November is going to be a big month for fans of Star Trek as the series will be celebrated across several platforms including CBS and IDW.
November is just around the corner and that means Star Trek Month. At least that means Star Trek Month on Amazon. The supersized seller of goods is teaming up with CBS, Paramount and IDW Publishing to fans of the series. Anyone who spends $25 or more on any Star Trek related purchase will be able to puruse some of IDW’s Star Trek comics for free, thanks to Amazon’s comiXology.
"Star Trek: Picard – Countdown #1 – Witness the events leading to CBS All Access’s Star Trek: Picard. Before he retired to his vineyard, Jean-Luc Picard was the most decorated admiral in Starfleet, then one mission changed his life forever.Star Trek: Year Five #1 – Step aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise with Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Uhura, Sulu, Scotty and Chekov as they start the last year of their original five-year mission and boldly go into an uncertain future. They’ve traveled to strange new worlds, defeated impossible foes and made universe-changing decisions, but – with an end in sight – they’ll have to face their biggest challenge yet.Star Trek: Discovery: Aftermath #1 – Fans saw the stunning conclusion of Star Trek: Discovery: Season Two – now they can witness the aftermath! Following the discovery of Michael Burnham’s personal log, Spock begins to unravel the story of Burnham’s journey from orphan to Starfleet officer – and the secret history of the Red Angel. But, as Spock confronts the secrets of Burnham’s past, he’ll also have to grapple with his own."
In order to get access to the free comics, you must purchase one (or more) of the following products from Amazon.
"Star Trek: Discovery: Season One (Blu-ray™, DVD) – The collection includes all 15 episodes from the first season of the CBS All Access original series, along with a trove of compelling featurettes and additional special features. The series stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp and more.Star Trek: Discovery: Season Two (Blu-ray, DVD) – “Certified Fresh” by Rotten Tomatoes, the CBS All Access series returns with all 14 episodes from the second season and over four hours of exclusive special features, plus two series-related Short Treks: “Runaway” and “The Brightest Star.”Star Trek: Picard Season One (Blu-ray, DVD, Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook) – Patrick Stewart reprises his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard in the premiere season of the CBS All Access release, which boasts over two hours of exclusive special features, including never-before-seen interview footage of Patrick Stewart. Also includes the Short Trek “Children of Mars.”Star Trek: Short Treks (Blu-ray, DVD) – Dive deeper into key themes and characters that fit into Star Trek: Discovery and the expanding Star Trek universe with all nine of the CBS All Access original short stories, including three U.S.S. Enterprise shorts featuring Star Trek: Discovery: Season Two favorites and two animated shorts unlike any other from the Star Trek universe. The complete collection also includes more than 50 minutes of exclusive special features.Star Trek 10-Movie Stardate Collection (Blu-ray) – Experience every unforgettable moment from Captain Kirk’s triumphant return to the U.S.S. Enterprise with this brilliant collection, including: Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Star Trek Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection and Star Trek Nemesis. The set also includes access to Digital copies of all 10 films.Star Trek Picard Movie & TV Collection (Blu-ray) – Relive Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s greatest adventures with the six-disc collection, including two feature-length TV episodes, Star Trek: The Next Generation “Chain of Command” and “Best of Both Worlds,” and four Next Generation films – Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection and Star Trek Nemesis. The collection is packed with over 10 hours of previously released special features.Complete Series Collections:Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Complete SeriesStar Trek: Enterprise: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)Star Trek: The Original Series: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)Star Trek: Voyager: The Complete Series"
Now you might wonder, “Why would I get physical media anymore?” That’s a good question, so let’s walk through the benefits of such a purchase. Firstly, it’s yours. If Amazon themselves have proven anything, it’s that you can’t trust digital services. That means at any point a digital streamer can yoink that thing you like watching over and over again away without warning.
Secondly, if your dependent on the internet to watch your content, and your internet goes down, what are you going to do? Stare at the wall? That seems unnecessary. You can just pop it in your disc reader and boom, you’re good.
Unless the power gets cut.
Thirdly, in the off chance that a streaming service pulls it, you don’t need to worry about subscribing to another service to watch it. Less recurring monthly fees is a good thing.
Finally, you’re supporting an entire industry and proving the naysayers wrong about physical media. It’s still viable and still worth your money.