Worst Star Trek episodes

by nystromac | created - 16 Nov 2013 | updated - 08 Apr 2016 | Public

All Star Trek episodes I have rated 4 or below.

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

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

The Enterprise discovers a planet exactly like Earth, but the only inhabitants are children who contract a fatal disease upon entering puberty.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Kim Darby, Michael J. Pollard

Votes: 2,928

2. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Catspaw (1967)

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

Very alien visitors to our galaxy attempt to connect with human consciousness but miss, winding up tapping into the regions of human nightmares instead.

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

Votes: 2,278

3. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: The Omega Glory (1968)

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

Responding to a distress signal, Kirk finds Captain Tracey of the U.S.S. Exeter violating the prime directive and interfering with a war between the Yangs and the Kohms to find the secret of their longevity.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Morgan Woodward

Votes: 2,153

4. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: The Paradise Syndrome (1968)

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

Trapped on a planet whose inhabitants are descended from Northwestern Native Americans, Kirk loses his memory and is proclaimed a God while the crippled Enterprise races back to the planet before it is destroyed by an asteroid.

Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Sabrina Scharf

Votes: 2,121

5. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Plato's Stepchildren (1968)

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

After Dr. McCoy helps the leader of a planet populated by people with powerful psionic abilities, they decide to force him to stay by torturing his comrades until he submits.

Director: David Alexander | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Michael Dunn

Votes: 2,030

6. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: The Way to Eden (1969)

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

A group of idealistic hippies, led by an irrational leader, come aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise.

Director: David Alexander | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Skip Homeier

Votes: 2,143

7. Star Trek (1979)

G | 132 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

48 Metascore

When an alien spacecraft of enormous power is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral James T. Kirk resumes command of the overhauled USS Enterprise in order to intercept it.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 78,944 | Gross: $82.26M

8. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Code of Honor (1987)

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

When the leader of an alien culture takes a romantic interest in Lt. Yar, he claims her for his own, to the dismay of his own wife, who, in turn, challenges Tasha in a fight to the death.

Directors: Russ Mayberry, Les Landau | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Denise Crosby

Votes: 2,878

9. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Justice (1987)

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

On an alien planet, young Wesley Crusher commits a transgression - small by our standards but mandatorily punishable by death in theirs.

Director: James L. Conway | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Denise Crosby

Votes: 2,619

10. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Battle (1987)

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

Beware Ferengi bearing gifts. Capt. Picard receives the Stargazer, a ship considered lost that he once commanded.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Denise Crosby

Votes: 2,443

11. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Haven (1987)

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

While on a mission to a planet called Haven, Counselor Troi meets her husband to be, a marriage arranged by her father years before, as the Enterprise encounters a ship far deadlier than any combat could provide.

Director: Richard Compton | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Denise Crosby

Votes: 2,401

12. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Angel One (1988)

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

Riker, Troi, Data and Yar beam down to a planet ruled by a matriarchal government in the hopes of locating a missing freighter crew.

Director: Michael Ray Rhodes | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Denise Crosby

Votes: 2,434

13. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: When the Bough Breaks (1988)

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

A planet that was able to cloak itself for thousands of years suddenly reveals itself, with its inhabitants proposing peace. But, after initial negotiations, children of the Enterprise are kidnapped due to the infertility of the inhabitants.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Denise Crosby

Votes: 2,276

14. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Skin of Evil (1988)

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

Counselor Troi is held captive on a deserted planet by a slick, black, oily, sentient and immortal puddle of evil.

Director: Joseph L. Scanlan | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Denise Crosby

Votes: 2,552

15. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: We'll Always Have Paris (1988)

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

A scientist's experiment in time goes awry, reuniting Picard with an old flame, now married to the scientist.

Director: Robert Becker | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Denise Crosby

Votes: 2,228

16. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Child (1988)

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

Deanna is impregnated by a unknown alien life-form, and Dr. Katherine Pulaski joins the Enterprise as the ship's new Chief Medical Officer.

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

Votes: 2,489

17. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Unnatural Selection (1989)

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

Enhanced DNA developments trigger an epidemic of rapid aging. Caught among its victims - Dr. Pulaski.

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

Votes: 2,180

18. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Dauphin (1989)

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

Wesley falls for the young future leader of Daled IV, unaware just how dangerous the girl's protective and overly restrictive guardian can be.

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

Votes: 2,287

19. Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

PG | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

43 Metascore

Captain Kirk and his crew must deal with Mr. Spock's long-lost half-brother who hijacks the Enterprise for an obsessive search for God at the center of the galaxy.

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

Votes: 54,409 | Gross: $52.21M

20. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Shades of Gray (1989)

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

When Commander Riker comes down with a dangerous alien infection after an away mission, the only way to treat it may be through reliving his memories.

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

Votes: 2,605

21. 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: 2,739

22. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Night Terrors (1991)

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

The Enterprise gets trapped in a Tyken's Rift, an energy-absorbing rupture in space, where all but Data, Troi and Guinan experience rising hallucinations and paranoia.

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

Votes: 2,053

23. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Host (1991)

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

Dr. Crusher falls for someone who's not at all what she expects him to be.

Director: Marvin V. Rush | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,935

24. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Game (1991)

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

Wesley Crusher returns to the Enterprise on vacation from the Academy only to discover a mysterious alien game infiltrating and controlling the crew.

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

Votes: 2,246

25. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Hero Worship (1992)

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

Data rescues an orphaned boy named Timothy from a damaged ship. As a way to repress his own pain, Timothy begins to mimic Data's personality.

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

Votes: 1,886

26. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Violations (1992)

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

Transporting three Ullian mind-probing historians, the Enterprise crew is stymied when some of its members fall into a coma. Deanna Troi, the first crew member to come through it, cannot recall anything surrounding the incident.

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

Votes: 1,813

27. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Outcast (1992)

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

While aiding an androgynous race who lost a couple of members in an unmapped region of space, Riker falls for one of them, which can lead to trouble if detected, since the alien race does not endorse gender specificity.

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

Votes: 2,110

28. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Imaginary Friend (1992)

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

A powerful, potentially dangerous energy life form, intent on scouting out the Enterprise, steps into the role of a girl's imaginary friend.

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

Votes: 1,834

29. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Aquiel (1993)

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

Murderous intrigue abounds for the Enterprise when one of the crew aboard a subspace station is believed dead, and suspected to have taken part in it until the Klingons show up with the young lieutenant, to Geordi's taste.

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

Votes: 1,795

30. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Liaisons (1993)

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

On a diplomatic mission, Worf, Troi and the Captain deal with three aliens who explore foreign concepts with extreme, singular focus.

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

Votes: 1,728

31. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Dark Page (1993)

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

While establishing diplomatic relations with an alien race called the Cairn, Deanna's mother experiences a mental breakdown and falls into a coma, and it seems like Deanna is the only one ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,847

32. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Force of Nature (1993)

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

While searching for a missing Federation medical transport, the Enterprise is accosted by two scientists from a nearby planet who claim that cumulative exposure to warp energy is weakening the fabric of space.

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

Votes: 1,741

33. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Sub Rosa (1994)

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

Dr. Crusher meets the man in her dead grandmother's life when she tries to put her affairs in order, whom one of the local people warn her to stay away from by not lighting a candle that has been lit for generations.

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

Votes: 2,051

34. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Masks (1994)

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

Investigating a rogue comet that's been traveling throughout the universe for over 87 million years, Picard discovers alien beings within the comet, which infest the computer systems on the Enterprise, as well as Data.

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

Votes: 1,902

35. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Journey's End (1994)

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

After the Federation grants access by the Cardassians to a planet already inhabited by Native American Indians, Picard has the daunting task of relocating them.

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

Votes: 1,810

36. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Emergence (1994)

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

Strange images begin appearing throughout the ship's decks and holodecks. Data and the rest of the crew begin to investigate only to discover that the ship's computer itself is exhibiting ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,659

37. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: Meridian (1994)

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

Dax falls in love with one of the residents of a multi-dimensional planet, while on DS9 an alien requests a holosuite program of Kira from Quark.

Director: Jonathan Frakes | Stars: Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Alexander Siddig, Terry Farrell

Votes: 1,313

38. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Emanations (1995)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

When the crew finds a mysterious alien burial ground within an asteroid, a unknown phenomenon that teleports the bodies suddenly transports Kim to another planet where an alien race believes he is a being from the afterlife.

Director: David Livingston | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 1,321

39. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Cathexis (1995)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

An encounter with a peculiar nebula suddenly leaves Chakotay brain dead and unconscious. The crew is left with a mysterious but powerful force of onboard that can take over the minds of the crew members.

Director: Kim Friedman | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 1,220

40. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Parturition (1995)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

After a disagreement over Kes, Neelix and Tom Paris are trapped together on an alien planet and must work together so that they and their alien baby ward can survive.

Director: Jonathan Frakes | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 1,174

41. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Tattoo (1995)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Finding a familiar cultural symbol on an away mission, Chakotay connects with an experience he had as a child and tries to contact his spirit people.

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 1,225

42. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Threshold (1996)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Tom's attempt to cross the time warp threshold and make a name for himself results in rapid physical mutation.

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 1,480

43. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Meld (1996)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Tuvok mind-melds with a murderous Maquis crewman to better understand the roots of serial killing, losing control of himself in the process.

Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 1,327

44. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Innocence (1996)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Tuvok crashes on a planet where he finds some children who know that they are all going to die.

Director: James L. Conway | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 1,233

45. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: The Thaw (1996)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Voyager finds a group of people in connected stasis chambers where something has gone terribly wrong.

Director: Marvin V. Rush | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 1,436

46. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: The Muse (1996)

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