Star Trek: Strange New Worlds - Season Two
Now I'm no Trekkie. You're not likely ever to catch me at a Con that highlights just how brilliant this show is. And it really, really is. In fact, I'll be honest and say that this is the only thing that has brought me to tears this year. We're only five episodes into Paramount's second season featuring Anson Mount at the helm of the Enterprise as Captain Pike, Kirk's immediate predecessor, along with a continually fantastic cast supporting him.
I'd go even further and say that this is probably the best from this franchise since Voyager graced our screens, using a now familiar format of truly developing the crew through both group and individual adversity. Whilst Mount is the anchor that holds it all together, his presence is relatively diminutive, such is the insistence of exploring this strange new world by the entire crew.
The writing is outstanding and, of course, imaginative, with other-worldly stories that draw in the audience due to the intriguing plots and believable performances that effortlessly seam together like the middle of a Venn diagram, at times.
Presently there are a few entertainment highlight each week and this is one of the standout treats that I look forward to most. If only Paramount would just release the whole thing in one go. Season One easily made my Top Ten streaming show of last year and this promises to be just as simple a choice come the end of the year this time too.