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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds - S2 E9 - "Subspace Rhapsody"

  
By:  Dig  •  11 months ago  •  14 comments


Star Trek: Strange New Worlds - S2 E9 - "Subspace Rhapsody"
 

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August 3, 2023

'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' Season 2 Episode 9 Recap: A Musical That Ends on a High Note

The cast of 'Strange New Worlds' brings their A-game to "Subspace Rhapsody," locking it in as one of the best episodes in the franchise.

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By Samantha Coley

Strange New Worlds has officially taken Star Trek where no other series within the franchise has gone before with its very first musical episode. The penultimate episode of Season 2, "Subspace Rhapsody," sees the crew of the USS Enterprise collide with an anomaly that sends the entire federation into an alternate dimension powered by song. As each member of the crew from Captain Pike (Anson Mount) to visiting officer Jim Kirk (Paul Wesley) begins singing about their innermost thoughts, Uhura (Celia Rose Gooding) must race against the clock to reset their reality before the Klingons arrive to destroy the source of their dishonor.

Written by Dana Horgon and Bill Wolkoff, "Subspace Rhapsody," while delivering a whacky off-the-wall musical, still drives several plot points forward as the end of Season 2 draws near, and delivers some truly quintessential Star Trek. The episode is directed by Dermott Downs, who previously helmed the musical crossover for Supergirl and The Flash, as well as several episodes of Fire Country. The ten new songs, which will be available on Spotify and Apple Music, were penned by Letters to Cleo's Kay Hanley and Tom Polce with some stellar choreography from Roberto Campanella. The episode also features an acapella rendition of the show's theme song.

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Dig
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1  author  Dig    11 months ago

Well, that happened.

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Apologies, the most confounding thing

We appear to be singing

Most unusual

So peculiar

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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1.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Dig @1    11 months ago

Laughed my head off at this episode and thoroughly enjoyed it at the same time!

 
 
 
Snuffy
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2  Snuffy    11 months ago

I laughed...     Wait, we're singing again?

But the Backstreet Boy Klingons?  And I thought they were more into opera....

 
 
 
Dig
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2.1  author  Dig  replied to  Snuffy @2    11 months ago

The Klingon background dancers in that one scene did make me laugh, swinging those bat'leths around.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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2.1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Dig @2.1    11 months ago

I laughed my head off and then rewatched it 2 more times. Without the backup dancers, it wouldn't have been as good.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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2.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  Snuffy @2    11 months ago

OMG, the Klingon boy band cracked me up.  I don't know how anybody kept a straight face for that one.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
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2.3  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Snuffy @2    11 months ago

That was my favorite part of the episode.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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3  sandy-2021492    11 months ago

I'm out of town for the weekend, so I'll watch once I'm back to my TV and Firestick and comment more then.  Singing?

 
 
 
Snuffy
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3.1  Snuffy  replied to  sandy-2021492 @3    11 months ago

Oh yeah...   it was a musical episode.  

Probably the named star who did the least singing was Dr. M’Benga who actually told us he doesn't sing.  

I loved the episode but then I really like musicals.  

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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3.1.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Snuffy @3.1    11 months ago

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
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3.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  sandy-2021492 @3    11 months ago

Think "High School Musical", LOL!

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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4  sandy-2021492    11 months ago

Ok, I got to watch it last night and it was...surprisingly enjoyable.  A bit silly, yes, but I still laughed out loud several times.  Do all of the actors do their own singing, or were they lipsynching?  Some of those songs were pretty challenging.

But I'm ready to get back to the regular, non-musical format, and especially the regular opening sequence.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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4.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  sandy-2021492 @4    11 months ago

I didn't realize until I watched a bit of The Ready Room that Celia Rose Gooding had won a Grammy.  Not at all surprised.

 
 
 
TᵢG
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5  TᵢG    10 months ago

I think the episode was entertaining but I could not view it as a Star Trek episode.   To me, it destroyed my ability to suspend disbelief.   I would rather Star Trek be Star Trek.

 
 

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