Star Trek: Strange New Worlds And Lower Decks Are Coming Together For A Wild Crossover

Star Trek crossovers have been happening for decades, ranging from when Original Series characters like Spock and Scotty appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation to when William Riker and Deanna Troi showed up in Star Trek: Enterprise’s series finale. 

Next year the Paramount+ shows Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and Star Trek: Lower Decks will come together, and this could go down as the wildest Star Trek crossover ever. Yes, that’s even in comparison to Deep Space Nine’s “Trials and Tribble-ations.”

It was announced at Star Trek’s San Diego Comic-Con panel in Hall H that this special crossover episode will air in 2023 as part of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 2, a season that was already promising us more of Paul Wesley’s James T. Kirk following his surprise appearance in the Season 1 finale. Featuring a mix of live-action and animation, this episode will see Tawny Newsome and Jack Quaid respective reprising their Star Trek: Lower Decks characters Ensign Beckett Mariner and Ensign Brad Boimler. The two Starfleet officers will find themselves joining the Christopher Pike-captained U.S.S. Enterprise, and the episode will be directed by Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Jonathan Frakes, who has no shortage of experience working behind the cameras in the Star Trek franchise.

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