Star Trek’s Short Treks Series To Debut In October

by Erik Amaya

 

Star Trek: Discovery‘s second season will not debut until January, but CBS prepared for that gap by producing a series of Short Treks — five short films, essentially, which “delve deeper into the Star Trek: Discovery universe.” CBS also released a trailer for the limited series:

According to TVLine, Discovery‘s Ensign Tilly (Mary Wiseman) will star in the first of the Short Treks, “Runaway,” which sees her encountering an “unexpected visitor” aboard the ship. Subsequent episodes will be released monthly, with December’s “The Brightest Star” appearing to be the highlight. It features Commander Saru (Doug Jones) before he joined Starfleet to examine why he alone would choose to explore space. That sounds awesome. November’s “Calyspo” sees Aldis Hodge’s Craft waking up on a deserted ships while January’s “The Escape Artist” features the return of Rainn Wilson’s Harcourt Fenton Mudd. It all sounds like well-chosen stories, but I’ll be waiting patiently for Saru’s story.

Star Trek: Short Treks begins October 4th on CBS All Access.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at Comicon.com and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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