For season two, there will be six episodes ranging from a prequel for Star Trek: Picard, to a Michael Chabon scribed episode that has Number One and Spock stuck in a turbo lift, to three episodes with fan-favorite Captain Pike (Anson Mount).
Captain Pike is in the trailer released today, “The Trouble with Edward”, but he is not star. That honor goes to the tribbles. These furry aliens first appeared in arguably one of the most popular episodes in Star Trek Canon, “The Trouble with Tribbles” which aired in 1967.
In “The Trouble with Edward”, we see a green Captain Lynne Lucero (Rosa Salazar) in command of her ship, the USS Cabot. Captain Pike says, “Don’t show any weakness or they will eat you alive.” One may think he’s referring to tribbles, but he is probably referring to her first command.
There’s an ornery and condescending science officer Edward Larkin (H. Jon Benjamin) who shows the “slow” tribbles to other officers and it’s a very “Awwwww” moment. But he has done something that he considers to be “one of the most important scientific discoveries of our time” but in fact it seems he has made them multiply faster and be more aggressive. Whatever the experiment was, it turns the episode from colorful and funny into straight up horror as someone gets engulfed in tribbles in a turbo lift.
Check out the trailer below. Star Trek: Short Treks “The Trouble with Edward” premieres October 10th on CBS All Access.
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. “The Trouble With Edward” is written by Graham Wagner, and directed by Daniel Gray Longino.