The date is set: Netflix and Star Trek are over

Since launching its own streaming service, Paramount Plus, Paramount has slowly scooped up its entire show and pulled them from rival streaming platforms.

One of the longest goodbyes has been to the company’s Star Trek plethora (opens in a new tab) shows and movies, which have been around on other streaming platforms for nearly a decade.

Netflix has, at one time or another, had access to six Star Treks series, but Paramount has slowly pulled them down, one by one. It started in late 2019, with the departure of Star Trek: The Animated Series, which was followed in October 2021 by the release of the original series, Star Trek: Enterprise, and Star Trek: Voyage. Then, in April of this year, Netflix subscribers said goodbye to Star Trek: The Next Generation (opens in a new tab)and now the last of the shows has an end date.

That remaining show is Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, which finally leaves Netflix on July 2, a full decade after it first appeared on the platform.

Deep Space Nine ran from 1993 to 1999 with 176 episodes spread over seven seasons. The show starred Avery Brooks, René Auberjonois, Terry Farrell, Cirroc Lofton, Colm Meaney, Armin Shimerman, Alexander Siddig and Nana Visitor.

It followed the adventures of the crew aboard Deep Space Nine, a spacecraft parked near an outpost right next to a stable wormhole on the edge of explored space.

Set in the 24th century, the crew is under the command of Captain Benjamin Sisko, who has been given a mandate to protect a planet named Bajor and the station from any unwanted visitors. But, after discovering the wormhole (which is, naturally, a shortcut through space that leads directly into uncharted territory), Sisko and his team have their work cut out for them trying to keep up to date with all the hostile villains that keep popping up.

One of the highest-rated Star Trek franchises, with 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, Deep Space Nine’s departure is truly the end of an era for Netflix, which will soon find itself without Star Trek for the first time in 10 years. .

What about internationally?

For now, all shows except Star Trek: The Animated Series remain on Netflix internationally.

However, with the imminent launch of Paramount Plus in the UK and mainland Europe this summer, we strongly suspect that won’t be the case for a very long time.

That said, Paramount Plus launched in the US in March 2021, and it’s taken the network over 18 months to slowly reclaim the rights to the various Star Trek shows, so their departure from Netflix is ​​unlikely to the international is imminent.

Still, if you’re a Netflix subscriber internationally and want to blast your way through Star Trek seasons, we recommend moving on (or waiting for Paramount Plus, of course…) .

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