Son of Gene Roddenberry says Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will make his father proud

Son of Gene Roddenberry says Star Trek: Strange New Worlds will make his father proud ...

Every new entry in Star Wars or Star Trek seems to spawn another new subset of haters. In fact, the presence of fandoms is probably one of the most consistent features of any given geek thing like these sci-fi giants, but sometimes the positivity shines through.

Rod Roddenberry, the son of Star Trek's late creator Gene Roddenberry, spoke about how much he expects his father to pay for the latest installment in the series in May, and it appears to be one of the first Star Trek films to receive such praise in quite some time. His father would, according to him, likely share the same sentiment.

Roddenberry said in an interview with Screen Rant that he would be very proud of his work. "I'm impressed that they're doing that." We've got some comedic episodes - or at least, some comedic moments. And these things I'd initially say when reading scripts that I don't know how this will be handled by the audience."

Roddenberry is quite surprised at how much he has enjoyed the series so far, not quite anticipating the quality to reach the levels it is aiming for. "They've done an incredible job with Strange New Worlds, and I'm so proud of them," he said. "And I'm so proud of them."

Strange New Worlds may have received the late Roddenberry's seal of approval from many, including familiar faces like Spock (Ethan Peck), Nurse Chapel (Jess Bush), and the aforementioned Captain Pike, reintroducing what attracted audiences to Star Trek in the first place. Perhaps, at a time after Nichelle Nichols' passing, retaining the traditional formula she helped cultivate is a noble endeavor.

Strange New Worlds is off to a good start, and the apparent endorsement by the great creator himself should hopefully help to keep the momentum going strong. So here's hoping the series stays true to itself and continues to strive for the stars.

Strange New Worlds is now available on Paramount+.