CBS 'Star Trek: Short Treks': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and all you need to know about the anthology spin-off

CBS 'Star Trek: Short Treks': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and all you need to know about the anthology spin-off

This year's San Diego Comic-Con saw the first-ever panel of the popular sci-fi franchise, 'Star Trek', and all its upcoming releases were announced at the event in the form of a grand 90-minute presentation titled 'Enter The Star Trek Universe'. Divided into three panels, the presentation introduced to us the upcoming installments from the franchise in the form of 'Star Trek: Discovery' season 3 (2020), the animated series 'Star Trek: Lower Decks' (2020), and the highly anticipated new live-action show 'Star Trek: Picard' (2019). But fans were also informed that the anthology spin-off of 'Star Trek: Discovery', titled 'Star Trek: Short Treks' was returning too, with six brand new episodes. So saddle up, here come a bumpy ride and all you need to know about it!

Release date:

As of now, no official release date has been announced for the upcoming segment of episodes of 'Star Trek: Short Treks',  but the official Twitter account of the show did announce a fall premiere date for this season. "Star Trek: #ShortTreks returns with six new shorts exclusively on @CBSAllAccess starting this fall," the page tweeted, adding that Anson Mount, Ethan G Peck, and Rebecca Romjin were all set to reprise their roles.


Rebecca Romjin (L) as Number One and Ethan Peck as Spock in Star Trek: Short Treks. (CBS All Access)


The 'Star Trek: Discovery' spin-off consists of several shorts that chronicles the settings and characters from that series as well as the whole 'Star Trek universe. The shorts are between 15 and 18 minutes in length. Revolving around three prime characters - Pike, Spock, and Number One - each episode tells a stand-alone story that serves as an "opportunity for deeper storytelling and exploration of key characters and themes that fit into Star Trek: Discovery and the expanding Star Trek universe."


The series was created for CBS All Access by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman. Fuller is known for creating some of the biggest TV series such as 'Dead Like Me', 'Hannibal', and 'American Gods'. Kurtzman is best known for executive producing the Star Trek franchise since 2009.




A scene from Star Trek: Short Treks featuring Anson Mount as Pike (extreme right). (CBS All Access)

Anson Mount plays the role of Captain Christopher Pike on the show. He is joined by Ethan G Peck as Spock and Rebecca Romjin as Number One. 


The SDCC panel of 'Star Trek' unveiled the trailer which was later posted by the 'Short Treks' Twitter page. Check it out here:




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