Top 25 Favorite Star Trek Episodes

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1. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: The Corbomite Maneuver (1966)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.2
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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: 2,211

2. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: The Conscience of the King (1966)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

7.3
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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: 1,891

3. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: Errand of Mercy (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.3
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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: 1,786

4. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: Journey to Babel (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.6
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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: 1,774

5. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: Space Seed (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.9
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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: 2,549

6. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: Balance of Terror (1966)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

9.0
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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: 2,564

7. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: Obsession (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

7.4
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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: 1,415

8. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: The Paradise Syndrome (1968)

TV-PG | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.8
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Trapped on a planet whose inhabitants are descended from Northwestern American Indians, Kirk loses his memory and is proclaimed a God while the crippled Enterprise races back to the planet before it is destroyed by an asteroid.

Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Sabrina Scharf

Votes: 1,462

9. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: Mirror, Mirror (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

9.2
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A transporter accident places Capt. Kirk's landing party in an alternate universe, where the Federation is a barbarically brutal empire.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, BarBara Luna

Votes: 2,370

10. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: The City on the Edge of Forever (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

9.3
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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: 3,080

11. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: Amok Time (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.8
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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: 2,179

12. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: Catspaw (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.2
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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: 1,552

13. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: Spectre of the Gun (1968)

TV-PG | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

7.4
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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: 1,480

14. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: Friday's Child (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.9
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The Federation clashes with the Klingon Empire over mining rights to Capella IV. A sudden coup between its warrior-minded inhabitants forces Kirk's party to flee with the now dead leader's pregnant wife.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Julie Newmar

Votes: 1,476

15. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: The Trouble with Tribbles (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.9
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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: 2,275

16. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: The Savage Curtain (1969)

TV-PG | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.8
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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: 1,311

17. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: A Piece of the Action (1968)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

7.9
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The crew of Enterprise struggles to cope with a planet of imitative people who have modeled their society on 1920's gangsters.

Director: James Komack | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Anthony Caruso

Votes: 1,676

18. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: By Any Other Name (1968)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

7.7
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Galactic alien scouts capture the Enterprise for a return voyage and a prelude to invasion. Kirk's one advantage - they're not used to their adopted human form.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Warren Stevens

Votes: 1,471

19. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: Assignment: Earth (1968)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

7.7
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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: 1,618

20. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: A Taste of Armageddon (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.1
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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: 1,879

21. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: The Tholian Web (1968)

TV-PG | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.2
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With Capt. Kirk and the derelict USS Defiant apparently lost, the Enterprise grapples with an insanity causing plague and an attack by the Tholians.

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

Votes: 1,461

22. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: Elaan of Troyius (1968)

TV-PG | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

7.2
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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: 1,362

23. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: The Doomsday Machine (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.8
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The USS Enterprise encounters the wrecked USS Constellation and its distraught captain 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: 2,047

24. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: All Our Yesterdays (1969)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.3
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When Kirk, Spock and McCoy investigate the disappearance of a doomed planet's population, they find themselves trapped in different periods of that world's past.

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Mariette Hartley

Votes: 1,522

25. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: The Squire of Gothos (1967)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

7.5
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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: 1,878