While we’re a few weeks away from Star Trek: Picard hitting CBS All Access on January 23, a new Short Treks will be hitting the streaming service very soon. Titled “Children of Mars,” a new trailer for the short film arrived ahead of its January 9 release.
“Children of Mars” will be the 10th episode of this series, exploring stories within the Star Trek universe that don’t fit within the Discovery or Picard TV series. According to the official synopsis, “12 year-old classmates Kima and Lil find themselves at odds with each other on a day that will change their lives forever.” Check out the trailer below.
There is some speculation that this episode of Short Treks will have some connection to the upcoming Picard series, but the trailer doesn’t lead us to believe that. And although Season 1 of Picard hasn’t aired yet, it was picked up for a second season last October.
Picard stars Patrick Stewart as the titular character and features many familiar faces from The Next Generation. Brent Spiner returns as Data, Jonathan Frakes as William Riker, Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine, and Marina Sirtis as Counselor Deanna Troi. And there is one returning enemy that Picard simply can’t avoid that will make its return, the Borg.
“Children of Mars” hits CBS All Access on January 9, and Picard arrives on January 23. There are nine other episodes in Short Treks available on the streaming service along with Seasons 1 and 2 of Discovery.
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