The world of Star Trek has taken another step into the digital future. Today the ad-supported streaming site Hulu added their first Star Trek movie, Star Trek Generations. Anyone in the US can watch it for free and you can even embed it on your own site (as we have done below).
UPDATE: Movie no longer available at Hulu
Watch Picard and Kirk Prime at Hulu
Now you can watch the ‘hand-off’ movie between the original series era and The Next Generation era for free (with a few commercials). Generations is available in standard (360p) and HQ (480p). You can also grab clips from the film and/or embed the whole thing on your own site. Click here to watch Generations at Hulu.
More Star Trek Streaming?
The Hulu Generations page notes “This film is available for a limited time. Additional Star Trek titles aren’t currently available.” But, hopefully this is just the beginning of Star Trek movies being made available online, and hopefully this will also happen outside the USA. And then there are those huge TV libraries as well. As of now the entire original Star Trek is available at CBS.com (including remastered episodes in HD). They are also available at YouTube and other sites. Right now you can buy downloads for the first three seasons of TOS, TOS Remastered, DS9, Voyager and Enterprise on iTunes (for $12.99 a season). Hopefully streaming versions of those seasons and more will be made available in the future as well. All of the Star Trek movies are also available at iTunes.
Star Trek at Epix
The Hulu site is actually not the first place a Star Trek film has been available for streaming. Generations was actually online at epixhd.com last year, and Wrath of Khan is available now. Epix is a new premium channel co-owned by Paramount. Due to that relationship, Epix has the exclusive first pay TV run of many new movies like Iron Man and the new Star Trek. Subscribers to Epix can also watch the currently broadcasting Epix movies online. However, currently Epix is only available to Verizon VIOS customers. Cox and Charter Communications will also be adding Epix in the coming months.