Strange New Worlds Season 2 Ep 6 is the sixth instalment of the second season of an American scifi space opera television drama created by Akiva Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman, and Jenny Lumet for the streaming service Paramount+. A spin-off of the Discovery series, Strange New Worlds features the USS Enterprise captained by Christopher Pike and set a decade before the events in the original Star Trek TV series.
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Entitled “Lost in Translation”, Strange New Worlds Season 2 Ep 6 is a somewhat average Trek TV episode that never rises up to the quality of episodes 2, 3 and 5. Guess that balances out the good and so-so episodes so far at 3 for 3! The focus on on Uhura and her hallucinations of death and destruction as the Enterprise and the Farragut are tasked to get a deuterium refinery operational. Along the way, one of the Farragut’s officers is revealed to be sabotaging the refinery for unknown reasons, before Uhura deduces the reason for her hallucinations and the saboteur’s motives.
Strange New Worlds Season 2 Ep 6 is notable, however, for bringing James T. Kirk back to the Enterprise, this time as 1st officer of the Farragut. Why we do not see or hear anything about the captain of the Farragut is mystifying though. In any case, Kirk – who appeared in the time traveling episode with La’An Noonien Singh, this time connects with Uhura – a foreshadowing of their close relationship a decade later in the original series.
Well, if you follow Star Trek close enough, you would have figured out that obviously an alien species was responsible for all the mishaps, as they attempted to communicate with Starfleet officers in the only way they know how – through the hallucinations. One the truth is discovered, the Enterprise destroys the refinery and stop mining the deuterium. This ending was telegraphed a light year away which made the episode predictable. Hmmm.
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