Full spoilers follow for the Star Trek: Short Treks episode “Calypso.”
CBS All Access just dropped the Short Treks episode “Calypso,” perhaps their best addition to the Star Trek universe since they started making new episodes last year. And no doubt much of the success of the short is the result of the script by Michael Chabon, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author who has made the jump to TV with “Calypso” and is also on the upcoming, untitled Picard show’s writing staff.
Watch the trailer for Calypso above.
In “Calypso” (read our review here), a lost solider named Craft (Aldis Hodge) finds himself onboard the USS Discovery, which somehow lost its crew a thousand years earlier. In the millennium that has passed, the ship’s computer has evolved into an AI named Zora (voiced by Annabelle Wallis), and it is she who nurses the injured Craft back to health. But of course, an unlikely bond forms between man and machine, even while the question of what it means to be a man, or a machine, or a woman arises… This is Star Trek, after all!