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Welcome to the thirteenth edition of The Cord Cutter Podcast! Today, our hosts bring on CinemaBlend's own Kelly West to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of CBS All Access, the network's streaming platform, and preview the first new Trek series in over a decade, Star Trek: Discovery! Announced in the fall of 2014, CBS All Access is still a relatively new streaming service that's mostly known for its live TV options and library of current and past television shows such as Blue Bloods, The Good Wife and both versions of Hawaii Five-0 and MacGyver. Knowing, however, that the ultimate goal is to really compete with the likes of Netflix and Hulu, those behind CBS All Access have begun the process of backing shows that are being made specifically for the service.
To that end, early this year saw the debut of The Good Wife spinoff, The Good Fight, and now Trek fans will be treated to a brand new adventure in the franchise when Star Trek: Discovery debuts this Sunday, September 24. The show, which is a serialized tale that takes place during a Starfleet/Klingon war 10 years before Star Trek: The Original Series, promises to be full of mysteries, action and surprising revelations about Trek lore that fans should love. Mick, Adrienne and Kelly will give you all the details you need to determine if CBS All Access is for you, and then go over their hopes for Discovery. Ready to dive in? Great! Read on to get the lowdown on this week's podcast and then listen for yourself above!
0:47 - Welcome Kelly West!
1:33 - Weekly Queue
9:53 - Streaming News
14:57 - CBS All Access discussion
15:48 - Big Brother on CBS All Access
21:15 - CBS All Access memberships and pricing
22:20 - Mick's binge-able shows on CBS All Access
38:50 - CBS All Access Originals
47:08 - Star Trek: Discovery discussion (spoiler free!)
53:19 - Game time! Kirk Or Picard?
Now, get in on the fun and have a listen to The Cord Cutter Podcast #13! Join us next time when we talk about what shows you should binge before they come back this fall with Nick Venable and Laura Hurley! And, be sure to subscribe to The Cord Cutter podcast on iTunes, right here!