Top 50 Star Trek episodes

In 1966 a TV show called Star Trek first aired in the USA. Since then 726 episodes have been made and 12 films have been released. 2016 marks the 50th anniversary and Star Trek is as alive as ever with a new film due out this summer and a brand new TV series in the works for broadcast in 2017.

But what can I do to celebrate? With that many episodes I don’t have enough time to re-watch every episode so how about a re-watch of the top 50 episodes.

Star Trek has five live action TV series so all I need to do is pick my top 10 from each.

Star Trek

The original Star Trek series first aired on September 8th 1966. It lasted only three years and 79 episodes. This series featured the iconic characters Kirk, Spock and Bones on a five-year mission to explore space.

  1. The City on the Edge of Forever
  2. The Devil in the Dark
  3. Balance of Terror
  4. The Trouble with Tribbles
  5. Arena
  6. This Side of Paradise
  7. Amok Time
  8. Space Seed
  9. Mirror Mirror
  10. The Deadly Years

Star Trek: The Next Generation

The first spin-off series set 100 years after Kirk featured a new Enterprise continuing to explore space. This series aired between 1987 and 1994 for 178 episodes.

  1. Best of Both Worlds
  2. Yesterdays Enterprise
  3. The Offspring
  4. The Measure of a Man
  5. Disaster
  6. All Good Things…
  7. Tapestry
  8. The Inner Light
  9. Cause and Effect
  10. Unification

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

The second spin-off series which ran at the same time as TNG was set on a space station so instead of exploring adventures arrived via a stable wormhole. This series aired between 1993 and 1999 for 176 episodes.

  1. Emissary
  2. Duet
  3. The Way of the Warrior
  4. The Visitor
  5. Sacrifice of Angels
  6. Waltz
  7. Trials and Tribble-ations
  8. In the Pale Moonlight
  9. Far Beyond the Stars
  10. Siege of AR 558

Star Trek: Voyager

The third spin-off series ran after TNG and featured a female captain and a starship stranded in a remote part of the galaxy journeying home. This series aired between 1995 and 2001 for 172 episodes.

  1. Scorpions
  2. Year of Hell
  3. Caretaker
  4. Message in a Bottle
  5. Eye of the Needle
  6. Heroes and Demons
  7. Jetrel
  8. Timeless
  9. Pathfinder
  10. Riddles

Star Trek: Enterprise

The most recent spin-off ran after Voyager and was set 100 years before Kirk. This series aired between 2001 and 2005 for 98 episodes.

  1. Broken Bow
  2. The Andorian Incident
  3. Shuttlepod One
  4. In a Mirror Darkly
  5. Twilight
  6. Damage
  7. Azati Prime
  8. Regeneration
  9. Impulse
  10. Zero Hour

I am not going to review each episode here, I will save that for future blogs. With 50 episodes that is one a week to get them all reviewed during Star Trek’s birthday year. We will see if I manage to keep to that schedule.


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