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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Picture
Date
My Rating
Fan Ratings
Synopsis
Problems
Factoids
Remarkable Scenes
Comments
Fan Commentary
Episode Commentator Date
Ent: Unexpected Zach 2015-07-03
Voy: Riddles Jadzia Guinan Smith 2015-07-02
DS9: Rocks and Shoals Axel 2015-07-02
TNG: Realm of Fear Bronn 2015-07-01
Voy: Hope and Fear Dstyle 2015-07-01
DS9: Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges Axel 2015-07-01
Voy: Relativity Jadzia Guinan Smith 2015-06-29
Voy: Spirit Folk Hugo 2015-06-27
Voy: Tuvix peterwolf 2015-06-26
Voy: Counterpoint Dstyle 2015-06-24
Voy: Nothing Human Dstyle 2015-06-24
DS9: Sanctuary Axel 2015-06-24
DS9: Paradise Axel 2015-06-23
Voy: Dark Frontier, Part II Jadzia Guinan Smith 2015-06-22
Voy: Timeless Dstyle 2015-06-22
Voy: Infinite Regress Dstyle 2015-06-22
TNG: The Outrageous Okona Diane 2015-06-20
Voy: Once Upon a Time Dstyle 2015-06-20
TOS: Elaan of Troyius Mal 2015-06-20
Voy: Cold Fire peterwolf 2015-06-17
Voy: One Dstyle 2015-06-16
Voy: Living Witness Dstyle 2015-06-16
Voy: Demon Dstyle 2015-06-16
Voy: One Jadzia Guinan Smith 2015-06-16
Voy: One Dstyle 2015-06-16
Voy: Once Upon a Time Jadzia Guinan Smith 2015-06-15
Ent: The Communicator Roger 2015-06-14
TNG: The Mind's Eye Dstyle 2015-06-14
Voy: Retrospect Dstyle 2015-06-14
Voy: Hope and Fear Jadzia Guinan Smith 2015-06-14
Episode Fan Rating My Rating Date
Voy: Pathfinder 7 9 2015-07-04
DS9: Let He Who Is Without Sin... 0 4 2015-07-04
Movie: Star Trek IX: Insurrection 4 9 2015-07-04
DS9: The Assignment 3 5 2015-07-04
DS9: ...Nor the Battle to the Strong 1 5 2015-07-04
DS9: Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places 9 10 2015-07-04
Voy: Future's End, Part II 8 7 2015-07-03
Voy: Future's End, Part I 9 6 2015-07-03
Voy: Sacred Ground 8 3 2015-07-03
Voy: Remember 7 5 2015-07-03
Voy: False Profits 8 1 2015-07-03
Movie: Star Trek XII: Star Trek Into Darkness 3 8 2015-07-03
TOS: Amok Time 0 8 2015-07-03
TOS: Shore Leave 0 8 2015-07-03
Ent: Countdown 0 9 2015-07-03
Ent: Twilight 0 9 2015-07-03
Voy: The Haunting of Deck Twelve 0 4 2015-07-03
TOS: Elaan of Troyius 7 8 2015-07-03
DS9: Empok Nor 8 5 2015-07-03
TOS: Mudd's Women 0 1 2015-07-03
TOS: The Enemy Within 0 2 2015-07-03
TOS: The Naked Time 0 5 2015-07-03
TOS: The Cage 0 6 2015-07-03
TNG: Suddenly Human 0 4 2015-07-03
TNG: Brothers 0 7 2015-07-03
TOS: The Doomsday Machine 0 10 2015-07-03
TOS: Mirror, Mirror 0 9 2015-07-03
TOS: The Changeling 0 2 2015-07-03
TOS: Who Mourns for Adonais? 0 1 2015-07-03
TOS: Amok Time 0 8 2015-07-03

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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