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"The Brightest Star" was the 3rd episode of Short Treks, the finale in that show's first round of releases, first released on December 6 2018.


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.


On the planet Kaminar, the young Kelpien Saru lives a simple and restricted life with his family but is eager to explore the universe far beyond. His ingenuity and his desire to learn more lead him to a future he never expected.



SaruSirannaAradarPhilippa Georgiou

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Starfleet makes 1st contact with Ba'ul


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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