Netflix Air Times
We have received another air time update from Netflix:
UK/BST: 08:00 BST
Europe /CET: 09:00
After Trek – The After Show
If you can’t watch because of antiquated internet restrictions, it’s a short clip that states:
“After Trek. Where stars and special guests answer all your Star Trek questions live”
AFTER TREK’s first live, in-studio guests will include STAR TREK: DISCOVERY stars Sonequa Martin-Green (First Officer Michael Burnham), James Frain (Ambassador Sarek) and STAR TREK: DISCOVERY executive producer and co-showrunner Aaron Harberts.
The inaugural episode will be available exclusively to CBS All Accesssubscribers on Sunday, Sept. 24 (11:00 PM, ET/8:00 PM, PT), following CBS All Access’ launch of the first two episodes of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. Starting Sunday, Oct. 1, all subsequent AFTER TREK episodes will be available to stream live at 9:30 PM, ET following new episodes of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. In addition, all episodes will be available to watch on demand for CBS All Access subscribers.
AFTER TREK will serve as the ultimate weekly forum for “Star Trek” fans, with in-depth discussions and recaps of the latest STAR TREK: DISCOVERY episode. Each AFTER TREK episode will feature host Matt Mira talking in-studio or via video feed with STAR TREK: DISCOVERY cast members and crew along with past “Star Trek” talent and celebrity fans. While watching, fans will be able to “engage” with the show via social and other interactive elements by using the hashtag #AfterTrek.
After Trek Outside of US?
We asked both CBS All Access and Netflix whether the after show “After Trek” would be available outside of the US. The response from All Access was that “After Trek is exclusive to All Access”.
But don’t despair, I speak some Americano and that could translate to “After Trek is exlusive to All Access for American audiences.”
We asked Netflix if they will air it. We haven’t got a solid answer yet but it wasn’t a definitive ‘no’ either.
Our suspicion is that they’re working on a solution. We’ll keep you informed.
We are almost as excited about this as the show itself for the simple reason that watching Star Trek is our favourite thing do to, followed closely by talking about Star Trek.
Show Format – our hopes
We hope this after show allows for a weekly mini convention on our TV’s and on our social media. The best Panels at conventions are the one that deep dive (to borrow Larry Nemecek’s lingo) into the in’s and out’s and behind-the-scenes.
Panels like Neville Page and Glenn Hetrick discussing how they designed the Klingons. Or the actors and writers dissecting the episode Inner Light at Star Trek Las Vegas.
These were much more than “tell me a funny story from the set”.
That said, we hope there are funny stories from the set! It can’t be all serious and technical.
There will be more podcasts than tribbles in a space station to rehash the details of each weekly episode but only this show can bring new information, access and explanations during production.
Why ‘After Trek’ is important
Star Trek is a unique phenomenon in television and us fans are notorious and unique.
All those involved in Discovery have publicly acknowledged that the support of fans is vital to its longevity and success.
The most important thing an after show does is acknowledges the importance of community in Trek fandom. We exist predominantly online and we communicate. This has been recognised and rather than seeing it as a problem (e.g., execs screaming “OMG these f*****g trolls are destroying my show before it’s started”) they are seeing the benefit of participation. We’ve always known Star Trek have listened to the fans, it’s great to hear them contributing to that conversation.
AFTER TREK is produced by Embassy Row in association with Roddenberry Entertainment. Michael Davies, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers, and Jeremy Hutchins and Julia Cassidy serve as co-executive producers.