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Star Trek: Short Treks Trailer Teases Six New Adventures Ahead

Tired out from traversing the galaxy with Star Trek: Discovery? Feeling like you'll probably end up ugly-crying through the majority of Star Trek: Picard now that several members of the Star Trek: The Next Generation are in the mix? Well, CBS All Access has just the thing for you: Star Trek: Short Treks, a collection of shorts that are bite-sized, easily digestible, and sure to be satisfying. 

The company revealed the trailer for the new installment of Star Trek: Short Treks at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, where it also brought footage and fun details from its other Trek-verse series like Picard and the animated Lower DecksStar Trek: Discovery actors Ethan Peck (who plays Spock) and Rebecca Romijn (who portrays Number One) helped usher in the footage, announcing that they will team up with Anson Mount (Captain Christopher Pike) for a bundle of shorts that take place on the U.S.S. Enterprise. In total, six new Short Treks are coming our way, as the trailer reveals the titles of each one: "Ask Not," "Q&A," "The Trouble with Edward," "The Girl Who Made the Stars," "Ephaim and Dot," and "Children of Mars."

These follow after the inaugural bundle of Star Trek: Short Trek stories rolled out on a weekly basis starting in October of 2018. When the first installment was announced, producers explained that each short would be 10 to 15 minutes in length and focus on a standalone story, "serving as an opportunity for deeper storytelling and exploration of key characters and themes that fit into Star Trek: Discovery and the expanding Star Trek universe."

By what this new trailer shows us, the upcoming shorts do tie into the elements of Discovery and the overall franchise — with one even set to take place 15 years before Star Trek: Picard, acting as a prologue to whatever story that series is set to tell. However, they appear to be more closely tied to Discovery than to the larger mythos, which is great for those who are big into Discovery but may be disappointing to people who wanted to see Short Treks venture into different territories beyond the confines of that series. At the very least, anyone who has ever dreamt of watching a short about Spock getting stuck inside an elevator will be happy with the new round of tales. It's not universal wish fulfillment, but it's something, right?

Star Trek: Short Treks will return to CBS All Access this fall.