To boldly go where no man has gone before. Well, that is what CBS is doing, boldly going where no one has gone before and is charging to watch TV episodes of Star Trek: Discovery.
The long awaited return of a Star Trek series is close upon on and is returning on September 24th. The first episode of Star Trek: Discovery is being aired on prime time TV before being pushed to CBS All Access.
I think you can see where the theme of this article is going. I am a little upset with CBS that they want to charge us to watch a Star Trek show. I have watched the original Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, and every series in between and after.
I am not calling CBS a drug dealer, but that seems to be what it is like. Give them the first episode for free, and they will come back for more. I can’t do this. I already pay for cable, plus my internet, and I even have Netflix. Just can’t do another service, I just can’t.
So to those who say, “then just don’t watch it”. You are right, and that is what probably is going to happen. But in my lifetime other than going to see a Star Trek movie in the theater I have never paid to watch a Star Trek series.
Minus the U.S. and Canada, Star Trek: Discovery will be offered on Netflix around the world. I am just saddened that this couldn’t happen here in the United States. I am frustrated as a long time Star Trek fan that this is occurring and feel that I will never see it unless it does ever go to Netflix.
I wish them good success. I hope they make the money they think they are going to make and it is a big hit. But part of me will never be happy that this is the way Star Trek has evolved.
What are your thoughts on it? Are you going to pay for CBS All Access to watch Star Trek: Discovery? What was your favorite Star Trek series to date? ~Tom
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