September 28, 2022

‘SNL’ imagines a Paramount+ Star Trek spin-off where it’s all messy drama

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Imagine Star Trek, except mixed in with all the serious, professional people in the ship’s bridge crew are some younger Gen Z-equivalents who are totally self-possessed and wrapped up in petty personal dramas.  That’s Saturday Night Live‘s pitch for our next Trek spin-off on Paramount+, and honestly it works.

Carey Mulligan and Mikey Day play our overly dramatic crew members, who immediately overreact when a dumb suggestion from Carey is appropriately shut down. The situation spirals from there, with the two complaining about the “literally toxic” bridge crew as the rest of the ship struggles with a life-or-death situation.