Star Trek: Short Treks (2018) s02e05 Episode Script

Ephraim and Dot

NARRATOR: Space the final frontier.
Filled with a galaxy of flora and fauna, some deadly and some docile.
Like this Tardigrade here.
Using the mycelial network as a kind of super-warp highway, she travels the vast reaches of the galaxy, searching for a place to lay her most precious cargo, her eggs.
As Tardigrade eggs have been known to lay dormant for years before hatching, Mother must find a warm, protected environment to ensure their survival.
[SNIFFS.]
She senses something.
Could it be a predator? Oh! [CHATTERING.]
- my people? - 72 of your life-support canisters are still functioning.
KHAN: You will revive them.
KIRK: As soon as we reach Starbase 12.
And now? Khan is my name.
DOT: Intruder.
[CHATTERING.]
[SCREAMING.]
[BOTH SCREAMING.]
[SCREAMS.]
[CLANKING.]
Ah.
[SNIFFING.]
[CHATTERING.]
[SNIFFING.]
[SNORES.]
[POPPING.]
[EXCLAIMS.]
[SCREAMS.]
[TRIBBLES CHITTERING.]
SULU: No farther.
[SULU CHUCKLES.]
No escape for you.
You either leave this bois bloodied or with my blood on your swords.
[GASPS.]
[SCREAMS.]
Live long and prosper.
[SCREAMS.]
[SNIFFING.]
[BEEPING.]
[GRUNTS.]
[SCREAMS.]
[ALARM SOUNDING.]
[CHATTERING.]
[GRUNTING.]
[GASPS.]
[SCREAMING.]
Searching.
IDENTIFIED: Tardigrade eggs.
COMPUTER: Self-destruct sequence completed and engaged.
[ALARM BLARING.]
[WARBLES.]
[SQUEALS.]
[WARBLES.]
[WHOOSHING.]
[GRUNTS.]
[PUZZLED GRUNT.]
[YELLS.]
[WHIRS.]
[CHITTERING.]
NARRATOR: At last, peace returns to the world of our mother Tardigrade.
We can't help but wonder what adventures await as our new family goes boldly where no one has gone before.