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: Marauders Roger 2015-05-22
DS9: Distant Voices Kyle 2015-05-19
DS9: Treachery, Faith, and the Great River Axel 2015-05-17
DS9: Tribunal Axel 2015-05-17
TNG: The Neutral Zone Amine 2015-05-15
TNG: Hollow Pursuits Damien Bradley 2015-05-14
DS9: Shadows and Symbols Axel 2015-05-11
DS9: The Passenger Axel 2015-05-10
DS9: Sacrifice of Angels Axel 2015-05-10
Voy: Meld parkbench 2015-05-08
TOS: For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky Alan Feldman 2015-05-03
Voy: Blood Fever Dstyle 2015-05-01
TOS: Patterns of Force jd_juggler 2015-04-27
Voy: Fair Haven Hugo 2015-04-26
Voy: Night attractionmagnetical 2015-04-24
Voy: Pathfinder Hugo Ahlenius 2015-04-21
TOS: The Tholian Web jd_juggler 2015-04-19
Voy: Real Life Sylvain 2015-04-14
Voy: False Profits Sylvain 2015-04-13
TOS: The Deadly Years Rick 2015-04-11
Ent: Stigma Inga 2015-04-02
TOS: Amok Time jd _juggler 2015-04-01
Ent: The Catwalk Inga 2015-03-31
TOS: The Way to Eden jd_juggler 2015-03-30
TOS: The Omega Glory Martin 2015-03-30
TNG: The Mind's Eye Axel 2015-03-30
TNG: Conundrum Axel 2015-03-29
TNG: Preemptive Strike Axel 2015-03-29
TOS: Requiem for Methuselah jd_juggler 2015-03-28
TOS: The Paradise Syndrome jd_juggler 2015-03-28
Episode Fan Rating My Rating Date
Ent: Anomaly 9 6 2015-05-22
TNG: Descent, Part II 4 3 2015-05-22
Movie: Star Trek XI: Star Trek 5 8 2015-05-22
TNG: The Child 3 3 2015-05-22
TNG: Symbiosis 1 9 2015-05-22
DS9: The Ship 8 8 2015-05-22
Ent: Sleeping Dogs 8 4 2015-05-22
TNG: The Game 10 2 2015-05-22
TOS: Metamorphosis 9 7 2015-05-22
TNG: Realm of Fear 2 6 2015-05-22
Ent: The Breach 4 7 2015-05-22
Ent: Proving Ground 8 7 2015-05-22
DS9: Sons and Daughters 6 4 2015-05-22
Ent: Anomaly 2 6 2015-05-22
Voy: Dragon's Teeth 10 7 2015-05-22
TNG: Hero Worship 8 3 2015-05-22
Voy: Friendship One 6 2 2015-05-22
DS9: Prodigal Daughter 8 4 2015-05-22
TOS: The Immunity Syndrome 6 2 2015-05-22
Ent: Breaking the Ice 10 7 2015-05-22
TNG: When The Bough Breaks 0 1 2015-05-22
TAS: The Survivor 0 1 2015-05-22
TOS: And the Children Shall Lead 0 1 2015-05-22
TNG: The Dauphin 8 2 2015-05-22
TNG: Yesterday's Enterprise 9 8 2015-05-22
DS9: Past Prologue 4 6 2015-05-22
TOS: The Alternative Factor 0 0 2015-05-22
TOS: The Savage Curtain 3 3 2015-05-22
Movie: Star Trek XI: Star Trek 2 8 2015-05-22
TAS: The Terratin Incident 6 8 2015-05-22

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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