My Top In-Universe Star Trek (1965-2005) Episodes

by mouzafphaerre | created - 11 months ago | updated - 1 week ago | Public

My list of Star Trek (1965-2005) episodes that can be best appreciated within the framework of Trek or at least with some affinity towards science-fiction in general.

This can also be considered my "second bests" list but I believe that would be unfair to quite a few episodes included herein. For my top Trek episodes that are recommended to everyone regardless of science-fiction or Trek gusto see: My Top Star Trek (1965 - 2005) Episodes

List order is irrelevant. Items were added as the episodes were rewatched.

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1. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: The 37's (1995)

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

The Voyager crew discovers several people who were abducted during 1937, including Amelia Earhart, cryogenically frozen on a distant planet.

Director: James L. Conway | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 1,691

2. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Projections (1995)

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

The doctor tries to determine what is real and what is not when he is activated due to what appears to be a ship-wide emergency.

Director: Jonathan Frakes | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 1,635

3. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Prototype (1996)

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

B'Elanna gives aid to a failing automated device found adrift in space. After the repairs, the device recalls what its purpose was - and carries it out.

Director: Jonathan Frakes | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 1,474

4. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Dreadnought (1996)

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

B'Elanna confronts her Maquis past when Voyager discovers a Cardassian super-weapon in the Delta Quadrant with artificial intelligence that B'Elanna once modified.

Director: LeVar Burton | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 1,463

5. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Deadlock (1996)

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

A schism duplicates everything in Voyagerr; except the antimatter, which both ships share. As one ship rips apart, the other comes under attack from organ-harvesting Vidiians.

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

Votes: 1,617

6. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Flashback (1996)

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

Captain Janeway participates in a mind meld with Tuvok, who relives his experiences on the U.S.S. Excelsior under the command of Captain Sulu at the time of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991).

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

Votes: 1,543

7. 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: 2,632

8. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Time's Arrow, Part II (1992)

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

Captain Picard and crew follow Data back to the late 1800s to get him back, only to find the suspected alien visitors killing people of that time.

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

Votes: 2,645

9. 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: 2,852

10. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Chain Of Command, Part I (1992)

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

Picard is replaced as captain of the Enterprise so he, Lt. Worf and Dr. Crusher go on a top-secret mission into Cardassian space. Meanwhile, his replacement, Captain Jellico, meets his new command with some resistance from the crew.

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

Votes: 2,654

11. 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: 2,901

12. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Second Chances (1993)

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

Riker's exact duplicate is discovered on Nervala IV. His first order of business: resume his relationship with Deanna. Second order: obey orders from his superior - himself.

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

Votes: 2,138

13. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Gambit, Part I (1993)

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

While investigating the apparent death of Capt. Picard, Riker is abducted by a group of intergalactic archaeological thieves, only to find Picard has apparently joined their ranks.

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

Votes: 2,188

14. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Gambit, Part II (1993)

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

Riker and Picard must find out why this intergalactic gang is looting archaeological sites.

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

Votes: 2,181

15. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: Emissary (1993)

TV-PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When the troubled Commander Sisko takes command of a surrendered space station, he learns that it borders a unique stable wormhole.

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

Votes: 3,633

16. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: The House Of Quark (1994)

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

Quark is forced to marry a Klingon widow after he takes credit for the accidental death of her husband, the head of a powerful Klingon House.

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

Votes: 1,709

17. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
Episode: Equilibrium (1994)

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

The Trill homeworld is the setting, as Sisko and Bashir take Jadzia home for treatment when she begins experiencing hallucinations after playing a tune she can't recall.

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

Votes: 1,469

18. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Unity (1997)

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

Chakotay finds a planet of unassimilated Borg drones from all over the galaxy.

Director: Robert Duncan McNeill | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 1,380

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

TV-PG | 46 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: 1,840

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

TV-PG | 45 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: 1,826

21. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: The Gift (1997)

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

As the crew works to remove impeding Borg technologies from Voyager, their Borg guest wants out while a crew member's telekinetic abilities become too big to contain.

Director: Anson Williams | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 1,534

22. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Scientific Method (1997)

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

A string of bizarre illnesses afflicts the Voyager crew. The Doctor and Seven of Nine uncover a team of alien researchers existing out of phase performing medical experiments on the ship's crew.

Director: David Livingston | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 1,472

23. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Demon (1998)

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

Critically low on energy, Voyager limps to a hellish Y-class "Demon" planet for much needed deuterium. Harry and Tom beam down and make accidental contact with a gooey life form.

Director: Anson Williams | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 1,325

24. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: One (1998)

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

Travel through a toxic nebula puts nearly all the Voyager crew in stasis, restricts the Doctor to sickbay, degrades the ship's systems and leaves Seven solely in charge.

Director: Kenneth Biller | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 1,446

25. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Night (1998)

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

Passing through a vast starless void, monotony hits the crew hard till a darkness species attacks, mistaking Voyager as an ally of a poisonous garbage freighter.

Director: David Livingston | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 1,452

26. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Drone (1998)

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

Voyager investigates the birth of a nebula. Unfortunately, its intense blast wave catches an away mission shuttle, causing emergency beam out transporter signals to fuse the Doctor's mobile... See full summary »

Director: Les Landau | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 1,793

27. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: In The Flesh (1998)

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

The Voyager crew discovers Species 8472 training to pose as human beings in a recreation of Starfleet Headquarters, a prelude to infiltration.

Director: David Livingston | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 1,502

28. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Infinite Regress (1998)

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

Voyager comes in contact with Borg technology which causes Seven of Nine to display multiple personalities.

Director: David Livingston | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 1,424

29. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Course: Oblivion (1999)

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

A slight respite seems to be in order but some mysterious force is affecting the very fabric of Voyager itself. To solve the mystery this crew must retrace their steps to see what went wrong.

Director: Anson Williams | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 1,521

30. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Someone To Watch Over Me (1999)

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

As The Doctor guides Seven into the unfamiliar social realm of dating, Ambassador Neelix suffers an alien monk who overindulges.

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

Votes: 1,541

31. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Relativity (1999)

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

Captain Braxton of the Federation Timeship Relativity pulls Seven out of her time to help identify and diffuse a temporal bomb planted aboard Voyager.

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

Votes: 1,594

32. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Equinox (1999)

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

Voyager discovers another Federation starship in the Delta Quadrant, one that's had a rougher time getting home, on its last legs, and harboring a dark secret.

Director: David Livingston | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 1,430

33. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Equinox, Part II (1999)

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

While trying to run down the Equinox and retrieve its captain, Chakotay fears Janeway becoming equally as unethical and corrupt, challenging his loyalty.

Director: David Livingston | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 1,489

34. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Survival Instinct (1999)

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

A forgotten past decision confronts Seven of Nine when she meets three ex-Borg former shipmates permanently mind-linked to one another.

Director: Terry Windell | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 1,344

35. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: One Small Step (1999)

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

Voyager crosses paths with a rare spatial anomaly that swallowed an Earth ship orbiting Mars in 2032 (a discovery that calls for an away mission).

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

Votes: 1,401

36. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: The Voyager Conspiracy (1999)

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

Modifying her alcove to process several months of gathered data at a time turns Seven into a rampant conspiracy theorist. Meanwhile, Janeway deals with an alien scientist developing catapult technology.

Director: Terry Windell | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 1,351

37. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Blink Of An Eye (2000)

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

Voyager becomes trapped in orbit of a planet where time passes rapidly, days within seconds, and enters the mythos of its indigenous people.

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

Votes: 2,378

38. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Collective (2000)

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

Several Borg children abduct Chakotay, Kim, Neelix and Paris.

Director: Allison Liddi-Brown | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 1,290

39. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Imperfection (2000)

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

Seven of Nine's life is threatened when her cortical implants begin to degrade. Icheb wants to help her, but his proposition is very risky.

Director: David Livingston | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 1,334

40. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Critical Care (2000)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Stolen and sold off, The Doctor winds up enslaved at an alien hospital, where social status strictly defines the quality of provided health care.

Director: Terry Windell | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Robert Duncan McNeill

Votes: 1,298

41. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: Body And Soul (2000)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

To circumvent The Doctor's obliteration by photon-hating humanoids, Seven secretly becomes his bodily host. In turn, The Doctor's personality dominates.

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

Votes: 1,393

42. Star Trek: Voyager (1995–2001)
Episode: The Void (2001)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Voyager slips into a pocket of subspace where many other ships are trapped and must steal from each other to survive. Only with the help of other star ships can they all escape the void.

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

Votes: 1,334

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

TV-PG | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Having long since made it home, an aged Admiral Janeway breaks Starfleet directives and temporal laws to take a last stab at an old enemy and shorten Voyager's journey home.

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

Votes: 2,042

44. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Hide And Q (1987)

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

The Enterprise encounters Q again, and he tempts Riker by endowing him with the powers of the Q.

Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Denise Crosby

Votes: 2,967

45. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Brothers (1990)

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

7.8