Anson Mount’s Captain Pike, Ethan Peck’s Spock, and Rebecca Romijn’s Number One will be back in three Enterprise-centered episodes of ‘Star Trek: Short Treks’. All three debuted in the second season of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’, with Mount’s Pike and Peck’s Spock playing a major role in the season’s storyline. Peck and Romijn took the stage at the CBS All Access ‘Star Trek’ panel, where executive producer Alex Kurtzman announced these episodes.
As he announced:
“I would be remiss in saying you’re going to see Spock again on Discovery because we’ve obviously jumped so far into the future that it wouldn’t make sense. But the idea of bringing Ethan [Peck] back, and Anson [Mount] and Rebecca [Romijn] and the Enterprise, I mean, we loved it so much, and to find a way to do that is definitely something we’re thinking about.”
Barring giving them an ‘Enterprise’ series, episodes on ‘Short Treks’ seems like a nice way to deliver their adventures to fans.
The names of these six new shorts are: ‘Ask Not’, ‘Q&A’, ‘The Trouble with Edward’, ‘The Girl Who Made the Stars’, ‘Ephaim and Dot’ and ‘Children of Mars’. One of the new episodes features the return of perennial ‘Trek’ nuisances the Tribbles.
Kurtzman discussed the new shorts, saying:
“So some of the Short Treks will involve Spock, Number One and Pike, and then there will three new stories. Two of them are animated and they won’t be in the style of either of our new animated shows (Star Trek: Lower Decks and the Nickelodeon Trek series), they are actually quite different. One will be directed by Michael Giacchino, who scored the [J.J. Abrams] Trek movies. One of them will be directed by ‘Tunde [producer/director Olatunde Osunsanmi], who is our main director on Discovery, in a totally different style. And the last one will be a Picard teaser. It will give you a sense of what happened to Jean-Luc fifteen years before we enter the series. Everything connects, yet there are fun stand-alone stories, as you can see from the trailer.”
Here is the trailer for ‘Star Trek: Short Treks’ that was unveiled at SDCC:
In addition to the three episodes featuring the Enterprise crew, one of the new shorts is a prequel to ‘Star Trek: Picard’.
Closing things out, Kurtzman proclaimed:
“There is speculation about Pike and Spock and Number One getting their own show. So, I guess the question for you guys is do you want them to get their own show? [crowd roars with a positive affirmation] Okay, we will think about it… [with a smile].”
Source: Trek Movie