The 2009 Star Trek movie makes its basic cable TV premiere this week on the FX Network. So if you don’t happen to have your own copy (or Netflix streaming) you can watch the movie for free, with the first showing on Valentine’s day. And if you tune in on Wednesday you can get a chance to win free movie tickets. More details below.
Star Trek premieres on FX – win movie tickets by watching
JJ Abrams 2009 Star Trek movie has moved from theaters, to On-demand, then to home video, and on to pay cable (Epix), and Netflix streaming. And this week it ends its journey down the distribution ladder to basic cable TV with the premiere on the FX Network. The first showing will be on Tuesday February 14th at 7PM. It will repeat throughout the month (see schedule below) and beyond.
Schedule for Star Trek on FX in February
|Tue Feb 14||7 PM|
|Wed, Feb 15||8 PM|
|Fri, Feb 17||8 PM|
|Sun, Feb 17||8 PM|
|Sun, Feb 17||11 PM|
|Sat, Feb 25||5 PM|
|Sun, Feb 26||10 PM|
And if you tune in on Wednesday you can win one of hundreds of movie tickets (to see any movie you want at a local theater). To win you just have to connect with FX via Facebook, Twitter or GetGlue during the airing of the Star Trek showing on Wednesday night.
More details on how to win and rules at www.FXHasTheMovies.com.
While most hardcore Star Trek fans have their own copy of the movie, airing on basic cable will be good to build buzz for the new Star Trek movies. It’s a nice reminder for casual movie-goers who saw it in theaters, and will be the first time for those who skipped it in theaters and on home video.
One would expect that Paramount has also secured broadcast TV deals for Star Trek in other countries around the world, which should be even more important for helping out with the sequel as the film underperformed in many international markets, mostly due to movie goers not getting the message that this was a new kind of Star Trek film. [NOTE to international readers: If you see that Star Trek is airing on TV in your country, drop TrekMovie a line]
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