Star Trek: Strange New Worlds debuted last year and brought an electric energy to the universe. The story of Captain Christopher Pike’s Enterprise, with its dynamic and dynamite crew, captured a sort of Star Trek magic. If you haven’t checked out the series yet due to a lack of Paramount+, now is your time. The streaming service has put all of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds on YouTube for free (via Polygon). That’s 10 episodes to get to know the characters as they bounce around on missions of exploration and aid.
Yes, it is a blatant move to pull in new Strange New Worlds viewership ahead of the upcoming second season, but it’s surprising that Paramount+ dropped the whole first season on YouTube rather than only a few episodes. It’s an excellent opportunity to give this series a try, though. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds has character arcs that develop over the season, but it pairs those with adventure-of-the-week vibes that keep things fresh. You’ll visit different planets, meet different aliens, and learn how absolutely horrifying the Gorn can be.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season one will be available to watch free on YouTube through June 30. When you inevitably get hooked on Strange New Worlds and watch the whole first season, you won’t have to wait long for more. Season two of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds premieres on Paramount+ on June 15.