The 10 original Star Trek movies have found a new streaming home on HBO Max. Movies recently left Paramount+ after joining the streaming service in November 2021, making every Star Trek movie available for streaming on the same platform that is the exclusive streaming home of every episode of Star Trek TV for the first time. However, the output of the Star Trek films featuring the Star Trek: The Original Series cast and the Star Trek: The Next Generation meant that these films were no longer available to stream anywhere, leaving Paramount+ in the United States with only 2009 Star Trek and its sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness. Star Trek Beyond remained on AMC+.
We now know that the first two Star Trek movies — 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 — coming to HBO Max on November 1st. HBO Max has not revealed how long they will remain on the service.
Such moves between streaming libraries are usually due to deals that predate today’s streaming wars and the emergence of easy-to-use corporate streaming platforms. It’s the same reason Marvel movies occasionally leave Disney+ and appear elsewhere.
Paramount also recently released a box set of the first six Star Trek films restored in 4k for the first time, and these new releases are also available on standard Blu-ray and video-on-demand. There has been no word on it Star Trek: The Next Generation The movies still get the same treatment, though the Blu-ray box set of those movies released in 2009 remains readily available, as do the digital purchase and rental options.
While this sheds light on the state of previous Star Trek films, the future of Star Trek films remains less clear. The fourth film with the cast of Kelvin Timeline from the most recent Star Trek films (Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldaña, John Cho, Simon Pegg) recently has lost its director, Matt Shakman, to Marvel Studios’ Fantastic Four reboot. Shakman’s is probably the reason Paramount Pictures pulled the film from its schedulewhere it was previously scheduled for release in December 2023.
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