STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS to Launch This Month on Space and CraveTV
— October 2, 2018
– Four-part series of stand-alone short stories airs monthly beginning Thursday, October 4 at 9 p.m. ET on Space and streams on CraveTV the day following broadcast, beginning Friday, Oct. 5 at 9 p.m. ET –
– Each installment to roll-out on the SnackableTV app following launch on Space and CraveTV –
– Space’s most-watched series, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, returns early 2019 –
TORONTO (October 2, 2018) – Space and CraveTV announced today the much-anticipated STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS are set to launch this month beginning Thursday, Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. ET on Space and streaming on CraveTV the following day, Friday, Oct. 5 at 9 p.m. ET. Featuring new characters and familiar faces from STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and the expanding STAR TREK universe, the four original stand-alone short stories are set to launch during the Space’s nationwide freeview, with subsequent installments rolling out on a monthly basis - airing November 8, December 6, and January 3 on Space. Each short is available to stream on CraveTV following their broadcast premiere. Click here to view the trailer for STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS.
For the first time ever, all four installments will also be available on SnackableTV, Bell Media’s short-form video app, following their launch on Space and CraveTV.
“STAR TREK fans in Canada can continue to count on Space, Crave, and now SnackableTV to deliver these new and exciting stories,” said Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. “The monthly rollout will bridge us into the much anticipated new season of STAR TREK DISCOVERY.”
STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS airs as a companion series to STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, the most-watched series in Canadian entertainment specialty history, which returns to Space and CraveTV in early 2019. Each short in the STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS series runs approximately 10-15 minutes and provides fans the opportunity to examine central themes and characters from STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and the vast STAR TREK universe.
Each story focuses on a key character, including familiar faces from STAR TREK: DISCOVERY – Tilly (Mary Wiseman); Saru (Doug Jones); and Harry Mudd, in a short starring and directed by Rainn Wilson – and the new character Craft, played by Aldis Hodge (UNDERGROUND).
STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS are set to roll out as follows:
“Runaway” (premieres Thursday, Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. ET on Space and streams Friday, Oct. 5 at 9 p.m. ET on CraveTV)
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. Written by Jenny Lumet & Alex Kurtzman. Directed by Maja Vrvilo.
“Calypso” (premieres Thursday, Nov. 8 at 9 p.m. ET on Space and streams Friday, Nov. 9 at 9 p.m. ET on CraveTV)
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. Teleplay by Michael Chabon. Story by Sean Cochran and Michael Chabon. Directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi.
“The Brightest Star” (premieres Thursday, Dec. 6 at 9 p.m. ET on Space and streams Friday, Dec. 7 at 9 p.m. ET on CraveTV)
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. Written by Bo Yeon Kim & Erika Lippoldt. Directed by Douglas Aarniokoski.
“The Escape Artist” (premieres Thursday, Jan. 3 at 9 p.m. ET on Space and streams Friday, Jan. 4 on at 9 p.m. ET on CraveTV)
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. Written by Mike McMahan. Directed by Rainn Wilson.
Viewers can catch STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS on demand via set-top-box, and on Space.ca, and Space GO following the premiere of each installment. Season 1 of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY is available to stream now on CraveTV as part of the STAR TREK Collection, which also includes STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES, STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE, STAR TREK: VOYAGER, and STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE.
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 first season is now available on CBS All Access, CBS Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service in the U.S., and is distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s Space channel and OTT service CraveTV. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios, Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment.
About Space Space is home to phenomenal programming including imaginative dramas, epic movies, engaging reality series. Named “Channel of the Year” in 2013 by Playback magazine, Space is also home to original series WYNONNA EARP, KILLJOYS, and the exclusive Canadian home for signature series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, DOCTOR WHO, KRYPTON, and CASTLE ROCK. Space content is always available on demand at Space.ca and on Space-branded On Demand channels through several of Canada’s TV Providers, and on Facebook, @SpaceChannel, and other social media platforms. Space is part of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.
About CraveTV: Created for TV lovers and devoted to television, CraveTV is Canada’s premium TV streaming service, providing the most robust lineup of superior television content in the country. From TV’s most-acclaimed dramas and beloved comedies to documentaries, music, and factual programming, CraveTV features thousands of hours of premium TV programming, representing hundreds of unique titles including the entire off-air library and essential past seasons of on-air titles from HBO’s iconic programming catalogue; hundreds of hours of acclaimed SHOWTIME series and specials, which debut on CraveTV day-and-date with SHOWTIME in the U.S.; and new and library content from Starz. CraveTV is available directly to all Canadians with access to the Internet, as well as to customers of Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Bell Aliant FibreOP TV, Bell MTS, Access Communications, Cable Cable, CCAP, Cogeco, Eastlink, Execulink Telecom, Gosfield North, Hay Communications, Mitchell Seaforth Cable TV, Northwestel, NRTC Communications, SaskTel, Shaw, Tbaytel, TELUS Optik TV, Tuckersmith Communications, VMedia, Wightman Telecom, and WTC Communications. Available through traditional set-top boxes, mobile apps on iOS, Android, and Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Xbox One, the web, Apple TV, Chromecast, select Samsung Smart TVs, and Amazon Fire TV. CraveTV is from Bell Media, Canada’s premier multi-media company with more than a decade of leadership delivering Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed television programming across the Pay, Specialty, Digital, and Network TV landscapes. For more on CraveTV, visit www.CraveTV.ca