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"Children of Mars" was the 10th episode of Short Treks, the finale in that show's second round of releases, first released on 9 January 2020.



KimaKima's motherLilLil's father
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Jean-Luc Picard

Starships and vehicles[]

rogue Synth attack fighters


Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards, Mars (Sol system, sector 001, treaty boundary quadrant 0, the galaxy's Alpha Quadrant)

Races and cultures[]

android/SynthHumanVulcanKima's speciesunnamed races and cultures
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Science and classification[]


Technology and weapons[]

communicatorstarshipviewscreenforce field

Materials and substances[]




States and organizations[]

FederationStarfleet • rogue Synths

Ranks and titles[]

Federation Starfleet ranksFederation Starfleet ranks (early 2380s)admiralofficerflag officer

Other references[]

clothinggovernmentnation-statepantsraces and culturesrankStarfleet uniformStarfleet uniform (early 2380s)titleuniformshoe


2380s decade 
Admiral Jean-Luc Picard orders Utopia Planitia to begin a massive production of starships for the evacuation of the Romulan Empire. (PIC comic: "Countdown", prior to episode)


Related media[]


  • The episode title card was set in the "Crillee" font that was the standard episode title typeface during Star Trek: The Next Generation. This was also the first Star Trek production with the creator credit "Based upon Star Trek: The Next Generation created by Gene Roddenberry" rather than "Based upon Star Trek".
  • By either coincidence or design, the feature of the David Bowie song "Heroes" was timed to the four-year anniversary of the last full day of Bowie's life, as "Children of Mars" premiered on 9 January 2020, and Bowie died on 10 January 2016. Also with the release date, CBS began adding dates for episodes the preceding day (to describe the episode releasing in the early hours in some time zones, meaning the official release date listed on the site was 8 January, Bowie's birthdate.



Short Treks episodes
1st group "Runaway" • "Calypso" • "The Brightest Star" • "The Escape Artist"
2nd group "Q&A" • "The Trouble with Edward" • "Ask Not" • "The Girl Who Made the Stars" • "Ephraim and Dot" • "Children of Mars"

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