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Netflix Update: All Star Trek TV Series To Begin Streaming In July April 6, 2011

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: DS9,DVD/Blu-ray,ENT,TAS,TNG,TOS,TOS Remastered,VOY,Web , trackback

In February we reported that CBS and Netflix had cut a deal to begin streaming a number of CBS series, including all of the Star Trek TV shows. Some CBS shows have begun to appear on streaming, so TrekMovie checked with Netflix get an update on the Star Trek roll-out, see below for exclusive details.  

 

Netflix streaming every Star Trek series starting in July

The new CBS/Netflix streaming deal has just kicked in and some shows have started showing up on Netflix streaming, including genre shows The Twilight Zone and Twin Peaks, but a number of other shows like Frasier, Family Ties, and the various Star Trek shows haven’t yet been made available for streaming. After seeing some Twitter questions about this and getting some emails, TrekMovie checked with Netflix who gave us an exclusive update on their plans for Star Trek.

Firstly Netflix confirmed they will be streaming every episode of every season for all five live-action Star Trek series: the original Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise. TOS, TNG, Voyager and Enterprise will all become available on July 1st. DS9 will launch on October 1st. TOS and Enterprise will be available in HD. The only Trek TV that Netflix will not be streaming is Star Trek: The Animated Series from the 70s, as that show was not included in the CBS deal.

This new deal will make Netflix the first service to offer commercial-free streaming of any Star Trek series. Currently only the original Star Trek series, the animated Star Trek series, and Enterprise are available with ad-supported streaming at CBS.com, so Netflix will also be the first service to offer any kind of streaming for TNG, DS9 or Voyager. And in the case of TNG, Netflix will be the first digital delivery of any kind as that popular series is still the only Star Trek show not available at iTunes.

The Netflix/CBS licensing deal is for USA only and covers two years with an option to be extended for two additional years. Also the CBS/Netflix deal is not exclusive, so it is possible that in the future we could see Star Trek show up on other streaming services.

You will be able to watch the Star Trek episodes online or with a Netflix-ready TV, XBox360, PS3, Wii or other Netflix-ready device. Netflix streaming is also available on mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad and Windows 7 phones so you can have access to every single episode of Star Trek anywhere you go. Streaming-only accounts at Netflix cost $7.99/month, and DVD/Blu-ray+streaming subscriptions start at $9.99/month. More info at www.netflix.com.


All of Star Trek TV coming to Netflix – take your Trek anywyere

 

Comments

1. ensign joe - April 6, 2011

TNG! YAY! THIS IS AWESOME!

2. Joel - April 6, 2011

I assume since TOS is in HD it will be the remasters? I know at some point last year (or maybe it was ’09?) Netflix had season 1 available to stream.

3. todder85 - April 6, 2011

The biggest question is: Will it be available in Canada? I still have yet to be sold on Netflix here. Too many “unavailable” movies and programs.

4. John - April 6, 2011

when will this expire? It seams as though that has been happening alot with Netflix live streaming titles, a movie is available and later on it isn’t available anymore. Be careful Trekkies this maybe is just a way for them to get new subscribers. When you are all on they’ll later pull these gems.

5. Anthony Pascale - April 6, 2011

no canada

6. Anthony Pascale - April 6, 2011

The CBS deal is for two years with option to extend. If you ever dont like the service you can stop your subscription it isnt like you have to sign up for years.

jeez some trekkies see conspiracies and negatives with everything

7. Anthony L. - April 6, 2011

AWESOME!

@4 John

Usually Netflix titles are on there for a year starting from when they are first launched. Sometimes it’s longer, but it’s usually a year. And that usually is for movies. There are some TV shows that have been on there for years.

8. Ben - April 6, 2011

Wow!

“Captain, shall I open the NETFLIX application?”

“Make it so!”

9. Battle-scarred Sciatica - April 6, 2011

No Canada.

Definitly no New Zealand then!!!!

Bugger it!

I thought we were one big glorious Roddenberyesque world. All living harmoniously together as one big symbotic beast.

Nah!

I’ll have stick to my DVD/downloads.

: (

10. Battle-scarred Sciatica - April 6, 2011

Symbotic = symbiotic.

Perhaps it should have been Sybokic?

11. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - April 6, 2011

This is Good fpr Star Trek. As more and more people see star Trek9 and Trek 12 they may want to see what the fuss is about on Trek and watch the Eps on Netflix and so forth. This is a good thing for Star Trek

12. Ensign RedShirt - April 6, 2011

Cool. There was no way I was ever going to pay to buy season sets of DS9, VOY or ENT, so this will give me an opportunity to watch ‘em.

13. That One Guy - April 6, 2011

Oh frak. Well, there goes my summer.

14. That One Guy - April 6, 2011

Also coming to the nintendo 3ds in June.

15. Winston - April 6, 2011

Booyah!

16. John from Cincinnati - April 6, 2011

Live streaming and direct digital downloads will replace blu ray in the very near future.

17. Sebastian - April 6, 2011

Just got Netflix two weeks ago (and loving it); that’s great! ; )

18. No One Khan Hear You - April 6, 2011

13

agreed – I wonder if I can watch each episode of each series chronologically before the end of the summer.

19. Rastaman - April 6, 2011

Damn what happened to “early April.” Shame I have to wait until July, but I’m still excited!

20. Mikey1091 - April 6, 2011

@19: yeah, I agree. They said early April. Well it’s early April and now they’ve delayed it until July. Why am I getting the suspicious feeling that come July they’re going to say: we’re delaying it again until November and so forht? And since this deal is for two years, a year and a half (possibly less) if they delay it that long. Here’s hoping they really do roll it out in July. At least I have Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Farscape streaming on netflix to keep me occupied (unless the streaming deal for those show miraculously expire before then, cuz then I’d be peeved).

21. jas_montreal - April 6, 2011

Netflix’s selection in Canada sucks. I think Canadians should boycott Netflix.

22. Ensign RedShirt - April 6, 2011

Ah the “downloads will replace physical media” canard surfaces once again. Downloads are undoubtedly our future, but there are a host of issues that have to be resolved first, licensing among them. Netflix streaming, as cool as it is, is a constant moving target as far as content…they are totally at the whim of their licensing agreements. Anyone who was in the middle of a season and has it disappear from the servers because the license has expired knows what I mean.

Also, the quality varies wildly at times…for some people that doesn’t matter much, and that’s fine. But some of us like high quality images on those beautiful HD sets.

All these things will definitely be resolved in the future….but I’m not giving up my Blu Rays and DVD’s yet.

23. Markus McLaughlin - April 6, 2011

I’m still making my “best of tng” ipad set for myself, however, there will always be 1 or 2 i can enjoy again and again on there, yay!

24. CashCrowe - April 6, 2011

I’m really bummed that I have to wait a few more months, but hey, at least it’s definitely happening!

25. TimT - April 6, 2011

If they are going to make us wait this better be new transfers made especially for Netflix and not just BS rips of the DVD’s.

Somewhere there are non interlaced masters, even if they were on Video tape and those better be what we get. If we get a shoddy transfer I’m gonna be very displeased.

26. Sid - April 6, 2011

Sad Canadian here.

I’d subscribe to Netflix if I could watch ENT and TOS.

27. Decker1017 - April 6, 2011

Looking forward to The Way to Eden, Spock’s Brain & And the Children Shall Lead in streaming HD & surround sound! YES!!!!

28. DJT - April 6, 2011

DS9, baby!

29. Sybok - April 6, 2011

Why is DS9 3 fraking months after everything else!!!

30. Steve - April 6, 2011

Disappointed that it won’t happen in April (as originally stated), but at least it will be ALL episodes and series!

31. Luke Forester - April 6, 2011

Why the delay for DS9 I wonder. Seems very odd one to single out for delay.

32. Chingatchkook - April 6, 2011

I agree, Netflix in Canada does suck. Definitely not worth the money.

33. GarySeven - April 6, 2011

Maybe because DS9 isn’t as good as the other series? (Now ducking for the incoming).

34. Ian Pond - April 6, 2011

Can’t wait! I’ve got Netflix on my iPad, iPhone Apple TV, and Xbox 360! Lots of ways to watch Trek now! I’ve got DS9 and VOY on DVD, and collecting TNG now. Don’t care for ENT.

35. Vultan - April 6, 2011

#33

Well, then you must have never watched the series through to the end. Like TNG, DS9 improved greatly after season one, going into some dark and unexpected places with the Dominion War. Some have said it strayed too far from Roddenberry’s philosophy, but I say there’s no point in having a philosophy if it’s never tested.

DS9 did this—excellently.

36. Pointing out the Obvious - April 7, 2011

And CBS gives the shaft to Canadians once again.

37. Jim Nightshade - April 7, 2011

i already have streaming netflix thru our wii—anyone know if it costs more to put it on another format also? The Nintendo 3ds will have it including 3d movies n trailers so anyone that has netflix on 2 devices does it cost more–

38. Maxwell Everett - April 7, 2011

#25

Prepare to be very displeased. The masters for TNG, DS9 & VGR have only ever been on interlaced videotape. That is how they were finished, broadcast and archived. These will almost certainly be more highly compressed versions of what is already available on the DVDs.

Since I bought all of those seasons years ago, I’ve recently re-encoded a hundred of my favorite episodes for my iPad using Handbrake. 34 GB worth! I’ve even combined multi-part episodes into feature-length videos, cutting out all the repetitive main/end credit sequences to save space.

And I’ll tell you what: I don’t have to pay a monthly fee to access them and they won’t disappear suddenly after two years… and AT&T won’t slap me with monthly overage charges to watch them on the go either!

39. Maxwell Everett - April 7, 2011

#37

I used to have Netflix on my PS3 and WDTV Live box simultaneously. I only ever paid one monthly fee to Netflix. As far as I’m aware, you can have it on an unlimited number of Netflix capable devices for a single fee. Unless they change their policy.

40. Tuna Fish - April 7, 2011

It is not unlimited I think it is 3 computers and 3 Netflix ready devices in a single year. And you can stream to multiple devices simultaneously. But I bet changes are in coming as the studios realize people are sharing streaming accounts.

41. Cygnus-X1 - April 7, 2011

Rockin’ good news!!!

42. VP - April 7, 2011

Excited about all of the Star Treks! Too bad we have to wait until July. Do you when Frasier starts streaming? Only Cheers seems available now from the list they promoted.

43. William V. - April 7, 2011

hello – i think this is wonderful news, especially since i’ve only recently discovered science fiction for myself. i’ve heard of star track, of course, but i’ve never seen any of them. it’s the show with dr. spock and light savers, correct?

44. Chris - April 7, 2011

This will be great opportunity especilly since Paramount Is so
gready when It comes to prices for DVD sets.The only TV sets
I have are the Borg and Alternate reality fan collectives and the 2 very best of original series.

It’s a shame DS9 Is again being treated like a stepchild.It was more successful than Voyager or Enterprise.It was my favorate of the spinoffs/

45. Nuallain - April 7, 2011

Damn, my stupid, stupid brain momentarily misread the headline as “All New Star Trek TV To Begin Filming in July”.

And then I realized it didn’t say that at all.

Nuts.

46. Dave in RI - April 7, 2011

@43

Very close, but they were Life Savers, not light savers. Dr. Spock used to eat them on the bridge.

47. Cap'n Calhoun - April 7, 2011

Pretty awesome. Any idea if the animated series or films will be streaming?

48. Mikey1091 - April 7, 2011

@45: I WISH it said that, I’d go mad with excitement!

49. Sancho Panza - April 7, 2011

Is Canada even a real country?

50. Wheeli - April 7, 2011

I believe the original announcement on Star TreK is that all the episodes would be available April and they are – on DVD. I am glad they will be streaming soon as I realy like to save my DVD cue for Movies. It sucks that it will be Oct before DS9 is available, as that is the one series I need to fill in th gaps with, There are whole seasons I missed.

51. Snorkle - April 7, 2011

Um, I can’t wait until July. I ASSUMED IT WOULD START THIS MONTH, SO I KEPT CHECKING DAILY SINCE APRIL 1ST….and now I found out I have to wait! >:O I have no patience for this nonsense!

52. Gary - April 7, 2011

Will they show both the original and remastered versions of TOS?

53. AwesomeJohn22 - April 7, 2011

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

54. nigelly - April 7, 2011

21

I would be with you if netflix didn’t have all arrested development seasons

55. Daniel Shock - April 7, 2011

This seems as good a time as any to ask if anyone knows if there is any progress toward remastering TNG?

56. trekker 5 - April 7, 2011

it will be THE most awesome Netflix has EVER done!!!

57. MDSHiPMN - April 7, 2011

DS9!!!!!!!

October? Ugh.

58. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - April 7, 2011

Netflix is very smart for doing this… Im excited even though i own every season of every series on DVD. They should have done this a long time ago!!

59. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - April 7, 2011

ATTN: Anthony Pascale

Can you ask Netflix if they plan on making “William Shatner: Captain’s log” avaiable at anytime and I dont meen by streaming, it is not even available on dvd. Its a TV documentary from the show Biography. Another one I added but they dont have available to stream or by dvd is “Mind Meld” which is another documentary interviewing Shatner and Nimoy back in 2001.

60. Mikey1091 - April 7, 2011

You know, J’d like to know that too, is it goona be the remastered TOS they stream or the original or both? I have yet to see the remastered Trek (it was on at the same time and day that I had the misfortune of working during the showings). I tried to watch them at cbs.com when they were available there but cbs’s streaming sucks because they take FOREVER to load the video and it paused every 30 seconds so I went screw it. I really hope netflix streams the remastered TOS, It’d make my dad. Still not happy about havint to wait until October to see DS9, but hell, I’ll have the rest of the series to watch till them plus stargate, babylon 5, farscape…I’m sold, LMAO!

61. Anthony Pascale - April 8, 2011

RE: April
Well the original press release was vague and could be read diferrent ways. It said that they had cut a deal with CBS to start streaming a bunch of shows: Andy Griffith, Twilight Zone, Cheers, Frasier, Star Treks, etc. It also said the deal starts in April. So it could be read as either ALL the shows would start in April or SOME will start in April. Clearly it was the latter. Although original press release could have been clearer, it is reasonable given the amount of content being delivered.

62. Mikey1091 - April 9, 2011

Hmmm, good point, Anthony. I hadn’t actually considered that until now. When you put it that way…well… it’s worth waiting a couple more months for then, lol.

63. ozgur - April 10, 2011

süüüüperrrrrrrrrrrr

64. Fobok - April 10, 2011

Man, why can’t stuff like this come to Canada? I do like Netflix here, (I mean, Merlin, Robin Hood, Highlander, Avatar, and many classic Doctor Who series, all available to watch, and some movies too. Sure, it’s not great selection, but still a lot cheaper than buying all those series on DVDs), but there’s so much more it doesn’t offer yet.

65. CLC - April 29, 2011

While yes, TNG, DS9 and Voyager were all printed to interlaced NTSC video-masters, somehow I doubt CBS took all of the 35mm film negatives and simply set fire to them for poops and giggles. I mean, even the NTSC DVDs that are out *right now* are all progressive-scanned at 23.976p.

They could in fact make HD prints of these shows, but ironically it’d require even more work than TOS: not only would all of the FX have to be redone from scratch, but all of the video transitions would have to be re-timed and recreated in the HD dupes. It’d be a boatload of work (especially considering that each of those shows individually has far more episodes than all of TOS), but maybe TNG’s popularity would justify the expense and labor…? Sometime in the future…? A man can dream.

Of course, I fail to see why they bother syndicating Voyager at all ;)

66. SWBF2_HITMAN - May 1, 2011

1 NETFLIX account can have several systems on it but can only use it’s 2 or 3 at a time.

67. Brandon - May 5, 2011

Wait, it’s not coming this month??? Well what about that BS about netflix and having CBS shows available in April? Who gives a crap about the Ghost Whisperer? I want my Shatner dammit and I want it now! Keep DS9, Voyager and what ever I just want my TOS.

68. Mikey1091 - May 5, 2011

Anthony,

I’ve asked this before and have tried looking basically everywhere, but is TOS going to be streaming as remastered or just the originals? I have yet to the the remastered version of TOS (yes, I know, kinda sad, lol), and would basically bow down and praise the God that is CBS/Paramount and Netflix for streaming it! If anyone knows which version of TOS they’re streaming, please let me know!!!

69. PHB - May 9, 2011

TOS has already been remastered off the original film for the Blu Ray edition.

I would expect that TNG will eventually get the same treatment if only to wring the price of the Blu Ray edition out of the die-hard fans. But there are 7 seasons which makes it pricey for a complete set. I can see why they did TOS first.

Its good news for DS9 fans. I like TNG but it seems like that is always on somewhere. DS9 had a plot line that continued from episode to episode and so the cable channels are less interested in repeating it than TNG which is pretty much dip in anywhere, always the same.

Streaming is a much better medium for shows like DS9 because you can watch them in order at your own pace. Over the past 6 months we have worked our way through 4 seasons of Babylon 5. Star Trek will be a good replacement.

70. nb - May 28, 2011

@46: *laughs hysterically*

@43: Star Trek QuickFacts
– It’s called Star TREK. As in, a trek (journey) through the stars.
– Spock is not a doctor. However, yes, he is a character in Star Trek: The Original Series. There are five live-action series, and each one has a new set of main characters, with very little overlap.
– “Light savers”–a non-existent combination of Life Savers and lightsabers. Life Savers is a type of candy. Lightsabers are futuristic swords seen in Star Wars. They have no relation to Star Trek.
The world of Star Trek can be super confusing to a newbie, but it’s totally worth persevering through the confusion; also, there are sites that can help you read up on important information, such as memory-alpha.org.

71. Matt - June 3, 2011

Will this be available in Canada as well?

72. Michelle - June 23, 2011

Only in the US? Yet another slap in the face to Canada. These studios need to pull their heads out of their asses and stop ignoring the Canadian market. I recognize that netflix has no control over the studios getting their libraries licensed to Canada, but they should at least keep bugging the studios until it occurs!

73. Dale J - July 1, 2011

@ 65 – I would love to see a remastering of STTNG with new special effects, but I know that would be a monumental undertaking for 7 seasons (compared to 3 for the TOS). Perhaps there’s some fans out there that would like to try that like what Adywan did for Star Wars Revisited. But that would just mind boggling to do, not to mention copyright issues. Somehow Adywan is fairing well with that.

74. Tiz - September 3, 2011

ST:TNG Season One has already been removed from streaming. What happened to the two-year deal??

75. Taylor - September 5, 2011

Supposedly there were issues with season 1 and 7, and they haven’t restored 1 yet. Hopefully soon…

76. Taylor - September 5, 2011

@Tiz
Supposedly there were issues with season 1 and 7, and they haven’t restored 1 yet. Hopefully soon… I’d just started to watch them, myself.

77. Julian - September 5, 2011

Damn it! Guess I’ll have to watch them out of sequence for a while ;-(

78. A.Jamieosn - September 13, 2011

We don’t see any Star Trek on Netflix at all now and we watched Deja Q (middle of season 3) last night and have been watching them for the last month or so. What is going on?

79. flavio alvarenga - September 16, 2011

Only TNG in Brazil!

Oh boy, I want all the series in Brazil ASAP!

80. OMG - February 6, 2012

i live in canada :(

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