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Star Trek: Picard’s Patrick Stewart Announces Free Month of CBS All Access

Patrick Stewart, who plays the title role on Star Trek: Picard, announced CBS All Access will extend its free trial period to keep fans busy during the coronavirus quarantine. While retired Starfleet Admiral Jean-Luc Picard may have forgotten how to keep children entertained, Stewart understands the importance of staying occupied during periods of enforced isolation. If he can beat the Romulans' Borg Cube, as he has while playing Picard, he can help fans beat COVID-19 isolation.

CBS All Access not only broadcasts Star Trek: Picard, it also has Star Trek: Discovery seasons 1 and 2 available to stream. The streamer also features its original series The Good Fight, The Twilight Zone, Why Women Kill, Tell Me a Story, and Interrogation.  CBS All Access also has a catalog of classic TV series like Twin Peaks, Beverly Hills 90210, and the original Beauty and the Beast. Streamers are also able to watch current broadcast CBS series.

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Star Patrick Stewart took to Twitter Tuesday to announce CBS All Access is offering a month free subscription to U.S. customers starting immediately. The man who plays the enterprising ex-Starfleet captain also issued some prime directives for screening pleasure, saying, “Our #StarTrekPicard season finale is Thursday, and starting today until 4/23, you can watch for free on CBS All Access.” Stewart added, "It's felt good to bring Picard back. I can't wait to reunite with our cast and crew for Season 2." He also provided a CBS All Access link and gave out his code, which is GIFT. Check out Stewart's tweet below:

The tweet also includes an almost two minute video on the impact Star Trek has had on Stewart, both professionally and personally. In between footage from the original series, producer Alex Kurtzman, Star Trek: Discovery's Sonequa Martin-Green, and astronaut Mae Jemison talk about what it meant to the world, and it's continued influence on the next generation. "The future is left for us to write," the video short promises. The free offer comes as Star Trek: Picard season 1 comes to an end and showrunner Michael Chabon steps down.

Stewart has become quite the spokesman for CBS All Access since the premiere of the series. In fact, he personally announced the news that Star Trek: Picard got the greenlight for season 2. It makes sense the streamer would employ Stewart for this type of announcement. Not only will it likely get more viewers to check out Star Trek: Picard, it may also drive them to other CBS All Access content. Though some of the streamer's original series haven't made as much noise as shows on Netflix and Hulu, Star Trek is a reliable property. It makes sense to use Star Trek: Picard– and its' most famous actor – to promote CBS All Access.

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