After launching on Star Trek Day, the second episode of the new Star Trek: very Short Treks’ series of (very non-canonical) promotional shorts is now online. This time it’s set on Pike’s USS Enterprise with the voices of several Strange New Worlds stars along with a Discovery cameo.
Strange New “Holiday Party”
The second episode has a simple premise “It’s a First Contact Day celebration and Spock is in charge of the entertainment.” It features the voices of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds stars Ethan Peck as Spock, Bruce Horak as Hemmer, Celia Rose Gooding as Uhura, and Gia Sandhu as T’Pring. Discovery star Doug Jones also makes a surprise appearance as Saru. Other voices are provided by Bonnie Gordon.
“Holiday Party” was written by Claire Friedman, an Emmy and Peabody-winning writer and producer who has worked on Saturday Night Live, Desus & Mero, and Nick Cannon. Star Trek: very Short Treks is part of CBS Studios’ celebration of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Animated Series CBS Studios. The series of non-canonical promotional spots is animated in the TAS style and was developed by Casper Kelly (Too Many Cooks).
The remaining three cartoons will be released on startrek.com and the Star Trek YouTube channel weekly on Wednesdays through Oct. 4 at 10:00 A.M., PT/1:00 P.M., ET.
Sept. 20 – “Worst Contact”
Sept. 27 – “Holograms, All the Way Down”
Oct. 4 – “Walk, Don’t Run”
ICYMI: Episode 1
Episode 1 released on Star Trek Day also features Ethan Peck as Spock. Set on the original USS Enterprise with characters from Star Trek: The Animated Series, “Skin a Cat” features comedian Pete Holmes as the captain.
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