The Brightest Star

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A young Kelpien named Saru lives a simple life with his family on the planet Kaminar. His ingenuity and desire to learn more about the universe lead him to a future he never expected.

The Trekzone Review

Just who are the Kelpians? And why have we never heard from them before? It’s a mystery that has plagued fans since the Denobulans in Enterprise and our journey into prequel territory.

We see them on their homeworld in this Short trek, a timid and very primitive culture, accepting that every so often quite a few Kelpians give themselves to the Ba’ul in a ritual sacrifice.

Our man Saru – a young Saru – doesn’t want to participate in this and openly defies his father by constructing a transmitter using abandoned technology… I mean we knew that Saru gets off the planet somehow and with the shortened runtime, I knew it was going to be a rush to get to the climax but this still felt forced.

Watching this again, didn’t Data do the same things as Gorgeiou in an episode of TNG?

Cast and Crew


Doug Jones as Saru

Michelle Yeoh as Philippa Georgiou

Hannah Spear as Siranna

Robert Verlaque as Aradar

Story By

Bo Yeon Kim

Erika Lippoldt

Directed By

Douglas Aarniokoski

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