Top 100 Bits of Star Trek

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1. 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

8/10

2. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: I Borg (1992)

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

The Enterprise finds a lone Borg drone, separated from the collective, and brings him aboard. The drone begins to reassert his individuality, but his presence causes differing levels of fear and sympathy from various crew members.

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

Votes: 2,435

8/10

3. 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: 2,939

8/10

4. 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: 3,099

8/10

5. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: The Changeling (1967)

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

A powerful artificially intelligent Earth probe, with a murderously twisted imperative, comes aboard the Enterprise and mistakes Capt. Kirk for its creator.

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

Votes: 2,163

8/10

6. 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: 7,187

"Part 2"

8/10

7. 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

8/10

8. 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: 4,930

8/10

9. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Ship in a Bottle (1993)

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

Lt. Barclay mistakenly awakes Moriarty in the forgotten holodeck program, who then makes his demands clear and unforgettable.

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

Votes: 2,109

8/10

10. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: Whispers (1994)

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

Chief O'Brien's world is turned upside down when for no reason whatsoever he is being ignored by his family and friends and is being closed out of every essential job on the station.

Director: Les Landau | Stars: Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Alexander Siddig, Terry Farrell

Votes: 1,342

8/10

11. Star Trek (2009)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

82 Metascore

The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful Romulan from the future creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Leonard Nimoy

Votes: 562,270 | Gross: $257.73M

8/10

12. 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: 7,187

Part 1

8/10

13. 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: 2,743

8/10

14. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Descent (1993)

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

After an encounter with the Borg, Data feels his first emotion when he gets angry with the Borg. Data then tries to find ways to recreate the situation in order to feel emotions again, ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: John Neville, Jim Norton, Natalija Nogulich, Brian Cousins

Votes: 1,756

8/10

15. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Phantasms (1993)

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

Data deals with his new ability to experience nightmares as the Enterprise deals with the installation of a new warp core that won't work as expected.

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

Votes: 1,716

8/10

16. 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: 1,764

8/10

17. 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: 2,889

8/10

18. 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: 2,674

7.5/10

19. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

PG | 119 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

71 Metascore

To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral James T. Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to San Francisco in 1986 to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it: humpback whales.

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

Votes: 74,140 | Gross: $109.71M

7.5/10

20. 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: 3,422

7.5/10

21. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Parallels (1993)

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

On his return from a bat'leth competition in the Klingon Empire, Worf finds himself shifting realities where events and details are in a constant state of flux and only he is aware of the changes.

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

Votes: 2,190

7.5/10

22. Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969)
Episode: Operation - Annihilate! (1967)

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

The Enterprise crew attempts to stop a plague of amoeba-like creatures from possessing human hosts and spreading throughout the galaxy.

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

Votes: 2,159

7.5/10

23. 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: 2,618

7.5/10

24. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

PG | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

67 Metascore

With the assistance of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using the life-generating Genesis Device as the ultimate weapon.

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

Votes: 107,080 | Gross: $78.91M

7.5/10

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

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

Effects of passing through a wormhole give the Enterprise crew a sense that they were unconscious for more than the thirty seconds they've been led to believe.

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

Votes: 2,208

7.5/10

26. Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

72 Metascore

After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch

Votes: 450,553 | Gross: $228.78M

7.5/10

27. 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: 3,973

7.5/10

28. 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: 3,268

7.5/10

29. 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: 2,459

7.5/10

30. 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: 3,201

7.5/10

31. 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: 2,225

7.5/10

32. 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: 2,841

7.5/10

33. Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973–1975)
Episode: The Eye of the Beholder (1974)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

While investigating the disappearance of Federation members, Kirk and his landing party find themselves placed in an alien zoo.

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

Votes: 377

7.5/10

34. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: Our Man Bashir (1995)

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

When a transporter emergency turns the command crew into holosuite characters, Bashir's James Bond fantasy takes on a deadly reality.

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

Votes: 1,281

7.5/10

35. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Devil's Due (1991)

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

While answering a distress call, Picard finds himself not sure of exactly who he is dealing with, but he's sure he's not dealing with the planet's version of the Devil, as she claims to be.

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

Votes: 1,939

7.5/10

36. 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: 2,086

7.5/10

37. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Eye of the Needle (1995)

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

When the Voyager crew encounters a wormhole and makes contact with a Romulan ship on the other side, it raises the crew's hopes of getting back to Earth.

Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 1,395

7.5/10

38. 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: 2,970

7/10

39. 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: 4,198

7/10

40. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: Visionary (1995)

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

While a Romulan delegation tries to get information about the Dominion, O'Brien gets visions of unpleasant things that are about to happen in the future.

Director: Reza Badiyi | Stars: Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Alexander Siddig, Terry Farrell

Votes: 1,143

7/10

41. Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

71 Metascore

The Borg travel back in time intent on preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. Captain Picard and his crew pursue them to ensure that Zefram Cochrane makes his maiden flight reaching warp speed.

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

Votes: 112,369 | Gross: $92.00M

7/10

42. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Chain of Command, Part II (1992)

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

While the humorless Captain Jellico leads the effort to prevent a Cardassian invasion, Picard is captured and tortured by a ruthless interrogator in an attempt to break him.

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

Votes: 2,274

7/10

43. 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: 3,401

7/10

44. 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: 2,937

7/10

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

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