It certainly looks like this one could be a bit more involved than the relatively isolated stories told in the prior Short Treks entries—not just in terms of giving us a really good look into a formative window of a major character’s life, but just from the sheer scale of it being set on a world we never got to see in Discovery. Compared to the halls of the Discovery itself as the settings for both “Runaway” and “Calypso,” it all looks rather extravagant.

We won’t have to wait long to see Saru: A Star Trek Story (sorry, not sorry). “The Brightest Star” airs on CBS All Access next Thursday, December 6.

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