Best Star Trek Episodes

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1. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: The Naked Time (1966)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The crew is infected with a mysterious disease that removes people's emotional inhibitions to a dangerous degree.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Stewart Moss, Majel Barrett

Votes: 3,316

2. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: The Corbomite Maneuver (1966)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

After the Enterprise is forced to destroy a dangerous marker buoy, a gigantic alien ship arrives to capture and condemn the crew as trespassers.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Anthony D. Call, Clint Howard

Votes: 3,106

3. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: The Menagerie: Part I (1966)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Spock kidnaps the crippled Capt. Pike, hijacks the Enterprise and then surrenders for court martial.

Directors: Marc Daniels, Robert Butler | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Jeffrey Hunter, Susan Oliver

Votes: 3,064

4. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: The Menagerie: Part II (1966)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

At Spock's court martial, he explains himself with mysterious footage about when Capt. Pike was kidnapped by powerful illusion casting aliens.

Directors: Robert Butler, Marc Daniels | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Jeffrey Hunter, Susan Oliver

Votes: 2,967

5. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Balance of Terror (1966)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The Enterprise must decide on its response when a Romulan ship makes a destructively hostile armed probe of Federation territory.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Mark Lenard, Paul Comi

Votes: 3,587

6. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Arena (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

For bringing hostility into their solar system, a superior alien race brings Captain Kirk in mortal combat against the reptilian captain of an alien ship he was pursuing.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei

Votes: 2,888

7. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Tomorrow Is Yesterday (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The Enterprise is thrown back in time to 1960s Earth.

Director: Michael O'Herlihy | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Roger Perry, DeForest Kelley

Votes: 2,743

8. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Space Seed (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

While on patrol in deep space, Captain Kirk and his crew find and revive a genetically engineered world conqueror and his compatriots from Earth's 20th century.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Ricardo Montalban, Madlyn Rhue

Votes: 3,524

9. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: A Taste of Armageddon (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Kirk and Spock must save their ship's crew when they are declared all killed in action in a bizarre computer simulated war where the actual deaths must occur to continue.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, David Opatoshu, Gene Lyons

Votes: 2,666

10. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: This Side of Paradise (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The Enterprise investigates a planet whose colonists should be dead, but are not.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Jill Ireland, Frank Overton

Votes: 2,610

11. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: The Devil in the Dark (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The Enterprise is sent to a mining colony that is being terrorized by a mysterious monster, only to find that the situation is not that simple.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Ken Lynch

Votes: 2,817

12. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Errand of Mercy (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

With a war with Klingons raging, Kirk and Spock attempt to resist an occupation of a planet with incomprehensibly placid natives.

Director: John Newland | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, John Abbott, John Colicos

Votes: 2,566

13. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: The City on the Edge of Forever (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

When a temporarily insane Dr. McCoy accidentally changes history and destroys his time, Kirk and Spock follow him to prevent the disaster, but the price to do so is high.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Joan Collins, DeForest Kelley

Votes: 4,242

14. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Amok Time (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In the throes of his Pon Farr mating period, Spock must return to Vulcan to meet his intended future wife, betrothed from childhood.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Celia Lovsky

Votes: 3,060

15. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Mirror, Mirror (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A transporter accident places Captain Kirk's landing party in an alternate universe, where the Enterprise is in the service of a barbarically brutal empire.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, BarBara Luna

Votes: 3,313

16. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: The Doomsday Machine (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The USS Enterprise encounters the wrecked USS Constellation and its distraught commodore who's determined to stop the giant planet-destroying robot ship that killed his crew.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, William Windom

Votes: 2,913

17. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Journey to Babel (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The Enterprise hosts a number of quarrelling diplomats, including Spock's father, but someone on board has murder in mind.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Jane Wyatt

Votes: 2,548

18. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: The Trouble with Tribbles (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

To protect a space station with a vital grain shipment, Kirk must deal with Federation bureaucrats, a Klingon battle cruiser and a peddler who sells furry, purring, hungry little creatures as pets.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, William Schallert

Votes: 3,183

19. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: A Piece of the Action (1968)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The crew of the Enterprise struggles to cope with a planet of imitative people who have modeled their society on 1920s gangsters.

Director: James Komack | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Anthony Caruso

Votes: 2,424

20. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: The Ultimate Computer (1968)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Kirk and a sub-skeleton crew are ordered to test out an advanced artificially intelligent control system - the M-5 Multitronic system, which could potentially render them all redundant.

Director: John Meredyth Lucas | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, William Marshall

Votes: 2,184

21. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: The Enterprise Incident (1968)

TV-PG | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

An apparently insane Capt. Kirk has the Enterprise deliberately enter the Romulan Neutral Zone where the ship is immediately captured by the enemy.

Director: John Meredyth Lucas | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Joanne Linville

Votes: 2,446

22. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Day of the Dove (1968)

TV-PG | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Both humans and Klingons have been lured to a planet by a formless entity that feeds on hatred and has set about to fashion them into a permanent food supply for itself.

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Michael Ansara

Votes: 2,106

23. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: The Tholian Web (1968)

TV-PG | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

With Capt. Kirk and the derelict USS Defiant apparently lost, the Enterprise grapples with an insanity causing plague and an attack by the Tholians.

Director: Herb Wallerstein | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 2,141

24. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: All Our Yesterdays (1969)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

When Kirk, Spock and McCoy investigate the disappearance of a doomed planet's population, they find themselves trapped in different periods of that world's past.

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Mariette Hartley

Votes: 2,190

25. Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973–1975)
Episode: Yesteryear (1973)

TV-PG | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

After finding himself erased from recent history, Spock must travel back in time to save himself as a youth.

Director: Hal Sutherland | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei

Votes: 644

26. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Conspiracy (1988)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

After diverting to a secret meeting with an old friend and some of Starfleet's finest commanders, Picard finds the Horatio blown to bits just hours after the meeting and he returns the Enterprise to Earth looking for answers.

Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Denise Crosby

Votes: 2,686

27. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Elementary, Dear Data (1988)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

An attempt to provide Data with a challenging Sherlock Holmes holodeck RPG scenario backfires when its Prof. Moriarty character accidentally becomes self-aware.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,762

28. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: A Matter of Honor (1989)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Under an Officers Exchange Program, Riker serves aboard a Klingon ship, whose aging captain seeks an unwarranted bloody retaliation for suspected Enterprise treachery.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,506

29. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Measure of a Man (1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

When Data resigns his commission rather than be dismantled for examination by an inadequately skilled scientist, a formal hearing is convened to determine whether Data is considered property without rights or is a sentient being.

Director: Robert Scheerer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 3,902

30. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Q Who (1989)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Q tries to prove that Picard needs him as part of their crew by hurling the Enterprise 7,000 light years away where they encounter the Borg for the first time.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 3,228

31. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Who Watches the Watchers (1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

A proto-Vulcan culture worships Captain Picard and prepares to offer Counselor Troi as a sacrifice.

Director: Robert Wiemer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,733

32. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Defector (1990)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

When a Romulan officer defects to the Federation with a warning of a impending invasion, Capt. Picard struggles to decide if he is to be believed.

Director: Robert Scheerer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,554

33. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Déjà Q (1990)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Much to Picard's displeasure, Q reappears on the Enterprise, claiming to have been ejected from the Q Continuum, and therefore, lost his powers.

Director: Les Landau | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,683

34. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Yesterday's Enterprise (1990)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

The Enterprise C enters the Enterprise D's time and space continuum, where they find Picard and crew in a constant state of war with the Klingons, and only Guinan knows it.

Director: David Carson | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 3,806

35. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Offspring (1990)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

After returning from a cybernetics conference to the Enterprise, Data creates his own "child," much to the chagrin of his captain, and without regards to the ramifications with Starfleet.

Director: Jonathan Frakes | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,889

36. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Sins of the Father (1990)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

A Klingon commander comes aboard the Enterprise in an officer exchange program initiated by Starfleet, much to the chagrin of the crew.

Director: Les Landau | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,333

37. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Sarek (1990)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Legendary Federation ambassador Sarek visits the Enterprise to conclude peace talks with a race called the Legarans. His arrival is accompanied with a rash of unusual emotional outbursts among the crew.

Director: Les Landau | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,381

38. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Best of Both Worlds (1990)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Responding to a distress call on one of the Federation's outer-most colonies, the Enterprise arrives...only to find a big hole in the ground where the town used to be, and discovers the Borg are behind the attack.

Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 3,747

39. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Best of Both Worlds: Part II (1990)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Having absorbed Captain Picard and his knowledge, the Borg head for Earth, leaving Riker and the Enterprise desperate for an unanticipated way to defeat them.

Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 3,519

40. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Family (1990)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

After defeating the Borg, the crew of the Enterprise experiences shore leave in various ways. Captain Picard's return to his family's vineyard in France has some extraordinary repercussions.

Director: Les Landau | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,764

41. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Remember Me (1990)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Dr. Crusher's fear of losing loved ones becomes real when her worries create an alternate reality.

Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,391

42. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Reunion (1990)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

When the leader of the Klingon High Council passes on, Picard finds himself in the middle of the struggle for the now-vacant position. Meanwhile, Worf reunites with a past love, only to find he now has a son.

Director: Jonathan Frakes | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,338

43. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Data's Day (1991)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Data tries to comprehend the complex emotions between O'Brien and Keiko, who are about to be married.

Director: Robert Wiemer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,389

44. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Wounded (1991)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

After being fired upon by a Cardassian vessel, Picard races against time to find out the facts behind the Cardassian commander's claim that the Federation attacked one of their outposts.

Director: Chip Chalmers | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,244

45. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Clues (1991)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery