Try EPIX Online For Free + TrekMovie Online Star Trek Viewing Event This Wednesday

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 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 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 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 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 will get free DVDs

For more on Star Trek at EPIX, including exclusive Star Trek videos and interviews, visit:



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This looks like so much fun! Viewing party!

…I think people will download the film illegally instead.

Wasn’t Trek the #1 pirated movie of ’09? I certainly didnt have a copy :-|

Yeah, no good, HULU doesnt limit what movies and series I can watch based on my TV brand or cable company ….

Thus, this project might possibly fail.


Hulu and EPIX are apples and oranges. Hulu is mainly a way for ABC/NBC/FOX to do advertising supported reruns of their shows online. They have very few movies and certainly no recently released movies.

EPIX is more akin to HBO and showtime, with the added feature of showing their movies online, which HBO and Showtime do not do. EPIX is a cable channel first, with this website as an added offering. The closest comparison would be Starz which also has an online version called Starz Play. But again it is also a premium cable channel.

The new Star Trek movie will likely not be available online via a site like Hulu for years (if ever). Right now the only star trek movie Hulu has is Generations.

….and the problem is that it’s only available to resident US citizens. Us Europeans are left out again…….. ;-)

Cox customers here in New England can watch online starting June 30. I’m calling in as soon as they open.

I was wondering if you ever considered changing the layout of your website? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or 2 images. Maybe you could space it out better?