Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 2 Episode 5 Easter Eggs Just Set up a New TOS Character’s Arrival

With “Charades” Strange New Worlds reminds us why Star Trek’s Vulcans are so hilarious.

Gia Sandhu as T'Pring, Ethan Peck as Spock, Ellora Patniak as T'Pril, Mia Kirshner as Amanda Grayson and Michael Benyaer as Sevet in episode 205 “Charades” of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
Photo: Michael Gibson/Paramount+

This article contains spoilers

When Spock’s family visited the Enterprise during “Journey to Babel” in Star Trek: The Original Series, Kirk ended up getting stabbed. When the Enterprise visited the planet Vulcan for Spock’s wedding in “Amok Time,” Kirk almost got choked to death. The point? Vulcan family reunions are tricky! 

In Strange New Worlds season 2, episode 5, “Charades,” when T’Pring’s family visits the Enterprise for an engagement dinner, Spock’s entire biology is suddenly altered by a nearby alien intelligence, and this time, Nurse Chapel has to risk her life to set things right while Pike has his cooking insulted.

Along the way, “Charades” drops several references to the entire Trek franchise, deepening our knowledge of Vulcans, in ways both highly logical and hilarious. Here are the biggest Easter eggs and shout-outs we caught in this episode.


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