For those of you who have been paying attention, you may wonder, Amy, why are you talking about the original series while watching Deep Space Nine and Voyager? Didn’t you already share your favorite episodes?
As Ezri Dax would say, these are all very good questions.
My husband and I were talking startrek.com’s recent poll results of fans’ favorite top 10 episodes of all of Star Trek. Of course I disagreed with some of the episodes and definitely the order. So my husband suggested I create a top 10 list favorite of each series, and then at the end of our rewatch do my own top 10 of all the series. Let me tell you, I anticipate that will be quite the task.
But I’m taking this one series at a time at the moment, going back to TOS. I’ll share TNG soon, and then will go through the others after I finish the entire series again and have already done my Top 5 episodes of the last season. In descending order…
10. Space Seed
My feelings for this episode are complicated, but it’s an important one in Star Trek lore.
9. The Menagerie
Even though I prefer the original TOS pilot The Cage which features the same story line, this is what we get as part of the official series and the concept is so interesting.
8. The Cloud Miners
The commentary about division of classes in this one makes it a worthwhile watch.
7. The Enterprise Incident
Sneaky spy stuff + a different side to Spock makes this a really solid TOS episode.
6. Mirror, Mirror
The only mirror episode in all of Star Trek that I really like because it was just fun and didn’t get rehashed into weirdness (looking at you DS9 mirror universe).
5. The Naked Time
A fun early episode in which even Spock loses his cool.
4. All Our Yesterdays
A poignant time travel episode.
3. A Piece of the Action
2. The City on the Edge of Forever
An even MORE poignant time travel story that confronts the idea of letting history run its course no matter the cost.
1. The Trouble with Tribbles
I mean, you know how much I love tribbles. 🙂
What are your top episodes of all three seasons of Star Trek’s original series?