception [ ]
The Original Series has been nominated for and won a number of awards over the years. Some of the awards include:
- The series was nominated for thirteen Emmy Awards during its run, but did not win any.
- It was nominated eight times for the "Best Dramatic Presentation" Hugo Award , sweeping the nominees in 1968. It won twice, and Roddenberry won a special award in 1968.
- The 2003 "Pop Culture Award" in the TV Land Awards .
- The 2005 Saturn Award for "Best DVD Retro Television Release."
Aaron Harberts and James Frain cited TOS as their favorite Star Trek series. ( AT : " O Discovery, Where Art Thou? ")
Remastered [ ]
On 31 August 2006 , CBS Paramount Television announced that, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Star Trek , the show would return to broadcast syndication for the first time in sixteen years. The series' 79 episodes were digitally remastered with all new visual effects and music. The refurbished episodes have been converted from the original film to high-definition video, making it on par with modern television formats.
Related topics [ ]
- TOS directors
- TOS performers
- TOS recurring characters
- TOS writers
- Character crossover appearances
- Undeveloped TOS episodes
- Desilu Stage 9
- Desilu Stage 10
- Star Trek Writers/Directors Guide
- Star Trek: The Original Series novels
- Star Trek: The Original Series comics (DC)
- Star Trek: The Original Series comics (IDW)
- Star Trek: The Original Series soundtracks
- Star Trek: The Original Series on VHS
- Star Trek: The Original Series on Betamax
- Star Trek: The Original Series on CED
- Star Trek: The Original Series on LaserDisc
- Star Trek: The Original Series on DVD
- Star Trek: The Original Series on Blu-ray
External links [ ]
- Star Trek: The Original Series at Wikipedia
- Star Trek: The Original Series at Memory Beta , the wiki for licensed Star Trek works
- Star Trek: The Original Series at StarTrek.com
- Star Trek: The Original Series at the Internet Movie Database
- Star Trek: The Original Series at the Movie and TV Wiki
- Public Radio Special: The Peace Message in Star Trek
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- 2 Sito Jaxa
- 3 Old Friends, New Planets (episode)
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‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Season 2: Cast and Character Guide
The USS Enterprise embarks on its next round of voyages on June 15!
After nearly a year away, it’s almost time for the USS Enterprise to take flight once again! The highly anticipated second season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will begin streaming on Paramount+ on Thursday, June 15 .
Though technically a spin-off of Star Trek: Discovery , which helped usher in the new era of exciting Star Trek TV content, Strange New Worlds has forged its own unique separate path through the cosmos. Compared to other shows in the franchise right now, Strange New Worlds embraced more episodic storytelling rather than a season-long serialized story, allowing each episode to remain fresh and stand out on its own. Fortunately, Season 2 sounds no different as the Enterprise crew will traverse the stars and find themselves in unusual new locations each week.
Now, even though there was no overarching main story in Season 1, that doesn’t mean nothing happened - far from it! We were introduced to a diverse crew of newcomers and seasoned members of Starfleet, each on their own personal and professional journeys aboard the ship. So, with that said, before jumping into Season 2, keep reading below for a helpful cast and character guide to refresh you on where we last left these characters and who plays them!
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Anson Mount as Christopher Pike
Pike is the intrepid captain of the USS Enterprise. Despite his lofty status, he is very down-to-earth and kind-hearted, always looking out for his fellow crew members, which he treats as equals. The Enterprise crew is his family, and he will go out of his way to support them, no matter how difficult the circumstances may be.
As we learned in Season 1, even though he often has a brave face, Pike is currently facing a personal crisis. On a previous mission (which took place onboard the USS Discovery), he unexpectedly saw his future. This revealed a dire outcome where he would become paralyzed, unable to speak, and badly disfigured, following a horrific accident. Throughout the season, we see Pike struggle to accept his fate before finally learning to live in the present and make his remaining time impactful.
Anson Mount is perhaps best known for his role as Cullen Bohannon in the TV series Hell on Wheels . He is also known for portraying Black Bolt, a Marvel superhero in the TV series Inhumans , a role which he recently reprised in the film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness .
Ethan Peck as Spock
Spock is a half-Vulcan/half-human science officer aboard the ship. Strange New Worlds explores a younger version of this well-established character (originally portrayed by Leonard Nimoy ), who would become Captain Kirk’s second-in-command in the original Star Trek series.
Throughout Season 1, we saw Spock grapple with his mixed cultural identity, attempting to embrace both sides of his heritage. Despite the Vulcans being against it, Spock enjoys learning about human customs to become more social and has formed strong bonds with his fellow crew members. We also explored Spock’s relationship with his Vulcan fiancée T’Pring (portrayed by Gia Sandhu ). She assisted the Enterprise on a few missions, though her day job sees her rehabilitate criminals to think logically rather than emotionally, which led to their crimes. Ethan Peck has had recurring roles in TV shows such as Madam Secretary and Penny Dreadful: City of Angels . He also recently appeared in the Netflix film, The Midnight Sky .
Rebecca Romijn as Una Chin-Riley / Number One
Una, though often called ‘Number One,’ is the first officer aboard the Enterprise and Pike’s second-in-command. While friendly with the crew, she is quite private and likes to remain focused on her Starfleet responsibilities.
Despite her human appearance, it is revealed in Season 1 that Una is an Illyrian, a race that genetically modifies itself. These modifications have given her enhanced physical strength and a stronger immune system that can burn out infections. She entrusts this secret with Pike as genetic alteration is against Starfleet’s laws. However, in the season finale, this secret is leaked by an unknown source, and Starfleet officers arrest Una.
Rebecca Romijn is perhaps best known for her role as Mystique in the original X-Men film trilogy. She recently portrayed Eve Baird in the TV series, The Librarians , and has also had recurring roles on shows such as Ugly Betty and NTSF:SD: SUV .
Jess Bush as Christine Chapel
Christine is a nurse aboard the Enterprise. Like Spock, Strange New Worlds explores a younger version of the character that first debuted in the original Star Trek series, portrayed by Majel Barrett .
As a nurse, Christine plays a crucial role on the ship as she helps run the Med Bay, as well as assisting the main team on expeditions to new planets. Despite the danger they all frequently face, she has a dry sense of humor that helps to lighten these situations. In Season 1, we saw Christine develop feelings for Spock, leading to awkward romantic tension between the two. Spock quickly made it clear that they were just friends as he loves T’Pring.
Portraying Christine Chapel is Jess Bush ’s first major on-screen role. She has previously appeared in TV shows such as Home and Away , Playing for Keeps , and Halifax: Retribution .
Babs Olusanmokun as Joseph M’Benga
Joseph is the chief medical officer of the Enterprise. Alongside Christine, he runs the ship’s Med Bay and similarly assists the main team on planet expeditions. During Season 1, we learn that Joseph has a terminally ill daughter named Rukiya, suffering from an incurable disease. Joseph keeps her in stasis to slow down its effects while he attempts to create a cure, but unfortunately, his efforts are unsuccessful.
When the Enterprise encounters a hyper-intelligent entity, an alien consciousness without a body, it offers to take Rukiya into its care by removing her mind from her dying body. Despite the unfortunate outcome, Joseph accepts this and says goodbye to Rukiya, knowing she will finally get a chance to live her life. Babs Olusanmokun has recently starred in films such as Dune and Wrath of Man . He has also had recurring roles on TV shows such as The Defenders , Sneaky Pete , and The Widow . RELATED: 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' Season 2 Review: The Enterprise Crew Is Back and Bolder Than Ever
Celia Rose Gooding as Nyota Uhura
Like Spock and Christine, Nyota is also a younger version of the character that debuted in the original Star Trek series, portrayed by Nichelle Nichols. In the original series, Nyota was a translator and communications officer that specialized in linguistics. However, in Strange New Worlds , her younger counterpart is a new cadet at Starfleet that is only now learning to embrace these impressive traits in the field. Given her inexperience, Nyota feels out of her element aboard the Enterprise, but fortunately, strong mentors like Pike and Una are helping guide her through her early Starfleet journey.
Nyota Uhura is Celia Rose Gooding ’s first major on-screen role . Her award-winning breakout role was Mary Frances "Frankie" Healy in the Broadway show, Jagged Little Pill , which was also her Broadway debut.
Christina Chong as La’an Noonien-Singh
La’an is the Enterprise’s young chief of security. Like Una, while friendly towards the crew, she is quite private and initially not looking for any deeper relationship. During Season 1, we learned that this stems from her traumatic childhood when her family was murdered by the Gorn. She struggles with survivor’s guilt and has remained largely closed off from people ever since, not wanting to get attached to anyone she might lose. However, as she opens up more, La’an realizes that the Enterprise crew has become her new family, making her proud to be able to protect them.
As a big surprise to fans, it was also revealed that La’an is a descendant of iconic Star Trek villain Khan Noonien Singh. Portrayed by Ricardo Montalbán , Khan appeared in the original TV series, as well as the follow-up film aptly titled The Wrath of Khan .
Christina Chong has recently starred in TV shows such as Bulletproof , Heirs of the Night , and Line of Duty . She also played the role of Lola in the live-action Tom & Jerry film.
Melissa Navia as Erica Ortegas
Erica is the Enterprise’s hotshot helmswoman, whose impressive piloting skills have played a pivotal role in many missions. She is a quick thinker, capable of creating new maneuvers on the fly to keep the ship’s crew safe during attacks or hazardous space sectors. Apart from safety, though, part of her is wildly excited to test her abilities and the ship’s limits truly. Erica is also very sociable among the crew, being close friends with Christine.
Melissa Navia has recently appeared in guest roles on TV shows such as Billions , Homeland , and Bull . She has also starred in films such as Bel Canto and Tower of Silence .
Paul Wesley as James T. Kirk
Without a doubt, all Trekkies will know the name, James T. Kirk. Portrayed by William Shatner in the original series, he was the captain of the USS Enterprise, ultimately being Pike’s successor. However, in Strange New Worlds , we’re not that far into the franchise timeline yet as it is set ten years prior. After having a small cameo in the Season 1 finale, it’s unclear what role Kirk will play in the series moving forward, so we’re eager to find out!
Paul Wesley is perhaps best known for his role as Stefan Salvatore in the TV series, The Vampire Diaries . He has also recently starred in the anthology series, Tell Me a Story .
Dan Jeannotte as George Samuel “Sam” Kirk
Sam is James’s older brother. As a close friend of Captain Pike, he was personally invited to join the Enterprise as a crew member, working within the sciences division aboard the ship. Sam is also a family man, being married to Aurelan and having three sons (all of which have yet to appear in the show).
By Sam having a solid bond with Pike, Strange New Worlds could use this link to fill in some gaps within this largely unexplored period of the franchise’s timeline. It’s possible that the series could explore both Sam and Pike’s collective history, as well as James’s early years in Starfleet serving on the USS Farragut.
Dan Jeannotte has recently appeared in TV shows Reign , Good Witch , and The Bold Type . He has also starred in TV movies such as Lease on Love and Sweeter Than Chocolate .
Carol Kane as Pelia
Pelia is a new recurring character that will be introduced during Season 2. Following Hemmer’s ( Bruce Horak ) sacrifice to protect the crew from Gorn hatchlings late in Season 1, it has been revealed that she will become the Enterprise’s new chief engineer, We don’t know much else about her character yet. Still, she has been described as highly educated and intelligent with many years of experience in the field.
Carol Kane has recently appeared in TV shows such as Gotham , Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt , and Hunters . She has starred in films such as The Sisters Brothers and The Dead Don’t Die .
Tawny Newsome and Jack Quaid as Mariner and Boimler
Coming up from the lower decks are Mariner and Boimler. These two characters are the stars of Star Trek: Lower Decks , an animated series that features some of the more obscure and often forgotten members of the Enterprise. Both Tawny Newsome and Jack Quaid return to play the live action versions of their characters in the series. The crossover episode between Lower Decks and Strange New Worlds will be a major highlight of the season.