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If you follow this blog, you know I’ve been reviewing, episode by episode, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. Basically, it’s Kurtzman NuTrek designed to appeal to the old school “Star Trek” fan like me. Did it work?
First of all, let’s be clear that you can’t make a television show (or any art form) in 2022 and have it seem like it was created in 1966. All art is a reflection of its time. If you remade films like Casablanca (1942) or Gone With The Wind (1939) today, they wouldn’t be anything like the original classics because approximately eighty years have passed.
So expecting SNW to be like the original Star Trek starring William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy is completely unrealistic.
That said, I totally miss that era in science fiction and in television in general.
There’s almost no way to compare the two shows and yet, it begs the question was SNW “Star Trek?”
What makes Star Trek “Star Trek?”