For over 50 years, Star Trek has delighted fans with interstellar adventures that dared go "where no man has gone before." The latest incarnation of the TV-series-turned-film-turned-TV-series-turned-filmmore
For over 50 years, Star Trek has delighted fans with interstellar adventures that dared go "where no man has gone before." The latest incarnation of the TV-series-turned-film-turned-TV-series-turned-film continues to explore strange new worlds -- including your phone, tablet, and smart TV. Star Trek: Discovery will premiere on the CBS All Access streaming service in the U.S. on September 24 and will stream internationally on Netflix and Bell Media. (Disclosure: CBS is Download.com's parent company.)
Set roughly a decade before Star Trek: The Original Series, the episodic series will follow the crew of the USS Discovery, led by Lieutenant Commander Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and Captain Gabriel Lorca (Jason Isaacs), through the darkest days of the Federation-Klingon conflict. Our sister site, CNET, has even more details on how, when, and where to stream Star Trek: Discovery.
To prepare for the first episode, try your hand at five of our favorite Star Trek apps.
If your friends are wowed by your Klingon, just imagine how impressed they'll be with your Trekmoji. Get fluent with Trekmoji, the official Star Trek emoji and sticker app, and send your crew the Trek-iest messages ever. (Free.)
In this official Star Trek role-playing game puzzle quest, you're tasked with piecing together the ultimate ship crew from The Original Series and The Next Generation to beat foes in epic battles. (Free with in-app purchases.)
Have you ever wished upon a starship? Star Trek Trexels grants you your very own ship and crew. In return you're expected to defend said ship and kick alien ass in epic battles. (Free with in-app purchases.)
Star Trek Timelines expands your ship and crewmember choices with starships and characters from Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise. Once you create the fiercest military machine, you can split your time by beating enemies in epic battles and exploring the galaxy. (Free, with in-app purchases.)
Who doesn't want the communicator from the original Star Trek television series? Our parent company CBS Interactive's official Star Trek Communicator brings this iconic handheld device to your smart phone. Now you can spice up your role-playing game scenarios with fellow Trekkies with some of your favorite lines and effects from the original series. (99 cents, plus in-app purchases.)
Netflix offers an expansive collection of original shows and a steady rotation of on-demand movies and TV series you can watch on your phone or smart TV for $8.99 a month. Netflix has the international rights to Star Trek: Discovery, excluding Canada, where Bell Media will broadcast the sci-fi series.
The CBS All Access streaming and on-demand video service shows original content, current and classic CBS shows (including The Twilight Zone), and a live stream of a local CBS affiliate. The service, developed by our parent company CBS, costs $5.99 a month with ads or $9.99 without them. In addition to Android and iOS apps, you can subscribe to the service on smart TVs. In the U.S., CBS All Access will stream Star Trek: Discovery episodes.