Star Trek Reviews

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

First Generation: 1964-1986
The Original Series

Third Generation: 2009-present
Kelvinverse films*, Discovery**, Picard, Lower Decks, Prodigy, & Strange New Worlds**

* Note: The term "Kelvinverse" or sometimes called "Kelvin timeline" refers to these films existing in an alternate universe spun off from the prime canon by the first Kelvinverse film. The Kelvinverse shares canon with Ent, but not with TOS or chronologically later series. Kelvinverse productions are highlighted in orange.

** Note: The term "Discoveryverse" refers to the editorial stance of this publication that Discovery and Strange New Worlds exist in an alternate universe similar to the Kelvin timeline. An in-story (spoiler-filled) justification for this determination exists in Discovery 2x11's review which splits off Discovery from the main canon after Ent but before TOS similar to the Kelvinverse. While this stance on canon is not supported by Star Trek's producers, it is the best way to resolve the substantial problems that Discovery and Strange New Worlds present to Star Trek's overall canon, so we must hope the producers endorse it some day or at least avoid contradicting it. Discoveryverse productions are highlighted in purple.

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Remarkable Scenes
Fan Commentary
Episode Commentator Date
Voy: In the Flesh Mitchell O 2023-09-14
TNG: First Contact Kethinov 2023-09-13
TNG: First Contact Brad Smith 2023-09-12
TNG: Ensign Ro Bruce Smith 2023-09-12
DS9: Past Tense, Part II Steven Wrieden 2023-08-29
TOS: Bread and Circuses Azalea Jane 2023-08-29
Voy: Parturition Mitchell O 2023-08-27
TOS: Wolf in the Fold Azalea Jane 2023-08-26
DS9: Tribunal Steven Wrieden 2023-08-26
Voy: The 37's Mitchell O 2023-08-25
Ent: The Catwalk FH 2023-08-17
Voy: False Profits Chuck the Canuck 2023-07-04
TNG: A Matter of Time Chuck the Canuck 2023-07-03
TNG: Face of the Enemy FH 2023-06-02
TNG: Captain's Holiday Chuck the Canuck 2023-05-19
TNG: Justice Chuck the Canuck 2023-05-19
TNG: Code of Honor Chuck the Canuck 2023-05-19
TNG: The Next Phase Ensign Ro Bummer 2023-05-14
TNG: The Loss Chuck the Canuck 2023-05-12
TNG: The Game Chuck the Canuck 2023-05-12
TNG: Unification, Part II Subcommander T'Obummer 2023-05-12
TOS: Journey to Babel Q 2023-05-10
TNG: Family Encounter at Obamberg 2023-05-03
TNG: The Best of Both Worlds, Part I Dr. Paul Obumheim 2023-05-02
TNG: The Emissary Encounter at Obamberg 2023-04-26
TNG: Unnatural Selection The USS Obamtry 2023-04-23
TNG: We'll Always Have Paris Dr. Paul Obumheim 2023-04-21
TNG: The Battle Daimon Obumtarr 2023-04-17
TNG: Justice The T'Obum Empire 2023-04-16
TNG: The Naked Now The Naked President 2023-04-16
Episode Fan Rating My Rating Date
TOS: Shore Leave 2 8 2023-09-26
TOS: Spectre of the Gun 1 7 2023-09-26
TNG: The Quality of Life 8 7 2023-09-26
TNG: The Quality of Life 8 7 2023-09-25
TOS: The Cage 0 6 2023-09-25
Voy: Nothing Human 0 5 2023-09-25
TNG: Déjà Q 0 8 2023-09-25
DS9: Field of Fire 8 10 2023-09-25
Voy: Bliss 7 8 2023-09-24
TOS: Mirror, Mirror 3 9 2023-09-23
TNG: A Matter of Perspective 0 4 2023-09-23
TOS: What Are Little Girls Made Of? 5 2 2023-09-23
TOS: The Apple 6 2 2023-09-22
TOS: Who Mourns for Adonais? 5 1 2023-09-22
TOS: The Doomsday Machine 9 10 2023-09-22
TNG: Angel One 0 3 2023-09-21
TNG: Hide and Q 0 6 2023-09-20
TNG: Hide and Q 0 6 2023-09-20
TOS: The Enemy Within 0 2 2023-09-20
TOS: The Menagerie, Part I 10 7 2023-09-19
Voy: Caretaker, Part I 4 8 2023-09-19
Voy: Caretaker, Part I 4 8 2023-09-19
TOS: The Return of the Archons 3 1 2023-09-18
DS9: Improbable Cause 10 9 2023-09-18
Voy: In the Flesh 0 4 2023-09-17
TOS: The Corbomite Maneuver 2 2 2023-09-17
DS9: Armageddon Game 5 5 2023-09-17
Voy: State of Flux 8 6 2023-09-17
TNG: All Good Things... Part I 9 8 2023-09-16
DS9: Distant Voices 10 2 2023-09-16

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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