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The Ultimate Chronological Star Trek Viewing Guide

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Last Updated: Nov 20, 2021

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Introduction

This suggested Star Trek viewing order is intended to guide you through the entire Star Trek franchise, not in the order the episodes were made, but in the order the episodes are intended to take place. The goal is NOT to be rigid about this at the expense of understanding and enjoying the story, so some episodes are moved around the timeline to enhance the story-watching experience on your journey from the 21st to the 32nd century.  (Unaired episodes are speculatively placed.)


To avoid spoilers, I’ve moved some discussion of the thinking behind some less clear-cut decisions to a separate “methodology” page which can be found here.

Series Overview and Abbreviation Guide

Past Shows:

    TOS —> Star Trek - The Original Series (1964, 1966-1969)

    TAS —> Star Trek - The Animated Series    (1973-1974)

    TNG —> Star Trek - The Next Generation    (1987-1994)

    DS9 —> Star Trek - Deep Space Nine     (1993-1999)

    VOY —> Star Trek - Voyager (1995-2001)

    ENT —> Star Trek - Enterprise (2001-2005)

    SHO —> Star Trek - Short Treks (2018-2020)

    MOV —> Theatrical Movies (1979-1991, 1994-2002, 2009-2016)


Current Shows:

    DIS —> Star Trek - Discovery (2017-)

    PIC —> Star Trek - Picard (2020-)

    LDS —> Star Trek - Lower Decks (2020-)

    PRO —> Star Trek - Prodigy (2021-)


Upcoming Shows:

    SNW —> Star Trek - Strange New Worlds (2021-)

    S31 —> Star Trek - Section 31 (?-)



Series Overview and Abbreviation Guide: Star Trek Universe

The 21st Century

April 5th, 2063:

Star Trek essentially begins on this date, when Zefram Cochrane creates faster-than-light travel (“warp drive”) allowing humans to meet extraterrestrial life, the Vulcans, for the first time. We will eventually come back around to witness this event much later in the viewing order, but for now it’s just useful backstory.

2063: Star Trek: First Contact

The 22nd Century

2151:

We begin our viewing order with Star Trek: Enterprise (technically just titled Enterprise for the first two seasons). While the earliest chronologically, chronicling the events leading up to the formation of the United Federation of Planets, this show was actually the sixth Star Trek series made, and includes many fun hints of things to come later in the timeline.  We will watch this series essentially in the order of release, but will be skipping some episodes in Seasons two and four to watch later in the viewing order.


ENT    Season 1, episode 1    -    Broken Bow, Part 1

ENT    Season 1, episode 2    -    Broken Bow, Part 2

ENT    Season 1, episode 3    -    Fight or Flight

ENT    Season 1, episode 4    -    Strange New World

ENT    Season 1, episode 5    -    Unexpected

ENT    Season 1, episode 6    -    Terra Nova

ENT    Season 1, episode 7    -    The Andorian Incident

ENT    Season 1, episode 8    -    Breaking the Ice

ENT    Season 1, episode 9    -    Civilization

ENT    Season 1, episode 10    -    Fortunate Son

ENT    Season 1, episode 11    -    Cold Front

ENT    Season 1, episode 12    -    Silent Enemy

ENT    Season 1, episode 13    -    Dear Doctor

ENT    Season 1, episode 14    -    Sleeping Dogs

ENT    Season 1, episode 15    -    Shadows of P'Jem

ENT    Season 1, episode 16    -    Shuttlepod One

ENT    Season 1, episode 17    -    Fusion

ENT    Season 1, episode 18    -    Rogue Planet

ENT    Season 1, episode 19    -    Acquisition


2151: Enterprise Cast

2152:

ENT    Season 1, episode 20    -    Oasis

ENT    Season 1, episode 21    -    Detained

ENT    Season 1, episode 22    -    Vox Sola

ENT    Season 1, episode 23    -    Fallen Hero

ENT    Season 1, episode 24    -    Desert Crossing

ENT    Season 1, episode 25    -    Two Days and Two Nights

ENT    Season 1, episode 26    -    Shockwave, Part I

ENT    Season 2, episode 1    -    Shockwave, Part II

ENT    Season 2, episode 2    -    Carbon Creek

ENT    Season 2, episode 3    -    Minefield

ENT    Season 2, episode 4    -    Dead Stop

ENT    Season 2, episode 5    -    A Night in Sickbay

ENT    Season 2, episode 6    -    Marauders

ENT    Season 2, episode 7    -    The Seventh

ENT    Season 2, episode 8    -    The Communicator

ENT    Season 2, episode 9    -    Singularity

ENT    Season 2, episode 10    -    Vanishing Point

ENT    Season 2, episode 11    -    Precious Cargo

ENT    Season 2, episode 12    -    The Catwalk

ENT    Season 2, episode 13    -    Dawn

ENT    Season 2, episode 14    -    Stigma

ENT    Season 2, episode 15    -    Cease Fire

ENT    Season 2, episode 16    -    Future Tense

ENT    Season 2, episode 17    -    Canamar

ENT    Season 2, episode 18    -    The Crossing

ENT    Season 2, episode 19    -    Judgment


2152: Dead Stop

2153:

ENT    Season 2, episode 20    -    Horizon

ENT    Season 2, episode 21    -    The Breach

ENT    Season 2, episode 22    -    Cogenitor


We are skipping episode 23 (“Regeneration”) for now, but will be watching it later.


ENT    Season 2, episode 24    -    First Flight

ENT    Season 2, episode 25    -    Bounty

ENT    Season 2, episode 26    -    The Expanse

ENT    Season 3, episode 1    -    The Xindi

ENT    Season 3, episode 2    -    Anomaly

ENT    Season 3, episode 3    -    Extinction

ENT    Season 3, episode 4    -    Rajiin

ENT    Season 3, episode 5    -    Impulse

ENT    Season 3, episode 6    -    Exile

ENT    Season 3, episode 7    -    The Shipment

ENT    Season 3, episode 8    -    Twilight

ENT    Season 3, episode 9    -    North Star

ENT    Season 3, episode 10    -    Similitude

ENT    Season 3, episode 11    -    Carpenter Street

ENT    Season 3, episode 12    -    Chosen Realm

ENT    Season 3, episode 13    -    Proving Ground

ENT    Season 3, episode 14    -    Stratagem

ENT    Season 3, episode 15    -    Harbinger

2153: Similitude

2154:

ENT    Season 3, episode 16    -    Doctor's Orders 

ENT    Season 3, episode 17    -    Hatchery

ENT    Season 3, episode 18    -    Azati Prime 

ENT    Season 3, episode 19    -    Damage 

ENT    Season 3, episode 20    -    The Forgotten 

ENT    Season 3, episode 21    -    E-Squared 

ENT    Season 3, episode 22    -    The Council

ENT    Season 3, episode 23    -    Countdown 

ENT    Season 3, episode 24    -    Zero Hour 


In its fourth and final season, with a new show runner, Enterprise really takes advantage of its ability to foreshadow things in chronologically later stories. Watch the episode numbers, as we skip episodes 18, 19, and 22 to watch later on. 


ENT    Season 4, episode 1    -    Storm Front, Part 1

ENT    Season 4, episode 2    -    Storm Front, Part 2

ENT    Season 4, episode 3    -    Home

ENT    Season 4, episode 4    -    Borderland

ENT    Season 4, episode 5    -    Cold Station 12

ENT    Season 4, episode 6    -    The Augments

ENT    Season 4, episode 7    -    The Forge

ENT    Season 4, episode 8    -    Awakening

ENT    Season 4, episode 9    -    Kir'Shara

ENT    Season 4, episode 10    -    Daedalus

ENT    Season 4, episode 11    -    Observer Effect

ENT    Season 4, episode 12    -    Babel One

ENT    Season 4, episode 13    -    United

ENT    Season 4, episode 14    -    The Aenar

ENT    Season 4, episode 15    -    Affliction

ENT    Season 4, episode 16    -    Divergence

ENT    Season 4, episode 17    -    Bound 

2154: Babel One

2155:

ENT    Season 4, episode 20    -    Demons 

ENT    Season 4, episode 21    -    Terra Prime 


We have essentially completed Enterprise, though we’ll loop back to the episodes that we skipped, including the “official” series finale, later in the run. That said, the above two-parter is a much better story to go out on in the meantime.

2155: Terra Prime

2156-2160:

The Earth-Romulan War, first established in the Original ‘60s series, occurs here. It was intended to be covered starting in Enterprise’s fifth season, but it was unfortunately cancelled after Season Four. During the war, Humans, Vulcans, Andorians, and Tellarites form a loosely structured Coalition of Planets which manages to push back the Romulans. This Coalition leads directly to…

2156: The Earth-Romulan War

2161

…the formation of the United Federation of Planets, the dominant political organization of the Star Trek franchise.


Star Trek as a whole shifts at this point from being about Earth to being about the Federation, and its various periods of peace, war, expansion, and decline will be a major focus of the franchise from this point on.

2161: United Federation of Planets

The 23rd Century

Early 2230s:

An adaptation of an (actual) ancient African legend, told to a young girl we will meet again as an adult shortly, this is our first “Short Treks” episode. These are short mini-episodes that are not pinned down to any specific time or place in the franchise and will pop up now and then in this list.


SHO    Season 2, episode 5    -    The Girl Who Made the Stars 


2230s: The Girl Who Made the Stars

2233 - A sidenote about universes/timelines:

The Star Trek franchise includes two primary “universes” that co-exist independently. The Kelvin timeline, consisting of three feature films, and the Prime timeline, which covers literally everything else. This year, 2233, is the point at which the universe splits into Kelvin and Prime. None of this is actually important for now, as we’re going to stick with the Prime timeline until much later in this viewing order, but remember it for later.


(Do note there is actually a third universe, the “Mirror” universe, which we’ll be getting to know shortly, but this is a whole different thing, and for simplicity our visits there are not separated from the Prime episodes.)

2233: Shatner and Pine

2233 (Prime):

The USS Kelvin flies through space, exploring strange new worlds. 


Nothing happens. 


All is well.


2233: USS Kelvin

2239:

SHO   Season 1, episode 3    -    The Brightest Star


2239: The Brightest Star

2254:

After a quick Short Trek in which we meet a young ensign reporting to his new ship, we reach the very first pilot for Star Trek ever produced: The Cage, dating from 1964-65. Rejected by NBC for being "too cerebral," studio owner Lucille Ball convinced the network to give them another shot, which we’ll get to in a few years. Much of this footage was recycled into a later episode, “The Menagerie,” but don’t skip either of them - the character of Captain Pike becomes very important shortly, and both episodes have much to say about him. 


Viewing notes: This guide refers to the original 1960’s “Star Trek” as TOS (The Original Series) to differentiate it from the later series. TOS is available both in classic form as it aired in the 60s, or in an enhanced form with more recently done CGI effects. This is not a Star Wars situation: the remastered versions don’t change anything relating to the stories themselves, so which you choose to watch truly is a matter of personal preference and we make no official recommendation.


SHO    Season 2, episode 1    -    Q&A 

TOS    Season 0, episode 1    -    The Cage 

2254: The Cage

2256:

While only the second series chronologically, Discovery, which we are about to begin, is the seventh Star Trek series produced, and the first to significantly revamp the visual designs. While every previous show assumed the 23rd century appeared as it did in the original 1960s series, Discovery updates these designs and trusts us to accept that they “always” looked this way, which affects uniforms, ships,  alien makeup and more. (We’ve seen hints of this already in Post-Disco Short Treks.) Worth particular mention are the Klingons, who were dramatically redesigned, though this rather unpopular redesign is backtracked significantly in season 2. (Though don’t ask me why they aren’t looking human after the events portrayed late in Star Trek Enterprise).


DIS    Season 1, episode 1    -    The Vulcan Hello

DIS    Season 1, episode 2    -    Battle of the Binary Stars

DIS    Season 1, episode 3    -    Context is for Kings

DIS    Season 1, episode 4    -    The Butchers Knife Cares Not for the Lambs Cry

DIS    Season 1, episode 5    -    Choose Your Pain

DIS    Season 1, episode 6    -    Lethe

DIS    Season 1, episode 7    -    Magic to Make the Sanest Man go Mad

2256: Discovery Cast

2257:

DIS    Season 1, episode 8    -    Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum

DIS    Season 1, episode 9    -    Into the Forest I Go


One of the quirks in watching the franchise this way pops up here, as episode 10 establishes that the USS Defiant is somewhere it shouldn’t be. Our heroes don’t know why, but the show assumes that we do. Even so, don’t worry about it for now - we will see the explanation when we get to 2268, and in the meantime, it’s not at all important to how the story in Discovery plays out.


DIS    Season 1, episode 10    -    Despite Yourself

DIS    Season 1, episode 11    -    The Wolf Inside

DIS    Season 1, episode 12    -    Vaulting Ambition

DIS    Season 1, episode 13    -    What's Past is Prologue

DIS    Season 1, episode 14    -    The War Without, The War Within

DIS    Season 1, episode 15    -    Will You Take My Hand?

SHO   Season 1, episode 1    -    Runaway

SHO   Season 1, episode 4    -    Escape Artist

DIS    Season 2, episode 1    -    Brother

DIS    Season 2, episode 2    -    New Eden

DIS    Season 2, episode 3    -    Point of Light

DIS    Season 2, episode 4    -    An Obol for Charon

DIS    Season 2, episode 5    -    Saints of Imperfection

DIS    Season 2, episode 6    -    The Sound of Thunder

DIS    Season 2, episode 7    -    Light and Shadows

DIS    Season 2, episode 8    -    If Memory Serves

DIS    Season 2, episode 9    -    Project Daedalus

DIS    Season 2, episode 10    -    The Red Angel

DIS    Season 2, episode 11    -    Perpetual Infinity

DIS    Season 2, episode 12    -    Through the Valley of Shadows

DIS    Season 2, episode 13    -    Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 1

DIS    Season 2, episode 14    -    Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2


2257: Through the Valley of Shadows

Late 2250s-Early 2260s:

I will attempt to avoid spoilers here, but if you’ve seen the Disco episode listed just above, you will understand why we are leaving Discovery at this point despite the fact that there are more episodes that we have yet to watch. Rest assured, we will return to Discovery at the proper time to continue the series. 


SHO   Season 2, episode 2    -    The Trouble with Edward

SHO   Season 2, episode 3    -    Ask Not


Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, starting in 2022, will almost certainly be taking place here. I am looking forward to getting a more precise date.


SNW    Season 1, episode 1    -    UNKNOWN - NOT YET AIRED

SNW    Season 1, episode 2    -    UNKNOWN - NOT YET AIRED

SNW    Season 1, episode 3    -    UNKNOWN - NOT YET AIRED

SNW    Season 1, episode 4    -    UNKNOWN - NOT YET AIRED

SNW    Season 1, episode 5    -    UNKNOWN - NOT YET AIRED

SNW    Season 1, episode 6    -    UNKNOWN - NOT YET AIRED

SNW    Season 1, episode 7    -    UNKNOWN - NOT YET AIRED

SNW    Season 1, episode 8    -    UNKNOWN - NOT YET AIRED

SNW    Season 1, episode 9    -    UNKNOWN - NOT YET AIRED

SNW    Season 1, episode 10    -    UNKNOWN - NOT YET AIRED

2250s:The Trouble With Edward

2265:

Here’s that second Original Series pilot Lucille Ball fought for, now with (most) of the classic 1960’s Star Trek crew. Still no Dr. McCoy, Uhura, or Chekov, Kirk has a different middle initial, the uniforms and sets still aren’t quite right… but we are for the first time recognizably in the world of the show that started it all.


TOS    Season 1, episode 3    -    Where No Man Has Gone Before

2265: Where No Man Has Gone Before

2266-2267:

Unlike our previous shows, the episode order for TOS will jump around significantly for a while, as they are listed here by production order instead of by airdate. TOS has very little inter-episode continuity anyway, but production order allows you to better see the show develop. In general, don’t get too hung up on continuity with the rest of the franchise in these early days - they take quite a while to pin some stuff down that the things we’ve seen so far took for granted. (Just one example, there’s about five different contradictory names given for the agency they work for before someone finally says the word “Starfleet” in episode 20. )


TOS    Season 1, episode 10    -    The Corbomite Maneuver 

TOS    Season 1, episode 6    -    Mudd's Women

TOS    Season 1, episode 5    -    The Enemy Within

TOS    Season 1, episode 1    -    The Man Trap

TOS    Season 1, episode 4    -    The Naked Time

TOS    Season 1, episode 2    -    Charlie X

TOS    Season 1, episode 14    -    Balance of Terror

TOS    Season 1, episode 7    -    What Are Little Girls Made of?

TOS    Season 1, episode 9    -    Dagger of the Mind

TOS    Season 1, episode 8    -    Miri

TOS    Season 1, episode 13    -    The Conscience of the King

TOS    Season 1, episode 16    -    The Galileo Seven

TOS    Season 1, episode 20    -    Court Martial


The Menagerie is largely reedited from The Cage, which we watched a while back, but don’t skip it - after spending so much time with Captain Pike since, this episode is essential.


TOS    Season 1, episode 11    -    The Menagerie (Part I)

TOS    Season 1, episode 12    -    The Menagerie (Part II)

TOS    Season 1, episode 15    -    Shore Leave

TOS    Season 1, episode 17    -    The Squire of Gothos

TOS    Season 1, episode 18    -    Arena

TOS    Season 1, episode 27    -    The Alternative Factor

TOS    Season 1, episode 19    -    Tomorrow is Yesterday

TOS    Season 1, episode 21    -    The Return of the Archons

TOS    Season 1, episode 23    -    A Taste of Armageddon

TOS    Season 1, episode 22    -    Space Seed

TOS    Season 1, episode 24    -    This Side of Paradise

TOS    Season 1, episode 25    -    Devil in the Dark

TOS    Season 1, episode 26    -    Errand of Mercy

TOS    Season 1, episode 28    -    The City on the Edge of Forever

TOS    Season 1, episode 29    -    Operation:Annihilate!


2266: The City on the Edge of Forever

2267-2268:

With the arrival of Chekov, the classic cast is finally complete.


TOS    Season 2, episode 7    -    Catspaw

TOS    Season 2, episode 9    -    Metamorphosis

TOS    Season 2, episode 11    -    Friday's Child

TOS    Season 2, episode 2    -    Who Mourns for Adonais?

TOS    Season 2, episode 1    -    Amok Time

TOS    Season 2, episode 6    -    The Doomsday Machine

TOS    Season 2, episode 14    -    Wolf in the Fold

TOS    Season 2, episode 3    -    The Changeling

TOS    Season 2, episode 5    -    The Apple


While Mirror, Mirror is the episode that introduced the Mirror universe, we’ve already been there on Discovery. Enterprise had a two-part episode there too, actually, but that’s one of the ones we skipped for later viewing and will be arriving at shortly.


TOS    Season 2, episode 4    -    Mirror, Mirror

TOS    Season 2, episode 12    -    The Deadly Years

TOS    Season 2, episode 8    -    I, Mudd

TOS    Season 2, episode 15    -    The Trouble with Tribbles

TOS    Season 2, episode 25    -    Bread and Circuses

TOS    Season 2, episode 10    -    Journey to Babel

TOS    Season 2, episode 19    -    A Private Little War

TOS    Season 2, episode 16    -    The Gamesters of Triskelion

TOS    Season 2, episode 13    -    Obsession

TOS    Season 2, episode 18    -    The Immunity Syndrome

TOS    Season 2, episode 17    -    A Piece of the Action

TOS    Season 2, episode 22    -    By Any Other Name

TOS    Season 2, episode 20    -    Return to Tomorrow

TOS    Season 2, episode 21    -    Patterns of Force

TOS    Season 2, episode 24    -    The Ultimate Computer

TOS    Season 2, episode 23    -    The Omega Glory

TOS    Season 2, episode 26    -    Assignment: Earth


2267: The Trouble with Tribbles

2268-2269:

TOS    Season 3, episode 6    -    Spectre of the Gun

TOS    Season 3, episode 13    -    Elaan of Troyius

TOS    Season 3, episode 3    -    The Paradise Syndrome

TOS    Season 3, episode 2    -    The Enterprise Incident

TOS    Season 3, episode 4    -    And the Children Shall Lead

TOS    Season 3, episode 1    -    Spock's Brain

TOS    Season 3, episode 5    -    Is There No Truth in Beauty?

TOS    Season 3, episode 12    -    The Empath


In one of the more fun examples of the shows tying together, the next three episodes we watch include two of the Enterprise episodes we skipped, and will finally explain why Discovery detected the USS Defiant in the Mirror Universe.


TOS    Season 3, episode 9    -    The Tholian Web

ENT    Season 4, episode 18    -    In a Mirror, Darkly, Part I

ENT    Season 4, episode 19    -    In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II

TOS    Season 3, episode 8    -    For the World Is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky

TOS    Season 3, episode 7    -    Day of the Dove

TOS    Season 3, episode 10    -    Plato's Stepchildren

TOS    Season 3, episode 11    -    Wink of An Eye

TOS    Season 3, episode 17    -    That Which Survives

TOS    Season 3, episode 15    -    Let That Be Your Last Battlefield

TOS    Season 3, episode 14    -    Whom Gods Destroy

TOS    Season 3, episode 16    -    The Mark of Gideon

TOS    Season 3, episode 18    -    The Lights of Zetar

TOS    Season 3, episode 21    -    The Cloud Minders

TOS    Season 3, episode 20    -    The Way to Eden

TOS    Season 3, episode 19    -    Requiem for Methuselah

TOS    Season 3, episode 22    -    The Savage Curtain

TOS    Season 3, episode 23    -    All Our Yesterdays

TOS    Season 3, episode 24    -    Turnabout Intruder




2268: The Tholian Web

2269-2270:

We now finish out Kirk’s Five-Year Mission with Star Trek: The Animated Series. Is TAS in continuity? Debatable. In later years, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry liked to say it was not, but those that followed him certainly seemed to disagree, with Enterprise’s Vulcan arc as well as the first of the Kelvin films borrowing heavily from Yesteryear, Robert April being name-dropped in Discovery, Lower Decks having a character from a race previously only seen here, etc. So I see no reason not to consider it canon. Death of the author means we don’t have to listen to Gene.


TAS    Season 1, episode 1    -    Beyond the Farthest Star

TAS    Season 1, episode 2    -    Yesteryear

TAS    Season 1, episode 3    -    One of Our Planets is Missing

TAS    Season 1, episode 4    -    The Lorelei Signal

TAS    Season 1, episode 5    -    More Tribbles, More Troubles

TAS    Season 1, episode 6    -    The Survivor

TAS    Season 1, episode 7    -    The Infinite Vulcan

TAS    Season 1, episode 8    -    The Magicks of Megas-tu

TAS    Season 1, episode 9    -    Once Upon a Planet

TAS    Season 1, episode 10    -    Mudd's Passion

TAS    Season 1, episode 11    -    The Terratin Incident

TAS    Season 1, episode 12    -    The Time Trap

TAS    Season 1, episode 13    -    The Ambergris Element

TAS    Season 1, episode 14    -    The Slaver Weapon

TAS    Season 1, episode 15    -    The Eye of the Beholder

TAS    Season 1, episode 16    -    The Jihad

TAS    Season 2, episode 1    -    The Pirates of Orion

TAS    Season 2, episode 2    -    Bem

TAS    Season 2, episode 3    -    The Practical Joker

TAS    Season 2, episode 4    -    Albatross

TAS    Season 2, episode 5    -    How Sharper than a Serpent's Tooth

TAS    Season 2, episode 6    -    The Counter-Clock Incident

2269: Yesteryear

2273:

Movie time! Some background here. Paramount was planning on making a new network, and thought a new Star Trek series, to be entitled Star Trek Phase II, was just the thing to anchor it. Many scripts were written and new characters created and cast before the network plans fell through. And so did the show at first, but when Star Wars was such a hit, they decided to take one of those scripts and streeeeeeeeeetch it out into a movie.


So…. Is it way too long for the amount of plot it has? Yes, though it has its charms. And isn’t it basically a retread of Nomad from the episode The Changeling anyway? It is. And hey, isn’t that the pedophile Dad from 7th Heaven? Yes, yes it is. Anyway, if you have access to it I recommend the Director’s Cut, in which pacing is improved and some particularly flawed effects are redone, but story-wise it doesn’t matter which cut you watch.


MOV    Star Trek: The Motion Picture

2273: The Motion Picture

2285:

After the release of The Motion Picture, the next film substantially revamped the franchise to a quite different style and attitude from what people had seen previously, and resulted in what many people, including your humble author, consider to be the best Star Trek film of all.


MOV    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

MOV    Star Trek III: The Search for Spock


Ephraim and Dot ’s continuity really makes no sense anywhere, but it’s cute so who cares. Anyway, this seemed the BEST place to put it.


SHO    Season 2, episode 4    -    Ephraim and Dot

2285: Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

2286:

MOV    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home


Or, to use the all-but-official secondary title, “The One With The Whales”

2063: Star Trek: First Contact

2287:

MOV    Star Trek V: The Final Frontier


2063: Star Trek: First Contact

2293:

A criminally underrated film.


MOV    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country


Sidenote: The opening sequence of the film. Star Trek: Generations takes place in this year after The Undiscovered Country. I very much do not expect people to watch things in pieces, but as there IS a clear delineation in the film, you can, optionally, watch the beginning of Generations and stop when the “78 years later” caption comes up. Or you can just not worry about it, and watch the whole film in one sitting when we reach 2371. 




2063: Star Trek: First Contact

The 24th Century

2364:

We now jump forward 70-odd years to see a far more established Federation, and perhaps the most popular Star Trek series of all, Star Trek - The Next Generation. That said, it is extremely rough at the outset, so you’ll need to give it some time. For more info on how close it came to outright failure in seasons 1 and 2, you can watch the surprisingly entertaining documentary Chaos on the Bridge, hosted by William Shatner, but I promise you, the series gets a lot better later on. 


TNG    Season 1, episode 1    -    Encounter at Farpoint, Part 1

TNG    Season 1, episode 2    -    Encounter at Farpoint, Part 2

TNG    Season 1, episode 3    -    The Naked Now

TNG    Season 1, episode 4    -    Code of Honor

TNG    Season 1, episode 5    -    The Last Outpost

TNG    Season 1, episode 6    -    Where No One Has Gone Before

TNG    Season 1, episode 7    -    Lonely Among Us

TNG    Season 1, episode 8    -    Justice

TNG    Season 1, episode 9    -    The Battle

TNG    Season 1, episode 10    -    Hide and Q

TNG    Season 1, episode 11    -    Haven

TNG    Season 1, episode 12    -    The Big Goodbye

TNG    Season 1, episode 13    -    Datalore

TNG    Season 1, episode 14    -    Angel One

TNG    Season 1, episode 15    -    11001001

TNG    Season 1, episode 16    -    Too Short a Season

TNG    Season 1, episode 17    -    When The Bow Breaks

TNG    Season 1, episode 18    -    Home Soil

TNG    Season 1, episode 19    -    Coming of Age

TNG    Season 1, episode 20    -    Heart of Glory

TNG    Season 1, episode 21    -    The Arsenal of Freedom

TNG    Season 1, episode 22    -    Symbiosis

TNG    Season 1, episode 23    -    Skin of Evil

TNG    Season 1, episode 24    -    We'll Always Have Paris

TNG    Season 1, episode 25    -    Conspiracy

TNG    Season 1, episode 26    -    The Neutral Zone


2364: Datalore

2365:

This season introduces the most popular character of all TNG: Riker’s Beard. Fun fact: The writers strike this year means that not only does this slightly shorter season feature an actual Golden Girls-style clip show, the producers had to dip into episodes written for the Phase II series that was never made and eventually became The Motion Picture. Riker and Troi were ALWAYS a revamp of the original plans for Decker and Ilia, but the season opener was literally written in the 70s to happen to Ilia. 


TNG    Season 2, episode 1    -    The Child

TNG    Season 2, episode 2    -    Where Silence Has Lease

TNG    Season 2, episode 3    -    Elementary, Dear Data

TNG    Season 2, episode 4    -    The Outrageous Okona

TNG    Season 2, episode 5    -    Loud as a Whisper

TNG    Season 2, episode 6    -    The Schizoid Man

TNG    Season 2, episode 7    -    Unnatural Selection

TNG    Season 2, episode 8    -    A Matter of Honor


The series doesn’t truly find its footing until Season 3, but “The Measure of a Man” is widely considered TNG’s first “great” episode, a sign of many more to come.


TNG    Season 2, episode 9    -    The Measure of a Man

TNG    Season 2, episode 10    -    The Dauphin

TNG    Season 2, episode 11    -    Contagion

TNG    Season 2, episode 12    -    The Royale

TNG    Season 2, episode 13    -    Time Squared

TNG    Season 2, episode 14    -    The Icarus Factor

TNG    Season 2, episode 15    -    Pen Pals

TNG    Season 2, episode 16    -    Q Who?

TNG    Season 2, episode 17    -    The Samaritan Snare

TNG    Season 2, episode 18    -    Up the Long Ladder

TNG    Season 2, episode 19    -    Manhunt

TNG    Season 2, episode 20    -    The Emissary

TNG    Season 2, episode 21    -    Peak Performance

TNG    Season 2, episode 22    -    Shades of Gray


2365: Measure of a Man

2366:

TNG    Season 3, episode 1    -    Evolution

TNG    Season 3, episode 2    -    The Survivors

TNG    Season 3, episode 3    -    The Ensigns of Command

TNG    Season 3, episode 4    -    Who Watches the Watchers?

TNG    Season 3, episode 5    -    The Bonding

TNG    Season 3, episode 6    -    Booby Trap

TNG    Season 3, episode 7    -    The Enemy

TNG    Season 3, episode 8    -    The Price

TNG    Season 3, episode 9    -    The Vengeance Factor

TNG    Season 3, episode 10    -    The Defector

TNG    Season 3, episode 11    -    The Hunted

TNG    Season 3, episode 12    -    A Matter of Perspective

TNG    Season 3, episode 13    -    The High Ground

TNG    Season 3, episode 14    -    Deja Q

TNG    Season 3, episode 15    -    Yesterday's Enterprise

TNG    Season 3, episode 16    -    The Offspring

TNG    Season 3, episode 17    -    Sins of the Father

TNG    Season 3, episode 18    -    Allegiance

TNG    Season 3, episode 19    -    Captain's Holiday

TNG    Season 3, episode 20    -    Tin Man

TNG    Season 3, episode 21    -    Hollow Pursuits

TNG    Season 3, episode 22    -    The Most Toys

TNG    Season 3, episode 23    -    Sarek

TNG    Season 3, episode 24    -    Menage a Troi

TNG    Season 3, episode 25    -    Transfigurations

TNG    Season 3, episode 26    -    The Best of Both Worlds, Part 1

2366: Yesterday's Enterprise

2367:

TNG    Season 4, episode 1    -    The Best of Both Worlds, Part 2

TNG    Season 4, episode 2    -    Family

TNG    Season 4, episode 3    -    Brothers

TNG    Season 4, episode 4    -    Suddenly Human

TNG    Season 4, episode 5    -    Remember Me

TNG    Season 4, episode 6    -    Legacy

TNG    Season 4, episode 7    -    Reunion

TNG    Season 4, episode 8    -    Future Imperfect

TNG    Season 4, episode 9    -    Final Mission

TNG    Season 4, episode 10    -    The Loss

TNG    Season 4, episode 11    -    Data's Day

TNG    Season 4, episode 12    -    The Wounded

TNG    Season 4, episode 13    -    Clues

TNG    Season 4, episode 14    -    Devil's Due

TNG    Season 4, episode 15    -    First Contact

TNG    Season 4, episode 16    -    Galaxy's Child

TNG    Season 4, episode 17    -    Night Terrors

TNG    Season 4, episode 18    -    Identity Crisis

TNG    Season 4, episode 19    -    The Nth Degree

TNG    Season 4, episode 20    -    Qpid

TNG    Season 4, episode 21    -    The Drumhead

TNG    Season 4, episode 22    -    Half a Life

TNG    Season 4, episode 23    -    The Host

TNG    Season 4, episode 24    -    The Mind's Eye

TNG    Season 4, episode 25    -    In Theory

TNG    Season 4, episode 26    -    Redemption, Part 1

2367: The Best of Both Worlds

2368:

TNG    Season 5, episode 1    -    Redemption, Part 2

TNG    Season 5, episode 2    -    Darmok

TNG    Season 5, episode 3    -    Ensign Ro

TNG    Season 5, episode 4    -    Silicon Avatar

TNG    Season 5, episode 5    -    Disaster

TNG    Season 5, episode 6    -    The Game

TNG    Season 5, episode 7    -    Unification I

TNG    Season 5, episode 8    -    Unification II

TNG    Season 5, episode 9    -    A Matter of Time

TNG    Season 5, episode 10    -    New Ground

TNG    Season 5, episode 11    -    Hero Worship

TNG    Season 5, episode 12    -    Violations

TNG    Season 5, episode 13    -    The Masterpiece Society

TNG    Season 5, episode 14    -    Conundrum

TNG    Season 5, episode 15    -    Power Play

TNG    Season 5, episode 16    -    Ethics

TNG    Season 5, episode 17    -    The Outcast

TNG    Season 5, episode 18    -    Cause and Effect

TNG    Season 5, episode 19    -    The First Duty

TNG    Season 5, episode 20    -    Cost of Living

TNG    Season 5, episode 21    -    The Perfect Mate

TNG    Season 5, episode 22    -    Imaginary Friend

TNG    Season 5, episode 23    -    I, Borg

TNG    Season 5, episode 24    -    The Next Phase

TNG    Season 5, episode 25    -    The Inner Light

TNG    Season 5, episode 26    -    Time's Arrow, Part 1

2368: Unification

2369:

TNG    Season 6, episode 1    -    Time's Arrow, Part 2

TNG    Season 6, episode 2    -    Realm of Fear

TNG    Season 6, episode 3    -    Man of the People

TNG    Season 6, episode 4    -    Relics

TNG    Season 6, episode 5    -    Schisms

TNG    Season 6, episode 6    -    True-Q

TNG    Season 6, episode 7    -    Rascals

TNG    Season 6, episode 8    -    A Fistful of Datas

TNG    Season 6, episode 9    -    The Quality of Life

TNG    Season 6, episode 10    -    Chain of Command, Part 1

TNG    Season 6, episode 11    -    Chain of Command, Part 2


We now reach my personal favorite series: Star Trek - Deep Space Nine, which will eventually feature Star Trek’s first real foray into plot serialization. Typical for shows in the franchise, it starts out quite uneven, but once it gets going it’s a real joy. We’ll be essentially bouncing between series to stay in the correct chronological order, which, conveniently, largely matches release order, though we’ll have occasional minor tweaks to keep from breaking up story arcs too much. 


DS9    Season 1, episode 1    -    Emissary, Part 1

DS9    Season 1, episode 2    -    Emissary, Part 2

DS9    Season 1, episode 3    -    Past Prologue

DS9    Season 1, episode 4    -    A Man Alone

DS9    Season 1, episode 5    -    Babel

TNG    Season 6, episode 12    -    Ship in a Bottle

TNG    Season 6, episode 13    -    Aquiel

DS9    Season 1, episode 6    -    Captive Pursuit

DS9    Season 1, episode 7    -    Q-Less

TNG    Season 6, episode 14    -    Face of the Enemy

DS9    Season 1, episode 8    -    Dax

TNG    Season 6, episode 15    -    Tapestry

DS9    Season 1, episode 9    -    The Passenger

TNG    Season 6, episode 16    -    Birthright, Part 1

TNG    Season 6, episode 17    -    Birthright, Part 2

DS9    Season 1, episode 10    -    Move Along Home

DS9    Season 1, episode 11    -    The Nagus

TNG    Season 6, episode 18    -    Starship Mine

TNG    Season 6, episode 19    -    Lessons

DS9    Season 1, episode 12    -    Vortex

DS9    Season 1, episode 13    -    Battle Lines

DS9    Season 1, episode 14    -    The Storyteller

TNG    Season 6, episode 20    -    The Chase

TNG    Season 6, episode 21    -    Frame of Mind

TNG    Season 6, episode 22    -    Suspicions

DS9    Season 1, episode 15    -    Progress

TNG    Season 6, episode 23    -    Rightful Heir

DS9    Season 1, episode 16    -    If Wishes Were Horses

TNG    Season 6, episode 24    -    Second Chances

DS9    Season 1, episode 17    -    Dramatis Personae

DS9    Season 1, episode 18    -    The Forsaken

DS9    Season 1, episode 19    -    Duet

TNG    Season 6, episode 25    -    Timescape

DS9    Season 1, episode 20    -    In the Hands of the Prophets

TNG    Season 6, episode 26    -    Descent, Part 1

2369: Duet

2370:

By the end of this year we’ll have bid farewell to The Next Generation with the fantastic series finale “All Good Things,” we’ll have finally watched Enterprise’s far less popular series finale “These are the Voyages…”, and we will have been introduced to The Dominion, the major story driver for most of Deep Space Nine. 


TNG    Season 7, episode 1    -    Descent, Part 2

DS9    Season 2, episode 1    -    The Homecoming

DS9    Season 2, episode 2    -    The Circle

DS9    Season 2, episode 3    -    The Siege

TNG    Season 7, episode 2    -    Liaisons

TNG    Season 7, episode 3    -    Gambit, Part 1

TNG    Season 7, episode 4    -    Gambit, Part 2

DS9    Season 2, episode 4    -    Cardassians

DS9    Season 2, episode 5    -    Invasive Procedures

TNG    Season 7, episode 5    -    Interface

TNG    Season 7, episode 6    -    Phantasms

DS9    Season 2, episode 6    -    Melora

TNG    Season 7, episode 7    -    Dark Page

DS9    Season 2, episode 7    -    Rules of Acquisition

DS9    Season 2, episode 8    -    Necessary Evil

TNG    Season 7, episode 8    -    Attached

TNG    Season 7, episode 9    -    Force of Nature

DS9    Season 2, episode 9    -    Second Sight

DS9    Season 2, episode 10    -    Sanctuary

TNG    Season 7, episode 10    -    Parallels

DS9    Season 2, episode 11    -    Rivals

DS9    Season 2, episode 12    -    The Alternate

TNG    Season 7, episode 11    -    Inheritance

TNG    Season 7, episode 12    -    Homeward

TNG    Season 7, episode 13    -    The Pegasus

ENT    Season 4, episode 22    -    These Are the Voyages...

DS9    Season 2, episode 13    -    Armageddon Game

TNG    Season 7, episode 14    -    Sub Rosa

TNG    Season 7, episode 15    -    Lower Decks

DS9    Season 2, episode 14    -    Paradise

DS9    Season 2, episode 15    -    Whispers

DS9    Season 2, episode 16    -    Shadowplay

TNG    Season 7, episode 16    -    Thine Own Self

TNG    Season 7, episode 17    -    Masks

DS9    Season 2, episode 17    -    Playing God

TNG    Season 7, episode 18    -    Eye of the Beholder

DS9    Season 2, episode 18    -    Profit and Loss

TNG    Season 7, episode 19    -    Genesis

DS9    Season 2, episode 19    -    Blood Oath

TNG    Season 7, episode 20    -    Journey's End

DS9    Season 2, episode 20    -    The Maquis, Part 1

DS9    Season 2, episode 21    -    The Maquis, Part 2

TNG    Season 7, episode 21    -    Firstborn

TNG    Season 7, episode 22    -    Bloodlines

DS9    Season 2, episode 22    -    The Wire

TNG    Season 7, episode 23    -    Emergence

DS9    Season 2, episode 23    -    Crossover

TNG    Season 7, episode 24    -    Preemptive Strike

DS9    Season 2, episode 24    -    The Collaborator

DS9    Season 2, episode 25    -    Tribunal

DS9    Season 2, episode 26    -    The Jem’Hadar

TNG    Season 7, episode 25    -    All Good Things, Part 1

TNG    Season 7, episode 26    -    All Good Things, Part 2

2370: All Good Things

2371:

Like Phase II was intended to do, and Discovery does again a few decades later, Star Trek - Voyager is launched at this point as the centerpiece of a new network: the short-lived UPN, home of Shasta McNasty and The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfieffer. Note that Voyager episode orders, particularly in season two, jump around a bit due to some production weirdness.


DS9    Season 3, episode 1    -    The Search, Part 1

DS9    Season 3, episode 2    -    The Search, Part 2

DS9    Season 3, episode 3    -    The House of Quark

DS9    Season 3, episode 4    -    Equilibrium

DS9    Season 3, episode 5    -    Second Skin

DS9    Season 3, episode 6    -    The Abandoned

DS9    Season 3, episode 7    -    Civil Defense

VOY    Season 1, episode 1    -    Caretaker, Part 1

VOY    Season 1, episode 2    -    Caretaker, Part 2

DS9    Season 3, episode 8    -    Meridian

VOY    Season 1, episode 3    -    Parallax

MOV    Star Trek: Generations

DS9    Season 3, episode 9    -    Defiant

DS9    Season 3, episode 10    -    Fascination

DS9    Season 3, episode 11    -    Past Tense, Part 1

DS9    Season 3, episode 12    -    Past Tense, Part 2

VOY    Season 1, episode 4    -    Time and Again

DS9    Season 3, episode 13    -    Life Support

DS9    Season 3, episode 14    -    Heart of Stone

VOY    Season 1, episode 5    -    Phage

DS9    Season 3, episode 15    -    Destiny

VOY    Season 1, episode 6    -    The Cloud

DS9    Season 3, episode 16    -    Prophet Motive

VOY    Season 1, episode 7    -    Eye of the Needle

DS9    Season 3, episode 17    -    Visionary

VOY    Season 1, episode 8    -    Ex Post Facto

VOY    Season 1, episode 9    -    Emanations

VOY    Season 1, episode 10    -    Prime Factors

DS9    Season 3, episode 18    -    Distant Voices

VOY    Season 1, episode 11    -    State of Flux

DS9    Season 3, episode 19    -    Through the Looking Glass

VOY    Season 1, episode 12    -    Heroes and Demons

DS9    Season 3, episode 20    -    Improbable Cause

DS9    Season 3, episode 21    -    The Die is Cast

VOY    Season 1, episode 13    -    Cathexis

DS9    Season 3, episode 22    -    Explorers

VOY    Season 1, episode 14    -    Faces

DS9    Season 3, episode 23    -    Family Business

VOY    Season 1, episode 15    -    Jetrel

DS9    Season 3, episode 24    -    Shakaar

VOY    Season 1, episode 16    -    Learning Curve

VOY    Season 2, episode 3    -    Projections

VOY    Season 2, episode 4    -    Elogium

DS9    Season 3, episode 25    -    Facets

DS9    Season 3, episode 26    -    The Adversary

VOY    Season 2, episode 6    -    Twisted

VOY    Season 2, episode 1    -    The 37’s

2371: Past Tense

2372:

VOY    Season 2, episode 2    -    Initiations

VOY    Season 2, episode 5    -    Non Sequitur

DS9    Season 4, episode 1    -    The Way of the Warrior, Part 1

DS9    Season 4, episode 2    -    The Way of the Warrior, Part 2

DS9    Season 4, episode 3    -    The Visitor

DS9    Season 4, episode 4    -    Hippocratic Oath

VOY    Season 2, episode 7    -    Parturition

DS9    Season 4, episode 5    -    Indiscretion

VOY    Season 2, episode 8    -    Persistence of Vision

VOY    Season 2, episode 9    -    Tattoo

VOY    Season 2, episode 10    -    Cold Fire

DS9    Season 4, episode 6    -    Rejoined

VOY    Season 2, episode 11    -    Maneuvers

DS9    Season 4, episode 7    -    Starship Down

DS9    Season 4, episode 8    -    Little Green Men

DS9    Season 4, episode 9    -    The Sword of Kahless

VOY    Season 2, episode 12    -    Resistance

DS9    Season 4, episode 10    -    Our Man Bashir

DS9    Season 4, episode 11    -    Homefront

DS9    Season 4, episode 12    -    Paradise Lost

VOY    Season 2, episode 13    -    Prototype

VOY    Season 2, episode 18    -    Death Wish

VOY    Season 2, episode 14    -    Alliances

DS9    Season 4, episode 13    -    Crossfire

VOY    Season 2, episode 15    -    Threshold

DS9    Season 4, episode 14    -    Return to Grace

VOY    Season 2, episode 16    -    Meld

VOY    Season 2, episode 17    -    Dreadnought

VOY    Season 2, episode 19    -    Lifesigns

VOY    Season 2, episode 20    -    Investigations

VOY    Season 2, episode 21    -    Deadlock

DS9    Season 4, episode 15    -    Sons of Mogh

DS9    Season 4, episode 16    -    Bar Association

DS9    Season 4, episode 17    -    Accession

VOY    Season 2, episode 22    -    Innocence

DS9    Season 4, episode 18    -    Rules of Engagement

DS9    Season 4, episode 19    -    Hard Time

DS9    Season 4, episode 20    -    Shattered Mirror

VOY    Season 2, episode 23    -    The Thaw

DS9    Season 4, episode 21    -    The Muse

VOY    Season 2, episode 24    -    Tuvix

DS9    Season 4, episode 22    -    For the Cause

VOY    Season 2, episode 25    -    Resolutions

DS9    Season 4, episode 23    -    To the Death

DS9    Season 4, episode 24    -    The Quickening

DS9    Season 4, episode 25    -    Body Parts

DS9    Season 4, episode 26    -    Broken Link

VOY    Season 2, episode 26    -    Basics, Part 1

2372: Tuvix

2373:

VOY    Season 3, episode 1    -    Basics, Part 2

DS9    Season 5, episode 1    -    Apocalypse Rising

DS9    Season 5, episode 2    -    The Ship

VOY    Season 3, episode 7    -    Sacred Ground

VOY    Season 3, episode 5    -    False Profits

VOY    Season 3, episode 2    -    Flashback

VOY    Season 3, episode 3    -    The Chute

VOY    Season 3, episode 6    -    Remember

VOY    Season 3, episode 4    -    The Swarm

DS9    Season 5, episode 3    -    Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places

DS9    Season 5, episode 4    -    Nor the Battle to the Strong

DS9    Season 5, episode 5    -    The Assignment

DS9    Season 5, episode 6    -    Trials and Tribble-ations

VOY    Season 3, episode 8    -    Future's End, Part 1

VOY    Season 3, episode 9    -    Future's End, Part 2

DS9    Season 5, episode 7    -    Let He Who is Without Sin

DS9    Season 5, episode 8    -    Things Past

VOY    Season 3, episode 10    -    Warlord

MOV    Star Trek: First Contact


Only took 222 years, but after this next episode, we’ll have completed all of Star Trek Enterprise.


ENT    Season 2, episode 23    -    Regeneration

DS9    Season 5, episode 9    -    The Ascent

VOY    Season 3, episode 11    -    The Q and the Grey

DS9    Season 5, episode 10    -    Rapture

DS9    Season 5, episode 11    -    The Darkness and the Light

VOY    Season 3, episode 12    -    Macrocosm

VOY    Season 3, episode 13    -    Fair Trade

VOY    Season 3, episode 14    -    Alter Ego

DS9    Season 5, episode 12    -    The Begotten

DS9    Season 5, episode 13    -    For the Uniform

VOY    Season 3, episode 15    -    Coda

VOY    Season 3, episode 16    -    Blood Fever

DS9    Season 5, episode 14    -    In Purgatory's Shadow

DS9    Season 5, episode 15    -    By Inferno's Light

VOY    Season 3, episode 17    -    Unity

VOY    Season 3, episode 18    -    Darkling

DS9    Season 5, episode 16    -    Doctor Bashir, I Presume

VOY    Season 3, episode 19    -    Rise

DS9    Season 5, episode 17    -    A Simple Investigation

DS9    Season 5, episode 18    -    Business as Usual

DS9    Season 5, episode 19    -    Ties of Blood and Water

VOY    Season 3, episode 20    -    Favorite Son

DS9    Season 5, episode 20    -    Ferengi Love Songs

DS9    Season 5, episode 21    -    Soldiers of the Empire

DS9    Season 5, episode 22    -    Children of Time

VOY    Season 3, episode 21    -    Before and After

VOY    Season 3, episode 22    -    Real Life

VOY    Season 3, episode 23    -    Distant Origin

VOY    Season 3, episode 24    -    Displaced

DS9    Season 5, episode 23    -    Blaze of Glory

VOY    Season 3, episode 25    -    Worst Case Scenario

DS9    Season 5, episode 24    -    Empok Nor

DS9    Season 5, episode 25    -    In the Cards

DS9    Season 5, episode 26    -    Call to Arms

VOY    Season 3, episode 26    -    Scorpion, Part 1

2373: Flashback

2374:

Voyager gets a much needed shot in the arm with the introduction of Seven of Nine, and Deep Space Nine delivers a great season as the Dominion War arc reaches full swing. 


VOY    Season 4, episode 1    -    Scorpion, Part 2

VOY    Season 4, episode 2    -    The Gift

VOY    Season 4, episode 3    -    Day of Honor

VOY    Season 4, episode 4    -    Nemesis

VOY    Season 4, episode 5    -    Revulsion

DS9    Season 6, episode 1    -    A Time to Stand

DS9    Season 6, episode 2    -    Rocks and Shoals

DS9    Season 6, episode 3    -    Sons and Daughters

DS9    Season 6, episode 4    -    Behind the Lines

DS9    Season 6, episode 5    -    Favor the Bold

DS9    Season 6, episode 6    -    Sacrifice of Angels

VOY    Season 4, episode 6    -    The Raven

VOY    Season 4, episode 7    -    Scientific Method

DS9    Season 6, episode 7    -    You are Cordially Invited

VOY    Season 4, episode 8    -    Year of Hell, Part 1

VOY    Season 4, episode 9    -    Year of Hell, Part 2

DS9    Season 6, episode 8    -    Resurrection

VOY    Season 4, episode 10    -    Random Thoughts

DS9    Season 6, episode 9    -    Statistical Probabilities

VOY    Season 4, episode 11    -    Concerning Flight

DS9    Season 6, episode 10    -    The Magnificent Ferengi

DS9    Season 6, episode 11    -    Waltz

VOY    Season 4, episode 12    -    Mortal Coil

VOY    Season 4, episode 14    -    Message in a Bottle

VOY    Season 4, episode 13    -    Waking Moments

DS9    Season 6, episode 12    -    Who Mourns for Morn?

DS9    Season 6, episode 13    -    Far Beyond the Stars

DS9    Season 6, episode 14    -    One Little Ship

VOY    Season 4, episode 15    -    Hunters

DS9    Season 6, episode 15    -    Honor Among Thieves

DS9    Season 6, episode 16    -    Change of Heart

VOY    Season 4, episode 16    -    Prey

VOY    Season 4, episode 17    -    Retrospect

VOY    Season 4, episode 18    -    The Killing Game, Part 1

VOY    Season 4, episode 19    -    The Killing Game, Part 2

DS9    Season 6, episode 17    -    Wrongs Darker than Death or Night

DS9    Season 6, episode 18    -    Inquisition

DS9    Season 6, episode 19    -    In the Pale Moonlight

VOY    Season 4, episode 20    -    Vis a Vis

VOY    Season 4, episode 21    -    The Omega Directive

DS9    Season 6, episode 20    -    His Way

VOY    Season 4, episode 22    -    Unforgettable

DS9    Season 6, episode 21    -    The Reckoning

DS9    Season 6, episode 22    -    Valiant


We are skipping Voyager episode 23 (“Living Witness”) for now, and will be watching it later.


VOY    Season 4, episode 24    -    Demon

DS9    Season 6, episode 23    -    Profit and Lace

VOY    Season 4, episode 25    -    One

DS9    Season 6, episode 24    -    Time's Orphan

VOY    Season 4, episode 26    -    Hope and Fear

DS9    Season 6, episode 25    -    The Sound of her Voice

DS9    Season 6, episode 26    -    Tears of the Prophets


2374: In the Pale Moonlight

2375:

VOY    Season 5, episode 1    -    Night

VOY    Season 5, episode 2    -    Drone

VOY    Season 5, episode 3    -    Extreme Risk

VOY    Season 5, episode 4    -    In the Flesh

VOY    Season 5, episode 5    -    Once Upon a Time

VOY    Season 5, episode 8    -    Nothing Human

VOY    Season 5, episode 6    -    Timeless

DS9    Season 7, episode 1    -    Image in the Sand

DS9    Season 7, episode 2    -    Shadows and Symbols

DS9    Season 7, episode 3    -    Afterimage

DS9    Season 7, episode 4    -    Take Me Out to the Holosuite

DS9    Season 7, episode 5    -    Chrysalis

DS9    Season 7, episode 6    -    Treachery, Faith, and the Great River

DS9    Season 7, episode 7    -    Once More Unto the Breach

DS9    Season 7, episode 8    -    The Siege of AR-558

VOY    Season 5, episode 9    -    Thirty Days

DS9    Season 7, episode 9    -    Covenant

VOY    Season 5, episode 7    -    Infinite Regress

VOY    Season 5, episode 10    -    Counterpoint

DS9    Season 7, episode 10    -    It's Only a Paper Moon


There’s no place to put Insurrection so its references to the war and the presence of Worf really make perfect sense, but this is probably the closest to working. I’m not going to go too nuts about it.


MOV    Star Trek: Insurrection

DS9    Season 7, episode 11    -    Prodigal Daughter

VOY    Season 5, episode 11    -    Latent Image

VOY    Season 5, episode 12    -    Bride of Chaotica

DS9    Season 7, episode 12    -    The Emperor's New Cloak

VOY    Season 5, episode 13    -    Gravity

DS9    Season 7, episode 13    -    Field of Fire

VOY    Season 5, episode 14    -    Bliss

DS9    Season 7, episode 14    -    Chimera

VOY    Season 5, episode 17    -    The Disease

DS9    Season 7, episode 15    -    Badda-Bing Badda-Bang

DS9    Season 7, episode 16    -    Inter Arma Silent Leges

VOY    Season 5, episode 18    -    Course: Oblivion

VOY    Season 5, episode 15    -    Dark Frontier, Part 1

VOY    Season 5, episode 16    -    Dark Frontier, Part 2

VOY    Season 5, episode 19    -    The Fight

VOY    Season 5, episode 20    -    Think Tank

DS9    Season 7, episode 17    -    Penumbra

DS9    Season 7, episode 18    -    'Til Death Do Us Part

DS9    Season 7, episode 19    -    Strange Bedfellows

DS9    Season 7, episode 20    -    The Changing Face of Evil

DS9    Season 7, episode 21    -    When it Rains

DS9    Season 7, episode 22    -    Tacking into the Wind

DS9    Season 7, episode 23    -    Extreme Measures

DS9    Season 7, episode 24    -    The Dogs of War

DS9    Season 7, episode 25    -    What You Leave Behind, Part 1

DS9    Season 7, episode 26    -    What You Leave Behind, Part 2


Farewell, DS9. I’ll always love you best. 


VOY    Season 5, episode 21    -    Juggernaut

VOY    Season 5, episode 22    -    Someone to Watch Over Me

VOY    Season 5, episode 23    -    11:59

VOY    Season 5, episode 24    -    Relativity

VOY    Season 5, episode 25    -    Warhead

VOY    Season 5, episode 26    -    Equinox, Part 1


2375: Bride of Chaotica

2376:

VOY    Season 6, episode 1    -    Equinox, Part 2

VOY    Season 6, episode 2    -    Survival Instinct

VOY    Season 6, episode 3    -    Barge of the Dead

VOY    Season 6, episode 4    -    Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy

VOY    Season 6, episode 7    -    Dragon's Teeth

VOY    Season 6, episode 5    -    Alice

VOY    Season 6, episode 6    -    Riddles

VOY    Season 6, episode 8    -    One Small Step

VOY    Season 6, episode 9    -    The Voyager Conspiracy

VOY    Season 6, episode 10    -    Pathfinder

VOY    Season 6, episode 11    -    Fair Haven

VOY    Season 6, episode 15    -    Tsunkatse

VOY    Season 6, episode 12    -    Blink of an Eye

VOY    Season 6, episode 13    -    Virtuoso

VOY    Season 6, episode 16    -    Collective

VOY    Season 6, episode 14    -    Memorial

VOY    Season 6, episode 17    -    Spirit Folk

VOY    Season 6, episode 18    -    Ashes to Ashes

VOY    Season 6, episode 19    -    Child's Play

VOY    Season 6, episode 20    -    Good Shepherd

VOY    Season 6, episode 23    -    Fury

VOY    Season 6, episode 21    -    Live Fast and Prosper

VOY    Season 6, episode 24    -    Life Line

VOY    Season 6, episode 22    -    Muse

VOY    Season 6, episode 25    -    The Haunting of Deck Twelve

VOY    Season 6, episode 26    -    Unimatrix Zero, Part 1


2376: The Haunting of Deck Twelve

2377:

VOY    Season 7, episode 1    -    Unimatrix Zero, Part 2

VOY    Season 7, episode 3    -    Drive

VOY    Season 7, episode 4    -    Repression

VOY    Season 7, episode 2    -    Imperfection

VOY    Season 7, episode 5    -    Critical Care

VOY    Season 7, episode 6    -    Inside Man

VOY    Season 7, episode 7    -    Body and Soul

VOY    Season 7, episode 8    -    Nightingale

VOY    Season 7, episode 9    -    Flesh and Blood, Part 1

VOY    Season 7, episode 10    -    Flesh and Blood, Part 2

VOY    Season 7, episode 11    -    Shattered

VOY    Season 7, episode 12    -    Lineage

VOY    Season 7, episode 13    -    Repentance

VOY    Season 7, episode 14    -    Prophesy

VOY    Season 7, episode 15    -    The Void

VOY    Season 7, episode 16    -    Workforce, Part 1

VOY    Season 7, episode 17    -    Workforce, Part 2


2377: Nightingale

2378:

VOY    Season 7, episode 18    -    Human Error

VOY    Season 7, episode 19    -    Q2

VOY    Season 7, episode 20    -    Author, Author

VOY    Season 7, episode 21    -    Friendship One

VOY    Season 7, episode 22    -    Natural Law

VOY    Season 7, episode 23    -    Homestead

VOY    Season 7, episode 24    -    Renaissance Man

VOY    Season 7, episode 25    -    Endgame, Part 1

VOY    Season 7, episode 26    -    Endgame, Part 2


2378: Endgame

2379:

MOV    -    Star Trek: Nemesis


2379: Nemesis

2380:

Star Trek returns to animation with its ninth series, and first all-out comedy, Star Trek: Lower Decks, aimed towards a more adult audience than The Animated Series or Prodigy. Best first season since the Original Series? I dare say yes.


LDS    Season 1, episode 1    -    Second Contact

LDS    Season 1, episode 2    -    Envoys

LDS    Season 1, episode 3    -    Temporal Edict

LDS    Season 1, episode 4    -    Moist Vessel

LDS    Season 1, episode 5    -    Cupid’s Errant Arrow

LDS    Season 1, episode 6    -    Terminal Provocations

LDS    Season 1, episode 7    -    Much Ado About Boimler

LDS    Season 1, episode 8    -    Veritas

LDS    Season 1, episode 9    -    Crisis Point

LDS    Season 1, episode 10    -    No Small Parts


2380: Cupid's Errant Arrow

2381:

There’s some question if this takes place in 2380 or 2381. I’ll write up the confusion for the methodology page once I get a bit more info about that, but for now I’m saying 2381.


LDS    Season 2, episode 1    -    Strange Energies

LDS    Season 2, episode 2    -    Kayshon, His Eyes Open

LDS    Season 2, episode 3    -    We’ll Always Have Tom Paris

LDS    Season 2, episode 4    -    Mugato, Gumato

LDS    Season 2, episode 5    -    An Embarrassment of Dooplers

LDS    Season 2, episode 6    -    The Spy Humongous

LDS    Season 2, episode 7    -    Where Pleasant Fountains Lie

LDS    Season 2, episode 8    -    I, Excretes

LDS    Season 2, episode 9    -    wej Duj

LDS    Season 2, episode 10    -    First First Contact


2381: We'll Always Have Tom Paris

2383:

The first Star Trek since The Animated Series to be geared explicitly for kids, Star Trek: Prodigy takes place in the Delta Quadrant last seen in Star Trek Voyager, and tens of thousands of light years from most of the stories we’ve been watching so far.


PRO    Season 1, episode 1    -    Lost & Found, Part 1

PRO    Season 1, episode 2    -    Lost & Found, Part 2

PRO    Season 1, episode 3    -    Starstruck

PRO    Season 1, episode 4    -    Dream Catcher

PRO    Season 1, episode 5    -    Terror Firma

PRO    Season 1, episode 6    -    UNKNOWN - (01/06/22)

PRO    Season 1, episode 7    -    UNKNOWN - (01/13/22)

PRO    Season 1, episode 8    -    UNKNOWN - (01/20/22)

PRO    Season 1, episode 9    -    UNKNOWN - (01/27/22)

PRO    Season 1, episode 10    -    UNKNOWN - (02/03/22)

PRO    Season 1, episode 11    -    UNKNOWN - (Late 2022)

PRO    Season 1, episode 12    -    UNKNOWN - (Late 2022)

PRO    Season 1, episode 13    -    UNKNOWN - (Late 2022)

PRO    Season 1, episode 14    -    UNKNOWN - (Late 2022)

PRO    Season 1, episode 15    -    UNKNOWN - (Late 2022)

PRO    Season 1, episode 16    -    UNKNOWN - (Late 2022)

PRO    Season 1, episode 17    -    UNKNOWN - (Late 2022)

PRO    Season 1, episode 18    -    UNKNOWN - (Late 2022)

PRO    Season 1, episode 19    -    UNKNOWN - (Late 2022)

PRO    Season 1, episode 20    -    UNKNOWN - (Late 2022)






2383: Star Trek Prodigy

2385:

The events of this Short Trek set the events of Star Trek - Picard, which we’ll be coming to shortly, in motion.


SHO    Season 2, episode 6    -    Children of Mars

2385: Children of Mars

2387:

Okay. Deep breath. In 2387 the Romulan sun goes supernova, devastating the Romulan empire. A failed attempt to stop this accidentally sends the Romulan mining vessel Narada back to 2233, creating an alternate reality  known as the “Kelvin Universe” or “Kelvinverse.” Three movies take place in the Kelvin universe, and we will be viewing those next. It is very important to understand : This new timeline DOES NOT replace the original “Prime” timeline, which continues to exist as it always has and to which we will be returning shortly. 

2387: Romulan Supernova

2233 - (Kelvinverse):

The USS Kelvin is destroyed by the Narada, newly arrived from the Prime Universe 2387. This begins the divergence from the Prime timeline.

2233: USS Kelvin

2258 - (Kelvinverse):

Too action-oriented for some, and plot-holes galore, but 2009’s “Star Trek” is a quite fun alternate take on the original series. You can use the butterfly effect of the appearance of the Narada in 2233 as a reason the 2258 Kelvinverse looks and feels quite different than the Prime Universe. Or you can just accept it as creative license and a visual reboot. Don’t overthink the chronology and details of this batch of movies though, or you’ll start seeing all kinds of things that make no sense. 


MOV    Star Trek (2009)


2258: Star Trek (2009)

2259 - (Kelvinverse):

MOV    Star Trek Into Darkness


2259: Star Trek Into Darkness

2263 - (Kelvinverse):

MOV    Star Trek Beyond


This film, while a solid improvement on Into Darkness, did not perform to expectations, meaning that, despite recurring talks of a fourth film, Beyond may end up being our last visit to the Kelvinverse. I certainly wouldn’t want all Trek to be like it, but it’s been a fun corner of the franchise so far. 


We now return to the Prime timeline, already in progress.



2263: Star Trek Beyond

2399:

PIC    Season 1, episode 1    -    Remembrance

PIC    Season 1, episode 2    -    Maps and Legends

PIC    Season 1, episode 3    -    The End is the Beginning

PIC    Season 1, episode 4    -    Absolute Candor

PIC    Season 1, episode 5    -    Stardust City Rag

PIC    Season 1, episode 6    -    The Impossible Box

PIC    Season 1, episode 7    -    Nepenthe

PIC    Season 1, episode 8    -    Broken Pieces

PIC    Season 1, episode 9    -    Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 1

PIC    Season 1, episode 10    -    Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2

2399: Et in Arcadia Ego

2400:

Remember: the 25th century doesn’t begin until 2401, if I want to be pedantic. And clearly, clearly, I do.  ANYWAY, Picard Season Two begins in 2022 and while the season is implied to involve substantial time-travel shenanigans, the framing story will (presumably) take place in 2400.


PIC    Season 2, episode 1    -    UNKNOWN - NOT YET AIRED

PIC    Season 2, episode 2    -    UNKNOWN - NOT YET AIRED

PIC    Season 2, episode 3    -    UNKNOWN - NOT YET AIRED

PIC    Season 2, episode 4    -    UNKNOWN - NOT YET AIRED

PIC    Season 2, episode 5    -    UNKNOWN - NOT YET AIRED

PIC    Season 2, episode 6    -    UNKNOWN - NOT YET AIRED

PIC    Season 2, episode 7    -    UNKNOWN - NOT YET AIRED

PIC    Season 2, episode 8    -    UNKNOWN - NOT YET AIRED

PIC    Season 2, episode 9    -    UNKNOWN - NOT YET AIRED

PIC    Season 2, episode 10    -    UNKNOWN - NOT YET AIRED

2400-Picard Season 2

The 31st Century

3074….ish:

As you watch this you’ll see why the exact placement can be debatable, but 3074ish seemed best. With this episode, we finish Star Trek: Voyager. Keep in mind that this episode, like most of Voyager and Prodigy, takes place entirely in the Delta quadrant, far away from most of the events of the franchise.


VOY    Season 4, episode 23    -    Living Witness


3074: Living Witness

The 32nd Century

3188:

Several hundred years later, we rejoin Star Trek: Discovery, already in progress, to discover what has happened in the interim.


DIS    Season 3, episode 1    -    That Hope is You, Part 1


3188: That Hope is You

3189:

DIS    Season 3, episode 2    -    Far From Home

DIS    Season 3, episode 3    -    People of Earth

DIS    Season 3, episode 4    -    Forget Me Not

DIS    Season 3, episode 5    -    Die Trying

DIS    Season 3, episode 6    -    Scavengers

DIS    Season 3, episode 7    -    Unification III

DIS    Season 3, episode 8    -    The Sanctuary

DIS    Season 3, episode 9    -    Terra Firma, Part 1

DIS    Season 3, episode 10    -    Terra Firma, Part 2

DIS    Season 3, episode 11    -    Su’Kal

DIS    Season 3, episode 12    -    There is a Tide…

DIS    Season 3, episode 13    -    That Hope is You, Part 2


3189: That Hope is You

3190:

Discovery Season Four presumably takes place in 3190. Airdates are for the US, as Season 4 distribution outside of North America is, frankly, a self-inflicted disaster.


DIS    Season 4, episode 1    -    Kobayashi Maru

DIS    Season 4, episode 2    -    Anomaly - (11/25/21)

DIS    Season 4, episode 3    -    Choose to Live - (12/02/21)

DIS    Season 4, episode 4    -    All is Possible - (12/09/21)

DIS    Season 4, episode 5    -    UNKNOWN - (12/16/21)

DIS    Season 4, episode 6    -    UNKNOWN - (12/23/21)

DIS    Season 4, episode 7    -    UNKNOWN - (12/30/21)

DIS    Season 4, episode 8    -    UNKNOWN - (01/06/22)

DIS    Season 4, episode 9    -    UNKNOWN - (01/13/22)

DIS    Season 4, episode 10    -    UNKNOWN - (01/20/22)

DIS    Season 4, episode 11    -    UNKNOWN - (01/27/22)

DIS    Season 4, episode 12    -    UNKNOWN - (02/03/22)

DIS    Season 4, episode 13    -    UNKNOWN - (12/10/22)


3190: Discovery Season Four

Unknown:

Calypso is intentionally somewhat mysterious, and we have yet to learn exactly how it fits into the Star Trek timeline, but for now it seems to be the final part of our Star Trek Viewing Guide… except for Disco herself not appearing as we would expect her to if takes place here. It’s definitely a mystery that I guess we’ll find out the resolution to eventually.


SHO   Season 1, episode 2    -    Calypso


Unknown: Calypso

If you use or have an opinion on this viewing order, I would LOVE to hear your thoughts!