Star Trek Reviews

Episode guide featuring extensive critical reviews of Star Trek episodes and films.

First Generation: 1964-1986
The Original Series

Second Generation: 1987-2005
TOS wrap, TNG, DS9, Voyager, & Enterprise

Third Generation: 2009-present
Current films

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My Rating
Fan Ratings
Remarkable Scenes
Fan Commentary
Episode Commentator Date
TOS: The Devil in the Dark Alan Feldman 2015-01-24
Voy: Course: Oblivion thaibites 2015-01-21
Voy: Heroes and Demons rpeh 2015-01-20
TNG: The Ensigns of Command Damien Bradley 2015-01-20
Voy: Juggernaut Hugo 2015-01-18
Voy: Prime Factors Kethinov 2015-01-18
Voy: Prime Factors rpeh 2015-01-18
Voy: The 37's Shani 2015-01-10
TOS: Elaan of Troyius Peter 2015-01-09
TNG: Sub Rosa rendraG 2015-01-08
Voy: The Disease thaibites 2015-01-07
Voy: Dark Frontier, Part II thaibites 2015-01-02
Voy: State of Flux Shani 2014-12-23
Voy: Eye of the Needle Shani 2014-12-22
Movie: Star Trek VIII: First Contact Edward 2014-12-16
TNG: Bloodlines Shani 2014-12-16
Voy: Endgame, Part II Nightwish 2014-12-15
TOS: Dagger of the Mind gee 2014-12-06
Voy: Latent Image thaibites 2014-11-30
TOS: Tomorrow Is Yesterday Alan Feldman 2014-11-28
Movie: Star Trek XII: Star Trek Into Darkness Bronn 2014-11-26
TOS: Balance of Terror Alan Feldman 2014-11-26
TOS: The Galileo Seven Alan Feldman 2014-11-24
TOS: The Lights of Zetar Kethinov 2014-11-13
TOS: The Lights of Zetar James Ingalls 2014-11-12
TOS: Bread and Circuses Alan Feldman 2014-11-10
TOS: Let That Be Your Last Battlefield jeffenator 98 2014-10-30
Voy: Bride of Chaotica! Zac 2014-10-24
Voy: Course: Oblivion janus 2014-10-16
DS9: By Inferno's Light Dubhan 2014-10-01
Episode Fan Rating My Rating Date
DS9: Strange Bedfellows 8 6 2015-01-27
Ent: Unexpected 1 6 2015-01-27
Ent: Terra Prime 6 8 2015-01-27
Ent: Impulse 5 2 2015-01-27
Ent: Two Days and Two Nights 6 6 2015-01-27
Ent: Desert Crossing 7 5 2015-01-27
Ent: Fallen Hero 8 7 2015-01-27
Ent: Vox Sola 8 10 2015-01-27
Ent: Fortunate Son 0 5 2015-01-27
TNG: Heart of Glory 9 6 2015-01-27
Voy: Lineage 6 6 2015-01-27
DS9: Sons and Daughters 5 4 2015-01-27
Ent: Kir'Shara 8 7 2015-01-27
Voy: Cathexis 4 1 2015-01-27
Voy: Night 0 5 2015-01-27
DS9: Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places 9 10 2015-01-27
DS9: Who Mourns for Morn? 5 8 2015-01-27
DS9: Treachery, Faith, and the Great River 8 9 2015-01-27
Voy: Fair Trade 7 1 2015-01-27
Voy: Macrocosm 9 6 2015-01-27
Voy: Warhead 5 7 2015-01-27
Movie: Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 8 6 2015-01-27
Movie: Star Trek I: The Motion Picture 9 7 2015-01-27
Movie: Star Trek XII: Star Trek Into Darkness 0 8 2015-01-27
TOS: Spectre of the Gun 1 7 2015-01-27
Voy: The Killing Game, Part I 0 6 2015-01-27
DS9: Duet 9 10 2015-01-27
DS9: The Visitor 10 10 2015-01-26
DS9: The Way of the Warrior, Part II 9 9 2015-01-26
DS9: The Way of the Warrior, Part I 9 9 2015-01-26

Short FAQ

How do your reviews work?
Each Star Trek series is divided by season and a link to a page where each season is reviewed episode by episode is provided. Each episode review shows a screenshot, the season and episode number, the episode name, the original air date, my rating, a synopsis, a list of technical problems, a list of interesting factoids, a list of remarkable scenes, and some final comments. You may also attach your own ratings, reviews, and commentary to mine.

How does your rating system work?
It is a scale from 0 to 10. An episode rated 10 would be one of the best episodes Star Trek has ever done. A rating of 5 or 6 would be average. A rating of 1 would be a very bad episode. A rating of 0 means I think the episode is so bad that I have (usually, but not always) personally dropped it from Star Trek canon. Episodes rated zero often have incredible technical problems. There are very few episodes rated 10 and even less rated 0. I think this is fair. Keep in mind that I would rather watch a low-rated Star Trek episode than virtually anything else on TV. Star Trek has always been my favorite TV show.

What's the deal with your average rating?
My average rating should usually never be below 4 or above 6. Ideally my average rating is 5. The lowest rating I usually give a bad episode of Star Trek is 1. The reason for this is that I usually (but not always) consider a zero rated episode as so bad that it should be dropped from canon. This happens very infrequently.

TAS is not canon you moron!
My view of what is and isn't canon slightly differs with that of TPTB. Anything shown on screen or in a movie is canon, unless I rate it zero and declare it not canon.

What about the movies?
I rate them exactly like any other episode of Star Trek, except usually with a bigger screenshot, a higher rating most of the time, and a lot more commentary.

I submitted a comment and it's been weeks! Are you ever going to post it?
I don't check the queue every day. But if your comment does not appear after a prolonged period of time, and you've not received a rejection notice, then I've probably silently deleted it, or you typo'd your private E-mail address. I don't always issue a rejection notice when I delete a submission. On the rare event that you do receive a rejection notice, it is probably because I found lots of value in your submission and simply want you to refine it a bit more and resubmit. If I've silently rejected your submission, it means I found something fundamentally wrong with it and am unwilling to work with you. I know all of this comes off as arrogant and condescending, but this is my website, and I do believe in maintaining a certain level of quality control. All that said, and while I do reject a lot of submissions, I do accept more than I reject. Please, don't let it bother you.

What is the basis for your work?
I have admired the review style of Graham Kennedy and Bernd Schneider for many years. I wanted to create a more specialized Star Trek site focusing on episode reviews modeled as a combination of their two styles. This site won Bernd Schneider's September 2008 EAE award. Thanks Bernd!

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