Paramount+ is the home to the Star Trek TV Universe with every episode of every series, including five Paramount+ original series (once Strange New Worlds debuts in 2022). And now, finally, it is also the home of every single Star Trek feature film.
Paramount+ now has all the Star Trek
Over the last year, Paramount+ has been building up its library of feature films. Earlier this summer the catalog for the USA streamer grew to include all but one of the Star Trek feature films, however, due to previous licensing deals all but two left the service in August.
As of today, all the movies are back. Paramount+ includes all six Original Series movies, all four Next Generation movies, and all three Kelvin-era J.J. Abrams-produced movies.
Some of the Trek films are also available via other streaming services, including Hulu, AMC+ and Epix, but none have all thirteen. While it is possible that there are still pending exclusive licensing deals that could see some of the Trek films movies leave Paramount+ temporarily in the future, it appears that ViacomCBS is trying to ensure as much of its catalog is available on its own streaming service. Other entire Paramount film franchises are now available on the service as well, including all four Indiana Jones movies, and all six Mission: Impossible movies.
ViacomCBS has made it clear that they have changed their policy towards licensing to third parties, making Paramount+ the priority. We have already seen evidence of this with Star Trek, as three series left Netflix in September the USA after being available for a decade. It’s quite possible that as deals for the various Star Trek legacy series expire with thrid party streaming companies they will not be renewed. This pattern may also repeat itself internationally as Paramount+ expands overseas in the coming years. None of this is unique to ViacomCBS as all the major media companies are prioritizing their own content on their own streaming platforms.
More to come in 2022… and beyond
Over the summer Paramount announced they were developing a new 4K version of the Director’s Edition of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, which will debut exclusively on Paramount+ in 2022. Paramount’s new chief has also recently confirmed that the studio is developing plans for multiple Star Trek feature films. And currently Paramount is generally making major theatrical releases available on Paramount+ within 45 days of release. The studio is also committed to developing more exclusive films for Paramount+, which could include potential future Star Trek movies. We have already seen them do this for other franchises including a Paranormal Activity movie released exclusively on Paramount+ last week.
All the Trek movies but which versions are they?
Right now it looks like the first four TOS movies are the same old circa-2009 theatrical versions, and not the newer 4K remasters that were released digitally and on disc a couple of months back. All TNG movies and the rest of the TOS movies are also the same circa-2009 versions with 5.1 audio.
Of the Kelvin-timeline films only Into Darkness is available with 4K HDR/Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, Star Trek (2009) and Beyond are HD and 5.1 only, despite them being available in 4K HDR and Atmos since 2016 as digital copies and on disc.
NOTE: Device support for 4K and/or HDR/Dolby Vision and/or Dolby Atmos is rather limited, you can see the details in this Paramount+ help article.
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