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The Best Episodes of Star Trek

Every episode of Star Trek ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Star Trek!

The animated adventures of Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and the crew of the Starship Enterprise.

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Network:NBC

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Star Trek" is "Yesteryear", rated 8.1/10 from 1150 user votes. It was directed by Hal Sutherland and written by D.C. Fontana. "Yesteryear" aired on 9/15/1973 and is rated 1.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "More Tribbles, More Troubles".

  • Yesteryear
    8.1/10 1,150 votes

    #1 - Yesteryear

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 1973-09-15

    Spock travels back in time to prevent his death as a young Vulcan.

    Director: Hal Sutherland

    Writer: D.C. Fontana

  • More Tribbles, More Troubles
    7.0/10 937 votes

    #2 - More Tribbles, More Troubles

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 1973-10-06

    Cyrano Jones introduces tribbles that cannot reproduce.

    Director: Hal Sutherland

    Writer: David Gerrold

  • The Slaver Weapon
    7.0/10 792 votes

    #3 - The Slaver Weapon

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 1973-12-15

    Spock, Sulu, and Uhura discover a time capsule from an ancient and technologically advanced race. However, it draws some unwanted attention.

    Director: Hal Sutherland

    Writer: Larry Niven

  • The Counter-Clock Incident
    7.0/10 712 votes

    #4 - The Counter-Clock Incident

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 1974-10-12

    With Commodore Robert April (the first commander of the Enterprise) on board, Kirk pursues a ship plunging into a supernova, and enters a universe where time runs backwards.

    Director: Bill Reed

    Writer: Fred Bronson

  • The Time Trap
    6.9/10 759 votes

    #5 - The Time Trap

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 1973-11-24

    The Enterprise crew must work with Klingons to escape from a pocket universe.

    Director: Hal Sutherland

    Writer: Joyce Perry

  • The Survivor
    6.8/10 844 votes

    #6 - The Survivor

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 1973-10-13

    The Enterprise finds a long-lost explorer.

    Director: Hal Sutherland

    Writer: James Schmerer

  • Albatross
    6.8/10 701 votes

    #7 - Albatross

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 1974-09-28

    Dr. McCoy is arrested and held responsible for causing a plague that ravaged the planet Dramia II, where he performed a mass-innoculation 19 years earlier.

    Director: Bill Reed

    Writer: Dario Finelli

  • One of Our Planets Is Missing
    6.7/10 914 votes

    #8 - One of Our Planets Is Missing

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 1973-09-22

    The crew of the Enterprise races to find a way to stop a cloud from destroying inhabited planets.

    Director: Hal Sutherland

    Writer: Marc Daniels

  • The Eye of the Beholder
    6.7/10 719 votes

    #9 - The Eye of the Beholder

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 1974-01-05

    Telepathic aliens put Kirk, Spock and McCoy in a zoo.

    Director: Hal Sutherland

    Writer: David P. Harmon

  • Beyond the Farthest Star
    6.6/10 1,096 votes

    #10 - Beyond the Farthest Star

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 1973-09-08

    In orbit around a dead star, the Enterprise comes across a huge starship inhabited by a parasitic life form that threatens the entire ship.

    Director: Hal Sutherland

    Writer: Samuel A. Peeples

  • The Terratin Incident
    6.6/10 747 votes

    #11 - The Terratin Incident

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 1973-11-17

    The Enterprise crew begins to shrink after radiation exposure.

    Director: Hal Sutherland

    Writer: Paul Schneider

  • The Lorelei Signal
    6.5/10 914 votes

    #12 - The Lorelei Signal

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 1973-09-29

    Female crew members must take over the Enterprise when the men are incapacitated by a race of sirens.

    Director: Hal Sutherland

    Writer: Margaret Armen

  • The Pirates of Orion
    6.5/10 719 votes

    #13 - The Pirates of Orion

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 1974-09-07

    With Spock stricken down by a fatal disease, the Enterprise must track down the drug that can cure him before it is too late.

    Director: Bill Reed

    Writer: Howard Weinstein

  • The Ambergris Element
    6.4/10 731 votes

    #14 - The Ambergris Element

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 1973-12-01

    While exploring the planet Argo, Kirk and Spock are turned into water breathers.

    Director: Hal Sutherland

    Writer: Margaret Armen

  • The Practical Joker
    6.4/10 725 votes

    #15 - The Practical Joker

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 1974-09-21

    The computer of the Enterprise gains partial sentience and starts playing practical jokes on the crew.

    Director: Bill Reed

    Writer: Chuck Menville

  • How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth
    6.4/10 688 votes

    #16 - How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 1974-10-05

    The Enterprise runs into a being that once visited Earth and influenced the Mayan culture.

    Director: Bill Reed

    Writer: David Wise, Russell Bates

  • Mudd's Passion
    6.3/10 773 votes

    #17 - Mudd's Passion

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 1973-11-10

    Space con artist Harry Mudd returns, selling a fake love potion.

    Director: Hal Sutherland

    Writer: Stephen Kandel

  • Once Upon a Planet
    6.2/10 768 votes

    #18 - Once Upon a Planet

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 1973-11-03

    Kirk returns to the "shore leave" planet, but it's not as peaceful as it was when they last saw it.

    Director: Hal Sutherland

    Writer: Chuck Menville

  • The Jihad
    6.2/10 728 votes

    #19 - The Jihad

    Season 1 Episode 16 - Aired 1974-01-12

    Kirk and Spock are recruited for a heist to recover a stolen relic, which if not recovered could spark an galactic jihad.

    Director: Hal Sutherland

    Writer: Stephen Kandel

  • The Infinite Vulcan
    6.1/10 822 votes

    #20 - The Infinite Vulcan

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 1973-10-20

    A race of plant people, and their master, have a plan to force peace onto the galaxy.

    Director: Hal Sutherland

    Writer: Walter Koenig

  • Bem
    6.1/10 717 votes

    #21 - Bem

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 1974-09-14

    The Enterprise crew is joined by a unpredictable alien called Ari bn Bem, an independent observer from the planet Pandro.

    Director: Bill Reed

    Writer: David Gerrold

  • The Magicks of Megas-tu
    5.8/10 829 votes

    #22 - The Magicks of Megas-tu

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 1973-10-27

    At the center of the galaxy, the Enterprise discovers a race of powerful aliens.

    Director: Hal Sutherland

    Writer: Larry Brody