The Top 100 best Star Trek episodes ever (according to IMDb)

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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: 4,887

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: 3,954

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: 3,379

4. 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: 2,255

5. 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: 3,181

6. 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: 2,310

7. 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: 3,082

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: 3,426

9. 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: 2,406

10. 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: 3,387

11. 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: 2,044

12. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Q Who (1989)

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

Q tries to prove that Picard needs him as part of their crew by hurling the Enterprise 7,000 light years away where they encounter the Borg for the first time.

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

Votes: 2,882

13. 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: 3,324

14. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Cause and Effect (1992)

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

The Enterprise gets caught in a time loop which always has one result: total destruction of the ship, itself.

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

Votes: 2,736

15. 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: 2,950

16. 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: 3,255

17. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: Call to Arms (1997)

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

With the continuing battalions of Jem'Hadar entering the Alpha Quadrant in preparation for war, Sisko decides to mine the wormhole to prevent further troop movement. This provokes a ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,289

18. 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: 2,477

19. 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: 1,875

20. 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: 1,457

21. 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: 1,646

22. 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: 1,186

23. 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: 2,262

24. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: The Die Is Cast (1995)

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

Now rejoined with his former mentor, Garak is ordered to interrogate Odo about the secrets of his people, while the joined Romulan/Cardassian attack fleet moves towards the Founders' home world on a mission of destruction.

Director: David Livingston | Stars: Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Alexander Siddig, Terry Farrell

Votes: 1,370

25. 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: 2,698

26. 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: 932

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: 2,839

28. 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: 2,166

29. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: Sacrifice of Angels (1997)

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

The Federation attacks DS9 in hopes of keeping the mine field at the wormhole intact, while the Dominion waits entrance to the Alpha Quadrant from the other side.

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

Votes: 1,348

30. 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: 1,429

31. 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: 1,473

32. 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: 1,435

33. 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: 1,161

34. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Living Witness (1998)

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

The Doctor awakens in the museum of an alien culture seven hundred years in the future, where Voyager is thought to have been a passing warship full of cold-blooded killers.

Director: Tim Russ | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 1,468

35. 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: 911

36. 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: 2,415

37. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Timeless (1998)

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

A miscalculation by Ensign Kim causes a fatal crash during Voyager's first test with slipstream travel. Fifteen years in the future, survivors Chakotay, Kim and The Doctor attempt to send a message back in time to prevent the tragedy.

Director: LeVar Burton | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 1,472

38. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: By Inferno's Light (1997)

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

The station readies for a Dominion attack. Worf and Garak meet some unexpected friends in a Dominion Prison camp.

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

Votes: 1,286

39. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: In Purgatory's Shadow (1997)

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

A coded message from the Gamma Quadrant leads Garak to believe his mentor, Enabran Tain, is still alive. He and Worf seek him out, only to discover something much worse: a Dominion invasion fleet poised to attack the Alpha Quadrant.

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

Votes: 1,281

40. 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: 872

41. 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: 1,979

42. 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: 1,093

43. 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: 1,450

44. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: Tacking Into the Wind (1999)

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

Odo is affected by the disease threatening to eliminate his race more than he lets on, while Kira has to deal with the Cardassians' dislike of her. Even though General Martok sees ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,043

45. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Episode: Kir'Shara (2004)

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

While Enterprise travels to Andoria to warn them of the attack, Archer tries to bring the Kir'Shara to the High Command.

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

Votes: 874

46. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Episode: Regeneration (2003)

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

Borg casualties from a century earlier are re-animated by a research team. Enterprise is ordered to intercept them before they can escape in their commandeered ship.

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

Votes: 1,653

47. 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: 2,918

48. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: Improbable Cause (1995)

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

After an attempt is made on Garak's life, Odo conducts the investigation on who tried to murder the Cardassian tailor - and why.

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

Votes: 1,298

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

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

8.6