Star Trek Guide

“Star Trek: Short Treks” Season 2 “Children of Mars”: The Moment When Enemies Become Allies – and Friends [VIDEO]

This year’s New York Comic Con (NYCC) was a pretty big one for fans of the Star Trek Universe: including new trailers for the third season of Star Trek: Discovery and the premiere of Star Trek: Picard. But executive producer Alex Kurtzman didn’t stop there, announcing that not only would new episodes of Star Trek: Short Treks be coming soon – the first one (“Q&A”, written by Michael Chabon and directed by Mark Pellington) was available that day on CBS All Access.

For those of you who are new, here’s what you need to know: Short Treks are 10-15 minute stand-alone short stories that allow fans to dive deeper into the key themes and characters that fit into Discovery and the ever-expanding Star Trek universe.

Following the initial release of “Q&A”, the five remaining episodes dropped on the streaming service the second Thursday of each month. The schedule continued with second and third outings “The Trouble with Edward” on Thursday, October 10, and “Ask Not” on November 14. December brought an animated double-dose of Short Treks (Thursday, December 12): “Ephraim and Dot” and “The Girl Who Made The Stars”.

Which brings us to the season’s sixth episode “Children of Mars”, where viewers will have the opportunity to experience the day when enemies became allies… and friends:

Kurtzman expressed his vision for the second season during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019:

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Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...