Star Trek Comes to Netflix

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Star Trek on Netflix

Star Trek is now available on Netflix streaming! This is a great addition to an already impressive collection of content. Netflix streaming continues to make great strides in content acquisition. If you subscribed in the past and cancelled due to lack of selection, it’s worth revisiting Netflix. They’re taking streaming seriously and it will eventually replace their DVD rental service.

Netflix recently added all of the Star Trek series, as well as some of the better Star Trek movies. Here’s what they have:

TV Series:
Star Trek (1966-1968)
Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973)
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1993)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-1998)
Star Trek: Voyager (1995-2000)
Star Trek: Enterprise (2001-2004)

Movies:
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Star Trek: Generations (1994)
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)

That’s a lot of Trek — hundreds of hours of content. The die-hard Trekkie has a compelling reason to join Netflix. However, a true Trekkie would probably have all of this and more on DVD or Blu-Ray.

Make sure to take advantage of this while it lasts. Netflix content often disappears due to temporary licensing. I have a feeling that Star Trek will not only be around, but that Netflix will add more Trek to its large, yet incomplete collection. They have all of the Star Trek series, but only a handful of the movies. They do have Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, which I feel is the best of the classic Star Trek movies. I still cringe when I see the Ceti eel larvae crawl into their ears.

I can finally watch Star Trek on my Apple TV, without using my Mac and AirParrot. I used to watch the episodes on startrek.com. Now I can watch them directly on my Apple TV with much better quality and without commercial interruptions.

This is a good business move for Netflix. Common sense would dictate that Netflix subscribers are inclined to enjoy science fiction. After all, people who watch programming on a computer or set-top box tend to be more technically inclined than a cable subscriber. A look at Netflix subscriber demographics reveals that they may be in to science fiction. Netflix subscribers tend to be 25-44 years old and have a college or grad school education. They’re geeks. (continue…)

UPDATE: Netflix has acquired rights to broadcast the new, upcoming Star Trek series in 188 countries. Unfortunately, American and Canadian viewers won’t be able to catch the new show on Netflix. The show will be accessible to Americans and Canadians on CBS and the CBS All Access streaming service.

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3 thoughts on “Star Trek Comes to Netflix

  1. Lo unico que les puedo decir que en chillido aun no se hace realidad lo de Star Trek.
    All I can tell you that in Chile still can not see the chapters of Star Trek.

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