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
Alternate reality (Kelvin timeline), Discovery, Picard, & Lower Decks

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Date
My Rating
Fan Ratings
Synopsis
Problems
Factoids
Remarkable Scenes
Comments
Fan Commentary
Episode Commentator Date
Dis: The Trouble with Edward Azalea Jane 2021-09-19
DS9: What You Leave Behind, Part II ChristopherA 2021-09-12
Movie: Star Trek IX: Insurrection Azalea Jane 2021-09-12
TNG: The Royale Pipanni 2021-09-07
Pic: Absolute Candor JD 2021-09-06
TNG: Legacy Azalea Jane 2021-09-06
Dis: Battle at the Binary Stars Azalea Jane 2021-09-06
TNG: The Last Outpost kevin 2021-09-01
DS9: The Adversary Gaius Gracchus 2021-08-26
DS9: The Dogs of War ChristopherA 2021-08-25
TNG: Sarek Azalea Jane 2021-08-25
TNG: Hollow Pursuits Azalea Jane 2021-08-25
TNG: Force of Nature Captain Obumico 2021-08-22
DS9: Body Parts Abigail 2021-08-20
Voy: Scorpion, Part I Azalea Jane 2021-08-17
DS9: Fascination Gaius Gracchus 2021-08-16
DS9: Heart of Stone Gaius Gracchus 2021-08-16
TNG: Chain of Command, Part I Captain Obumico 2021-08-16
DS9: Past Tense, Part II Gaius Gracchus 2021-08-15
DS9: Defiant Gaius Gracchus 2021-08-15
TNG: Where Silence Has Lease Ensign Ro bummer 2021-08-13
TNG: Conundrum Ensign Ro bummer 2021-08-08
TNG: Violations Proconsul Obummer 2021-08-08
TNG: The Offspring Azalea Jane 2021-08-07
LD: Moist Vessel Azalea Jane 2021-08-06
TNG: Disaster Ensign Obummer 2021-08-06
TNG: Silicon Avatar Obampresidentialine entity 2021-08-06
Pic: Absolute Candor Azalea Jane 2021-08-05
TNG: The Vengeance Factor Azalea Jane 2021-08-04
TNG: The Drumhead Admiral Oh bummer! 2021-08-03
Episode Fan Rating My Rating Date
Voy: Scorpion, Part I 3 10 2021-09-20
Voy: Scorpion, Part I 3 10 2021-09-20
DS9: The Die Is Cast 8 9 2021-09-20
DS9: Improbable Cause 7 9 2021-09-20
DS9: Through the Looking Glass 5 5 2021-09-20
Voy: Imperfection 3 8 2021-09-20
TNG: The Outcast 10 4 2021-09-20
TNG: 11001001 8 7 2021-09-19
TNG: Datalore 5 6 2021-09-19
TNG: The Big Goodbye 4 5 2021-09-19
TNG: Hide and Q 4 6 2021-09-19
TNG: The Battle 6 5 2021-09-19
TNG: Justice 10 3 2021-09-19
TNG: Where No One Has Gone Before 7 5 2021-09-19
Voy: Course: Oblivion 9 1 2021-09-18
DS9: Distant Voices 7 2 2021-09-20
DS9: Visionary 8 6 2021-09-17
DS9: Prophet Motive 4 5 2021-09-17
Ent: Shuttlepod One 5 4 2021-09-17
DS9: Destiny 6 5 2021-09-17
DS9: Heart of Stone 7 6 2021-09-16
DS9: Life Support 6 6 2021-09-16
TOS: And the Children Shall Lead 10 1 2021-09-16
TNG: A Matter of Perspective 6 4 2021-09-15
Voy: Cold Fire 0 4 2021-09-15
TNG: Encounter At Farpoint, Part II 9 5 2021-09-15
TNG: Encounter At Farpoint, Part II 1 5 2021-09-15
TOS: The Cage 9 6 2021-09-14
TOS: The Cage 0 6 2021-09-14
DS9: Past Tense, Part II 7 6 2021-09-14

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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