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Star Trek: Short Treks is an anthology series of shorts set in the Star Trek universe, acting as a companion to Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard. It is the second Star Trek companion series, the eighth series set in the Star Trek universe, and the first series to feature both live-action and animated episodes.

Premiering in October 2018, the four live-action episodes of the first season were released monthly, running approximately fifteen to twenty minutes each. The six-episode second season premiered in October 2019.

In 2023, it was followed by Star Trek: very Short Treks, a new series of non-canon animated shorts.

Production history[]

The series was announced in July 2018 at San Diego Comic-Con, [1] [2] and details of the four initial shorts were revealed in September 2018. [3]

Following the conclusion of the second season of Discovery, it was initially announced that two new animated Short Treks would air in the spring of 2019. [4]

In a June 2019 interview, Alex Kurtzman stated that a total of six more episodes would be produced and air in the period prior to the premiere of the third season of Discovery. [5]

The series was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2020 for Outstanding Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series. [6]

Although a third season of Short Treks has not been announced, in August 2020 producer Alex Kurtzman said that he hoped more would be made. [7]


Each episode of ST has its own unique cast and the series does not carry over cast members. The following have been credited in multiple episodes of ST:

ST credited cast by episode:

Episode list[]

ST Season 1, 4 episodes
ST Season 2, 6 episodes

Title Episode Date Runtime Original airdate
Season 1
"Runaway" 1x01 2257 15:32 2018-10-04
"Calypso" 1x02 Far future 18:05 2018-11-08
"The Brightest Star" 1x03 2239 14:44 2018-12-06
"The Escape Artist" 1x04 2250s 15:33 2019-01-03
Season 2
"Q&A" 2x01 2253 14:07 2019-10-05
"The Trouble with Edward" 2x02 2250s (1421.9) 14:38 2019-10-09
"Ask Not" 2x03 2250s 9:18 2019-11-14
"Ephraim and Dot" 2x04 22672285 8:43 2019-12-12
"The Girl Who Made the Stars" 2x05 2230s 7:45 2019-12-12
"Children of Mars" 2x06 2385 8:19 2020-01-09


Short Treks promotion logo

Promotional logo for the series


For season 2, CBS All Access released an artwork series based on the old Pocket Books TOS covers from the 1980s.

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