Very Short Treks haven’t been gaining much love from the fans.
Very Short Treks, while a good idea in theory, has not turned out to be such a positive experience for many fans. Many think the sophomoric humor is better suited to Saturday Night Live skits than to Star Trek. And I would tend to agree as I haven’t really liked any of them…until now.
Once I saw who wrote “Holograms All the Way Down,” I wasn’t surprised that I liked the episode. Star Trek: Prodigy Aaron Waltke penned this episode, and he’s also the writer behind one of my favorite Prodigy episodes—Kobayashi.
Very Short Treks “Holograms All the Way Down” feature the most voices of Star Trek actors
Nine Star Trek actors join the episode, including Jonathan Frakes, Angus Imrie, Connor Trinneer, Ethan Phillips, Noël Wells, Armin Shimerman, Doug Jones, Bruce Horak, and George Takei. It was especially great to hear the voice of Zero (Angus Imrie) from Star Trek: Prodigy, and a perfect nod to those of us still hoping to see the animated series released at another streaming channel.
In “Holograms All the Way Down,” the characters from all of the past and current Star Trek series, come together in holographic turmoil that all starts with Commander William Riker reviewing the finale episode of Star Trek: Enterprise “These Are the Voyages.”. Each scene then becomes its own hologram before the episode ends with a confused group of officers wearing the same red tunic.
And for those of you who stopped watching the Treks because of the crude humor, you’ll be happy to know that none exists in this episode. As one can expect from Waltke, this is a quick love letter to the Star Trek franchise. I can’t imagine the next episode topping this one! Enjoy!