Star Trek: Short Treks now available on Netflix UK
James R | On 17, Jan 2019
Star Trek: Discovery returns to our screens this Friday, but while fans of the sci-fi series have been excitedly awaiting the show’s second season, one piece has been missing – the Short Treks spin-off series. Now, it’s finally available in the UK.
The series of (as the name suggests) shorts were released on CBS All Access in the USA on 4th October, and use settings and characters from Star Trek: Discovery. Approximately 15 minutes in length, the four shorts are standalone but are designed to offer deeper storytelling and exploration of key characters and themes. In them, you’ll see familiar faces as well as locations, with the casts including Michelle Yeoh as Lt. Philippa Georgiou, Doug Jones as Saru and Rainn Wilson as Harry Mudd, with Wilson also stepping behind the camera to direct his episode.
While not essential viewing for chronology or plot, they’re a nice addition to the growing Star Trek universe. Now, as spotted by TrekMovie, they’ve quietly been made available in the UK on Netflix, tucked away under Star Trek: Discovery’s “Trailers and More” table. See below the rundown of each episode, plus a handy link to save you the searching and scrolling. In the meantime, you can read our reviews of Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 here – or head this way to see the Season 2 trailer.
On board the U.S.S. Discovery, Ensign Tilly (Mary Wiseman) encounters an unexpected visitor in need of help. This unlikely pair may have more in common than meets the eye.
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.
The Brightest Star
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 down an unexpected path.
The Escape Artist
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.