Since launching its own streaming service, Paramount Plus, Paramount has slowly reclaimed and removed all of its shows from competing streaming platforms.
One of the longest goodbyes has been to the company’s plethora of Star Trek (opens in new tab) shows and movies, which have been around on other streaming platforms for nearly a decade.
Netflix has had access to six Star Treks series at one time or another, but Paramount has been slowly withdrawing them one at a time. This started all the way back to the end of 2019, with the departure of Star Trek: The Animated Series, which was followed in October 2021 by the exit of the original series, Star Trek: Enterprise and Star Trek: Voyage. Then, in April of this year, Netflix subscribers said goodbye to Star Trek: The Next Generation (opens in new tab)and now the last of the shows has an end date.
That one show remaining is Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, which finally leaves Netflix on July 2, a full decade after it first appeared on the platform.
Deep Space Nine ran between 1993 and 1999 with 176 episodes spanning seven seasons. The show starred Avery Brooks, René Auberjonois, Terry Farrell, Cirroc Lofton, Colm Meaney, Armin Shimerman, Alexander Siddig and Nana Visitor.
It followed the adventures of the crew aboard Deep Space Nine, a spaceship stationed near an outpost right next to a stable wormhole in the far reaches of explored space.
Set in the 24th century, the crew is led by Captain Benjamin Sisko, who has been given the mandate to protect a planet called Bajor and the station from unwanted visitors. But after discovering the wormhole (which, of course, is a shortcut through space that leads straight into uncharted territory), Sisko and his crew must do their best to keep up with all the enemy jesters that keep popping up.
One of the top-rated Star Trek franchises, at 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, the departure of Deep Space Nine is truly the end of an era for Netflix, which will soon be without Star Trek for the first time in 10 years.
What about internationally?
For now, all shows, with the exception of Star Trek: The Animated Series, will remain on Netflix internationally.
However, with the imminent launch of Paramount Plus in the UK and mainland Europe this summer, we strongly suspect that this won’t be the case for much longer.
That said, Paramount Plus launched in the US in March 2021 and it has taken the network over 18 months to slowly reclaim the rights to the various Star Trek shows, so their departure from Netflix internationally is unlikely to be imminent. is.
But if you’re an international Netflix subscriber and want to work your way through the Star Trek seasons, we’d recommend taking on a service (or waiting for Paramount Plus, of course…).