You can watch 'Star Trek: Picard' for free right now thanks to Patrick Stewart

"Star Trek: Picard" is warping toward an epic season one finale on Thursday (March 26) and if you're in the U.S. and not watching yet, series star Sir Patrick Stewart wants you to "make it so."

On Twitter today, Stewart announced that Trek fans in the United States can now watch "Star Trek: Picard" for free on CBS All Access using the code "GIFT." The code is valid through April 23, so you'll have to act soon to binge the series. 

CBS All Access is a subscription service that starts at $5.99 a month. In addition to the free "Picard" episodes, you can try CBS All Access for a week free here.

Related: Picard's greatest moments from 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'

In "Star Trek: Picard," we follow Stewart as the iconic (now-retired) Jean-Luc Picard as he investigates a web of intrigue involving synthetic lifeforms, the Borg, Romulans and a Federation that's not exactly what it was in "The Next Generation." CBS All Access has already green-lit the series for a second season. The streaming service is also home to a prequel series called "Star Trek: Discovery," and the upcoming "Section 31" spin-off show. 

"It's felt good to bring Picard back," Stewart wrote on Twitter (you can follow him @SirPatStew). "I can't wait to reunite with our cast and crew for Season 2."

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  • Sam
    Can Picard or any of the people on Star Trek change 2D to 3D with their brain? I can. started about 15 years ago. Some strange things but my brain fixed any problems. I was watching a football game on TV and all of a sudden it was in 3D. I said that is 3D and since then 3D TV all the time. Images in magazines newspapers etc. There is nothing like seeing a painting on TV and I see the subject in 3D not like being there however. Need stereo cameras for that. A doctor told me it has happened to others for a short time. I just keep going. I do have one medical problem with it. I get hairline objects in my vision. Usually takes 30 min. to clear up. I just hope they keep going away. I revealed this before in comments on another site and I was asked if I was an alien. Nope. I am just like you . Maybe I have a gene that you don't have. As far as I know I am the only one. Anybody else have this ability? Please respond. Yes it is great to have this ability. Any smarter? W ell I did figure out a couple of years ago that DOD could have had SRB ICBM before WW2 if some smart guy had thought of it. So 13 years after the conversion. I guess I am still a slow thinker. Believe it or not. I am enjoying 3D TV. Why have not the Star Trek writers used this? They did not think of it?
  • Sam
    I watched. You did not say anything about decapitation. You should have warned me. Why don't you show that clip? Fortunately only 2 to go in the story. I was going to watch the other one, but I forgot how much violence and cussing. So I will not watch that either. I will cancel.