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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Fan Commentary
Episode Commentator Date
DS9: Far Beyond the Stars Zorak 2016-06-23
DS9: Who Mourns for Morn? Zorak 2016-06-23
DS9: Waltz Zorak 2016-06-23
DS9: Statistical Probabilities Zorak 2016-06-22
Ent: Breaking the Ice joe 2016-06-21
DS9: Sacrifice of Angels Zorak 2016-06-21
Voy: Shattered joe 2016-06-19
Voy: Good Shepherd joe 2016-06-17
DS9: In the Cards Zorak 2016-06-14
DS9: Children of Time Zorak 2016-06-11
Voy: Course: Oblivion dominic 2016-06-10
Movie: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan as140 2016-06-03
Movie: Star Trek VII: Generations parqbench 2016-06-02
TOS: The Trouble With Tribbles Alan Feldman 2016-05-30
DS9: The Assignment Zorak 2016-05-28
DS9: The Muse Zorak 2016-05-19
Voy: The Thaw TiduZ 2016-05-19
DS9: The Visitor Zorak 2016-05-17
DS9: Past Tense, Part II Zorak 2016-05-16
DS9: Defiant Zorak 2016-05-15
DS9: The Jem'Hadar Zorak 2016-05-14
DS9: Tribunal Zorak 2016-05-14
TAS: Once Upon a Planet Yonagonaf 2016-04-30
TOS: Let That Be Your Last Battlefield Wes 2016-04-30
TOS: Shore Leave Yonagonaf 2016-04-23
TNG: Half a Life Douglas 2016-04-21
Voy: The Disease Martin 2016-04-18
Voy: Timeless Rick 2016-04-18
DS9: Honor Among Thieves Dave 2016-04-18
Voy: Latent Image Martin 2016-04-16
Episode Fan Rating My Rating Date
TNG: Conspiracy 10 5 2016-06-25
TNG: The First Duty 10 7 2016-06-25
TNG: Phantasms 10 5 2016-06-25
TNG: Cause and Effect 9 8 2016-06-24
Voy: One Small Step 9 6 2016-06-23
TOS: Space Seed 4 9 2016-06-23
TOS: Return to Tomorrow 3 6 2016-06-23
TOS: Journey to Babel 8 9 2016-06-23
TOS: The Return of the Archons 2 1 2016-06-23
TOS: The Changeling 3 2 2016-06-23
TOS: Miri 3 0 2016-06-23
TOS: Spock's Brain 3 4 2016-06-23
TOS: The Enterprise Incident 0 8 2016-06-23
TNG: The Royale 9 1 2016-06-23
TNG: Contagion 10 7 2016-06-23
TNG: Lonely Among Us 2 4 2016-06-23
TNG: Lonely Among Us 9 4 2016-06-23
TOS: Let That Be Your Last Battlefield 8 7 2016-06-22
TOS: Court Martial 6 5 2016-06-22
TOS: The Enemy Within 0 2 2016-06-22
TNG: The Outcast 7 4 2016-06-22
TNG: Future Imperfect 7 2 2016-06-22
DS9: In the Pale Moonlight 1 10 2016-06-22
DS9: Behind the Lines 6 7 2016-06-22
TOS: The Cage 6 6 2016-06-22
TOS: The Return of the Archons 0 1 2016-06-22
TOS: What Are Little Girls Made Of? 6 2 2016-06-22
TOS: For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky 3 3 2016-06-22
TNG: Ethics 6 6 2016-06-22
TNG: Bloodlines 5 2 2016-06-22

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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