Netflix finally makes Star Trek shorts available for UK users – but they’re extremely hard to find

Want to watch the Short Treks mini-series? You're going to need some special instructions

Anson Mount as Captain Pike; Rachael Ancheril as Lt. Nhan; Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham; of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY

The Star Trek: Discovery spin-off series ‘Short Treks’ has arrived in the UK for the first time – although Netflix has tucked all four episodes away from view and made them bizarrely difficult to find unless you know exactly what you’re looking for.

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Beginning with the episode titled Runaway, the 15-minute mini-episodes are now available to watch internationally. But you have to locate them first.

If you’re a Star Trek fan, you’ll want to search for “Star Trek: Discovery” and then click for more info. Next to the tab “episodes”, you’ll find another tab called “trailers & more”. Click on this, and then scroll all the way to the right and – SUCCESS! – you’ll find four episodes: Runaway, Calypso, The Brightest Star, and Escape Artist.

Or you could just follow the links above. You’re welcome!

Star Trek fans are delighted – even if they’re having to step in and help people locate the elusive episodes.

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This article was originally published on 17 January 2019


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