Star Trek Episodes & Movies from Best to Worst as Ranked by IMDB Voters

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1. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Inner Light (1992)

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

Picard awakes to find himself living in a small village where he is a well-known member of the community who is suffering from a delusion of being a starship captain.

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

Votes: 4,910

Ratings: 9.3/10 from 2,443 users (Even higher than "City on the Edge of Forever," much to my own surprise!)

2. 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: 3,960

9.3 out of 10 from 2,058 users

3. 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: 3,394

Ratings: 9.3/10 from 1,760 users

4. 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: 3,195

Ratings: 9.2/10 from 1,603 users

5. 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: 3,093

Ratings: 9.2/10 from 1,554 users

6. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: Trials and Tribble-ations (1996)

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

Sisko tells two men from Temporal Investigations how he and his crew went back in time to when Captain James Kirk of the first Starship Enterprise exposed a Klingon spy with the help of Tribbles.

Director: Jonathan West | Stars: Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Michael Dorn, Terry Farrell

Votes: 2,268

Ratings: 9.2/10 from 1,014 users

7. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: In the Pale Moonlight (1998)

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

To save the Federation in a critical scheme, Sisko comes to realize that he must violate its fundamental principles to do so.

Director: Victor Lobl | Stars: Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Michael Dorn, Terry Farrell

Votes: 2,323

Ratings: 9.2/10 from 1,047 users

8. 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: 3,438

Ratings: 9.1/10 from 1,705 users

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: 3,337

Ratings: 9.0/10 from 1,669 users

10. 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: 2,968

Ratings: 9.0/10 from 1,503 users

11. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: The Visitor (1995)

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

Melanie, an aspiring writer, wants to know why Jake Sisko stopped writing at 40. Jake tells how his father died in an accident and then suddenly reappeared.

Director: David Livingston | Stars: Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Michael Dorn, Terry Farrell

Votes: 2,413

Ratings: 9.0/10 from 1,063 users

12. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: Duet (1993)

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

A Cardassian suffering from Kalla-Nohra, a disease that indicates he served in a labor camp, visits DS9. Kira is determined to convict him as a war criminal.

Director: James L. Conway | Stars: Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Alexander Siddig, Terry Farrell

Votes: 2,051

Ratings: 9.0/10 from 864 users

13. 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: 3,262

Ratings: 8.9/10 from 1,715 users

14. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Scorpion (1997)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

About to enter Borg space, Voyager finds a threat so devastating that even the Borg cannot deal with it.

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

Votes: 1,460

Ratings: 8.9/10 from 600 users

15. 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: 1,190

Ratings: 8.9/10 from 511 users

16. 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: 2,846

Ratings: 8.8/10 from 1,425 users

17. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Tapestry (1993)

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

When Captain Picard's artificial heart fails, he is offered the rare opportunity to go back in time and set right the mistake that led to his demise.

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

Votes: 2,483

Ratings: 8.8/10 from 1,180 users

18. 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: 2,709

Ratings: 8.8/10 from 1,347 users

19. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: The Way of the Warrior (1995)

TV-14 | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Sisko becomes uncomfortable when the Klingons station a task force to help defend against the Dominion. Worf is summoned to find out their true intentions.

Director: James L. Conway | Stars: Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Michael Dorn, Terry Farrell

Votes: 1,653

Ratings: 8.8/10 from 706 users

20. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Blink of an Eye (2000)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Voyager is trapped in orbit above a strange planet where time passes thousands of times faster than in the surrounding galaxy. As the population of the planet evolves Voyager becomes an ... See full summary »

Director: Gabrielle Beaumont | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 1,880

Ratings: 8.8/10 from 709 users

21. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Episode: Azati Prime (2004)

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

Archer decides he should pilot a kamikaze shuttle to destroy the Xindi weapon. Temporal agent Daniels urges him to reconsider.

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

Votes: 937

Ratings: 8.8/10 from 377 users

22. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Set almost 100 years after Captain Kirk's five-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers set off in the U.S.S. Enterprise-D on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton

Votes: 90,278

Ratings: 8.7/10 from 58,096 users (for the series as a whole rather than one particular episode. #106 on the Top 250 TV Shows of All Time -- surprisingly, higher than The Original Series!)

23. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: Far Beyond the Stars (1998)

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

Captain Sisko has a full sensory vision of himself as an under-appreciated science fiction magazine writer in 1950s America.

Director: Avery Brooks | Stars: Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Michael Dorn, Terry Farrell

Votes: 1,988

Ratings: 8.7/10 from 886 users

24. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Message in a Bottle (1998)

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

Using an alien communications net, Voyager sends their Doctor to the Federation ship USS Prometheus only to find that it has been taken over by Romulans.

Director: Nancy Malone | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 1,484

Ratings: 8.7/10 from 607 users

25. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Year of Hell (1997)

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

Voyager comes across a Krenim timeship that is wiping whole species from existence by changing the existing timeline.

Director: Allan Kroeker | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 1,446

Ratings: 8.7/10 from 605 users

26. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Scorpion: Part II (1997)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Voyager finds a solution to combat the invader of Borg space. All Captain Janeway asks is free passage through their territory and Voyager will share their knowledge.

Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 1,432

Ratings: 8.7/10 from 582 users

27. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Episode: In a Mirror, Darkly (2005)

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

In the mirror universe, the crew of the ISS Enterprise is fighting rebels who oppose the Terran Empire when they discover the Tholians have captured a vessel from the future.

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

Votes: 1,163

Ratings: 8.7/10 from 550 users

28. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Episode: In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II (2005)

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

After capturing a Constitution class starship from the future, the Captain Archer of the mirror universe attempts to become Emperor.

Director: Marvin V. Rush | Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating

Votes: 1,094

Ratings: 8.7/10 from 500 users

29. 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: 916

Ratings: 8.7/10 from 381 users

30. 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: 876

Ratings: 8.7/10 from 351 users

31. 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

Ratings: 8.6/10 from 1,134 users

32. 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: 2,271

Ratings: 8.6/10 from 1,124 users

33. Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II (2004– )
Episode: Kitumba (2013)

TV-PG | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The Enterprise must reach the Klingon home world to convince their emperor not to start a war.

Director: Vic Mignogna | Stars: James Cawley, Brandon Stacy, John M. Kelley, Charles Root

Votes: 59

Ratings: 8.6/10 from 34 users (Part of a fan film series set during TOS.)

34. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: All Good Things... (1994)

TV-PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Capt. Picard finds himself shifting continually into the past, future and present and must use that to discover a threat to humanity's existence.

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

Votes: 7,178

Ratings: 8.5/10 from 5,806 users

35. 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: 2,837

Ratings: 8.5/10 from 1,387 users

36. 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: 2,610

Ratings: 8.5/10 from 1,261 users

37. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Relics (1992)

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

The Enterprise stumbles upon a Dyson sphere, with a ship crashed on the outer surface. An away team finds some systems still powered up and the chief engineer from the old Enterprise, Montgomery Scott, locked in the transporter cycle.

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

Votes: 2,244

Ratings: 8.5/10 from 1,055 users

38. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: What You Leave Behind (1999)

TV-PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

As the Dominion War comes to an end, Dukat goes to the Pah Wraiths to awaken them. Meanwhile the Dominion turn on the rebelling Cardassians, destroying them city by city. Will the Alliance ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Kroeker | Stars: Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Nicole de Boer, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,459

Ratings: 8.5/10 from 667 users

39. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Year of Hell: Part II (1997)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A year after Voyager encounters the Krenim time ship, a badly damaged Voyager with a skeleton crew leads an armada of interplanetary ships against them.

Director: Michael Vejar | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 1,363

Ratings: 8.5/10 from 558 users

40. 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: 2,738

Ratings: 8.4/10 from 1,328 users

41. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)

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

In the twenty-third century, Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise explore the galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

Votes: 68,019

Ratings: 8.4/10 from 44,436 users (for the series as a whole rather than one particular episode. #209 on the Top 250 TV Shows of All Time on IMDB.)

42. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Time's Arrow (1992)

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

Captain Picard and his archaeological curiosity are called upon by scientists from Earth when they find evidence to support beliefs that aliens had visited Earth in the late 1800s.

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

Votes: 2,079

Ratings: 8.4/10 from 999 users

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

TV-PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Ten years after Voyager's return from a 23 year journey across the galaxy, Admiral Janeway breaks all the temporal rules and journeys back in time to change a decision she made that ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Kroeker | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 1,673

Ratings: 8.4/10 from 823 users

44. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Episode: Terra Prime (2005)

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

Paxton threatens to destroy Starfleet Headquarters if all aliens don't leave Earth. Enterprise must shut down the verteron array on Mars, but it is extremely well defended.

Director: Marvin V. Rush | Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating

Votes: 885

Ratings: 8.4/10 from 379 users

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

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