Star Trek Shorts Free

(Above: Ilamaria Ebrahim and Sadie Munroe in ‘Children of Mars.” Source: IMDb)

The second season of Star Trek: Short Treks, a CBS All Access short-form anthology series, is now available free to everyone through Monday, August 31. You can find the six episodes at, on CBS apps, and on YouTube.

Or you can stream them right here:

  • “Q&A” – Ensign Spock’s (Ethan Peck) first day aboard the US. Enterprise doesn’t go as planned when he and Number One (Rebecca Romijn) are unexpectedly stuck together in a turbo lift. Written by Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize winner for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.
  • “The Trouble with Edward” – Captain Lynne Lucero (Rosa Salazar) is excited to take command of the US. Cabot until she meets Edward Larkin (H. Jon Benjamin), an ornery scientist who believes he has found a revolutionary new use for Tribbles.
  • “Ask Not” – When an attack on Starbase 28 leaves a surprise prisoner under Cadet Thira Sidhu’s (Amrit Kaur) watch, she is faced with making a decision that may threaten her standing in Starfleet.
  • “The Girl Who Made the Stars” (animated) – When a lightning storm in space scares a young Michael Burnham (Kyrie Mcalpin), her father aims to ease her fears with a mythical story about a brave little girl who faced her own fears head on.
  • “Ephraim and Dot” (animated) – A humble tardigrade is flying through the mycelial network when an unexpected encounter takes her on a bewildering adventure through space. With the archived voices of Ricardo Montalban (Kahn), William Shatner (Kirk) and George Takei (Sulu).
  • “Children of Mars” – Kima and Lil (Ilamaria Ebrahim and Sadie Munroe), 12-year-old classmates, find themselves at odds with each other on a day that will change their lives forever.

To see the four-episode first season of Star Trek: Short Treks, you’ll need to subscribe to CBS All Access. The streamer offers two subscription plans, both with a seven-day free trial: a plan with limited commercials for $5.99/month, and a commercial-free plan for $9.99/month. For more information, visit

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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