The BEST episodes of Star Trek: Short Treks

Every episode of Star Trek: Short Treks ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Star Trek: Short Treks!

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.

Last Updated: 1/12/2023Network:CBS All Access
The Trouble with Edward
370 votes

#1 - The Trouble with Edward

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/10/2019

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.

Watch Now:Amazon
528 votes

#2 - Calypso

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/8/2018

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.

Watch Now:Amazon
352 votes

#3 - Q&A

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/5/2019

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.

Directors: Mark Pellington
Children of Mars
246 votes

#4 - Children of Mars

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/9/2020

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

Directors: Mark Pellington
Watch Now:Amazon
The Brightest Star
484 votes

#5 - The Brightest Star

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/6/2018

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.

Writer: Bo Yeon Kim
Watch Now:Amazon
The Escape Artist
424 votes

#6 - The Escape Artist

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/3/2019

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.

Directors: Rainn Wilson
Watch Now:Amazon
Ask Not
305 votes

#7 - Ask Not

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/14/2019

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.

Directors: Sanji Senaka
Watch Now:Amazon
569 votes

#8 - Runaway

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/4/2018

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.

Directors: Maja Vrvilo
Watch Now:Amazon
The Girl Who Made the Stars
271 votes

#9 - The Girl Who Made the Stars

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/12/2019

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.

Watch Now:Amazon
Ephraim and Dot
274 votes

#10 - Ephraim and Dot

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/12/2019

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

Watch Now:Amazon

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