Where No Man Has Ever Gone Before: My Favorite Classic Star Trek Episodes

by deadpunk271 | created - 09 Sep 2012 | updated - 09 Sep 2012 | Public

I've been going back and watching classic episodes on Netflix. I still enjoy these shows. Like most fans, there are certain episodes I like more than most and these are my some of my all time favs.

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1. 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: 3,970

2. 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: 3,098

3. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: The Squire of Gothos (1967)

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

A being that controls matter and creates planets wants to play with the Enterprise crew.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, William Campbell, DeForest Kelley

Votes: 2,473

4. 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: 3,267

5. 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: 2,536

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: 2,673

7. 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: 2,872

8. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: The Enemy Within (1966)

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

A transporter malfunction splits Captain Kirk into two halves: one meek and indecisive, the other violent and ill tempered. The remaining crew members stranded on the planet cannot be beamed up to the ship until a problem is fixed.

Director: Leo Penn | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Grace Lee Whitney

Votes: 2,936

9. 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: 3,341

10. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Who Mourns for Adonais? (1967)

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

A powerful being claiming to be the Greek god Apollo appears and demands that the crew of the Enterprise disembark onto his planet to worship him.

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

Votes: 2,404

11. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: I, Mudd (1967)

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

Harry Mudd returns with a plot to take over the Enterprise by stranding the crew on a planet populated by androids under his command.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Roger C. Carmel

Votes: 2,223

12. 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: 2,368

13. 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: 2,253

14. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Patterns of Force (1968)

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

Looking for a missing Federation cultural observer, Kirk and Spock find themselves on a planet whose culture has been completely patterned after Nazi Germany.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Richard Evans

Votes: 2,036

15. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Bread and Circuses (1968)

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

The Enterprise crew investigates the disappearance of a ship's crew on a planet that is a modern version of the Roman Empire.

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

Votes: 1,950

16. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Assignment: Earth (1968)

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

While back in time observing Earth in 1968, the Enterprise crew encounters the mysterious Gary Seven who has his own agenda on the planet.

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

Votes: 2,160

17. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Spectre of the Gun (1968)

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

As punishment for ignoring their warning and trespassing on their planet, the Melkot condemn Capt. Kirk and his landing party to the losing side of a surreal recreation of the 1881 historic gunfight at the OK Corral.

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Ron Soble

Votes: 1,975

18. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Wink of an Eye (1968)

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

A group of aliens who exist in a state of incredible acceleration invade the Enterprise and abduct Capt. Kirk.

Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Kathie Browne

Votes: 1,800

19. 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: 1,868

20. 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: 1,983

21. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: The Savage Curtain (1969)

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

Kirk, Spock, Abraham Lincoln and Vulcan legend Surak are pitted in battle against notorious villains from history for the purpose of helping a conscious rock creature's understanding of a concept he does not understand, "good vs. evil".

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Lee Bergere

Votes: 1,763

22. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Turnabout Intruder (1969)

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

Captain Kirk's insane ex-lover Dr. Janice Lester forcibly switches bodies with him in order to take command of the Enterprise.

Director: Herb Wallerstein | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Sandra Smith

Votes: 1,774

23. 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: 2,840

24. 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: 2,741

25. 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: 3,070

26. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Charlie X (1966)

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

Captain Kirk must learn the limits to the power of a 17-year-old boy with the psychic ability to create anything and destroy anyone.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Walker Jr., DeForest Kelley

Votes: 3,270

27. 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: 2,852

28. 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: 2,111

29. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Obsession (1967)

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

Capt. Kirk obsessively hunts for a mysterious cloud creature he encountered in his youth.

Director: Ralph Senensky | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Stephen Brooks

Votes: 1,932

30. 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: 2,969

31. 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: 2,018

32. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Where No Man Has Gone Before (1966)

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

The flight recorder of the 200-year-old U.S.S. Valiant relays a tale of terror--a magnetic storm at the edge of the galaxy!

Director: James Goldstone | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Gary Lockwood, Sally Kellerman

Votes: 4,196

33. 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: 2,722

34. 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: 2,888

35. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Shore Leave (1966)

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

The past three months has left the crew of the Enterprise exhausted and in desperate need of a break, but does this explain McCoy's encounter with a human-sized white rabbit or Kirk ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Sparr | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Emily Banks, Oliver McGowan

Votes: 2,656

36. 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: 2,490

37. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: The Return of the Archons (1967)

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

Seeking the answer to a century-old mystery, Kirk and crew encounter a vacantly peaceful society under a 6000-year autocratic rule that kills all those it can't absorb.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Harry Townes, Torin Thatcher

Votes: 2,280

38. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Court Martial (1967)

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

Kirk draws a court martial in the negligent death of a crewman.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Percy Rodrigues, Elisha Cook Jr.

Votes: 2,355

39. 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: 2,457

40. 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: 2,419

41. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Wolf in the Fold (1967)

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

Kirk and the Enterprise Computer become detectives after Scotty is accused of murdering women on a pleasure planet.

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

Votes: 2,025

42. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: The Deadly Years (1967)

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

A landing party from the Enterprise is exposed to strange form of radiation which rapidly ages them.

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

Votes: 2,013

43. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: The Gamesters of Triskelion (1968)

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

Kirk, Uhura and Chekov are trapped on a planet where abducted aliens are enslaved and trained to perform as gladiators for the amusement of bored, faceless aliens.

Director: Gene Nelson | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Joseph Ruskin

Votes: 2,064

44. 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: 1,920

45. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: A Private Little War (1968)

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

Peaceful, primitive peoples get caught up in the struggle between superpowers, with Kirk unhappily trying to restore the balance of power disrupted by the Klingons.

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

Votes: 1,920

46. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Spock's Brain (1968)

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

5.7