Star Trek musical parodies have been a factor because the Shatner days, however no official Star Trek musical has ever been launched formally. That is about to vary, although, as Star Trek: Unusual New Worlds season 2 will characteristic the primary ever Star Trek musical episode, Paramount introduced. Referred to as Subspace Rhapsody, it is going to be the ninth episode of the season and debut on Paramount Plus on August third at 7PM ET.
The information dropped at San Diego Comedian-Con through the Star Trek Universe panel, together with a video (under, US solely). It options 10 new songs composed by Kay Hanley and Tom Polce of the rock band Letters to Cleo.
Unusual New Worlds has been a success with each critics (together with Engadget’s Daniel Cooper) and audiences since its debut, thanks largely to the forged led by Anson Mount (Captain Pike), Rebecca Romjin (No 1) and Ethan Peck (Spock). It additionally introduced a lighter contact to the Star Trek universe following darker exhibits like Picard. As we detailed yesterday, the present dropped its Lower Decks crossover episode sooner than anticipated, and it is now out there to stream.
Musical TV episodes are nothing new, with among the extra noteworthy ones popping out of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Scrubs and Xena, Warrior Princess (yep). Typically these are, effectively, unmotivated, with everybody abruptly breaking into tune (Scrubs), or the musical is constructed as a bottle episode outdoors the fact of the primary present (Xena).
Subspace Rhapsody appears to be set in movement by plot occasions, although, with some type of (insert your favourite Trek MacGuffin right here) occasion bringing out the characters’ internal theater youngsters. As proven within the trailer and retro-style poster, it is staged and carried out as a full-blown musical, and appears like some foolish enjoyable.