The next comprises spoilers from Thursday’s Star Trek: Unusual New Worlds. Proceed accordingly.
Thursday’s episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds introduced the Enterprise crew to an deserted Illyrian colony named Hetemit 9. The humanoid species is thought for modifying their genes, which is forbidden within the Federation, they usually’ve lived as outcasts because of this.
As Spock and Pike investigated what occurred to the colony down on the floor, a lightweight virus endemic swept by the ship up in house. Most fell extraordinarily unwell, apart from Quantity One, aka Una, who recovered unusually shortly. Whereas talking with Dr. M’Benga and Nurse Chapel a few potential treatment, she revealed precisely why that occurred: She’s Illyrian.
Including to the Star Trek canon is to not be taken flippantly, and co-showrunner Henry Alonso Myers says there was loads of debate about confirming this side of her character.
“You’re treading into troublesome waters anytime you add one thing to this,” he tells TVLine. “We strive very onerous to consider what the implications of including to them are, after which we simply should do it. On the finish of the day, it’s important to inform the story.”
For Myers, a very powerful side of the episode wasn’t a lot Una’s large secret, however fairly discovering widespread floor between her and Dr. M’Benga. On the finish of the episode, M’Benga revealed that he’d been retaining his daughter Rukiya, who was identified with cygnokemia, within the buffer till he discovered a treatment.
“It’s extra about watching Una and M’Benga come collectively and are available to grasp one another,” Myers explains.
“We knew that the episode can be an enormous Una episode, and we wished to disclose one thing to the viewers about her,” he provides. “It was lots about defining who she is on this present and what sort of tales we will inform together with her.”
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