Short Treks

Star Trek: Short Treks

Season 1: 4 episodes – starting in October 2018, one a month, leading up to the debut of Discovery season 2 in January 2019.

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Short Treks is a series of mini-episodes set in and around the universe established in Star Trek: Discovery.



NOTE: Episodes are released monthly.


All episodes are available exclusively on the CBS All Access streaming service.

New episodes will be available on-demand weekly on Thursdays at 6:30PM PT/9:30PM ET exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers in the U.S.

CBS All Access Information

CBS All Access details, including currently supported platforms for the CBS streaming app:


Canadian media partner is Bell Media.

Episodes air on Space at 9:00 PM ET on Thursday.

The CraveTV streaming service will make episodes available 24-hours after they air on Space.

Every episode will also be available to Space subscribers on the Space GO app, in addition to being available on and participating On Demand channels.

All other regions:

Being a spin off to DiscoveryNetflix is the licensee, initially they decided to not carry Short Treks when they were being released monthly. All four of the first season of Short Treks were then added to Netflix on January 17, 2019, just before the premiere of the second season of parent series – Star Trek: Discovery.



Season 1

No. Title US Release Date Written By Directed By TrekMovie Review & Podcast
1 Runaway Oct. 4, 2018 Jenny Lumet & Alex Kurtzman Maja Vrvilo Review: Review: Tilly Grows Up Fast In ‘Star Trek: Short Treks’ “Runaway”
Podcast: The Shuttle Pod Crew Discuss ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ New York Comic Con News And First ‘Short Treks’
Synopsis: On board the U.S.S. Discovery, Ensign Tilly encounters an unexpected visitor in need of help. However, this unlikely pair may have more in common than meets the eye.
2 Calypso Nov. 8, 2018 Teleplay by Michael Chabon. Story by Sean Cochran and Michael Chabon. Olatunde Osunsanmi Review: Review: ‘Star Trek: Short Treks’ Gets Mythological In “Calypso”
Podcast: The Shuttle Pod Explores New Star Trek Shows, The Latest Rumors, And “Calypso”
Synopsis: 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.
3 The Brightest Star Dec. 6, 2018 Bo Yeon Kim & Erika Lippoldt Douglas Aarniokoski Review: Review: ‘Star Trek: Short Treks’ Gives Saru An Appetizing Backstory In “The Brightest Star”
Podcast: The Shuttle Pod Crew Leaves Home To Talk “The Brightest Star” And Picard Going Hollywood
Synopsis: Before he was the first Kelpien to join Starfleet, Saru 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.
4 The Escape Artist Jan. 3, 2019 Michael McMahan Rainn Wilson Review: Review: ‘Star Trek: Short Treks’ Wraps Up With The Fun And Twisted “The Escape Artist”
Podcast: The Shuttle Pod Gets Into The Mudd And Talks New Star Trek On TV
Synopsis: 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.