For the first time in 45 years, Star Trek ventures into the frontier of animation! “Ephraim and Dot” is a comedic documentary about a tardigrade’s reproductive cycle, and “The Girl Who Made the Stars” is a tale of conquering one’s fear of the unknown. Ken and Bri review these two animated Short Treks, their place in Star Trek canon, and the promise they hold for future Star Trek series.

Finally, we look back at the cast and crew we lost in 2019: D.C. Fontana, Robert Walker, Michael Lamper, Aron Eisenberg, and René Auberjonois. We encourage all listeners who are able to make a donation to Doctors Without Borders in René’s memory.

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