The wait for new Star Trek is almost over, today we have been given the full release information for the Star Trek Shorts that were announced back at San Diego Comic-Con.
Kicking off on October 4th, the four standalone stories will premiere on CBS All Access, each short will run in the region of 10-15 minutes and will be a chance for fans to dive deeper into key themes and characters from the Discovery universe.
– UPDATE –
However, at present, there are no plans to release these shorts outside of the USA, according to an article published 21/09/18 on the website DigitalSpy, when approached for further information regarding a pending release for Netflix customers, Digital Spy was told
There are currently no plans to air the Short Treks on the streaming service
This comes as a massive blow to international fans of the show and many are not happy and have taken to social media to show their frustration.
- “What the hell
@StarTrekNetflix @startrekcbs @NetflixDE ???? How are we gonna see those over here??”
- “Oh, come on,
@StarTrekNetflix! You can’t leave us hanging like this!”
While there is no information as to whether this effects Space/Crave customers in Canada as well we have reached out to them and as of yet we have not heard anything back.
We will let you know as soon as we hear anything, we hope this is just a deal yet to be done, however, if this is truly only watchable in the USA this is indeed will leave many many fans not happy.
What will these “Short Treks” be about?
Each segment will be centred a key player, with familiar faces like Mary Wiseman (Ensign Tilly), Doug Jones (Cmdr Saru) and Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd) besides staring in his short he will also be directing it, along with these well-known faces from Discovery, we will meet a new character called Craft played by Trek newcomer Aldis Hodge.
The four instalments of “Star Trek: Short Treks” will roll out as follows:
“Runaway” – Thursday, Oct. 4
On board, 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.
“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.
Watch the teaser trailer now
If you still haven’t pre-ordered your copy of Discovery season 1 then you can do so by following one of the links below.You can view the entire first season of Discovery on CBS All Access (USA), Space (Canada) and Netflix (Rest of the World).