'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' Actors Hype Up Lower Decks Crossover Episode, Including ‘Spoimler’, ‘Improvised’ Scene And 'Hijinks And Silliness'

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"Star Trek" is no stranger to crossovers, ranging from the various Original Series alums who stopped by "The Next Generation," to the tribute-filled episode “Kobayahsi” in "Prodigy" Season 1. "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds," however, is delivering a particularly ambitious crossover by this franchise’s standards, as later on in Season 2, Jack Quaid’s Brad Boimler and Tawny Newsome’s Beckett Mariner from the animated "Star Trek: Lower Decks," will not only meet Captain Pike and the crew of the Enterprise, but also be depicted in live-action, as seen above. While speaking with CinemaBlend, before the SAG-AFTRA strike, three of "Strange New Worlds’" lead actors hyped up what this special episode, titled “These Old Scientists,” is delivering to fans, including teases of “Spoimler,” a completely “improvised” scene and just general “hijinks and silliness.”

Let’s start with Ethan Peck, who recently got to play a fully human Spock in the episode “Charades.” While he’s now back to his normal half-human, half-Vulcan self, Peck’s Spock will find himself in the unusual predicament of meeting two Starfleet officers from more than 100 years in the future who’ve somehow been transported to roughly half a decade before the events of The Original Series. Here’s what Peck had to say to me about Quaid and Newsome stopping by to play around with the "Strange New Worlds" cast.