Four new stand-alone short stories, Star Trek: Short Treks, will debut on Thursday, Oct. 4, to tie fans of Star Trek: Discovery over until the second season of the breakout hit launches in early 2019.
Each of the four shorts will run 10-15 minutes and will give fans a deeper dive into the themes and characters that fit into the expanding Star Trek: Discovery universe. Stories will centre on a key character in each episode: Mary Wiseman’s Tilly, Doug Jones’ Saru, and Rain Wilson’s Harry Mudd. We’ll also meet a new character, named Craft, who is played by Aldis Hodge (Hidden Figures).
The mini-episodes will debut monthly, beginning Thursday, Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. ET on Space in Canada, and later stream on Space.ca and CraveTV the following day at 9 p.m. ET. Bell Media will also stream the installments on SnackableTV, following their launch on Space and CraveTV. In the U.S., each installment will debut on CBS All Access (also beginning Oct. 4).
Star Trek: Short Treks descriptions and Canadian airdates below.
“Runway” (premieres Thursday, Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. ET on Space and streams on Friday, Oct. 5 at 9 p.m. on CraveTV)
Onboard the U.S.S. Discovery, Ensign Tilly (Mary Wiseman) encounters an unexpected visitor in need of help. However, the unlikely pair may have more in common than meets the eye.
“Calypso” (premieres Thursday, Nov. 8 at 9 p.m. ET on Space and streams on Friday, Nov. 9 at 9 p.m. ET on CraveTV)
After waking up in an unfamiliar sickbay, Craft (Aldis Hodge) finds himself on a deserted ship, and his only companion and hope of survival is an A.I. computer interface.
“The Brightest Star” (premieres Thursday, Dec. 9 at 9 p.m. ET on Space and streams Friday, Dec. 7 at 9 p.m. ET on CraveTV)
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 for his people, years to find out what lies beyond his village, leading him on an unexpected path.
“The Escape Artist” (premieres Thursday, Jan. 3 at 9 p.m. ET on Space and streams on Friday, Jan. 4 at 9 p.m. ET on CraveTV)
Harry Mudd (Rainn Wilson), back to his old tricks of stealing and double-dealings, finds himself in a precarious position aboard a hostile ship — just in time to try out his latest con. Wilson also directs this installment.
Star Trek: Short Treks will also be made available on demand via set-top boxes, Space.ca and the Space GO app following the premiere of each installment. The 13-episode second season of Star Trek: Discovery will premiere in January 2019 on Space in Canada, CBS All Access in the U.S., and on Netflix (in other countries). The first season is currently available to stream on CraveTV in Canada.