star trek may be in something of a renaissance these days with several beloved shows keeping viewers full and happy. Many probably didn’t expect an anime series to be one of the smartest and most enjoyable entries in the franchise, but Star Trek: Lower Decks has earned his place among his peers, and it looks like he’s looking to take a trip to a strange new world.
At Comic-Con this year, Lower decks stars Jack Quaid and Tawny Newsome crashed star trek sign to announce their characters would appear on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds in an upcoming crossover episode. That’s right, it will be live-action and also directed by Jonathan Frakes, no less. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Quaid was able to talk a bit more about this exciting prospect, and it looks like he’s as excited as the fans.
First of all, apparently they have already filmed their scenes for this episode. “So we’ve already shot it, and it’s Tawny Newsome and me as live-action versions of our animated characters,” Quaid explained, talking about the length they went to. “I don’t know if I can go into plot details or anything, but yeah, I’m going to have purple hair, we had uniforms made.” So much like how Katee Sackhoff appeared as Bo Katan in The Mandalorian after voicing the character in star wars rebels and The Clone Warsthere is a satisfactory continuity going on.
“We were able to board the Enterprise, which was really interesting,” Quaid continued, gushing about Strange new worlds“and I got to interact with this amazing cast and this amazing crew. And it was such an interesting challenge to be a live-action version of an animated character. What are you doing? What’s too much “What’s too little? How do you stay in the voice? How do you bring some physics to it? How does the character move in the animated series, and how can you do that? make it work live?”
It’s clear there’s been a lot of thought put into it, which makes sense given how different the 2 shows are. Strange new worlds is hailed by many as a return to form for star trektaking much of what made the original series and The next generation so endearing. Meanwhile, Lower decks is not only set in an entirely different time period, but it is above all an animated comedy.
It will certainly be interesting to see how Boimler and Mariner interact with Captain Pike, Nurse Chapel, and the rest of the Enterprise crew. Who knows? Perhaps unlikely friendships will form.
Star Trek: Lower Decks now available on Paramount Plus while Strange new worlds will begin its 2nd season, which features the crossover episode, in 2023.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter