Star Trek fans got hit with more disappointing news this week, Paramount+ has removed all the original Trek films from their streaming service. Again. That's right, every film from Star Trek The Motion Picture to Star Trek: Nemesis has been pulled from the streaming service in what continues to be the ultimate disrespect to Trek fans imaginable.
Once pitched as the one-stop-shop for all this Trek, media giants like Paramount Global continue to disrespect fans by screwing them over with their streaming practices. Rising costs, more and more ads, and the lack of consistency with content being available continue to turn people away from streaming, so much so that more and more people are canceling their services than ever before.
And why shouldn't they? If you're a Star Trek fan and you signed up for Paramount+ just so you could engage in all of the Star Trek content for one easy monthly payment, and then you find out that your subscription will only allow you to watch these (mostly) iconic films every so often, you'd be miffed too. We all thought this was going to be revolutionary, we didn't know that engaging with media would be more like a timeshare than it would be an actual viewing experience.
But hey, the Kelvin films are still there if you want some subpar Trek.
This is just another reason why Star Trek fans should be buying physical media. Every media company, from music to movies and shows, all the way to video games has gotten to a point where they are no longer allowing people to keep what they purchase, instead treating it more like a conventional lease. Items that people bought are being stripped from their platforms, and it's only getting worse.
So take it from us, buy yourself every Trek movie or show while you can, because if the execs of these companies have it their way, they may just move away from physical media altogether to ensure that you always have to come back to them if you want to watch something.