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Star Trek: Short Treks available to watch for free through the rest of August

Ilmaria Ebrahim (left) as Kima, and Sadie Munroe as Lil in the CBS All Access series "Star Trek: Short Treks."
Ilmaria Ebrahim (left) as Kima, and Sadie Munroe as Lil in the CBS All Access series "Star Trek: Short Treks." (Image credit: CBS All Access)

Star Trek: Short Treks is now available to watch for free on CBS All Access (opens in new tab),, and YouTube, in celebration of its Emmy nomination.

The six-episode series features animation and live action, and each episode runs as a standalone 10- to 15-minute entity. 

The Short Treks series includes:

  • “Q&A:” Ensign Spock’s (Ethan Peck) first day aboard the U.S.S. 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. Directed by Mark Pellington.
  • “The Trouble with Edward:” Newly minted Captain Lynne Lucero (Rosa Salazar) is excited to take command of the U.S.S. Cabot until she meets Edward Larkin (H. Jon Benjamin), an ornery scientist who believes he has found a revolutionary new use for tribbles... Written by Graham Wagner. Directed by Daniel Gray Longino.
  • “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. Written by Kalinda Vazquez. Directed by Sanji Senaka.
  • “The Girl Who Made the Stars:” When a lightning storm in space scares a young Michael Burnham, her father aims to ease her fears with a mythical story about a brave little girl who faced her own fears head on. Written by Brandon Schultz. Directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi.
  • “Ephraim and Dot:” Ephraim, a humble tardigrade, is flying through the mycelial network when an unexpected encounter takes her on a bewildering adventure through space. Written by Chris Silvestri & Anthony Maranville. Directed by Michael Giacchino.
  • “Children of Mars:” 12-year-old classmates Kima and Lil find themselves at odds with each other on a day that will change their lives forever. Written by Kirsten Beyer & Jenny Lumet & Alex Kurtzman. Directed by Mark Pellington.

Short Treks received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series. The 72nd Emmy Awards are scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 20.

Phil spent his 20s in the newsroom of the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, his 30s on the road for and Mobile Nations and is the Dad part of Modern Dad.