Star Trek: Discovery moving to Paramount is good news for Netflix

Ross Hall

November 18, 2021

Screenshot from Netflix showing recommendations for Star Trek: Discovery

Unpopular opinion: Paramount pulling Star Trek: Discovery from Netflix is a good move for the platform. Instead of being hamstrung by paying for something mediocre, it can invest in new and original concepts.

Netflix has produced and supported a lot of interesting Sci-Fi over the years without the legacy of a “fandom” to satisfy. Not all of it has hit home (The OA springs to mind) and some survived for a single series. Yet it’s also tapped into non-English speaking producers to bring us Dark, Zero, Tribes of Europa and 3%.

Undoubtedly Star Trek fans will lament having to buy another subscription. Those of us less committed to the cause should look forward to whatever sci-fi goodness Netflix cooks up next.

I'm Ross, a digital editorial designer and content creator from the UK now living in Japan. I help growing companies plan, source, produce and promote a range of content. Find out more

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