iTunes Store is schizophrenic about Star Trek

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One can only wonder what’s up between CBS/Viacom/Paramount and Apple these days.

The first season of the original Star Trek appeared for sale at the iTunes store, only to be removed a short time later. Then, about a month after that, the first season of Enterprise showed up, only to suffer the same fate. Both those shows eventually returned to the domain of the $2 digital download and remain available.

The old adage though is that events happen in sets of three.

And thus, the third Star Trek series to find a home at the iTunes Store, Voyager, also seems to have beamed in, only to beam right back out. Voyager became available a couple weeks ago, receiving top billing on the main iTunes Store front, as well as promotion at Apple’s Livepage. However, at the moment, if you do a casual search for it, you’ll find not a single episode or mention of the series.

Whatever is going on between the two companies needs to be ironed out; this kind of teasing just isn’t healthy.


UPDATE 6/5: A quick glance at the store shows that Voyager’s first season is once again available via $2 digital download. Curious though, if you search for it, the store says it’s a “partial season” even though all fifteen episodes are there. Anyway, check it out.

4 thoughts on “iTunes Store is schizophrenic about Star Trek

  1. A lot of us bitched and moaned on iTunes regarding the abridged nature of the Voyager episodes. These were not complete episodes Paramount sent over! Perhaps that’s the issue here?


    tunequest Reply:

    I hadn’t heard about those complaints, but if that’s the case, I’m not surprised that the show is missing.

    What I do find surprising is that Apple would release the show in a compromised format to begin with.


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