Here's What STAR TREK: DISCOVERY's SHORT TREK Episodes Will Be About
Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 won’t arrive on CBS All Access until 2019, but fans will have content to enjoy in the meantime with the franchise’s upcoming “Short Treks”. The latest word is that these short stories set within the Star Trek: Discovery franchise kick off on October 4th, and we now know what each episode will be about (via Deadline):
Runaway – Thursday, Oct. 4
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 – Thursday, Nov. 8
After waking up in an unfamiliar sickbay, Craft (Aldis Hodge) finds himself on board a deserted ship, and his only companion and hope for survival is an A.I. computer interface.
Teleplay by Michael Chabon. Story by Sean Cochran and Michael Chabon. Directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi.
The Brightest Star – Thursday, Dec. 6
Before he was the first Kelpien to join Starfleet, Saru (Doug Jones) lived a simple life on his home planet of 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 – Thursday, Jan. 3
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 Michael McMahan. Directed by Rainn Wilson.
Personally, I’m most excited for Rainn Wilson’s return as Harry Mudd, and a Saru adventure. Tilly grew on me by the end of Star Trek: Discovery Season 1, but I’m not so sure I’m ready for a standalone adventure with her, although I know she has a lot of fans. Of course, none of us know anything about Craft, so I’m also curious as to what’s going on with his character and whether or not he’ll play into what’s happening on Season 2. There’s also a part of me that wonders if that short is one that will somehow play into Jean Luc Picard’s new show?
Who’s excited for these shorts?!