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Pluto TV Adding Star Trek Channel, Free Streaming Of ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ Begins Next Week

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| July 7, 2020 | By: TrekMovie.com Staff 62 comments so far

ViacomCBS continues to take advantage of the opportunities created from its recent re-merger, this time by adding a number of CBS shows to the  Pluto TV free streaming service.

Today ViacomCBS announced 40 CBS-produced shows will be added to Pluto TV , the popular ad-supported streaming service Viacom purchased in 2019. One of those shows will be Star Trek: The Next Generation . A spokesperson for Pluto TV tells TrekMovie that TNG is the first series for a new Star Trek channel being added to the live streaming service, with more Star Trek series being added later.

In addition to Star Trek: The Next Generation , starting on July 14 and continuing through the summer, the new slate of CBS programming on Pluto TV in the USA also includes Survivor , CSI: Miami , The Amazing Race , Beverly Hills 90210 , Everybody Hates Chris , JAG , MacGyver , Scorpion , and Numbers . Pluto TV will also begin streaming select episodes from the first 10 seasons of South Park .

“Pluto TV is the leading free streaming television service in America and is distinguished by both the quantity and quality of its content,” said Tom Ryan, CEO and Co-Founder of Pluto TV. “With over 100,000 hours of unique content in the US alone, now supplemented by these iconic ViacomCBS franchises, Pluto TV is one of the broadest and deepest streaming services in the world, and guaranteed to offer something for everyone, on any device, for free.”

In addition to the new TV shows, a number of new films are being added to Pluto TV in July, including Star Trek Beyond and Galaxy Quest .

Star Trek: The Next Generation as well as all the other Star Trek television series are still available on the CBS All Access subscription service, including the new originals Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard . ViacomCBS also licenses TNG and other non-All Access original Star Trek shows to the Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime subscription services.

ViacomCBS has plans to update and expand All Access into a new “super streamer” to take on other studio-owned streamers like HBO Max, Peacock, and Disney+. In May CBS All Access added 100 films from the Paramount library and it was just announced that the upcoming SpongeBob movie Sponge on the Run will skip theaters to launch on All Access in 2021. More ViacomCBS content and an update to the user interface are due this summer with a full rebrand and relaunch of the service coming in early 2021.

Pluto TV is expected to continue to run in parallel to the new subscription service, but ViacomCBS will use Pluto TV to funnel users of the free ad-supported streamer to their subscription service.

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i was wondering when they were going to start a star trek channel… i kinda like the idea of having it on live…

Yeah, I know what you mean. I feel like I’ll rewatch pretty much any Star Trek episode, so it’s kinda nice when it’s already decided!

It’s great to see the Star Trek love being spread far and wide! And a chance to get new fans who has never seen TNG and the others and can’t afford other streaming sites. It was definitely smart to start with TNG first but hopefully more will come soon.

And that will mean there will be FIVE Star Trek streaming channels to choose from in America. Wow!

Defeats the purpose of CBS All Access since that’s not the exclusive home of Star Trek.

At least I can watch every Star Wars movie only on Disney+. Pluto TV is not my thing. Not a fan of ads.

How about GoofyTV? 😉

Hehe…i couldnt resist! … I was going to adress the remastering of DS9 and VOY but Ian was faster. I cant iMagine they dont wanna change it and broadcast both shows forever in SD.

Perhaps a reason for CBS to invest in remastering DS9 and Voyager, making them exclusive to Blu Ray and All Access. But the attitude with Trek has always seemed to be: sell it to everyone everywhere all the time. It’s still all over BBC America and every streamer and the other day I came across the H&I free channel with its weekday evening block of TOS-Enterprise running from 7 PM to 1 AM.

At least CBS All Access is getting new Star Trek shows like Discovery, Picard, or Lower Decks.

I can watch The Next Generation on Netflix if I want to.

Star Trek is CBS most important franchise at this point. They need Star Trek to be profitable. It makes sense business wise.

Agreed. I was going to point this out as well before I saw your comment. I think Star Trek is just too lucrative for CBS to keep in one place. But its obviously great for the franchise because I think so many new fans who watch it now is because its in places like Netflix or Amazon which they most likely already have. That’s the problem with a site like All Access because very few new fans will sign up just to watch Star Trek on it. But when you have so many other options to find it its much easier to find an audience that way.

But there is probably way more people watching Star Trek today than ever because you can binge watch it all in multiple places worldwide. The days of just watching an episode in syndication every day doesn’t have the same pull like it use to. But channels like BBC and H&I as you mentioned must still get a good audience for it because its been on these channels for years now.

Matter of fact I just turned on BBCA and DS9 is actually on right now! :) Both it and TNG are playing through the rest of the night into tomorrow afternoon. So I guess that’s a great channel to have if you don’t binge it off a streaming site.

H&I is my nightly tradition.

All Access isn’t the exclusive home of Trek. Hasn’t been. All of Trek save for the All Access exclusives stream on Amazon, Hulu, Netflix, and more. All Access is simply the home of Exclusive New Trek shows…

And you can watch several Star Wars movies on Netflix at this point as well…

During the 70’s, Paramount referred to the 79 episodes of TOS as “the 79 jewels” because they made SO MUCH MONEY for Paramount in syndication. They made so much money because everybody wanted them.

Here’s hoping that somebody at the studio still remembers that…

Kurtzman gets credit from me for reminding CBS executives of this, and pitching the franchise as a resource that needed new investment to keep it earning with future generations.

The Paramount side of the house making the cinematic features seemed less committed and had less understanding of what made Trek successful.

With the remerger into ViacomCBS, we keep hearing messages from the top and seeing action (like this new Trek Pluto channel) that demonstrate they are serious in making the franchise a centrepiece of the corporate strategy.

But that doesn’t mean that TOS is still the 79 jewels on its own.

We need to accept that different series appeal to different age groups, generations and do better cross culturally. TOS once dominated the syndicated rerun market niche for pre-TOS and teens, but that’s not the case today.

As much as TOS riveted me as a primary grader and as a teen when UHF syndication started, it took a long time to earn the interest of our kids.

Since CTV Sci-fi channel has all the older series running Monday to Friday, 5 hours a day, and have a PVR recording them all, the kids have pretty much free access to all except the occasional 14+ episode.

For our kids, I observed that the progression was: – TAS in primary grades (DVDs) – TNG intermittently starting about 4th grade – Voyager on repeat from 4th to 6th grade, with TNG filling in. – More frequent viewing of TNG in 6th grade – Enterprise and TOS starting 7th grade, but Voyager remains the most watched – DS9 remains something they can’t really get into, although the oldest tries an episode from time to time.

That’s interesting about your kids! I don’t have kids, but from talking to people, I find that among older folks, whichever Star Trek was on when they were 10-12 years old is the one they think of as THEIR Star Trek. They might watch and enjoy and appreciate the others, but the show they watched when they were around 11 is first in their hearts. I find that an interesting aspect of human nature.

Goodness, I didn’t mean that TOS was still everything to everybody; that’s why I said that they were the 79 jewels IN THE 70’S. :-) I meant that the experience with TOS earning a ton of money for Paramount in the 70’s showed that Star Trek could be a big earner if they did it right.

That’s an interesting observation. When I was 10-12, TNG was ending and DS9 was starting. That must be why I can’t make up my mind which I like more!

Sounds like you were 10-12 at a good time!

I was 10 in 1968, so there weren’t any choices, and we didn’t even have to call it “TOS” because there was only ONE Star Trek. :-)

You raise your children well! lol

Why would they not remember that? In the last decade we got three $150 million big budget films based on TOS. It has been remastered several times and there is still new merchandise, books, comics, etc coming out for it today. Maybe not at the level 30 years ago but clearly a big seller. Discovery was a prequel to the show. Now Strange New Worlds is. So it’s clearly not forgotten, even for all the new shows and films out there.

But Star Trek has been a much bigger universe for a long time now and why we had 18 years of mostly successful spin offs from TNG to ENT. And why today there are now six new shows in production. There is just TONS of Star Trek today. No one has forgotten about TOS, its just no longer the driving force of the franchise anymore in terms of it being the main priority and hasn’t been for a long time. But clearly it’s still very important, especially if you’re older who was around when it aired.

My understanding from people in the business is that studios have short memories, and the things they really care about are 1) Last quarter’s earnings, and 2) Next quarter’s earnings. I was suggesting that taking a somewhat longer view than that could be helpful. :-)

You keep trying to put words in my mouth and say that I’m saying things I’m NOT saying, so I’m gonna stop talking now.

Well I wasn’t trying to put words in your mouth. I was only responding to this sentence:

“Here’s hoping that somebody at the studio still remembers that…”

I was only saying based on everything we seen the last few years, yeah they do. What else could they do for a 54 year old show at this point they haven’t done already? TM literally just reviewed the last in a 12 part comic series they had with Year Five. Another TOS novel was just released back in June. New merchandise still pops up monthly. So wasn’t trying to be rude I just didn’t really understand what you were saying? Most TV shows are pretty much forgotten after 20-30 years no matter how popular they were at the time. Good luck finding a Gunsmoke comic book today, toy line or distributed everywhere worldwide. I think TOS is still given PLENTY of love given everything .

But no worries or hard feelings I hope.

It seems moronic not to just fold this channel into CBS All Access?

TNG on CBS-AA is commercial free; on Pluto there will likely be commercials. And if Pluto’s other content is any indication, those commercial breaks will not fall where commercial breaks are put into the programs, but during the scenes themselves.

apples and oranges.. you dont need one on cbsaa because it’s a streaming service…it’s already there to pick and choose from… Pluto is different, it’s a live tv system… no pauses or backing up… hundreds of live channels… free… and brings classic trek to millions more people

Nah. IMO the only thing ViacomCBS needs to think about is if the All Access tiers should be rebranded as Pluto+ and Pluto Max or the like. It’s more popular than All Access, after all.

CBS should focus more on All Access. It has some potential in the streaming space.

The streaming wars won’t be easy but at least they are the underdogs.

Pluto Max is like HBO Max Pluto+ is Disney+ you get it.

So are there commercials? If there are, can we DVR the stream?

Why are they not starting with TOS?, maybe they are considering that show a little too problematic for the modern audience. Still, it would have been nice to see the first adventures before going to the Next Generation.

Doing Next Gen first also works.

TNG is just probably much easier show for people to get into. And it’s probably just a more popular show viewer wise. Yes I know HERE TOS is more popular overall, I’m speaking for the general audience out there.

But that could be next.

All I am saying is that just because it might be a bit problematic shouldn’t be a reason to dismiss TOS, people seem to forget that is where all of Star Trek started and it needs to get the respect it deserves warts and all. Besides I always thought TOS was the more “known” show in terms of general people out there. I mean ask any person about Kirk or Spock and they will have some idea but not so much for Picard. I feel like there is a trend nowadays everywhere of dismissing history and lets not have this for Star Trek as well.

As I just said it could be next. I don’t think it’s problematic at all, just TNG is more popular. TOS is probably more known, sure, that’s doesn’t mean it’s more watched. Even on Netflix Voyager gets rewatched more than those two shows. At least the top episodes. And they obviously went with TNG for a reason. It also has more than twice the episodes TOS has so can suck people in longer. It’s not a contest, Trek is Trek, it sounds like most will show up eventually.

These shows are pretty accessible everywhere these days. You can binge watch 728 episodes for $10 these days anywhere. TOS is not going anywhere. And I don’t think a tiny streaming site is going to make a new generation of Trek fans but it’s nice there are more options.

Frankly, Voyager seems to be outperforming all of the other series as an entry point.

Perhaps it’s because Voyager has a stronger first season than most.

I suspect though that if the idea is to sell subscriptions on CBSAA, they want to show TNG to lay a foundation for Picard.

More, there appears to be an effort to target Trek market expansion in Latin America where Picard on Amazon Prime has been successful in building a new following. (The high proportion of Latinx actors and characters is not an accident.)

TOS is very retro, so despite a great first season, it’s a tough entryway for a younger generation or audiences in countries where Trek is not well known, which is after all the point.

Not sure why folks are seeing this as a loyalty test rather than a pragmatic effort to build the base audience.

Actually it is kind of different in my country. Here in Turkey TOS has always been and still is the more popular and more well known version of Star Trek because of the classic episodes and because we did the first ever Trek parody film Turkish Star Trek back in 1973 which was part of a very successful Turkish film franchise. But I can actually see why they would want to push TNG to the forefront more. Don’t get me wrong, I like all Trek, I just don’t want TPTB to forget where the show originated from.

But man I don’t remotely get where is the hyperbole over this is coming from? A. They ALREADY made it clear more Trek shows are coming, TNG was simply the first. I don’t know why they wouldn’t have TOS since in literally every distribution package where all the shows are sold it’s always there like the rest of them.

B. This has been done in America for decades already. Depending on where you lived determined which Star Trek reruns you would even watch. I lived in a few places over the years. I lived in one area where I only got TNG reruns for years and nothing else. This was back in the early 2000s. Other places you might see TOS and DS9. Others maybe just Voyager. Honestly until streaming became a thing you NEVER had every show you can watch in one place. That was never a thing until the last ten years or so. But before you were lucky if you got more than one show on at any given time. And when you did, it usually was just TOS or TNG. TOS was syndicated the most easily but it still wasn’t always shown everywhere either. As more Star Trek showed up, everyone’s options got bigger and wanted to attract different demographics.

So I have no idea why you are suddenly freaking out that one tiny streaming site I doubt most people has even heard of (I didn’t until 6 months ago) doesn’t have this one show on yet when for America TOS and EVERY Trek show can be found in multiple places now with ease? As I said in my OP Star Trek which obviously includes TOS is way more accessible now than it’s ever been in it’s entire history. None of it is going anywhere, so it makes no difference if one site decides not to play a certain show. We are beyond spoiled today lol.

And didn’t I read somewhere Voyager was actually the first Star Trek show you watched?? Please correct me if I’m wrong on that but if so, it kind goes to my point that most of the time if you get into one Trek show, and you become a big enough fan will eventually give the others a chance as you did. That’s why I don’t remotely care what Star Trek show someone watches first, most of the time they will try out the others. And of course if they only like one show like TOS or TNG, that’s OK too. None of it really matters. All that matters is Star Trek is still pulling in an audience today in multiple variations.

Actually you are right, the hyperbole probably comes from the fact that streaming and TV systems don’t work the same way here in my country. Usually if a show disappears from one service it will be ages before it returns or never. Maybe I just thought the same way with the systems you guys have over there. Luckily of course the internet and DVDS are still life savers for these kinds of situations.

OK, I gotcha! Yeah true, depending where you live the situation will be very different. I once lived in a country where GASP no Star Trek ever came on TV lol. That was Korea. You would never know the show even existed there at the time. The ONE saving grace I had was that I lived near an U.S. military base (I wasn’t in the military though) and I was able to get their military channel on my TV and they show American TV shows and would show reruns of TNG, DS9 and/or VOY, like once a week. Literally one episode a week. Then I moved to a different part of the country and couldn’t get the channel anymore lol. The only Star Trek DVDs I could find was maybe a few of the movies in a store somewhere and certainly not all of them or even most. And this was all before streaming obviously, so trust me I been there. ;)

In America though, it’s just not a problem anymore. It’s still nuts to know I carry every episode of Star Trek ever made in my pocket lol. And from multiple sources, so there are tons of options. It’s weird how we all just take it for granted now but this is still a fairly new thing. Maybe the amount of options will change one day but I doubt anytime soon.

If I’m being honest, I think TNG and VOY probably are the easiest for new fans to get into. And certainly on Reddit I would say TNG seems to be the first show people try out the most but VOY does seem to be the second. Again ONLY anecdotal obviously, but TOS does seem to be on the lower side as far as what new fans watch first. And again there is plenty of evidence of that just seeing what gets watched or voted for the most as their most favorite shows online. It’s actually surprising Voyager is usually in the top 3 now in terms of what people watch or consider their favorite. But yes it’s also one of the ‘newer’ shows (and the Borg are in 100 episodes ;)) so I guess not too surprising.

And I imagine if you are in your 20s TOS would feel the most antiquated at least. Again it doesn’t mean they are NOT watching it, it’s just probably not the top show that’s all. That’s why I like going to sites like Reddit, it’s just more diverse in terms age, race, fan level, etc. There’s a large tingent of fans there who grew up with Voyager and Enterprise just like some grew up with TOS, others TNG, etc. That’s why I shake my head when I hear other fans say those shows should just ‘disappear’ because A. they are clearly older (over 40 or 50) and B. don’t seem to understand that these shows have different audiences for decades now.

But here it seems like most of us are 40 and over and if you are you probably remember a world when it was just TOS and nothing else. If you weren’t around when it originally aired then you probably remember watching it in syndication before TNG started. But what a lot of people forget here is that for most people under 30, they were born into a large universe of Star Trek from the beginning so they don’t look at it so linearly just like younger Star Wars fans don’t who grew up on the prequels. I still personally think those movies suck but for people who watched them as kids or even watching Star Wars for the first time today it’s a different story. Same for Star Trek.

But its not a loyalty test either and I wish people can just accept different demographics may simply be drawn to a different shows. Ironically that’s what Kurtzman is trying to do with his Star Trek today. Before we assumed every Star Trek show was seen by every Star Trek fan. Obviously that wasn’t always true but the assumption was if you like one show then you should like the other. But now they are purposely trying to target Trek for different groups and ages. It’s why we have shows like Section 31 and Lower Decks coming. Nothing about those shows will have anything in common other than having Star Trek in the title. We don’t know how well it will work yet but I think its a good thing in the long term.

I love TOS because I grew up with it, but I can definitely understand why it wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea today. That said it’s still the most iconic Star Trek show by simply being the first so there is no danger of it ever disappearing.

CBS should dump everything on All Access. I’m already overwhelmed by having too much streaming services such as Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu etc.

Oh well, that’s a win win.

Pluto is the streaming substitute for free basic broadcast TV.

Not the same product at all.

Pluto TV is a free streaming service. That was my point. I don’t need it to watch Star Trek.

That’s what Netflix is for. If I want basic TV, Hulu has live TV.

I’m not sure you have Hulu in Canada.

So now I have to choose whether to watch Doctor Who 24/7 or TNG 24/7. &;>} |||===

DW on BritBox? I kinda would rather have BritBox than All Access, it’s barely pulling its weight.

Doctor Who is on HBO Max in the US

It’s on BellMedia’s OTT service crave in Canada as well as everything Star Trek.

One of my in-laws was very happy to find out that signing up for crave gave them all their old favourites in one place, and is happily bingeing through DW episodes that haven’t been seen in Canada since the 70s. (They gave up Netflix and haven’t looked back.)

Crave only has the new Doctor Who, how is your in-laws watching old episodes on Crave?

I don’t have crave, but I thought they said they had the backlist (such that actually exists) too.

The classic Doctor Who channel on Pluto TV is what I was referring to. I had not seen any Hartnell, Troughton, or Pertwee episodes before I started watching it, plus the Baker, Davison, Colin Baker, and McCoy episodes I had not seen in a long time, or ever. Pretty cool (except for maybe some of the later ones). &:>p |||===

Oh I see! I forgot they had the rights to it. Oh man, the commercial breaks must be torture though.

I thought it was on BBCA. Perhaps it’s on both…

Just flicking through PlutoTV in the UK and the What We Left Behind documentary is on one of the Documentary channels.

Was surprised to see it there.

I wish all streaming platforms had a “livestream” of favorite shows so that we can jump into a channel in progress like regular TV. I am terrrrrible at picking content to watch; I literally just want someone or something to put content in front of me for my consumption. When I’m faced with the burden of choice, guess what – I end up watching the same familiar things!

I have found that if I have something available at nearly any time to watch I often end up not watching it. Shows I record on the DVR I will watch within a reasonable time frame because I do not want the space to fill up. (Although my DVR has never been more than 20% filled). And when I get a disc in the mail from Netflix I feel compelled to look at it as quickly as possible so I can get it in the mail the next day and get the next disc as quick as I can to maximize the value of the monthly fee. Yet apart from the the nu-Trek I just don’t feel compelled to watch streaming shows.

It’s rather the reverse for me.

Streaming has got me to try several series that I would have otherwise missed, and some that I did miss in first run. In the past couple of years, I’ve been going through the backlist and trying out shows I missed or never got into, as well as some streaming originals and documentaries. As well, I’ve been using streaming to find shows and movies to watch with the kids, and in many cases preview them, while when they were younger we mainly bought DVDs or borrowed from the library.

Having a young family really changed my watching habits. I’d expected to continue to record shows and watch them as convenient, as I had for years, but then found that the only thing I was really getting to was recorded sports while I was doing my own workout. Instead, I saw a lot of preschool educational DVDs and Canadian public television with the kids until they hit late primary.

That said, I would say that the most profound disruption of my viewing habits was the way that American television pivoted after 9/11 to condone torture and brutality from lead characters.

As someone who’d lived in the United States while attending grad school, I understood the dynamic, but I had no personal interest in spending my time in the American great descent into violent grimdark. For a long while it has seemed like American entertainment was trying to justify human rights abuses, and pandering to viciousness.

So, to all of you on the board who are offended by new Trek offerings that are promoting equality, please take a step back and recognize that for many of us outside the United States, the last 20 years of American television and film has seemed to be promoting a different and darker kind of political agenda.

More, when Trek has tried to adjust to be more “relevant” whether Archer torturing a prisoner in Enterprise, the sawing surgery in Discovery S1 or the Icheb eyeball scene in Picard, not to mention the abusive interpersonal behaviour and language, it loses me every time.

The only thing I will comment on here is that I tried to record sports but it just doesn’t work for me. Sports are pretty much the only thing I will watch live anymore. And even then the commercials are irritating as hell. The end result has been a game will be on but unless friends are over specifically for the event it’s mainly just background while I am working around the house. If something happens I can pay a bit of attention but otherwise I’m only following on the periphery for the most part. Less so for things like the Stanley Cup Finals or World Series (depending on the matchup) however…

I understand how you feel. On Netflix I can’t watch anything other than the same old stuff. I get that

Ahhh that cast image of TNG season 1 – fond memories! How I miss the time of late Gene’s pure product that had a clear point of view against drug and alcohol abuse, interventionist weapons profileration, anarchy &c. Makes Picard now smiling away Raffi’s egregious drug abuse and Seven’s vigilant justice like a senile retirement home dweller look like a truly different era…

Has PlutoTV gotten any better in the last year or two? It used to have absolutely atrocious commercial breaks. Right in the middle of dialogue they’d cut to a commercial, then come back two minutes later and finish that line of dialogue. This even though there would be a natural pause or scene change 15 seconds later where a commercial could have easily gone. “Toto, I don’t think we’re…” ( CUT TO COMMERCIALS ) “…in Kansas anymore.”

PlutoTV was free, but it would have to be. No one would pay for service that terrible.

“No, I am your”..bad commercial and/or floating plastic elves – Pluto TV will be right back – …”father.” “Nooooooooooo!!!”

Oddly enough, it’s not that bad since it’s free. Now, if I paid for a streaming service, say 5.99 a month, and had to put up with commercials, that would be bad.

when will it be launched?

I just wish they’d air seasons 5-7. I have yet to see any of the movies on the channel.

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Star Trek: Discovery Season Four Lands on Paramount+ & Pluto TV Internationally

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To all of the International Star Trek: Discovery fans: we hear you. We love this series too. We love it for the incredible cast, the hardworking crew, the imaginative storytelling, the groundbreaking, diverse characters who bring the show to life and what it represents to so many people around the world. Star Trek has always put its fans first. We want to do the same.

Therefore, during this transition, we are doing everything we can to get the new season to you as soon as possible. Where Paramount+ is available in Australia, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Sweden, Uruguay, and Venezuela, the first two episodes will be available Friday, November 26, with new episodes being released weekly. We are also offering Star Trek fans in these markets a new membership promotion on Paramount+ for 50% off for the first three months with code STARTREK.*

In Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television service, will drop new episodes at 9pm local time on the Pluto TV Sci-Fi channel each Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with a simulcast running on the Star Trek channel in Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. This will begin with the first two episodes on Friday, November 26.

In the UK, Germany, France, Russia, South Korea and additional select countries, we are also making Season 4 available for purchase on participating digital platforms beginning Friday, November 26.

We too are super fans of Star Trek and incredibly proud of Discovery. We promise to give this franchise and its loyal fans all the global love and visibility it deserves in our expanding universe on Paramount+.

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*New Paramount+ members only; redeemable on https://www.paramountplus.com/ ; promotion valid until December 15, 2021.

Star Trek: Discovery currently streams exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. Internationally, the series is available on Paramount+ in Australia, Latin America and the Nordics, and on Pluto TV in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom on the Pluto TV Sci-Fi channel. In Canada, it airs on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and streams on Crave. Star Trek: Discovery is distributed by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group.

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What’s Coming to Pluto TV in September 2022, Including ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Yellowstone’ Marathon

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The “Star Trek” movie from 2009, starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy, and Eric Bana, is coming to free streaming Pluto TV in September. The film reboots the characters from the beloved original TV show as James T. Kirk (Pine) and Spock (Quinto)battle Nero, (Bana), a Romulan who poses a grave threat to the United Federation of Planets. The 11th film in the “Star Trek” franchise will be available on Pluto beginning on Sept. 18.

Watch the trailer for “Star Trek”:

Pluto’s Western Weeks have been streaming a wide variety of cowboy-related content over the past few weeks, and now they will be bringing a marathon of “Yellowstone” episodes to the service from Sept. 3-5. Cable’s most popular series follows the exploits of the Dutton family, owners of the largest contiguous ranch in the U.S. The show revolves around the family’s personal and public travails, as they face challenges to their ownership. Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Wes Bentley, and Kelly Reilly co-star in the Paramount Network series.

Coming in September:

September movies.

  • Another 48 Hrs.
  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
  • Before Midnight
  • Camino a Marte
  • Como agua para chocolate
  • The Gospel (2005)
  • Last Holiday
  • Law Abiding Citizen
  • Madea Goes to Jail
  • Mission: Impossible
  • Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
  • No Eres Tu Soy Yo
  • Planes, Trains and Automobiles
  • Red Dawn (1984)
  • Spies Like Us
  • Star Trek (2009)
  • The Longest Yard (2005)
  • War of the Worlds (2005)
  • Zoolander & Zoolander 2

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Zoolander Movies

A series of American satirical comedy films that feature a dimwitted, narcissistic male model named Derek Zoolander (VH1’s three-time male model of the year) and Hansel McDonald a rival male fashion model.

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Hispanic heritage highlights.

  • Sept. 15: Celebrando Centro América
  • Sept. 16: Greater Glory, Like Water for Chocolate
  • Sept. 17: Stand-Up TV
  • Sept. 17: Nick Jr. en español

Westerns Weeks

  • Sept. 1-3: Yellowstone marathon, seasons 1-3 
  • Sept. 2: The Duke on Pluto TV – John Wayne movies, include Hondo, Rio Lobo, In Old California, The Fighting Kentuckian and The Dark Command.
  • The Longest Yard

Sept. 10: Will Ferrell movies on Pluto TV Comedy

  • Zoolander No. 2
  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron - Burgundy

Sept. 25: The Paul Rudd Marathon on Pluto TV Comedy

  • Dinner for Schmucks
  • Prince Avalanche

Sept. 26: Zany 1980s

  • Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles
  • Major League
  • Stripes on ’80s Rewind.

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Anchorman Movies

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, or simply Anchorman, is a 2004 comedy film directed by Adam McKay, produced by Judd Apatow, starring Will Ferrell, and written by McKay and Ferrell. The film is a tongue-in-cheek take on the culture of the 1970s, particularly the news Action News format. It portrays a San Diego TV station where Ferrell’s title character clashes with his new female counterpart. A companion film assembled from outtakes and abandoned subplots, titled Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie, was released straight-to-DVD in late 2004. A sequel, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, was released on December 18, 2013.

Tailgate on Pluto TV Sports

  • The Last Champion
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance
  • More Than a Game
  • Pumping Iron
  • Eight Men Out
  • Venus and Serena
  • Shaolin Soccer

So-Long-Summer Binge-a-thon, Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 3-5

  • Horrible Histories
  • Sarah and Duck
  • Winging’ It

Kids Movie Club:

  • Tad: The Lost Explorer
  • Rock-a-Doodle
  • Pippi Longstocking
  • A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s - Adventures
  • A Turtle’s Tale 2: Sammy’s Escape From Paradise
  • Izzie’s Way Home
  • The Stolen Princess
  • Cinderella And The Secret Prince
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven
  • All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
  • The Secret of the Nimh
  • The Secret of the Nimh 2: Timmy to the Rescue

Forever Kids:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Sonic Underground
  • Inspector Gadget
  • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
  • Team Spirit: Jacob Two-Two
  • Camp Lakebottom
  • Chuck’s Choice
  • Jimmy Two Shoes
  • Kid vs. Kat
  • Om Nom Stories
  • Oliver’s Adventures, Slugterra

Nick Jr. en españo

  • Blue’s Clues
  • Max and Ruby

Dora the Explorer

  • Go, Diego, Go!
  • Dora and Friends

Nick en español

  • The Fairly OddParents
  • Hey Arnold!
  • The Wild Thornberrys
  • Rugrats- Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
  • Sam & Cat

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A young girl named Dora goes on adventures with her red boot-wearing monkey named Boots.

Themed-Movie Night

  • The Last Waltz
  • Sing Street
  • Ghost World
  • The Station Agent
  • Bull Durham
  • War of the Worlds
  • Starship Troopers
  • The In Crowd

Sept. 19 - Jamie Foxx movies

  • The Soloist

Pluto TV is a free live TV streaming service that provides more than 350 channels of live TV and thousands of on demand movies and TV shows.

Most of what you’ll find on Pluto TV qualifies as “background television.” It’s fine to keep on while you’re scrolling on your phone or cooking something in the kitchen.

Because these aren’t traditional live TV channels, it’s not a great option for live events, news, or sports, but it’s a solid choice for cord cutters who want to supplement their other services with some “comfort food” TV. You’ll find channels dedicated to “Star Trek,” “CSI,” “Jersey Shore,” “Survivor,” and “The Amazing Race.”

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Pluto TV Adds Star Trek: Picard For Free for a Limited Time

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Star Trek: Picard

Pluto TV is now airing the first episode of the CBS All Access original series Star Trek: Picard on their free service. Pluto shared the news on their Twitter account this morning. Check out their tweet, below.

You now have even more places to watch the premiere episode of #StarTrekPicard ! Enjoy a 24-hour marathon of Episode 1 on Pluto TV Sci-Fi starting now! (CH 661) https://t.co/NoAhliehhQ #PlutoTV #StarTrek pic.twitter.com/yruNoHZt07 — Pluto TV (@PlutoTV) January 30, 2020

Following the non-stop marathon, for one week only, Pluto TV will   air the episode as part of a primetime block on Pluto TV Sci Fi, all for free. Here’s the upcoming schedule for the Pluto TV Sci Fi channel:

  • 1/30 – Star Trek   Picard, 24-hour Marathon of debut episode
  • 1/31 – 8 PM – Star Trek   Picard, Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • 2/1 – 8 PM – Star Trek   Picard, The Giver
  • 2/2 – 8 PM- Star Trek   Picard, The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus
  • 2/3 – 8 PM – Star Trek   Picard, The Librarian: Quest for the Spear
  • 2/4 – 8 PM – Star Trek   Picard, The Librarian: King Solomon’s Mines
  • 2/5 – 8 PM – Star Trek   Picard, The Librarian III

ViacomCBS has reported that they’ve seen a record number of signups this month, partially a result of the popularity of this new series. Star Trek: Picard premiered last week, on January 23rd. The series will air new episodes weekly on CBS All Access.

Right now, you can watch the first episode for free, on repeat for 24 hours on Pluto TV. You can also catch the first episode for free on CBS All Access until February 5th. The streaming service again shared the news in a tweet.

Begin the adventure of a lifetime. Stream the premiere episode of #StarTrekPicard free at https://t.co/gt6OWtrO1K until 2/5: https://t.co/hvZ8gUJJRI pic.twitter.com/Z8FZGqsOfm — Paramount+ (@paramountplus) January 30, 2020

ViacomCBS owns Pluto TV and has commented that they have plans to use the free service to promote CBS All Access. Airing the first episode of this fan favorite new series is a great first step.

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Pluto TV: App, channels, guide and how to activate

Everything you need to know about the Pluto TV free live TV streaming service

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Pluto TV is one of several FAST streaming options. What is FAST, you ask? FAST stands for free ad-supported streaming television. 

Yes, that's right. Pluto TV is totally free. In fact, it's one of the best free streaming services out there. With your traditional streaming services getting more and more expensive after a series of price hikes, people are opting more often for these free alternatives to save some money.

While there are some drawbacks — you typically miss out on the latest hit shows and movies, though Amazon Prime Video's Freevee does make original content — there are some positives too. Pluto TV and other free streaming services give you hundreds, if not thousands, of hours of free TV and movies .

That's one area where Pluto TV really excels. It's owned by Paramount, so you get access to thousands of episodes from iconic shows like Cheers, Frasier, and Star Trek, in addition to Paramount Studios' deep content library of movies. You can also watch from a ton of places around the globe, as Pluto TV currently operates in the U.S., as well as parts of Europe (including the Nordics), Latin America, and Brazil.

In short, Pluto TV is a great way to cut the cord for free. So with that all said, here's everything you need to know about the Pluto TV free live TV streaming service.

What is Pluto TV?

Pluto TV is an "over-the-top" (OTT) service, which means it comes through the internet (like Netflix ) rather than on dedicated lines or over the air. It's also an advertiser-supported video on demand service (or AVOD). That puts it in the same bucket as streaming services like Crackle, Tubi and Sling Free . 

To use Pluto TV, you can stream it on the Pluto website or download the app to any of the many devices supported by the service. 

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So, what makes Pluto TV one of the best free streaming services? Read more below.

Pluto TV free package (with ads)

Yes, seriously: Pluto TV is absolutely free. You don't even need to register with an email address and you don't have to input any credit card information. Just fire up Pluto's website or the app, and you can start watching shows and movies immediately.

You can opt to register for a Pluto TV account, which gives you special features like the ability to designate favorite channels and resume watching a program on a different device.

This is all made possible by Pluto airing commercials during shows. Generally, the experience is similar to watching cable TV. A half-hour show typically has about four commercial breaks, with each break consisting of several 20-30 second ads.

Pluto TV channels and shows

Pluto TV's channels are divided into sections such as Featured, Entertainment, Movies, Sports, Comedy, Kids, Latino and Tech + Geek. 

There are versions of top cable networks like MTV but generally, Pluto TV channels aren't the ones you'd find in a standard cable or satellite package. 

The News channels are names that you know — CNN, NBC News, CBS News, etc. — but mostly, they play curated, pre-recorded clips instead of a live stream of the network. 

Similarly, the Sports channels are ones you've heard of, like Fox Sports, NFL Channel, PGA Tour and Major League Soccer. However, you can't really watch live sports on Pluto; those channels play past games, highlights or analysis.  

Pluto's TV shows are mostly older sitcoms and reality shows that are generally found on other free streaming services, like Hell's Kitchen, Roseanne and The First 48.

Pluto TV sports channels

Pluto TV app and supported devices

The Pluto TV app is available on devices including web browsers as well as many major smart TVs, smartphones and streaming boxes and sticks. 

  • Android mobile and tablet 
  • Apple iPhone and iPad
  • Apple TV (4th Generation) 
  • Amazon Kindle/Fire Tablets
  • Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
  • Roku devices and Roku TVs
  • Google Chromecast
  • TiVo Stream 4K
  • Android TV (various)
  • web browsers

Pluto TV reviews

While there aren't a ton of Pluto TV reviews out there, the ones that exist are mostly positive about the free TV streaming service.

PC Mag says, "Pluto TV is a potentially viable solution for people who don't want to completely close the door on cable, but more importantly, don't want to pay for the privilege." Their review cautions potential users, "Anyone looking for a viable replacement to cable with an internet-based live TV service may be underwhelmed by Pluto TV." They think the service could use a bit of a redesign, too, saying, "Pluto TV needs to polish its interfaces and channel guides. The omission of DVR features is notable too, but not surprising given that it is free."

Clark.com says, "If you have decided that you’re going to quit paying for cable TV and subscription streaming services, I think Pluto TV needs serious consideration as a part of your free streaming content mix. There is a strong selection of cable-worthy content on this platform and the barrier to giving it a trial run is extremely low."

Pluto TV movies on demand

Yes, Pluto has thousands of movies on-demand and airing live on themed Movies channels, ranging from genres (Drama, Romance, Horror) to '80s Rewind and Black Cinema.  

Pluto TV movies made up of older titles that were moderate hits back in their day. Recent selections included Shaft, Addams Family Values, The Rainmaker, Airplane, Clue, Road to Perdition and First Wives Club.

Pluto TV on demand

Pluto TV internet speed requirements

Pluto TV doesn't provide specific guidelines about internet speed for its service. In its help section, the company says, "Having a fast connection (faster than 5mb) is certainly important, but having a 'stable' connection can be just as important, so that super fast WiFi connection drops out for a 1/2 second and that will cause playback issues."

MORE: How Much Internet Speed Should You Really Pay For?

Can Pluto TV replace cable?

You may be wondering, "Can I use Pluto TV to replace cable?" The answer is: Sort of. Pluto TV provides some programming you may enjoy, if you're satisfied with older movies and shows. But if you want a true cable TV replacement, you will need to supplement Pluto TV with other streaming services.

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  • Yasonrad I cut the cord back in early March 2020. I've been watching and using Pluto nearly daily. The only problem with the free streaming service is the programming rotation. So far it has been my experience that if you watch the same channels a lot during the same time each day, you'll watch the same episodes each day of the week because they don't seem to rotate the programming and simply run on the same clock every single day of the week. Reply
  • willysmccoy Am I the only one who's Pluto tv rewinds 3 to 5 minutes every 10 to 15 minutes ? No search feature. Pluto tv commercials about what's on never says what channel it's on. I bet the suits that run Pluto never watch it. Reply
Yasonrad said: I cut the cord back in early March 2020. I've been watching and using Pluto nearly daily. The only problem with the free streaming service is the programming rotation. So far it has been my experience that if you watch the same channels a lot during the same time each day, you'll watch the same episodes each day of the week because they don't seem to rotate the programming and simply run on the same clock every single day of the week.
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Pluto TV: everything you need to know about the free streaming service

Our guide to everything you need to know about Pluto TV.

Pluto TV Logo

To many people, Pluto TV will need no introduction. It first launched in the US back in 2014, and has since been purchased by ViacomCBS and now delivers live and on-demand content to nearly 50 million active users around the world.

However, 50 million people is far from everyone who lives on the planet, and now that Pluto TV has become the new home of Star Trek: Discovery in the UK (which is still available to US audiences on Paramount+ ) there are bound to be a lot more people learning about Pluto TV for the very first time.

That's why we've put together this brief guide containing everything you need to know about Pluto TV.

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What is Pluto TV?

Pluto TV is America's leading free streaming service. In the US, it offers more than 200 live channels and plenty of shows and movies on-demand to watch when you want without any contracts or even having to create an account.

In the UK, Pluto TV offers more than 100 live channels to choose from, including branded and partner channels like My5 Crime and Glory Kickboxing.

What makes Pluto slightly different from other streamers is that it's a more curated experience. Plenty of Pluto's live channels are centered on specific genres of movies and shows, and there are also channels dedicated to individual shows if you're just in the mood to binge a specific show.

Why is Pluto TV free?

Simply put, Pluto TV is free because it runs ads during on-demand and live broadcasts. It's just like watching regular live TV, except you can tailor it around your own interests by choosing the channels that suit you best.

Thankfully, this means you can tune in without having to sign up to yet another streaming service!

How to watch Pluto TV

Watching Pluto TV really couldn't be easier. Not only is the service free, but you don't even need to waste any time making an account to use it, and Pluto TV is available on a wide range of devices.

Right now, you can watch Pluto TV in your browser, on Apple and Android devices, NOW TV, Amazon FireTV, Virgin Media TV, Roku, Chromecast, PlayStation, and Xbox games consoles, LG TVs, and Samsung TV Plus.

What's on Pluto TV

As we've already mentioned, the streamer offers a curated experience, meaning you can find everything from sports to news to anime on the platform thanks to the many channels that ViacomCBS owns and operates, as well as the partnerships they've formed.

Although it would be impossible to list everything that Pluto's showing, we're pretty confident you'll be able to find something you'll want to watch on Pluto TV, especially considering there's a slew of great movies and shows on-demand available in both regions. The best way to check out what's available to watch is simply to head over to the Pluto TV site and scroll through the listings to find something you'll love.

In the US, you can find movies like The Wolf of Wall Street, Titanic, Full Metal Jacket, Silence of the Lambs, and TV series like Cops, The Equalizer, and Degrassi. There's a variety of movie channels available alongside Pluto TV Soaps, a selection of news channels, MTV Dating, Comedy Central, live sports channels including the NFL Channel, Fox Sports, and even dedicated anime channels. There's also a decent selection of Spanish-language channels, plenty of content for kids, and a sampling of what's available to stream on Paramount+ with the Paramount+ Picks channel.

In the UK, you can watch Star Trek: Discovery season 4 as mentioned, plus you can find everything from channels dedicated purely to Baywatch, The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, Mythbusters, Most Haunted, Wild at Heart, Hell's Kitchen to a channel exclusively showing the Super Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog cartoons. Alongside these channels are My5 Crime, Pluto TV History, Pluto TV Animals, Pluto TV Reality, and a range of different channels for movies, comedies, documentaries, and some live sports.

In both regions, there are also holiday channels if you're looking to get into the Christmas spirit, too!

Which countries get Pluto TV?

Pluto TV is currently available in the US, UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Canada, France, and throughout Latin America. The amount of channels and content available varies from region to region.

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Celebrate #startrekday with pluto tv's new star trek channel streaming now in canada.

Free Star Trek Channel Features Two Classic Series From the Iconic Franchise – the Original Series Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation

Plus, Pluto TV Joins the Global Celebration for Star Trek Day on September 8 with Binge-Worthy Documentary Films and Series Including Trekkies , Chaos on the Bridge , The Captains and The Captains: Close Up

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TORONTO , Sept. 7, 2023 /CNW/ - Ahead of #StarTrekDay on September 8 , Pluto TV is expanding its ever-growing content library with a brand-new channel dedicated to the iconic Star Trek series, streaming now in Canada . The Star Trek channel revisits the mission of the U.S.S. Enterprise with two classic series from one of Sci-Fi's most beloved franchises, including all three seasons of the original series Star Trek and all seven seasons Star Trek: The Next Generation .

Star Trek kickstarted the cultural phenomenon nearly 60 years ago with a vision that has remained innovative and iconoclastic to this day.

Under the command of Captain James T. Kirk (played by William Shatner ), the series depicts the adventures of the crew of the Starship Enterprise and its five-year mission "to boldly go where no man has gone before." Airing for three seasons from 1966 to 1969 and delivering episodes that stand the test of time, the original series Star Trek stars William Shatner , Leonard Nimoy , DeForest Kelley, James Doohan , Nichelle Nichols , George Takei , and Walter Koenig .

The most watched show in the franchise, Star Trek: The Next Generation, is the second live-action series of the Star Trek universe, featuring over seven intergalactic seasons, which aired from September 1987 to May 1994 . Set in the 24th century, nearly 100 years after James Kirk , a new crew of intrepid explorers takes the helm, this time on the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D. With its continuing mission of boundary-pushing exploration, it featured a new cast of characters starring Sir Patrick Stewart , Jonathan Frakes , LeVar Burton , Michael Dorn , Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, and Brent Spiner .

In addition to the new Star Trek channel, Pluto TV celebrates Star Trek Day on September 8 with a marathon of programming on the Pluto TV Documentaries channel. Travel the country with former Star Trek: The Next Generation actress Denise Crosby and get to know the Universes' most fervent fans in Trekkies ; join host William Shatner , the original Enterprise captain, James T. Kirk ., as he takes viewers inside the creation of Star Trek: The Next Generation in Chaos on The Bridge ; and get up close and personal with actors who have portrayed the role of Enterprise Captain in the feature, The Captains , followed by the five-part series The Captains: Close Up focusing in on William Shatner , Sir Patrick Stewart , Avery Brooks , Kate Mulgrew , and Scott Bakula .

" Star Trek has stood the test of time for nearly six decades as one of the most popular television franchises in history. We're thrilled to offer the all-new dedicated Star Trek channel on Pluto TV, bringing the first two live-action series to Canada's legions of fans," said Katrina Kowalski , Vice President of Content, Pluto TV and Paramount+ in Canada .

As announced in July, Paramount+ is Canada's streaming home of the iconic Star Trek catalogue featuring over 800 episodes of binge-worthy episodes and 12 feature films. Star Trek on Paramount+ includes but is not limited to one of Canada's most streamed series* Star Trek: Strange New Worlds all seasons of Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard , and the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks . In addition, the service is currently home to all the Star Trek feature films, including Star Trek: The Director's Cut .

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Star Trek: Discovery season 5 episode 7: Release date and time, where to watch, and more

I n the last episode of Star Trek: Discovery season 5, titled Whistlespeak , the episode explored themes of cultural interaction and ethical dilemmas through the lens of the Prime Directive. It examined the impact of advanced technology on less developed societies and the moral complexities of intervention.

Moreover, the narrative questioned the balance between non-interference and the obligation to prevent harm, highlighting the crew's internal struggle. Now, the next episode, which will enhance these developments, is slated to release on May 9, 2024.

When will Star Trek: Discovery season 5 episode 7 be released?

Star Trek: Discovery Season 5, Episode 7, titled Erigah , will be released on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at 12 a.m. PT . Below is the release schedule for the episode across all time zones:

Where to watch Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 Episode 7?

Star Trek: Discovery season 5, episode 7 will be released on Paramount Plus for streaming. In Switzerland, Germany, and Austria, the second and third seasons are available on the Star Trek channel on Pluto TV. In Canada, the series airs on Bell Media's CTV Sci-Fi Channel and can be streamed on SkyShowtime.

What can fans expect from Star Trek: Discovery season 5 episode 7?

In episode 7 of Star Trek: Discovery season 5, fans can anticipate an intense episode filled with action and suspense. The episode will feature the return of Commander Nan, the former security chief of the Discovery, who plays a significant role in interrogating characters Moll and L'ak.

These two are under a "blood bounty" by the Breen, having betrayed them. The episode unfolds as the Federation finally catches up with Moll and L'ak following their escape in a warp pod, leading to an interrogation that promises to shed more light on their situation.

With Moll and L'ak finally in custody, the Federation is pulled into a diplomatic and ethical firestorm when the Breen arrives and demands they be handed over.

Additionally, fans will see tensions rise as Book tries to leverage his past connections to reach out to Moll despite being warned against interfering. With the stakes higher than ever, the episode is set to deliver dramatic confrontations and a deeper dive into the complex relationships and politics within Starflee.

Star Trek: Discovery season 5 episode 6 recap

In Star Trek: Discovery season 5, episode 6 , titled Whistlespeak , Captain Michael Burnham and Lieutenant Sylvia Tilly go on an undercover assignment on a pre-warp planet to find evidence of the Progenitors' technology and, at the same time, observe the Prime Directive.

The mission gives Tilly a reflective adventure, where she undertakes the difficult ritual of the Mother Compeer's Journey and aces her ability to bond powerfully with others, especially Ravah, a local child. This connection is crucial since they find out that the ritual ends with a sacrificial practice, which Burnham intervenes to prevent.

The crew on USS Discovery has to grapple with personal and group challenges in the search for meaning as characters like Adira and Tilly question their role and effectiveness. The episode delves into the implications of the Prime Directive, which is an interesting collusion of non-interference with a need for interference.

Ultimately, Whistlespeak reinforces the thematic pillars of Star Trek about exploration, ethical dilemmas, and personal growth.

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It’s been 30 years since William Shatner last took the screen as the celebrated Captain Kirk in a Star Trek film, but the 93-year-old actor says he could be convinced to come back to the franchise.

Speaking to The Canadian Press , Shatner revealed that he would reprise the role but only under a few conditions.

“It’s an intriguing idea,” Shatner said. “It’s almost impossible. But if was a great role and so well-written and if there were a reason to be there not just to make a cameo appearance, but if there were a genuine reason for the character appearing, I might consider it.”

The actor suggested that he could return as a younger version of his character with the help of de-aging technology.

Shatner, who recently signed on to become the spokesperson of Otoy, a company that specializes in de-aging technology, said it “takes years off of your face, so that in a film you can look 10, 20, 30, 50 years younger than you are.”

This controversial technology was recently used in Harrison Ford ‘s final performance in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny .

Shatner also had his own pitch for how deceased character could return to the franchise, considering Captain Kirk died in the 1994 film Star Trek Generations .

“A company that wants to freeze my body and my brain for the future might be a way of going about it,” Shatner suggested. “‘We’ve got Captain Kirk’s brain frozen here.’ There’s a scenario. ‘Let’s see if we can bring back a little bit of this, a little salt, a little pepper. Oh, look at that. Here comes Captain Kirk!’”

Paramount recently announced that a Star Trek 4 is in the works. Details are still under wraps regarding the new film, but the role of Captain Kirk will surely be played by Chris Pine , who took on the role in the 2009 reboot . Variety reports that Paramount Pictures hopes to have the original cast from the reboot involved, including Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldaña, Karl Urban, and more. The Flight Attendant series creator Steve Yockey recently signed on as screenwriter.

But there is still hope for Shatner’s return yet, as Paramount reportedly has at least two other Star Trek projects in development, one of which will be an origin story for the franchise.

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Today, Ken Carpenter is a scientist for NASA’s Hubble and Roman space telescopes, but in 1967 he was just a teenager at his local library out to fact-check a “Star Trek” episode.

Name : Kenneth G. Carpenter Title : Operations Project Scientist for Hubble Space Telescope; Ground System Scientist for Roman Space Telescope; and a NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Fellow and Principal Investigator for the Artemis-Enabled Stellar Imager (AeSI) NIAC Study. Formal Job Classification : Astrophysicist Organization : Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory, Astrophysics Division, Science Directorate (Code 667)

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What do you do and what is most interesting about your role here at Goddard?

As the operations project scientist for Hubble Space Telescope, I represent the astronomical community to the project management and help ensure that Hubble produces the best quality science possible consistent with other project requirements like cost and schedule.

I am also the ground system scientist for Roman Space Telescope, a role that entails overseeing the design and operation of the ground system and advising management to ensure we maximize the science.

As a NIAC fellow and principal investigator for the AeSI mission concept study, I am studying the possibility of building a large baseline UV-optical interferometer on the lunar surface in conjunction with the Artemis campaign.

What is your educational background?

In 1977, I graduated from Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s and master’s in astronomy. In 1983, I graduated from The Ohio State University with a Ph.D. in astronomy. That same year, I took a post-doctoral research position at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

What brought you to Goddard?

While at the University of Colorado, my mentor told me about an opportunity at Ball Aerospace to help put a new detector into one of Hubble’s instruments. I helped calibrate that detector for the Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph (GHRS) while in my research position. As a result, the University of Colorado offered me a new position at Goddard to help coordinate the development of the GHRS ground system.

Doing the extra work for Ball Aerospace while with the University of Colorado was an unusual path to take, but it led to my job at Goddard. The lesson here is do not be afraid of an unusual career path because a nontraditional path may lead to a great opportunity.

What is the most interesting thing you do as the operations project scientist for Hubble?

I get to be deeply involved in one of NASA’s flagship missions and help astronomers all over the world explore the leading edge of astronomy. I agreed to take this position for only three years in the early ’90s, but it has remained so exciting, challenging, and rewarding that I am still involved today. Working for Hubble has been an amazing experience and a constant delight. Being involved with enabling Hubble’s ground-breaking science and astronomy has been extraordinarily rewarding for me for more than three decades now.

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How did your work on Hubble lead to your involvement in bringing the Roman project forward?

My experience in Hubble’s operations and ground systems led me to get involved with the same for Roman at a very early stage. I was involved in developing the early concepts for Roman and helping it get selected as an official NASA mission. I was in the right place at the right time again. This is another example of taking advantage of an opportunity as it presented itself.

What is your role as the NIAC fellow and principal investigator for the AeSI mission concept study?

I was recently selected as a NIAC fellow to study the possibility of building an interferometer on the surface of the Moon in conjunction with the Artemis campaign. An interferometer is an array of telescope mirrors that work together. A large baseline means that the outer diameter of this array will be about one-third of a mile. We are investigating whether the Artemis infrastructure makes building this on the Moon competitive with, or better than, building such a telescope in free-space.

NIAC fellows are selected to lead visionary studies for technically challenging mission concepts and technologies. We are selected under a NASA-wide program that offers three levels of study. My 2024 Phase One NIAC study is one of only 13 accepted in 2024 . We proposed our study four years in a row before we were finally awarded the study this year, reinforcing the lesson that persistence and patience are often needed to achieve great things.

You do a lot of outreach. What is your message?

I do a lot of public outreach, in particular for Hubble, Roman and our new NIAC program. This includes talks and exhibit tables at middle schools, high schools, astronomy societies, and large sci-fi and pop culture conventions, including DragonCon and AwesomeCon.

I try to convey to the audience the excitement of the science results from our various missions and about NASA’s plans for future missions. At schools, I often talk about paths to working at NASA and the job of working here. I point out that NASA needs people with a wide variety of skills, not just scientists and engineers. I usually conclude with an informal question-and-answer period.

One the most fun parts of my job is talking to people. I enjoy enabling Goddard’s world class science, but I really enjoy seeing a kid’s eyes light up with excitement when explaining some of our cool discoveries.

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What is your message as a mentor?

I have mentored people from high school through post-doctoral fellows. I try to give them the benefit of some of the lessons I have learned. I tell them not to be afraid to take nontraditional paths and to take a risk if you see something interesting because it might lead to something even better. I also tell them to look for and take advantage of such opportunities and I try to give them opportunities to be part of investigations, to help write papers and to feel involved so that they experience the excitement of a Goddard and technical career in general.

Most of the people I have mentored have gone on to very exciting careers in astronomy and related fields. Perhaps the most unexpected and exciting result of mentoring for me was a Harvard undergraduate studying astronomy who turned into a deep-sea explorer, a scientist of a different sort.  

What are your hobbies and interests?

I am an amateur photographer of landscapes and also of my everyday experiences and travels. I am also very enthusiastic about all things related to Disney and Star Trek. My Disney fandom includes loving the films and also traveling to their theme parks as often as life permits. If I was not an astronomer, I like to think I might have become a Disney Imagineer, someone who conceives of and designs their attractions and experiences.

As a Trekkie, I attend sci-fi and pop culture conventions, and now I give science talks at them too. I know the science adviser to the modern Star Trek series, and we talk constantly about the synergies between Trek and NASA. I have met over the years a fair number of the stars from all of the series. After 50 years of fandom, this is very neat. Star Trek has always inspired me!

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I also enjoy exploring the past through attending Renaissance festivals. I am lucky that the Maryland Renaissance Festival is one of the top festivals in the county and easy for me to access!

What inspired you to become an astronomer?

Growing up, I read a lot of science fiction. The original Star Trek series greatly inspired me. I also visited the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair, which showed us the wonderful possibilities for the future that science and technology might create. This was before the internet and was a place where one could see one of the first color TVs, a very early edition Frisbee and be shown many other wonderful things that science and technology would contribute to our exciting future. They even had a Space Park with a rocket garden and memorabilia of the early space programs.

Walt Disney built some of the most popular attractions at the fair and brought them back to his theme parks after the fair ended. This included “It’s a Small World”, the first animatronic Abraham Lincoln, the Ford exhibit that featured cars going through ancient landscapes and seeing “live” animatronic dinosaurs, and the Carousel of Progress, which has the audience revolving around a central area with multiple stages to show how technology supports improvements in everyday living, as houses went from having ice boxes to talking refrigerators.

What got me into the library to pick up an astronomy book for the first time was a particular Star Trek episode during their second season called “Who Mourns for Adonais.” It included a reference to a star named Beta Gem (Pollux) and I wanted to see if it was a real star. In the process of going to the library and confirming the name was real, I also picked up an astronomy book, which hooked me immediately. From that point on, I wanted to be an astronomer. I was around 13. Fifty-plus years later, I actually met the actor, Mike Forest, who guest starred in that episode as the Greek god Apollo, and my mind was appropriately blown!

Who would you like to thank?

I would like to thank my wife Susan and our children David and Bryce for their support over the years including tolerating my long hours at work and their unwavering support as I pursued my dreams in exploring the universe and working at NASA. I could not have done all this amazing work without their love and support.

Beyond the immediate family, there are of course many, many others who have helped steer me through this amazing career and all have my thanks even if I can’t include them here. In particular I want to note folks who helped me so much during my “early career” stages, from Bob Wing at The Ohio State University, Jeff Linsky at the University of Colorado, and Sally Heap and Steve Maran at NASA Goddard. All were instrumental in ensuring my successful entry into the NASA universe.

What are your two favorite phrases that you live by?

“Dreamers need to stick together.” This is from the 2015 Disney movie “Tomorrowland,” one of my favorite movies of all time.

I would also add “IDIC,” for “Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations,” which is a Star Trek phrase expressing its core philosophy that people of all different cultures can work together in peace to create a wonderful and accepting future.

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Conversations With Goddard  is a collection of Q&A profiles highlighting the breadth and depth of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’s talented and diverse workforce. The Conversations have been published twice a month on average since May 2011. Read past editions on  Goddard’s “Our People” webpage .

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  14. Pluto TV Adds Star Trek: Picard For Free for a Limited Time

    Following the non-stop marathon, for one week only, Pluto TV will air the episode as part of a primetime block on Pluto TV Sci Fi, all for free. Here's the upcoming schedule for the Pluto TV Sci Fi channel: 1/30 - Star Trek Picard, 24-hour Marathon of debut episode. 1/31 - 8 PM - Star Trek Picard, Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

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  18. Celebrate #Startrekday With Pluto Tv'S New Star Trek Channel Streaming

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