Thursday 18 November 2021

Star Trek: Discovery only on Paramount+

Much to the chagrin of Star Trek fans (myself included), Star Trek: Discovery has been dramatically removed from Netflix outside the US ahead of the highly-anticipated fourth season debut on Paramount+ today.

Paramount+ (formerly CBS All Access) is a late entrant into an increasingly overcrowded streaming space and is betting the farm on Star Trek.

“As we rapidly expand our global streaming footprint, we are bringing more of our top titles home to ViacomCBS for Paramount+ markets around the world,” Kelly Day, president of streaming for ViacomCBS Networks International, said in a statement.

ViacomCBS is hoping to emulate the runaway success of Star Wars spin-offs on Disney+ with Paramount+ becoming the exclusive home for all things final frontier.

“We have a strong global and local content pipeline that positions us for success across our regions, and repatriating beloved series like Star Trek: Discovery for Paramount+ is another step forward as we bring fans more must-watch series worldwide.”

There has been pushback on social media following the controversial announcement.

"I can’t stress enough how bad this decision is, and only days before the new series was meant to air. Fans are not going to wait until 2022 to find out what happens, especially when you have to subscribe to ANOTHER subscription service," one fan wrote.

Although I highly praised Discovery's first and second seasons, I quickly tired of season three! The changing showrunners, and lack of cohesive vision, undermined it. Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Lower Decks remain on Amazon Prime for now.

Are you disappointed Star Trek: Discovery is no longer available on Netflix? Let me know in the comments below.


  1. I think they overestimate their position. I quote: "repatriating beloved series".... who talks like that? Hyperspace Queen Kelly Day of the Space Empire of Trek? I think their warp bubble is about to burst. I have talked to a lot of Trek Fans, who (while still adoring Trek) think that ST:Discovery is going to go the way of the dodo with their overwrought retconning, force-fed diversity lecturing and Marvel-Wannabe-Savetheuniverse plots where one (colored, female, male-named, alien-raised, orphan) Space-Jeebus saves the day with statements like: "The future remains uncertain, but the captain in me knows anything is possible". Well, let me tell you, the future of Paramount remains uncertain, but the Trekkie in me knows you will not get my subscription dosh.

    1. I did snort at the 'repatriating' part! More like, all the Star Trek things on our poorly established streaming platform.


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