Star Trek fans should consider Pluto TV for its abundance of science fiction options.
Star Trek will go from Star Trek: Lower Decks to Star Trek: Discovery without missing a week. That’s over 20 weeks of Star Trek content. Yet, if you’re a Star Trek fan who wants more than a weekly dose, what is there to watch? SYFY has all but abandoned science fiction for the more whimsical realm of fantasy and the overplayed hand of comic book adaptations. So where do you go if you want something science-fictiony or even just science factual?
Well, Pluto TV may have what you need. The outlet has hundreds of channels, streaming live 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They have sports, news, classic shows from the ’80s, the peak era of MTV (early-mid 2000s), and all sorts of wonderful things.
So if you’re a Star Trek fan in need of more science fiction stuff, but don’t feel like getting another subscription to watch more content behind another paywall, what are your alternatives? Well, that’s where Pluto TV comes in. As they’re owned by ViacomCBS you can expect all sorts of amazing things on the network. Namely Ch. 150, aka the Star Trek channel. Yes, that’s right the channel that’s all about Trek. Episodes from all the classic Trek series can be found on that channel.
Yet, that’s too easy to put on the actual list. First the rest of the honorable mentions. There’s Ch. 489 RiffTrax. Rifftrax is created by some of the more iconic voices and actors behind Mystery Science Theater 3000. Then for you science nerds, there’s Ch. 672 Science and Ch. 690 NASA TV, two channels that specialize in science-based content and, obviously, space.
So what three channels may best give Trek fans relief they need?
Ch. 151 Sci-Fi
A channel dedicated to all things science fiction. What’s not to love about this? It’s an entire stream of nothing but classic movies and shows from the genre that Star Trek made famous for most modern audiences.
Ch. 488 MST3K
Whether you like the humor of Star Trek: Lower Decks or not, there’s no denying that the kings of the sci-fi humor genre are the folks at the original Mystery Science Theater 3000. Watch terrible sci-fi movies become good with unique commentary from two robots and a man.
Ch. 532 Doctor Who
Is the newer Doctor Who not really for you? Maybe you’re just looking to re-watch some of the classics or experience them for the first time. Doctor Who’s channel is all yours then.
Note: The channels on PlutoTV are always changing, so it’s best to keep that in mind when looking at new shows or channels to watch. There used to be a Gene Roddenberry Presents Andromeda channel but it has since been removed.