The third Star Trek: Short Treks episode debuts tonight. Short Treks are four standalone mini-episodes related to Star Trek: Discovery, released one a month from October through January. This month’s short was written by Discovery writing duo Bo Yeon Kim and Erika Lippoldt (who also wrote the mid-season finale for Discovery season one — “Into the Forest I Go”) and directed by Douglas Aarniokoski (“Lethe”).
Preview: “The Brightest Star”
Star Trek: Short Treks – Episode 3
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.
The mini-episode will be available in the US on CBS All Access at 9:30 pm ET (6:30 pm PT). In Canada it airs on Space at 9:00 pm ET (6:00 pm PT), it will be available on CraveTV Friday at 9:00 pm ET (6:00 pm PT).
A “passion project”
This little short was something of a passion project for @extspace and me, and we are very proud of how it turned out. We couldn't be more grateful to @actordougjones, @hannahjspear and director @dougaa for bringing it to life with such talent and dedication. #StarTrekDiscovery https://t.co/0DEVShcLC6
— Erika Lippoldt (@gryphonmetal) November 27, 2018
— Bo Yeon Kim (@extspace) December 4, 2018
What say you?
TrekMovie will be posting a full review of “The Brightest Star” in the coming days. But you don’t have to wait to offer your views in the comments below.