STPC 003 – Children of Mars (Short Treks S2E6)
Star Trek: Short Treks, Season 2 Episode 6: Children of Mars
We’re back with not just another episode of The Star Trek Discovery Podcast! Wait, no it isn’t! This time, it’s an episode of The Star Trek Picard Cast! That’s because this Short Trek deals with events that precede Star Trek: Picard!!! This time, Ruthie and I cover the sixth and final Short Trek of Season 2: Children of Mars, which was written by Chris Silvestri & Anthony Maranville, and directed by Michael Giacchino; and The Girl Who Made the Stars, which was written by Brandon Schultz and directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi. Both of these animated Short Treks were released Thursday, January 9, 2020.
Our last episode was originally released on The Star Trek Picard Cast feed exclusively. Unfortunately, we noticed a sharp decline in downloads from the previous Picard episode that was very evident upon its release. We realized by making the content exclusive to the Picard feed, we unintentionally made it difficult for our existing listeners to find us. We decided to reverse our decision. Going forward, all Picard episodes will be found on the Discovery feed AND the Picard feed. If you want both podcasts, you only need to subscribe to the Discovery feed only. If you only want Picard episodes, subscribe to the Picard feed. Of course, if you want all of the episodes in
Fred from The Netherlands was kind enough to send us images for this Short Trek, and we used many of them here!
First of all, we have some feedback on the last episode…
We had feedback for the last episode about the other characters in Picard. More of that below.
I made three mistakes in this episode, all in the same section of the episode. When I read over feedback from previous episodes, I said it was from STDP 047, but that was incorrect. In fact, I missed that feedback altogether. The feedback I read was from STPC 002, which I didn’t even mention that I was going to read! We will have to cover episode 47 feedback for our next regular episode. Also, I said that Ship in a Bottle was TNG S6E13. I was off by one. It’s S6E12. OK OK… It’s a pretty small thing, but there were mistakes and I’m calling myself out on them! I also neglected to mention an error I made last episode. Icheb, the Star Trek: Voyager ex-Borg adolescent, DID NOT die. His character lived.
Picard Spoilers Ahead!!!
That’s it for Children of Mars!
So, that’s it for this episode! In conclusion, Ruthie didn’t like either episode and thought they were a waste of time. However, I loved one and liked the other, but were disappointed with aspects of both. Next time, we will be back with news and the final Short Trek, Children of Mars. Most importantly, remember to subscribe to The Star Trek Picard Cast! We plan to record a Picard episode next!
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