How to Watch Every 'Star Trek' Series and Movie
Paramount+ is home to all your Star Trek needs, from classics such as the original series and The Next Generation to current hits like Discovery and Picard.
With the Star Trek universe encompassing 10 series and 13 movies to date, we have no doubt there is Federation content out there to fill that Trek void. Whether you’re looking to go back more than four decades ago to the Original Series or witness Jean-Luc make galactic history in Starfleet, almost all Star Trek content is available in one central place. Plans for Paramount+ start at just $4.99 per month.
And there’s even more coming. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds arrives in May, featuring Discovery fan-favorites Spock (Ethan Peck), Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) and Number One (Rebecca Romijn) as they continue their intergalactic mission aboard the iconic USS Enterprise.
Keep reading to check out all the Star Trek series and movies available to stream on Paramount+.
How to Watch Star Trek Series
Star Trek: Prodigy follows a group of young aliens who, upon discovering an abandoned Starfleet vessel, head out to explore the universe and search for adventure together. The U.S.S. Protostar’s alien crew are headed out on more adventures in season two, coming in 2022.
The Animated Series follows the adventures of Captain Kirk (voiced by William Shatner), Spock (voiced by Leonard Nimoy) and the crew of the USS Enterprise over two seasons. Set in the 23rd century, the series chronicles the Enterprise as it explores the Milky Way galaxy.
A Next Generation spinoff, Deep Space Nine takes place on a space station near the planet Bajor with Commander Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks) in charge of a diverse crew. Without the help of the USS Enterprise, Sisko and his crew are tasked to fight off rival alien species who want control of Deep Space Nine because of its strategic position to a nearby wormhole, which allows speedy travel to the far reaches of space.
Discovery begins with the Starfleet crew embarking on missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and one Starfleet officer, Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The second season sees the USS Discovery crew joining forces with the USS Enterprise, led by Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) on a new mission to investigate seven mysterious red signals and the appearance of an unknown being called the Red Angel. While the crews must work together to unravel their meaning and origin, Michael is forced to face her past with the return of her estranged brother, Spock (Ethan Peck). Season 3 transports Michael and the Discovery crew on a brand new journey hundreds of years into the future as they carve their own path.
Set over 100 years before Captain James T. Kirk takes over the USS Enterprise, Enterprise follows the Enterprise NX-01, the first starship capable of warp 5, and explores the history of the interplanetary upheaval that eventually leads to the formation of the Federation. Scott Bakula’s Captain Jonathan Archer leads the crew.
Set in the year 2380 on Starfleet's least important ship, the animated comedy follows the shenanigans aboard the USS Cerritos, with Jack Quaid voicing Ensign Brad Boimler and Tawny Newsome as the Romulan whiskey-swigging Ensign Beckett Mariner, plus Noël Wells, Eugene Cordero, Dawnn Lewis and Jerry O’Connell.
The Next Generation picks up the action 78 years after the original Star Trek, with Patrick Stewart leading the charge as Captain Jean-Luc Picard. Featuring a bigger and better USS Enterprise with a more mature captain at the helm, Next Generation follows a diverse crew of various humans and alien creatures in their adventures in space: the final frontier.
The original iconic Star Trek series follows the crew of the USS Enterprise as it completes missions in the 23rd century. Go along for the ride as Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner), along with Enterprise crewmates Spock (Leonard Nimoy), Dr. "Bones" McCoy (DeForest Kelley), Ensign Pavel Chekov (Walter Koenig), Lt. Nyota Uhura (Nichelle Nichols), Lt. Hikaru Sulu (George Takei) and Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery "Scotty" Scott (James Doohan), confronts strange alien races -- friendly and hostile alike -- as they explore unknown worlds.
Patrick Stewart returns as Jean-Luc Picard after two decades away on Picard, which finds the former Starfleet captain in the next chapter of his life. Set 20 years after the events of The Next Generation, Picard is reunited with a few familiar faces, including Brent Spiner’s Data, Jonathan Del Arco’s Hugh, Jonathan Frakes’ William Riker, Jeri Ryan’s Seven of Nine and Marina Sirtis’ Deanna Troi. "I felt it important that we put a lot of distance between Next Generation and what we're doing [on Picard]," Stewart said in January 2020. "There was actually nothing that strange to be stepping into Star Trek: Picard because he's never actually left me. He's always been there. It's a relationship that I'm happy to continue. That's an understatement. I'm absolutely thrilled."
Conceived to serve as a bridge between seasons of Discovery and expanding the Star Trek universe, the series of 10- to 15-minute standalone shorts follow key characters from Discovery -- and new faces -- in their own stories. The second batch of Short Treks, released after season 2 of Discovery, features three USS Enterprise-focused shorts featuring Anson Mount (Captain Christopher Pike), Ethan Peck (Spock) and Rebecca Romijn (Number One), who will lead their own upcoming spinoff, Strange New Worlds.
Voyager is the first Star Trek series with a female captain leading the Starfleet crew. Captain Kathryn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) captains a starship lost in space and must travel across an unexplored region of the galaxy to find its way back home. Along the way, the Voyager crew encounters different species they must deal with, but find that all their adventures only make them long for home even more.
How to Watch Star Trek Movies
A slew of Star Trek films are also available to stream on Paramount+, including classic movies from the Original Series era to the Next Generation chapter, including Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (The Original Series), Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Nemesis (The Next Generation).
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home is a sequel to the 1984 film, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. Starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelley, the film follows Admiral James T. Kirk and his fugitive crew as they return to Earth in the midst of an aline probe. To save the planet, the crew has to travel back in time to 1986 San Francisco to visit the only creatures able to communicate with the aliens: humpback whales.
Star Trek: Generations follows Captain Picard as he attempts to stop a deranged scientist who, years after a horrific space accident that may have killed Capt. Kirk, has a potentially deadly plan to reenter the site of the grisly incident. The film stars Patrick Stewart, William Shatner and Malcolm McDowell.
Following a battle again the cybernetically-enhanced life forms known as the Borg, Captain Picard and the Enterprise crew travel back in time to the 21st century to prevent the Borg from ever making contact with Earth. Star Trek: First Contact stars Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes and Brent Spiner.
On their way to Riker and Troi's wedding, Captain Picard takes the starship Enterprise on a detour to negotiate a peace treaty with the Romulans. But what the crew finds at the Romulan Empire is far from peaceful. Star Trek: Nemesis stars Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes and Tom Hardy.
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