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
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Fan Ratings
Remarkable Scenes
Fan Commentary
Episode Commentator Date
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
TNG: Coming of Age Quando 2014-10-01
DS9: Facets Shani 2014-09-27
TNG: Skin of Evil Quando 2014-09-25
Ent: Unexpected tt5 2014-09-21
TOS: Spock's Brain Dude McMann 2014-09-16
TOS: The Corbomite Maneuver Alan Feldman 2014-09-14
Ent: Storm Front, Part II Edward 2014-09-14
TNG: Starship Mine Autre31415 2014-08-31
TNG: Emergence Daniel Antil 2014-08-31
TOS: Balance of Terror Rick 2014-08-27
TOS: The Galileo Seven Rick 2014-08-26
TOS: The Corbomite Maneuver Rick 2014-08-26
TAS: Beyond the Farthest Star James T Quark 2014-08-25
Voy: Retrospect thaibites 2014-08-23
Episode Fan Rating My Rating Date
TOS: Tomorrow Is Yesterday 0 1 2014-12-20
TOS: Mudd's Women 0 1 2014-12-20
TOS: The Naked Time 0 5 2014-12-20
TOS: Where No Man Has Gone Before 0 1 2014-12-20
TOS: The Man Trap 0 3 2014-12-20
TNG: Shades of Gray 0 1 2014-12-19
TOS: Where No Man Has Gone Before 0 1 2014-12-19
TOS: Charlie X 0 4 2014-12-19
TOS: The Cage 0 6 2014-12-19
TOS: A Piece of the Action 0 6 2014-12-19
TOS: The Mark of Gideon 6 1 2014-12-19
TNG: Who Watches The Watchers? 10 7 2014-12-19
TOS: The Paradise Syndrome 0 7 2014-12-19
TOS: The Enterprise Incident 0 8 2014-12-19
TOS: Spock's Brain 0 4 2014-12-19
DS9: Defiant 0 7 2014-12-19
Voy: Prey 0 6 2014-12-19
TOS: The Enemy Within 0 2 2014-12-19
TOS: The Naked Time 0 5 2014-12-19
TOS: Wolf in the Fold 9 1 2014-12-19
TOS: The Naked Time 0 5 2014-12-19
TOS: A Piece of the Action 6 6 2014-12-19
TOS: A Piece of the Action 3 6 2014-12-19
TOS: Is There In Truth No Beauty? 0 3 2014-12-18
TOS: And the Children Shall Lead 0 1 2014-12-18
TOS: The Paradise Syndrome 0 7 2014-12-18
TOS: The Enterprise Incident 0 8 2014-12-18
Voy: Blink of an Eye 8 8 2014-12-18
Voy: Renaissance Man 5 8 2014-12-18
TNG: The Child 0 3 2014-12-18

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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