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Star Trek: Short Treks

Star Trek: Short Treks

  • Premiered: 
    October 4, 2018
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  • Network: CBS All Access
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Spinoff of Star Trek: Discovery 
  • Subject Matter: Science Fiction
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Plot Synopsis

STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS is a short-form web series, giving an opportunity for fans to dive deeper into key themes and characters that fit into the STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and expanding STAR TREK universe. Each of the four stand-alone stories centers a key character, including these familiar faces from STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: Mary Wiseman (Tilly); Doug Jones (Saru); Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd) in a short he will also direct; and a new character unfamiliar to fans, Craft, played by Aldis Hodge. In anticipation of the early 2019 return of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, the first four installments rolled out as follows:

"Runaway" (October 4, 2018 at 9:30pm ET/6:30pm PT): Onboard the U.S.S. Discovery, Ensign Tilly (Mary Wiseman) encounters an unexpected visitor in need of help. However, this unlikely pair may have more in common than meets the eye. Written by Jenny Lumet & Alex Kurtzman. Directed by Maja Vrvilo.

"Calypso" (November 8, 2018): After waking up in an unfamiliar sickbay, Craft (Aldis Hodge) finds himself to be on board a deserted ship, his only companion and hope for survival, an A.I. computer interface. Teleplay by Michael Chabon. Story by Sean Cochran and Michael Chabon. Directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi.

"The Brightest Star" (December 6, 2018): Before he was the first Kelpien to join Starfleet, Saru (Doug Jones) lived a simple life on his home planet Kaminar with his father and sister. Young Saru, full of ingenuity and a level of curiosity uncommon among his people, yearns to find out what lies beyond his village, leading him on an unexpected path. Written by Bo Yeon Kim & Erika Lippoldt. Directed by Douglas Aarniokoski.

"The Escape Artist" (January 3, 2019): Harry Mudd (Rainn Wilson), back to his old tricks of stealing and double-dealing, finds himself in a precarious position aboard a hostile ship -- just in time to try out his latest con. Written by Mike McMahan. Directed by Rainn Wilson.

The second season of STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS premiered on Saturday, October 5, 2019 on CBS All Access. In the season opener, "Q&A," Ensign Spock gets trapped in a turbolift on his first day aboard the USS Enterprise -- with his new superior officer Number One. While waiting for the turbolift to be repaired, Spock asks Number One numerous questions, and the pair bond over their similarities.
On Thursday, January 9, 2020, CBS All Access released the sixth and final episode of STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS' second season. In the season ender, "Children of Mars," 12-year-old classmates Kima and Lil find themselves at odds with each other on a day that will change their lives forever.