Star Trek has its first post-credits scene and it is sort of an odd one. The post-credits scene is included with this week’s launch of the Star Trek: Short Treks episode “The Trouble with Edward.” The episode reveals the key origin of tribbles’ prodigious reproductive capabilities. It stars Rosa Salazar as Lynne Lucero, the captain of the Starfleet science vessel USS Cabot, and H. Jon Benjamin as an Edward Larkin, an eccentric science officer aboard the Cabot who goes rogue. Larkin is finding out tribbles as a possible answer to the meals scarcity on a planet close to Klingon house. Despite Lucero’s orders for him to discontinue his analysis, Larkin injects his personal DNA right into a tribble, inflicting the tribble to breed asexually at a rampant fee.
The episode ends with the tribbles overtaking the Cabot and Larkin seeming to die as he’s caught in a wave of tribbles. The remainder of the crew escapes whereas the Cabot careens into Klingon house, organising the remaining historical past of tribbles as we all know it.
After the credit roll, viewers can see what seems like a bootleg commercial for Tribbles cereal that reproduces itself similar to tribbles do. The industrial even mentions that the cereal is infused with Larkin’s DNA.
The scene has raised a whole lot of questions on whether or not that is meant to be canon or not. If it’s canon, then it raises a number of further questions. More probably, this scene was held again till after the credit as a result of it was meant to be extra of a “just for fun” scene. Some followers on social media have interpreted it as one thing in-between, maybe a fever dream in Larkin’s thoughts earlier than he’s crushed or suffocated to demise by the tribbles flooding the Cabot.
“The Trouble with Edward” is the closest Star Trek has come to a straight comedy story. It comes from a author and director who’ve each labored on comedies similar to Portlandia and stars a comic, Benjamin, in its lead function. ComicBook.com spoke with Benjamin about bringing comedy to the Star Trek universe.
“I always think comedy is probably better when it has a good foundation, like characters that are more nuanced and more drawn out,” Benjamin stated. “There’s a profit in having Star Trek, being this kind of lengthy, long-running franchise the place they actually do put a whole lot of character growth into all their prior work. Comedy all the time performs slightly higher when you have got that. It works to the good thing about doing stuff like this. But primarily, yeah, it was an excellent comedy idea and a good suggestion that was nicely executed. But yeah, I feel having the good thing about it being a Star Trek product makes a distinction… And I feel they did need to hold the tone the identical and play the comedy that method so it is not goofy or foolish in a method, however true to an actual, precise Star Trek episode.”
What do you consider Star Trek’s first post-credits scene? Let us know within the feedback. “The Trouble with Edward” episode of Star Trek: Short Treks is now streaming on CBS All Access.