Along with getting again to work voicing Mariner for the fifth season of the animated comedy Star Trek: Decrease Decks, Tawny Newsome can be again within the writers room for the upcoming live-action Star Trek: Starfleet Academy collection. In her new interview for TrekMovie’s All Entry Star Trek podcast, the actress and author spoke to us about what it’s like engaged on the brand new present and the way she isn’t the one superfan in that room.

Academy writers again at work, maintaining a tally of canon

When the WGA strike started in early Could, the writers room for the present had already been assembled, after which plan was to enter manufacturing in 2024. The strike wrapped up on the finish of September, and Newsome advised TrekMovie they acquired again to work shortly, saying they’ve been writing once more for “a couple of month.” She additionally opened up about what the environment is like:

“We actually have probably the most enjoyable group of individuals. Our showrunners Alex [Kurtzman] and Noga [Landau] actually assembled only a pleasant room of pretty folks. I don’t know the way they did it, as a result of Hollywood is filled with psychopaths they usually actually managed to search out some sweeties who love Trek. I’ve been having a blast and I feel that the viewers goes to like the present. I actually do.”

In accordance with Paramount+, the present will deal with a “younger group of cadets” at Star Trek’s famed Starfleet Academy. At NYCC, Alex Kurtzman talked about how the present “speaks to the era now.” In her TrekMovie interview, Newsome described how this premise opens up new potentialities inside Star Trek:

“Sure, it’s aimed toward a youthful era. I imply, it’s the Academy, all issues are attainable. Additionally, I like this period. I just like the promise of this present as a result of so typically we don’t get to see what it’s like if you’re not fairly a completely shaped Starfleet officer but. All of our Starfleet officers should be so good already. What I feel has been so enjoyable about Decrease Decks is that we’ve gotten to see folks on the much less nice ship. So I simply suppose that youngsters of their academy part, that’s a few of the thrilling stuff for me. What are you want when you find yourself a teen who remains to be figuring this out on the trail to changing into these nice Starfleet officers?”

Even with the deal with a brand new younger viewers, Newsome feels the present nonetheless has extensive attraction for Trek followers, due to these like her within the writers’ room honoring Trek lore:

“I do [feel it will appeal to fans]. I’ll say that there are some folks in that room—I may be considered one of them—which can be actual canon hound canine. We acquired some actual canon-heads in there with very intense conversations about maintaining the Star Trek of it feeling actually Star Trek-y. So I hope that’ll make everybody who loves Star Trek glad as a result of it makes me glad. I like being a deputy canon cop.”

Paramount+ announcement picture from March (NOTE: Not closing title remedy)

Honored to be a Star Trek first

Newsome has had an extended profession each appearing and writing in comedy, however that is her first drama. She talked to us about writing for drama and the way crossing over from the forged to the writers’ room makes a little bit of Trek historical past. Whereas not the primary Trek actor to submit a script to Trek or get a writing credit score, she’s the primary to get a writing employees place:

“I’ve accomplished sketch [comedy] earlier than. I’ve by no means accomplished a story room. I labored at The Second Metropolis for a few years earlier than I labored in TV and we write all of our personal materials there. I’ve accomplished numerous little like, ‘Okay, we’re assembling a punch-up room for this draft of this factor.’ I’ve solely ever labored in comedy. I’ve by no means labored on an hour-long drama, not whilst an actor. In order that’s totally different for me. And somebody advised me that I’m the primary Star Trek forged member to be in on the [writing] employees of a present… That’s such an honor. And I’m going to be excited about that. It’s uncommon that you simply get to be a primary in one thing that you simply actually care about. That’s, that’s very significant to me.”

Embed from Getty Pictures

Extra to return from Tawny Newsome

Take a look at our earlier interview to see what Tawny Newsome stated about getting again to work on Decrease Decks season 5. We could have extra about what she needed to say about season 4 and season 5 so keep tuned to the positioning and catch the complete audio interview within the subsequent episode of the All Entry Star Trek podcast.

Sustain with information for the Star Trek Universe at

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *