There isn’t much time to complete a Star Trek marathon on Amazon Prime
After the removal of Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: The Original Series, and Star Trek: Enterprise from Netflix in September and the removal of international viewing of Star Trek: Discovery, It should come as no surprise that Paramount+ is circling the wagons and calling all Star Trek projects home. This next move, though, is going to come as quite an uncomfortable bit of information to fans who watch their favorite classic Trek series on Amazon Prime. All five of the classis series, which includes The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise, will be leaving the streaming channel at the beginning of January 2022, according to Trekmovie.
With only two shows remaining on Netflix and five on Hulu, there aren’t many options available for fans to watch the series without subscribing to Paramount+. And it’s only a matter of time before the licensing deals for Netflix and Hulu expire, which means all of the series will be in one place, a frustration for those who haven’t yet subscribed to Paramount.
Star Trek will still be available for purchase on Amazon Prime
If you’re dead-set against subscribing to Paramount, the option to buy individual episodes or seasons of your favorite series will still be available on Amazon Prime after the series depart in eleven days. To help you keep track, all of the series you’re watching on Prime now have a warning, letting you know that the seasons are leaving in a number of days.
Fortunately, there is some good news as season two of Picard will be availlable for international viewers only on Amazon Prime in February.
As much as we love streaming, we like our hands being forced even less so it’s possible this move might backfire in Paramount’s face as people will either choose to watch their DVDs or skip a rewatch altogether. It’s a waiting game to see if the network’s decision will pay off in big dividends or send viewers in the opposite direction.