Strange New Worlds Images Show Kirk's Brother Joining Crew on Mission

New Star Trek: Strange New Worlds images show Kirk's brother joining the crew of the USS Enterprise on a harrowing mission. The latest series in the long-running multi-generational science-fiction franchise focuses on Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) and his crew five years before the Star Trek: The Original Series where James T. Kirk would eventually command the famed Federation flagship. Strange New Worlds is the sixth series set in the Star Trek universe following writer-producer Alex Kurtzman's hiring by CBS to rebrand the Star Trek franchise.

Set as a spin-off of Star Trek: Discovery season 2, as well as a prequel to The Original Series, the latest Star Trek entry sees the return of many of the USS Enterprise's crew from the 1960s series such as Pike, Commander Spock (Ethan Peck), Doctor M'Benga (Babs Olusanmokun), Nyota Uhura (Celia Rose Gooding), Nurse Christine Chapel (Jess Bush), Number One (Rebecca Romijn), and George Samuel Kirk Jr. (Dan Jeannotte), James T. Kirk's older brother. The character briefly appeared in episode 2, "Children of the Comet" where he joined a landing party to a comet's surface. However, he was quickly injured and rendered unconscious for much of the episode.

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In a set of new images of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds episode 9, "All Those Who Wander" (via Trek Movie) Samuel is shown joining the crew of the USS Enterprise on a dangerous mission. Along with Captain Pike, Dr. M'Benga, Nurse Chapel, Commander Spock, Uhura, Chief Engineer Hemmer (Bruce Horak), and La'an Noonien-Singh (Christina Chong), Samuel investigates a downed Federation spaceship on a desolate frozen planet. Check out the images below.

The images evoke a horror tone with its dark setting and mysterious premise regarding the whereabouts of the missing crew of the crashed Federation star ship. Samuel is featured prominently as one of the key members of the landing party. He will most likely be assisting Spock as he is one of the science officers aboard the USS Enterprise, specifically recruited for the ship's life sciences department by Captain Pike earlier in the series.

Not much of Samuel's career in the Federation is known. He was previously seen briefly in The Original Series as a civilian research biologist, living on a distant planet with his wife and kids. With only six years difference between episode 9 of Strange New Worlds and his civilian appearance in The Original Series, the upcoming episode may provide the impetus for Samuel's eventual departure from service in the Federation.

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