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Press/Video: Star Trek: Short Treks “Calypso” – Teaser Trailer

IGN – It’s a great time to be a Star Trek fan. Not only do we have the second season of Star Trek: Discovery coming this January from CBS All Access, but there’s also a new show in the works featuring the return of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, several other rumored projects on the table, and a series of short films, dubbed Short Treks, rolling out on the streaming service as a lead-in to Discovery’s return. And today IGN has the exclusive teaser trailer for the next of those shorts, “Calypso.” Check out the trailer above!

Here’s the official logline for “Calypso”:

After waking up in an unfamiliar sickbay, Craft (Aldis Hodge) finds himself onboard a deserted ship, and his only companion and hope for survival is an A.I. computer interface.

Written by Michael Chabon, with a story by Sean Cochran and Chabon, and diirected by Olatunde Osunsanmi, “Calypso” already has a high pedigree based solely on the fact that Chabon is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. He’s also working on the Picard series, so his time in the Trek universe is just beginning.

We’ve also got an exclusive new image (seen above) of Aldis Hodge as Craft, who is a new character in the Star Trek pantheon. Unlike the other Short Treks coming this year, which deal with pre-existing characters Tilly, Saru and Harry Mudd, “Calypso” is focused on Craft and what, based on this teaser trailer, appears to be a mischievous or very human-like computer.

Also of note in the teaser is the title card which says “1,000 Years After Discovery.” The short appears to be set on the Discovery, or a Discovery sister ship perhaps, so how is this happening a thousand years in the future?!

We’ll have to watch “Calypso” when it debuts on CBS All Access on Thursday, November 8, to find out!

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Press: ‘Star Trek: Short Treks’ Set At CBS All Access Ahead Of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Return

 

DEADLINE – The Star Trek franchise is expanding on CBS All Access. The streaming service has announced Star Trek: Short Treks, four stand-alone short stories that will begin rolling out on Thursday, October 4 ahead of the early 2019 Season 2 return of Star Trek: Discovery.

Each of the four stories will center on a key character, including familiar faces from Star Trek: Discovery: Mary Wiseman (Tilly), Doug Jones (Saru) and Rainn Wilson (Harry Mudd), in a short he will also direct, as well as a new character unfamiliar to fans, Craft, played by Aldis Hodge.

Star Trek: Discovery follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series features a new ship and new characters while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.

Descriptions and premiere dates of the four installments follow below.

RunawayThursday, Oct. 4

Onboard the U.S.S. Discovery, Ensign Tilly (Mary Wiseman) 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 – Thursday, Nov. 8

After waking up in an unfamiliar sickbay, Craft (Aldis Hodge) 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 – Thursday, Dec. 6

Before he was the first Kelpien to join Starfleet, Saru (Doug Jones) 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 – Thursday, Jan. 3

Harry Mudd (Rainn Wilson), 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 Michael McMahan. Directed by Rainn Wilson.

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Press: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Gets Miniseries ‘Short Treks’

VARIETY – The “Star Trek” universe is expanding.

During the Comic-Con panel for “Star Trek: Discovery,” show co-creator and executive producer Alex Kurtzman announced the upcoming launch of a four-part miniseries titled “Star Trek: Short Treks” this fall.

Rolling out on CBS All Access on a monthly basis, each of the four “Short Treks” episodes will be approximately 10-15 minutes long, and dig deeper into specific characters and themes explored on “Discovery.”

Rainn Wilson will return to play Harry Mudd in a short he will also direct, while Aldis Hodge will star in another as Craft, a man who finds himself as the only human on board a deserted ship. Additional episodes include a deep dive into Saru’s (Doug Jones) backstory as the first Kelpien to join Starfleet, and Tilly’s (Mary Wiseman) journey aboard the U.S.S. Discovery and her friendship with an unlikely partner.

In addition to the announcement, “Discovery” fans were treated to the first trailer for the upcoming second season, which came days after images from Season 2 were released, depicting Michael Burnham aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise and Linus, a Saurian officer.

The trailer links “Discovery,” which is set roughly a decade before James Kirk takes the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise, with former Enterprise Captain Christopher Pike taking command of the U.S.S. Discovery, due to a Federation regulation that takes effect in times of imminent danger. Red flares are popping up throughout space and the Federation can’t determine whether they’re friendly greetings or malevolent declarations. To top it off? Vulcan icon Spock may be involved.

The trailer also offers a first look at the show’s spiffy throwback uniforms, with Pike’s duds giving fans a flashback to the gold shirts of the original series.

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