In a few months, fans can dive deeper into key themes and characters that fit into the expanding Star Trek universe with the forthcoming Star Trek: Short Treks collection of animated and live-action tales. Arriving on Blu-ray and DVD on June 2, the CBS Home Entertainment release offers fans nine stand-alone short stories in one set for the first time ever.
The collection includes three U.S.S. Enterprise-focused shorts featuring Star Trek: Discovery Season Two favorites Anson Mount (“Captain Christopher Pike”), Ethan Peck (“Spock”) and Rebecca Romijn (“Number One”); all four of the original shorts, starring Rainn Wilson (“Harry Mudd”), Mary Wiseman (“Ensign Sylvia Tilly”), Doug Jones (“Commander Saru”) and Aldis Hodge (“Craft”); and two animated shorts from the Star Trek universe, with animation unlike any done before for the franchise.
Blu-ray & DVD Shorts:
- “The Brightest Star”
- “The Escape Artist”
- “The Trouble with Edward”
- “Ask Not”
- “Ephraim & Dot”
- “The Girl Who Made the Stars”
Fans can venture further into the cosmos of Star Trek with never-before-scene bonus content, including:
- COMING OF AGE – Tied to the “Runaway” short, the ﬁrst installment of the new Short Trek format was written by executive producers Jenny Lumet and Alex Kurtzman about Tilly ﬁnding a stowaway with whom she can relate. In this behind-the-scenes interview, Kurtzman, Director Maja Vrvilo and star Mary Wiseman talk about the use of the short to give the audience further insight into Tilly’s character.
- SHALL WE DANCE – Writer Michael Chabon and director Olatunde Osunsanmi discuss the challenges of creating a compelling story with only one on-screen character in the familiar setting of the U.S.S. Discovery for the “Calypso” short.
- FIRST CONTACT: KAMINAR – A deep dive into “The Brightest Star” short and creating Saru’s backstory with the Star Trek actors and writers.
- COVERED IN MUDD – Tied to “The Escape Artist” short, an interview with star Rainn Wilson about directing the Harry Mudd short and his experience on both sides of the camera.
- ENSIGN SPOCK’S FIRST DAY – Writer Michael Chabon talks about writing for Ensign Spock and ﬁnding hidden talents in relation to the “Q&A” short.
- HERE COMES TRIBBLE – Fans will dive into “The Trouble with Edward” short as prop master Mario Moreira discusses bringing back the beloved Tribble for the shorts.
- SCORE! – A behind-the-curtain discussion with Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino about taking the reins on “Ephraim and Dot,” and directing and composing for Star Trek: Short Treks.
- BEDTIME STORIES – Writer Brandon Schultz, director Olatunde Osunsanmi and actor Kenric Green (“Mike Burnham”) discuss the development of “The Girl Who Made the Stars,” the animated Short Trek about a bedtime story.
- THE MAKING OF “SHORT TREKS” – An in-depth discussion with executive producer Alex Kurtzman and more about how and why the new concept Short Treks were made.
- TWO AUDIO COMMENTARIES – Featuring executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet providing commentary for the “Runaway” short, and star Anson Mount providing commentary for the “Ask Not” short.
The first two seasons of Star Trek: Discovery are now available to stream on CBS All Access and are distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s Space channel and OTT service CraveTV. The first two seasons are also available on Blu-ray and DVD. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.