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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2020 9:46 p.m. PST

…in the Face of Tragedy.

"Coming into this season of Short Treks, "Children of Mars" was teased as one of two precursors to the events of Star Trek: Picard. It is not a factual indicator of what's to come, or some grand, necessary setup for the plot Jean-Luc and his friends will tackle. But it does give us a tonal insight into the dark times ahead—and the light that must endure it.

Not a lot actually happens in "Children of Mars." It's a simple tale of two young schoolchildren, Kima (Ilamaria Ebrahim) and Lil (Sadie Munro)—and we only learn the absolute minimum about them. We know their names. We know that they attend school together. We know that their parents both work at Federation outlets on Mars. Kima's mother, who she shares a tender relationship with, works at Utopia Planitia, a major construction drydock for Starfleet vessels, while Lil's father, who she is distant with, is a systems advisor on the planet's orbital facilities. We know that, because of this, they both live relatively independent lives…"
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