Top 155 Star Trek Episodes of All Time (1966-2016)

by christian94 | created - 19 Jul 2013 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Best 155 episodes (ranked 9 or 10/10) out of about 700 total, or over 3 weeks straight continuous running time (over 31 000 mins). From all 5 series (28 seasons) in chronological order by series starting with Enterprise (prequel) and ending with Voyager. I have seen all of TOS, TNG, DS9, VOY and ENT episodes (most more than once). Hoping the 2017 new series will be as captivating as these epic voyages.

Note 1: Animated series not included. Note 2: Multi-part episodes counted as individuals

DS9 (65 episodes) TNG (29 episodes) VOY (28 episodes) ENT (18 episodes) TOS (15 episodes)

See [link]http://www.imdb.com/list/edit?list_id=ls056070014[/link] for more entertaining episodes (8/10) that did not make the cut.

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1. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Episode: Broken Bow (2001)

PG | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Enterprise, Earth's first Warp 5 vessel, embarks on a dangerous first mission: bringing back a chased Klingon to his home world of Qo'noS.

Director: James L. Conway | Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating

Votes: 3,781

2. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Episode: Broken Bow (2001)

TV-PG | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Archer learns from the Suliban Sarin that Klaang was carrying a message to the Klingons to prevent civil war within the Klingon Empire. Sarin urges Archer to find him.

Director: James L. Conway | Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating

Votes: 1,798

3. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Episode: Dear Doctor (2002)

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

Phlox is asked to save the Valakians from annihilation by disease. However, he discovers something unusual about the Menk, another humanoid race on the planet.

Director: James A. Contner | Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating

Votes: 1,267

4. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Episode: Fallen Hero (2002)

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

Enterprise is planning a trip to the relaxation planet Risa, when it gets an urgent request from the Vulcan High Command. They must pick up ambassador V'Lar who has fallen in disgrace. ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick R. Norris | Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating

Votes: 1,108

5. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Episode: Two Days and Two Nights (2002)

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

The members of the Enterprise crew are faced with various misadventures and challenges while taking a two day break from their duties on the planet of Risa.

Director: Michael Dorn | Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating

Votes: 1,081

6. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Episode: Shockwave, Part I (2002)

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

Enterprise discovers a mining colony of the Paraagans. The crew gets an invitation for a meeting on the surface and a shuttle pod tries to break through the atmosphere. All of the sudden ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Kroeker | Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating

Votes: 1,122

7. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Episode: Dead Stop (2002)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Enterprise seeks repairs from their encounters with the Romulans, where they stop at a desolate but idyllic repair station. But all is not what it seems when Mayweather is suddenly found dead.

Director: Roxann Dawson | Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating

Votes: 1,166

8. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Episode: The Crossing (2003)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Enterprise is held captive by non-corporeal beings who claim to be explorers.

Director: David Livingston | Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating

Votes: 978

9. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Episode: Cogenitor (2003)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Enterprise encounters a hyper-giant star. While there, they make first contact with the Vissians, a technologically sophisticated race with three genders. While making quick friends, and ... See full summary »

Director: LeVar Burton | Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating

Votes: 1,242

10. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Episode: Twilight (2003)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Enterprise is hit with a rather intense anomaly. Refusing to leave an injured T'Pol behind, Archer is struck by the anomaly, leaving his brain infected with parasites, preventing him from ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Duncan McNeill | Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating

Votes: 1,325

11. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Episode: Similitude (2003)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Archer decides to make a fast-growing clone of Trip to help save his life while Enterprise is stranded in a dangerous field with nucleonic particles.

Director: LeVar Burton | Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating

Votes: 1,292

12. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Episode: (2004)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Trying to pass through a subspace corridor, Enterprise is stopped by a version of itself from the future.

Director: Roxann Dawson | Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating

Votes: 1,023

13. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Episode: Countdown (2004)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

While the Reptilians force Hoshi to decipher a launch code, the Primates, Arboreals and Archer think of a way to stop the Xindi weapon.

Director: Robert Duncan McNeill | Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating

Votes: 985

14. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Episode: Zero Hour (2004)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Archer takes Degra's ship to try to prevent Earth from being destroyed and gets some unexpected help. Enterprise tries to destroy Sphere 41, but the Sphere Builders know about the plan.

Director: Allan Kroeker | Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating

Votes: 1,030

15. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Episode: Observer Effect (2005)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Noncorporeal aliens inhabit the bodies of Enterprise crew members to study how the crew reacts to a lethal virus infection that has afflicted Trip and Hoshi.

Director: Michael Vejar | Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating

Votes: 990

16. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Episode: Babel One (2005)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Enterprise escorts Tellarites to peace talks with Andorians. While transporting they rescue Andorians and say the Tellarites attacked them. Enterprise is soon attacked by an Andorian ship, and Archer must prove who is responsible.

Director: David Straiton | Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating

Votes: 984

17. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Episode: United (2005)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Captain Archer must convince Vulcans, Tellarites and Andorians to unite to find the Romulan ship.

Director: David Livingston | Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating

Votes: 962

18. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Episode: Divergence (2005)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

While Enterprise tries to bring Trip on board to reverse the malicious Klingon modifications, Phlox and Antaak find a cure for the virus that will not please General K'Vagh.

Director: David Barrett | Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating

Votes: 933

19. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: The Cage (1966)

TV-PG | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Capt. Pike is held prisoner and tested by aliens who have the power to project incredibly lifelike illusions.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Susan Oliver, Leonard Nimoy, Majel Barrett

Votes: 5,005

20. 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: 3,100

21. 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: 3,002

22. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Mudd's Women (1966)

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

The Enterprise picks up untrustworthy entrepreneur Harry Mudd accompanied by three beautiful women who immediately put a spell on all the male crew members.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Roger C. Carmel, Karen Steele

Votes: 3,127

23. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: What Are Little Girls Made Of? (1966)

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

Nurse Chapel is reunited with her fiancé; but his new obsession leads him to make an android duplicate of Captain Kirk.

Director: James Goldstone | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Michael Strong, Sherry Jackson

Votes: 2,979

24. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: The Conscience of the King (1966)

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

While Captain Kirk investigates whether an actor is actually a presumed dead mass murderer, a mysterious assailant is killing the people who could identify the fugitive.

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Arnold Moss, Barbara Anderson

Votes: 2,723

25. 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: 3,574

26. 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: 2,706

27. 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: 2,607

28. 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: 3,355

29. 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: 2,958

30. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Return to Tomorrow (1968)

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

The Enterprise is guided to a distant, long-dead world where survivors of an extremely ancient race - existing only as disembodied energy - desiring the bodies of Kirk, Spock and astro-biologist Ann Mulhall so that they may live again.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Diana Muldaur

Votes: 2,110

31. 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: 2,480

32. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Is There in Truth No Beauty? (1968)

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

Lovely telepath Miranda is aide to Ambassador Kollos, in a box to stop insanity when humans see Medusans. She rejects Larry, a designer of Enterprise, and senses murderous intent nearby.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Diana Muldaur

Votes: 2,038

33. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Elaan of Troyius (1968)

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

While transporting an arrogant, demanding princess for a political marriage, Captain Kirk must cope both with her biochemical ability to force him to love her and sabotage on his ship.

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

Votes: 1,994

34. 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: 4,000

35. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Ensigns of Command (1989)

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

After 111 years of silence, an extremely litigious alien race asserts its agreed upon right to wipe out a Federation colony in its territory.

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

Votes: 2,351

36. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Survivors (1989)

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

The Enterprise responds to a distress call from Rana IV, a Federation colony that is under attack from an unknown alien ship. When they arrive, they find the entire surface of the planet destroyed, save for a single house and two occupants.

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

Votes: 2,559

37. 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: 2,786

38. 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: 3,874

39. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Half a Life (1991)

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

Counselor Troi's mother visits the Enterprise and becomes infatuated with a man whose culture forces him into a suicidal ritual called "The Resolution."

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

Votes: 2,104

40. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Redemption II (1991)

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

As Worf fights in the Klingon Civil War, Captain Picard and his crew must stop the Romulans from helping their pawns achieve victory.

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

Votes: 2,224

41. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Darmok (1991)

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

Picard must learn to communicate with a race that speaks in metaphor under a difficult set of circumstances.

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

Votes: 3,304

42. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Masterpiece Society (1992)

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

Working together to prevent the annihilation of a perfectly balanced, isolated society (with no contingency for outside visitors) may, in fact, destroy it.

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

Votes: 1,900

43. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Conundrum (1992)

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

When an approaching alien ship wipes their memory, the crew struggles to put back together what happened.

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

Votes: 2,300

44. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Ethics (1992)

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

After an accident that leaves him no longer able to walk, Worf asks Riker to help him commit suicide.

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

Votes: 1,982