- Strange New Worlds season 2 features hilarious deleted scenes, including a Klingon opera performance and Lt. Spock’s ill-advised taste test.
- The season delivered some of the best episodes of Star Trek in recent years, with notable events like a crossover with Lower Decks and the first-ever musical episode.
- What was cut from the season is just as good as what was included, as shown by the two entertaining deleted scenes shared by fans on Twitter.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season 2 is now on home video and contains 2 hilarious deleted scenes of a Klingon opera performance and Lieutenant Spock (Ethan Peck) taking an ill-advised taste test. Strange New Worlds season 2 delivered 10 of the best episodes of Star Trek in recent years, including two major events: a comedic crossover episode with Star Trek: Lower Decks as well as Star Trek‘s first-ever musical episode. As evidenced by the two deleted scenes below, what was cut out of Strange New Worlds season 2 was just as good as what was part of the episodes.
Twitter/X user Thad (@Tyranicus), who co-hosts the Infinite Diversity podcast, shared the alternate version of Strange New Worlds‘ musical’s Klingon musical number. In the aired episode, Klingon General Garkog (Bruce Horak) stunned Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) and the USS Enterprise’s crew by performing Klingon K-Pop. In the deleted scene, Horak bursts into Klingon opera. Check out the deleted scene below:
Strange New Pod’s (@strangenewpod) Twitter/X account also shared a deleted scene from Strange New Worlds season 2, episode 5, “Charades” where Lt. Spock is turned fully human. As Spock adjusts to having human emotions, this deleted scene shows the Science Officer trying new snacks with Number One (Rebecca Romijn), including the ill-advised combination of chewing gum and nuts. Check out the deleted scene below:
Strange New Worlds’ “nuts and gum” joke is Star Trek‘s version of a classic gag from The Simpsons when Homer Simpson suggested the snack combination “Nuts and Gum: Together at Last!”
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Strange New Worlds Season 2 Recognized By Critics Choice Awards
Star Trek gets mainstream awards recognition
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season 2 was nominated for 2 Critics Choice Awards. Strange New Worlds got a nod for Best Drama Series along while Celia Rose Gooding, who plays Ensign Nyota Uhura, was recognized for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. This is rare mainstream recognition for a Star Trek series, which is usually relegated to awards focused on science fiction like the Saturn Awards.
Star Trek: Lower Decks also received its second Critics Choice Awards nomination for Best Animated Series.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is also being acclaimed as one of the Best TV Series of 2023 in mainstream publications like Vanity Fair and USA Today. Strange New Worlds‘ growing popularity beyond the core Star Trek audience is due to the talented and appealing cast and the show’s welcoming episodic format that evokes classic Star Trek while taking bold creative chances like tackling the comedy and musical genres along with outer space action and adventure. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season 3 is now mounting its long-delayed production to continue taking Star Trek to new heights.