The four Star Trek: Short Treks will have their Canadian launch on Space and CraveTV, beginning Thursday, Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. ET on Space and streaming on CraveTV the following day, Friday, Oct. 5 at 9 p.m. ET. Featuring new characters and familiar faces from Star Trek: Discovery and the expanding Star Trek universe, the four original stand-alone short stories are set to launch during the Space’s nationwide freeview, with subsequent installments rolling out on a monthly basis - airing November 8, December 6, and January 3 on Space. Each short is available to stream on CraveTV following their broadcast premiere.
Additionally, for the first time ever, all four installments will also be available on SnackableTV, Bell Media’s short-form video app, following their launch on Space and CraveTV.
Star Trek: Short Treks airs as a companion series to Discovery, the most-watched series in Canadian entertainment specialty history, which will return to Space and CraveTV in early 2019. Each short in the Star Trek: Short Treks series runs approximately 10-15 minutes and provides fans the opportunity to examine central themes and characters from Discovery and the vast Star Trek universe. Familiar faces from Discovery include Tilly (Mary Wiseman), Saru (Doug Jones) and Harry Mudd, in a short starring and directed by Rainn Wilson, while Aldis Hodge plays a new character, Craft.
Star Trek: Short Treks are set to roll out as follows:
“Runaway” (premieres Thursday, Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. ET on Space and streams Friday, Oct. 5 at 9 p.m. ET on CraveTV)
Onboard 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. Written by Jenny Lumet & Alex Kurtzman. Directed by Maja Vrvilo.
“Calypso” (premieres Thursday, Nov. 8 at 9 p.m. ET on Space and streams Friday, Nov. 9 at 9 p.m. ET on CraveTV)
After waking up in an unfamiliar sickbay, Craft finds himself on board a deserted ship, and his only companion and hope for survival is an A.I. computer interface. Teleplay by Michael Chabon. Story by Sean Cochran and Michael Chabon. Directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi.
“The Brightest Star” (premieres Thursday, Dec. 6 at 9 p.m. ET on Space and streams Friday, Dec. 7 at 9 p.m. ET on CraveTV)
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. Written by Bo Yeon Kim & Erika Lippoldt. Directed by Douglas Aarniokoski.
“The Escape Artist” (premieres Thursday, Jan. 3 at 9 p.m. ET on Space and streams Friday, Jan. 4 on at 9 p.m. ET on CraveTV)
Harry Mudd, 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. Written by Mike McMahan. Directed by Rainn Wilson.