How to watch Star Trek: Strange New Worlds in Australia

The start to 2022 has been a good one for Trekkies, with the wrap up of Star Trek: Discovery season four, and second season release of Star Trek: Picard. Now, we have a totally new series to explore, with the first season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds about to hit our screens.

Set on a pre-Captain Kirk USS Enterprise, this series has all the charm of the original Star Trek — but with much more modern special effects. Read on for all the details on the Star Trek: Strange New Worlds release date, trailer, episodes and more.

How to watch Star Trek: Strange New Worlds in Australia

The first season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will be available to stream on Paramount+ in Australia. The first episode will be airing on May 5, 2022, although the Australian premiere will be some time in the evening on May 6, to allow it to air in the US first, as has been the case for other Star Trek shows.

There will be 10 episodes in total, with the series to wrap up in July. Here is the Australian release schedule for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds:

  • Episode 1 (Strange New Worlds) — 6 May
  • Episode 2 (Children of the Comet) — 13 May
  • Episode 3 (Ghosts of Illyria) — 20 May
  • Episode 4 (Momento Mori) — 27 May
  • Episode 5 (Spock Amok) — 3 June
  • Episode 6 (TBA) — 10 June
  • Episode 7 (TBA) — 17 June
  • Episode 8 (TBA) — 24 June
  • Episode 9 (TBA) — 1 July
  • Episode 10 (TBA) — 8 July

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Related: How to watch Star Trek: Picard Season 2 in Australia


What is Star Trek: Strange New Worlds about?

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds sits in a bit of an odd position in the Star Trek franchise. It’s a spin-off to both Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: The Original Series, serving as a prequel to the original show. Strange New Worlds shows the voyages of the Starship Enterprise — before James T. Kirk was its captain — which was led by Captain Christopher Pike (played by Anson Mount), a name already familiar with Trekkies.

The second season of Star Trek: Discovery introduced Pike to audiences, along with his second in command, Number One/Una Chin-Riley (played by Rebecca Romijn) and Spock (played by Ethan Peck). As it’s a prequel to The Original Series, the Enterprise we’re seeing harks back to the origins of Star Trek with uniforms, starship designs and sounds that will be very familiar.

It looks like Strange New Worlds will draw more on the style of the older Trek shows, like The Original Series, with more of that new adventure per episode, rather than the overarching plotline that we see in both Discovery and Picard. Keen to know more? Watch the trailer below.

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