CBS has gifted Star Trek fans a sneak peek into season two by way of YouTube.
Sources say this season’s debut episode dubbed “Brother” is freely available for a limited time for all to see.
Interestingly, CBS pulled a similar move when the company aired the first episode of season one on their TV network last year. According to execs, the free airing resulted in record-breaking signups for its All Access SVOD service, which is the official platform where Star Trek: Discovery resides.
With this in mind, the network has likely decided to upload episode one as a means of attracting attention to its streaming platform once again.
But it’s currently not going too well.
At present, the video has garnered over 516,000 views, with a rather harsh 1.8K (likes) to 1.3K (dislikes) ratio.
In the comment section, Trekkies turn to trolls as they air their deep disappointment. For example, one comment reads: “A new low for CBS. Literally can’t give it away.” while another goes much further with “CBS, if you give away a STD for free, it is still a STD” a cruel yet hilarious nod at the show’s title.