The BEST Episodes of Star Trek: Short Treks

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2021

Network: CBS All Access

Star Trek: Short Treks are approximately 10-15 minute stand-alone short stories that allow fans to dive deeper into the key themes and characters that fit into the expanding Star Trek universe, including Discovery and Picard.

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#1 - Calypso

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 8, 2018

After waking up in an unfamiliar sickbay, Craft finds himself on board a deserted ship, and his only companion and hope for survival is an A.I. computer interface.

star 7.69
495 votes
Writers: Michael Chabon, Sean Cochran
The Trouble with Edward

#2 - The Trouble with Edward

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 10, 2019

Newly minted Captain Lynne Lucero is excited to take command of the U.S.S. Cabot, until she meets Edward Larkin, an ornery scientist who believes he has found a revolutionary new use for tribbles.

star 7.69
331 votes
Writers: Graham Wagner
Children of Mars

#3 - Children of Mars

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 9, 2020

12 year-old classmates Kima and Lil find themselves at odds with each other on a day that will change their lives forever.

star 7.62
214 votes
Directors: Mark Pellington
Writers: Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet, Kirsten Beyer

#4 - Q&A

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 5, 2019

Ensign Spock's first day aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise doesn't go as planned when he and Number One are unexpectedly stuck together in a turbo lift.

star 7.61
305 votes
Directors: Mark Pellington
Writers: Michael Chabon
The Brightest Star

#5 - The Brightest Star

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 6, 2018

Before he was the first Kelpien to join Starfleet, Saru 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.

star 7.52
448 votes
Writers: Bo Yeon Kim
The Escape Artist

#6 - The Escape Artist

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 3, 2019

Harry Mudd, 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.

star 7.47
403 votes
Directors: Rainn Wilson
Writers: Michael McMahan
Ask Not

#7 - Ask Not

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 14, 2019

When an attack on Starbase 28 leaves a surprise prisoner under Cadet Thira Sidhu's watch, she is faced with making a decision that may threaten her standing in Starfleet.

star 7.46
267 votes
Directors: Sanji Senaka
Writers: Kalinda Vazquez

#8 - Runaway

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 4, 2018

Onboard the U.S.S. Discovery, Ensign Tilly encounters an unexpected visitor in need of help. However, this unlikely pair may have more in common than meets the eye.

star 7.31
528 votes
Directors: Maja Vrvilo
Writers: Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet
The Girl Who Made the Stars

#9 - The Girl Who Made the Stars

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 12, 2019

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.

star 6.66
236 votes
Writers: Brandon Schultz
Ephraim and Dot

#10 - Ephraim and Dot

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 12, 2019

Ephraim, a humble tardigrade, is flying through the mycelial network when an unexpected encounter takes her on a bewildering adventure through space.

star 6.56
239 votes
Writers: Anthony Maranville