When you’re part of the crew for a ship like the USS Enterprise, you keep busy. You have the ship to look after, as well as the welfare of the crew. And given the size of the crew and the ship, that’s no small task. But everyone needs to take a break. The upcoming episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds gives some of the Enterprise crew a chance to do just that with some shore leave. In an exclusive clip from “Spock Amok,” we see what happens when first officer Una (Rebecca Romijn) and chief of security La’an (Christina Chong) talk about having “fun.”
The synopsis for “Spock Amok” states:
It’s a comedy of manners when Spock has a personal visit in the middle of Spock and Captain Pike’s crucial negotiations with an unusual alien species.
So, basically, hijinks happen. (And the trailer for the episode refers to those hijinks).
Una laments not really being part of the crew anymore because she’s a senior officer. But La’an points out that isn’t why—it’s because Una terrifies people. La’an thinks it’s a compliment. Then La’an enthuses about liking work and how there’s nothing wrong with that. And with many crew members enjoying shore leave, the Enterprise‘s halls feel vacant and quiet. That makes it all the easier to focus on work. I can relate the tiniest bit.
As La’an and Una relay their exciting plans to catch up on tasks around the ship, a security breach makes them take a detour. They discover not intruders, but crew members of the ship. Find out what happens when the next episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds drops on Thursday on Paramount+.