Star Trek is about to enter its 57th year and there's no denying that its cultural impact and legacy still live on to this day. The classic shows are still being watched by both old and new fans while new shows and films are being made to continue the franchise and introduce it to a new generation. However, if you happen to be one of the people who watch the classic shows on Hulu and Amazon Prime Video, we have some bad news for you.
According to ComicBook.com, all five classic Star Trek shows (The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise) will be leaving Hulu and Amazon Prime Video this coming January. They are expected to move soon to Paramount+, which will be the exclusive home of the entire Star Trek library.
However, The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine will still be available on Netflix for now although they are also expected to leave the service soon. Meanwhile, Star Trek: The Animated Series is already exclusively streaming on Paramount+.
This might be bad news for some who might be binge-watching the shows at the moment as it gives them a little time left to finish. Fortunately, you can still watch the shows through their home video release while you're waiting for them to move to Paramount+. If you're watching The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, you can still catch them on Netflix for a meanwhile.
It's not surprising to hear that the shows will be out of Hulu and Amazon Prime Video since Paramount+ obviously wants to be the exclusive home of the Star Trek franchise which would hopefully make them garner more subscribers. It would also put them in the same home as the current Star Trek shows such as Discovery and Picard as well as the theatrical films.
You only have a few days left to watch the five shows on Hulu and Amazon Prime Video as they are expected to leave by the beginning of the month.