Watch Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Free on YouTube
Ahead of the season 2 premiere on Paramount+ on June 15, the first season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is boldly going to YouTube for free.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, the latest in the venerable Trek franchise, will premiere its second season on Thursday, June 15, on Paramount+. To recruit new viewers to Starfleet TV Academy, the paid streamer launched the entire first season into the free space of YouTube. It’s probably for a limited time, but all 10 episodes of Strange New Worlds are available to stream with no Paramount+ subscription right now. Hit it!
Star Trek TV series on Paramount+
Paramount+ is the home to all things Star Trek, from expensive and expansive modern-day series Strange New Worlds and Discovery to cheap and cheesy (but still awesome) originators Star Trek and The Next Generation. Here’s the Trek universe that’s available to watch on Paramount+.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (2022–present)
Before James T. Kirk, the U.S.S. Enterprise captain was Christopher Pike (Anson Mount), a Starfleet officer with a refreshingly empathetic attitude and sky-high zaddy hair. Season 1 of the throwback-y SNW earned a 99% approval score on Rotten Tomatoes and is available in its entirety on YouTube (for now).
Star Trek: Prodigy (2021–present)
Set in 2383, five years after the events of Star Trek: Voyager, the animated Prodigy follows a group of teen aliens who stumble upon an abandoned Starfleet ship and use it to escape from their prison colony. Several O.G. Star Trek actors voice hologram versions of themselves, including Voyager’s Kate Mulgrew.
Star Trek: Lower Decks (2020–present)
Another animated series, Star Trek: Lower Decks, is all about the least-recognized grunt workers on the least-important ship in Starfleet, the U.S.S. Cerritos. The fast-paced comedy is loaded with inside jokes for Trekkers but is still accessible enough for newbies. Also: A Strange New Worlds crossover is in the works.
Star Trek: Picard (2020–2023)
Retired Starfleet admiral Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) gets the Next Generation band back together in 2399 to save his synthetic daughter and face a new Romulan threat, if not elder-age existential crises. The darker and slower Picard is kind of the rogue Breaking Bad of the Star Trek TV universe.
Star Trek: Discovery (2017–present)
Set around the same time as Strange New Worlds, prequel series Discovery kicked off the Star Trek comeback tour 12 years after the demise of Enterprise. Rather than making the lead a captain, Discovery centers on scientist Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), the adopted sister of Mr. Spock.
Star Trek: Enterprise (2002–2005)
The ’80s–’00s Star Trek hot streak ended unceremoniously with Enterprise, a series weighed down with middling reviews and the worst sci-fi theme song since Firefly. Captain Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula) commands Earth’s first starship 100 years before the original Star Trek; it’s a very low-tech affair.
Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Voyager introduced the first female Star Trek captain, Kathyrn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew), as well as an equal-numbered crew of women and men—which only took 30 years. The series follows the U.S.S. Voyager, a ship lost in the outer ranges of the galaxy. Voyager also gave us the indispensible Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan).
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Deep Space Nine broke from Trek tradition by setting the action on a space station rather than a roving starship, and it’s also the first series after the death of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. DS9 is a fanbase favorite, featuring heavily-serialized episode arcs that make for great binge-watching.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
The series that brought the franchise back from the dead nearly 20 years after the original, The Next Generation introduced a crew of characters that would become even more beloved than Captain Kirk’s: Picard, Riker, Worf, Data, Crusher, Troi, even that annoying Wesley. TNG is Trek’s White Album.
Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973–1974)
When reruns of the canceled Star Trek series suddenly began blowing up in syndication, NBC decided to cash in and bring it back as a (much, much cheaper) cartoon in 1973. The Animated Series featured most of the original Star Trek cast as voices, though not all Trekkers consider it part of the Trek “canon.”
Star Trek (1966–1969)
The cardboard sets, the ramshackle alien costumes, Captain Kirk’s (William Shatner) personal mission to sleep with every green lady in the universe—the original Star Trek had it all. Paramount+ also has “Episode 00,” the 1966 pilot with a young Captain Pike, bringing everything full circle with Strange New Worlds.
Star Trek movies on Paramount+
- Star Beyond (2016)
- Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
- Star Trek (2009)
- Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
- Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
- Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
- Star Trek Generations (1994)
- Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
- Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
- Star Trek: IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
- Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)