Latest in Entertainment

Image credit: CBS

Four 'Star Trek: Discovery' shorts are coming to CBS All Access

The first mini-episode arrives October 4th.
213 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

CBS

CBS All Access is getting a quartet of Star Trek: Discovery preludes to tide you over until the show's return in early 2019. Star Trek: Short Treks is comprised of four standalone episodes, described as "short stories", each focusing on a different character or theme from the franchise's bulging universe.

Fronting the show will be recognizable faces including Mary Wiseman (who plays Tilly), Doug Jones (Saru) and a new addition in the shape of Aldis Hodge's character Craft. Each episode will be roughly 10-15 minutes long with the first arriving on October 4th and subsequent shorts landing every month.

Behind-the-scenes talent includes Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon and Discovery creator Alex Kurtzman, while Rainn Wilson will direct and star in the fourth and final short, The Escape Artist.

CBS recently announced it was mulling more original shows for its All Access streaming service in a bid to compete against bigger rivals like Netflix. And Star Trek fits into those plans with the platform launching a new series that continues the story of Star Trek: The Next Generation's Jean-Luc Picard (with Patrick Stewart reprising the iconic role). Meanwhile, fans may also get to see what an R-rated Star Trek film looks like courtesy of Quentin Tarantino.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
213 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's 2019 Back-to-School Guide

Engadget's 2019 Back-to-School Guide

View
B&H sale cuts up to $350 off Apple's 2019 iMacs

B&H sale cuts up to $350 off Apple's 2019 iMacs

View
NVIDIA's latest GPU drivers pack a speed boost for 'Apex Legends'

NVIDIA's latest GPU drivers pack a speed boost for 'Apex Legends'

View
The latest 'Fortnite' weapon lets you drop heavy stuff on opponents’ heads

The latest 'Fortnite' weapon lets you drop heavy stuff on opponents’ heads

View
ThinkPad X1 Carbon review (2019): Sometimes it’s good to be boring

ThinkPad X1 Carbon review (2019): Sometimes it’s good to be boring

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr