Netflix boldly goes where no other online subscription service has gone before!
With Star Trek once again on the big screen, and making its way back to its native small screen thanks to CBS, the franchise is once again in demand.
And Netflix is here to satiate that demand.
Not only will the service be re-broadcasting every single episode of the new series to 188 countries, it will also be doing so within 24 hours of the episodes’ premiere in the US. So no more waiting for full seasons before getting to watch shows!
In the very capable hands of Alexander Kurtzman (co-writer of 2009’s Star Trek reboot as well Star Trek: Into Darkness) and Bryan Fuller (who got his start in television writing Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek:Voyager), the new series will begin production in September and premiere in January 2017 with a special episode on the CBS Television Network.
While the show would be the first since 2001’s Star Trek: Enterprise to introduce a new ship, new characters, and a new mission to the mythology of the series, it is still very much based on and inspired by Gene Roddenberry’s original vision for his series.
And speaking of Roddenberry’s original vision, Netflix will also be adding all 727 existing episodes of the various Star Trek shows to their library for streaming in all of their territories by end 2016.
Yeah, that means all the shows – Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise – will be available on Netflix within the year!
So the next time someone challenges you to a Star Trek marathon (and they’re talking about the new trilogy), just say “yes” and instead begin on a 727-episode journey.
‘Cause, why not, right?