Star Trek’s Most Underrated Show Is Now Available On Free TV

Star Trek: Voyager is streaming for free on Pluto TV.

By Zack Zagranis | Updated

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Kate Mulgrew as Captain Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager

Free streaming service Pluto TV is boldly going where no one has gone before. The streamer is now offering Star Trek: Voyager to viewers live and on demand. Voyager joins several other Star Trek properties already available on PlutoTV.

Star Trek: Voyager starred Kate Mulgrew as Captain Kathryn Janeway and Jeri Ryan as Seven of Nine — the first Borg member of Starfleet. The series was set aboard the USS Voyager, an Intrepid-class starship stranded in the Delta Quadrant. Voyager was the fourth live-action Trek series overall and ran for seven seasons.

Star Trek: Voyager is more than worthy of its place in the Star Trek pantheon, as you can see for yourself now on Pluto TV. The show gave Trekkies several notable firsts, including the first female Captain to lead a series, the first Borg officer to serve on a Starfleet ship, and the first holographic doctor.

Pluto TV previously offered Star Trek: The Original Series, The Next Generation, and Deep Space Nine, as well as sample episodes. With the addition of Star Trek: Voyager, Pluto TV now offers a wide selection of Star Trek content, both live and on demand. The only real glaring omissions are Trek’s animated offerings, something Paramount could potentially make available to the streamer in the future.

Pluto TV is a free ad-supported streaming television or FAST service owned by Paramount. As of January 2023, the streamer has 79 million active monthly users. Other FAST streaming services include Tubi, Amazon Freevee, and Crackle.

What differentiates FAST streamers from Netflix and its ilk is their ad-supported business model vs. the traditional streamer’s subscription model.

Star Trek: Voyager, as you can see now on Pluto TV, is the only Trek series to revolve around a single goal over its entire run. The Voyager crew had many side quests and distractions, but their main focus for seven seasons was returning home. The pilot episode set up the starship’s dilemma by stranding the crew 75 years away from Starfleet space.

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That means at the maximum warp the ship was initially capable of, it would take Captain Janeway and co. three-quarters of a century to get back to the Alpha Quadrant.

It was this mission that made Star Trek: Voyager unique. While the Enterprise was out exploring the galaxy and Deep Space Nine was offering its services as a way station for weary travelers, the Voyager was fighting to get home. The feeling of dread one gets from being in a strange place far from loved ones and family is universal, making Star Trek: Voyager possibly the franchise’s most relatable series streaming on Pluto TV or anywhere else.

If you slept on Star Trek: Voyager during its original run or weren’t even born yet, now is the perfect time to check out the most underrated series on Pluto TV. If you’re a hardcore STrek fan and haven’t watched Voyager, you’re missing out. Pluto TV is available as a website or a mobile app for both Android and iOS.

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