As reported last week, on Sunday (June 6th) the 2009 Star Trek movie had its exclusive cable TV premiere on the EPIX channel. EPIX movies are also available in HD online, and you can try it out free for a week. In addition, this week TrekMovie and EPIX hare teaming up for a free online viewing party on Wednesday. Details below.
Try EPIX Online For Free + Star Trek viewing event Wednesday
One of the cool features of EPIX is that subscribers to the channel can view all the currently running EPIX movies online in HD at www.epixhd.com. And anyone in the USA can try out the online version of EPIX for free for a week by just requesting and invite code at www.epixhd.com/invite. After you make your invite request you will be emailed a code to access the site where you can watch Star Trek and other currently available EPIX movies like GI Joe, Iron Man, Cloverfield, and all four of the Indiana Jones films. Plus you can set up your own viewing parties with up to four friends to watch films together online (and your friends don't need to be subscribers or have invite codes).
EPIX also holds even bigger simultaneous online viewing events. And on Wednesday at 3PM Eastern (noon Pacific), they are going to hold a Star Trek viewing event at The EPIX Event Theatre, a special online interactive community experience on www.EpixHD.com where up to 2000 viewers can share, comment and react to the film together. Any EPIX subscriber or those with an invite code (which you get at www.epixhd.com/invite) will be able to participate. On Wednesday TrekMovie will post the link to the event here at the site, and also via our Twitter (@trekmovie).
Epix Blog DVD Giveaway
EPIX is also giving away more Star Trek DVDs on their blog. Blogger LT is asking the question “If you got your hands on a copy of the Starfleet Academy yearbook, what would Kirk, Spock and Uhura’s “most-likely” or senior rankings be?”. Three commenters who answer that question at ltfeatures.com will get free DVDs
For more on Star Trek at EPIX, including exclusive Star Trek videos and interviews, visit: www.epixhd.com/star-trek