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The Ultimate Chronological Star Trek Viewing Guide

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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 see this event later in the viewing order, but for now it’s just backstory.

 The 22nd Century


2151:

We start with Star Trek: Enterprise (technically just titled Enterprise until season three). While the first in the timeline, this show was actually the sixth Star Trek series made, and includes many fun hints of future events.  We will mostly follow the release order, but will skip some episodes in Seasons two and four until 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


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


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 return to 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


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    -    E² 
  • 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, Enterprise, under the guidance of a new showrunner, really takes advantage of its ability to foreshadow events in later chronologically-placed stories. Please pay attention to the episode numbers as we skip episodes 18, 19, and 22 for now and watch them later.

 

  • 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 


2155:

  • ENT    Season 4, episode 20    -    Demons 
  • ENT    Season 4, episode 21    -    Terra Prime 


Although we will be moving on from Enterprise for now, we will return to watch the skipped episodes and the series finale later. Even so, the two-parter above is near-universally considered a better end-point for this point in the story.


2156-2160:

The Earth-Romulan War, which was first mentioned in the original 1960s series, occurs here. Enterprise intended to cover this starting in the fifth season, but was unfortunately cancelled after Season Four. While we don't get to see the conflict on screen, its impact is felt throughout Enterprise and beyond. 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…


2161:

…the formation of the United Federation of Planets, the primary political setting of the Star Trek franchise.


From this point on, Star Trek focuses on the Federation, depicting its periods of peace, war, expansion, and decline, which will set the agenda for much of the franchise.

The 23rd Century


Early 2230s:

An adaptation of an (actual) ancient African legend, told to a young girl we will meet again later as an adult, this is our first “Short Treks” episode. These mini-episodes are not tied to any specific time or place in the Star Trek franchise and will appear occasionally throughout this list.


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


2233 - A sidenote about universes/timelines:

There are two main “universes” in the Star Trek franchise: the Kelvin timeline (consisting of three feature films) and the Prime timeline (covering everything else). This year, 2233, is when events occur which split the universe into the Kelvin and Prime timelines. For now, we will stay with the Prime timeline in this viewing order, but keep in mind the Kelvin timeline for later. Note that there is a third universe, the "Mirror" universe, and occasional alternate timelines. However, for simplicity, our visits there will not be separated from the Prime episodes.


2233 (Prime):

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

Nothing happens. 

All is well.


2239:

  • SHO    Season 1, episode 3    -    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 Star Trek episode produced: The Cage, dating from 1964-65. Rejected by NBC for being "too cerebral," studio owner Lucille Ball convinced the network to give the show another chance at a pilot. While much of The Cage’s footage is reused in a later episode, "The Menagerie," we recommend that you don't skip either one. The character of Captain Pike becomes highly significant shortly, and both episodes offer valuable insights into him and Spock.


Viewing notes: When referring to the original 1960s "Star Trek," this guide uses the abbreviation TOS (The Original Series). TOS is available in two versions: the classic 1960s version and a CGI- enhanced remastered version made from 2006-08. The remastered versions do not alter the stories in any way making the version you choose a matter of personal preference.  


  • SHO    Season 2, episode 1    -    Q&A 
  • TOS    Season 0, episode 1    -    The Cage 


2256:

We now begin Star Trek: Discovery, which is the seventh Star Trek series produced, but only the second series chronologically. It also is the first series to significantly revamp the visual designs, departing from the previous assumption that the 23rd century looked the same as it did in the original 1960s series. Discovery updates the designs, and we are trusted to accept that they have "always" looked this way, affecting uniforms, ships, alien makeup, and more. The Klingons, in particular, received a dramatic redesign, though it was significantly backtracked after the first season. These are not continuity issues, and should not be viewed as such, though we could certainly nitpick details if we chose to. 


  • DIS    Season 1, episode 1    -    The Vulcan Hello
  • DIS    Season 1, episode 2    -    Battle at the Binary Stars
  • DIS    Season 1, episode 3    -    Context is for Kings
  • DIS    Season 1, episode 4    -    The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's 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


2257:

  • DIS    Season 1, episode 8    -    Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum
  • DIS    Season 1, episode 9    -    Into the Forest I Go


Watching Trek in this order presents a quirk in episode 10, where the USS Defiant is, to avoid spoilers, somewhere it shouldn't be. The show assumes that we know the explanation, but don't worry about it. We will learn why when we reach 2268, but in the meantime, it is entirely unimportant to how the story in Discovery unfolds.


  • 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


2258:

I will avoid spoilers, but after watching the episode listed just above, it will be clear why we are pausing our viewing of Discovery, even though there are more episodes left to watch. We will come back to the series at the appropriate time to continue the series.


  • SHO    Season 2, episode 2    -    The Trouble with Edward
  • SHO    Season 2, episode 3    -    Ask Not


2259:

We now move away from the Discovery crew to follow Capt. Pike, back in command of the Enterprise, for an absolutely delightful series that deliberately throws back to 1960s Trek in many ways, including the first appearances of some characters we will continue to see for many years to come.


  • SNW    Season 1, episode 1    -    Strange New Worlds
  • SNW    Season 1, episode 2    -    Children of the Comet
  • SNW    Season 1, episode 3    -    Ghosts of Illyria
  • SNW    Season 1, episode 4    -    Memento Mori
  • SNW    Season 1, episode 5    -    Spock Amok
  • SNW    Season 1, episode 6    -    Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach
  • SNW    Season 1, episode 7    -    The Serene Squall
  • SNW    Season 1, episode 8    -    The Elysian Kingdom
  • SNW    Season 1, episode 9    -    All Those Who Wander


Pay attention to the possible future laid out in this next episode; we see how the timeline actually plays out later in this chronology.


  • SNW    Season 1, episode 10    -    A Quality of Mercy
  • SNW    Season 2 episode 1    -    The Broken Circle
  • SNW    Season 2, episode 2    -    Ad Astra per Aspera
  • SNW    Season 2, episode 3    -    Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow
  • SNW    Season 2, episode 4    -    Among the Lotus Eaters
  • SNW    Season 2, episode 5    -    Charades
  • SNW    Season 2, episode 6    -    Lost in Translation


Skipping Episode 7 for later…

 

  • SNW    Season 2, episode 8    -    Under the Cloak of War
  • SNW    Season 2, episode 9    -    Subspace Rhapsody
  • SNW    Season 2, episode 10    -    Hegemony


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


2266-Notes on The Original Series:

Just to clarify - the original Star Trek will appear less advanced in terms of its designs and aesthetic compared to the other Star Trek shows we have watched so far, but this is only due to the limitations of television production at the time. This is not “true” in story terms - the technology and society in TOS should be read as on par with Discovery and Strange New Worlds, which all take place at roughly this point in the timeline, and the Enterprise, despite looking different, should be accepted as the exact same ship Pike commanded in Strange New Worlds.


As for the actual viewing order, to fully appreciate the development of the show, it's recommended to watch TOS in production order instead of by air date.  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 rest of the franchise takes for granted.


2266-2267:

  • 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


Next we revisit SNW’s season 1 finale, “A Quality of Mercy”, and see how differently events play out with Kirk in command of the Enterprise.


  • 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 Spock and Pike since, this episode is absolutely 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!


2267-2268:

      

  • 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 first introduces 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


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 in Truth No 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 have a TOS episode leading into two of the Enterprise episodes we skipped, PLUS they finally explain why the 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 I
  • 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


2269-2270:

We finish 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 later works in the franchise certainly seemed to disagree, with Enterprise’s Vulcan arc as well as the first of the Kelvin films borrowing heavily from Yesteryear, Robert April appearing in Strange New Worlds, numerous references in Lower Decks, etc.,  so I see no reason not to consider it as canon as everything else. Besides, “La mort de l'auteur” 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


2273:

Movie time! Some background here. Paramount was planning on making a new network, and intended a new Star Trek series, "Star Trek Phase II", to anchor it. Scripts were written, sets were built, and actors cast. When network plans fell through, and Star Wars became 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? mm-hmm. Anyway, if you have access to it I recommend the Director’s Cut, in which pacing is much improved and some particularly flawed effects are redone, but either version works story-wise.


  • MOV    Star Trek: The Motion Picture


2285:

Following The Motion Picture, the franchise underwent a significant transformation with the release of the next film, adopting a different style and tone that many, including the author, believe resulted in the best Star Trek movie to date.


  • 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


2286:

  • MOV    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home


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


2287:

  • MOV    Star Trek V: The Final Frontier


2293:

A criminally underrated film.


  • MOV    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country


Sidenote: The opening sequence of the film. Star Trek: Generations takes place this year, a few months 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. 

The 24th Century

 

2364:

We now jump forward 70-odd years to see a far more established Federation, and perhaps the most popular and beloved 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. I promise you, the series gets a lot better later on and absolutely earns the affection it still receives to this day. 

 

  • 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 Bough 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


2365:

This season introduces the most popular and iconic character of the entire Star Trek franchise: Riker’s Beard. More seriously, due to a writers strike this year the producers had to dip into episodes written for the early 70’s Phase II series that was never made. Will Riker and Troi were ALWAYS a revamp of the original plans for Will Decker and Ilia, but the season opener was literally written in the 70s with Ilia in the place of Troi.

 

  • 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


2366:

  • TNG    Season 3, episode 1    -    Evolution
  • TNG    Season 3, episode 2    -    The Ensigns of Command
  • TNG    Season 3, episode 3    -    The Survivors
  • 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    -    Ménage à Troi
  • TNG    Season 3, episode 25    -    Transfigurations
  • TNG    Season 3, episode 26    -    The Best of Both Worlds, Part 1


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


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


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 significant attempt at serialized storytelling. Like other shows in the franchise, it has a slow start, but once it gets going it’s a real joy. To stay in the correct chronological order, we’ll be bouncing between TNG and DS9, and later DS9 and Voyager, with occasional minor tweaks to avoid interrupting story arcs in progress. 


  • 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


Pay attention to this next episode - it will be important (much, much) later.


  • 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


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 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


2371:      

Like Phase II was intended to do, and Discovery does again a few decades later, Star Trek Voyager is launched 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


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


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


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 À 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


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 where Insurrection’s references to the Dominion 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 Enim 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

 

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


  • DS9    Season 7, episode 25    -    What You Leave Behind, Part 1
  • DS9    Season 7, episode 26    -    What You Leave Behind, Part 2
  • 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


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


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    -    Prophecy
  • VOY    Season 7, episode 15    -    The Void
  • VOY    Season 7, episode 16    -    Workforce, Part 1
  • VOY    Season 7, episode 17    -    Workforce, Part 2


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


2379:

  • MOV    -    Star Trek: 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.


  • 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


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, Excretus
  • LDS    Season 2, episode 9    -    wej Duj
  • LDS    Season 2, episode 10    -    First First Contact
  • LDS    Season 3, episode 1    -    Grounded
  • LDS    Season 3, episode 2    -    The Least Dangerous Game
  • LDS    Season 3, episode 3    -    Mining The Mind's Mines
  • LDS    Season 3, episode 4    -    Room for Growth
  • LDS    Season 3, episode 5    -    Reflections
  • LDS    Season 3, episode 6    -    Hear All, Trust Nothing 


We now travel back for our last Strange New Worlds episode, which is ABSOLUTELY a delight.


  • SNW    Season 2, episode 7    -    Those Old Scientists
  • LDS    Season 3, episode 7    -    A Mathematically Perfect Redemption
  • LDS    Season 3, episode 8    -    Crisis Point 2: Paradoxus
  • LDS    Season 3, episode 9    -    Trusted Sources
  • LDS    Season 3, episode 10    -    The Stars at Night
  • LDS    Season 4, episode 1    -    Twovix
  • LDS    Season 4, episode 2    -    I Have No Bones Yet I Must Flee
  • LDS    Season 4, episode 3    -    In the Cradle of Vexilon
  • LDS    Season 4, episode 4    -    Something Borrowed, Something Green
  • LDS    Season 4, episode 5    -    Empathological Fallacies
  • LDS    Season 4, episode 6    -    Parth Ferengi’s Heart Place
  • LDS    Season 4, episode 7    -    A Few Badgeys More
  • LDS    Season 4, episode 8    -    Caves
  • LDS    Season 4, episode 9    -    The Inner Fight
  • LDS    Season 4, episode 10    -    Old Friends, New Planets


2383:

The first Star Trek since The Animated Series to be geared explicitly for kids, Star Trek: Prodigy takes place on the border of the Delta Quadrant last seen in Voyager, and features the return of several characters from that series. Don’t dismiss this as “just a kids show” though — it’s quite complex, quite good, and quite Star Trek.

 

  • 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    -    Kobayashi
  • PRO    Season 1, episode 7    -    First Con-tact
  • PRO    Season 1, episode 8    -    Time Amok
  • PRO    Season 1, episode 9    -    A Moral Star
  • PRO    Season 1, episode 10    -    A Moral Star, Part Two
  • PRO    Season 1, episode 11    -    Asylum
  • PRO    Season 1, episode 12    -    Let Sleeping Borg Lie
  • PRO    Season 1, episode 13    -    All the World’s a Stage
  • PRO    Season 1, episode 14    -   Crossroads
  • PRO    Season 1, episode 15    -    Masquerade
  • PRO    Season 1, episode 16    -    Preludes
  • PRO    Season 1, episode 17    -    Ghost in the Machine
  • PRO    Season 1, episode 18    -    Mindwalk
  • PRO    Season 1, episode 19    -    Supernova, Part 1
  • PRO    Season 1, episode 20    -    Supernova, Part 2



2384:

As of this update, no episodes of this season have aired in a language I speak. It is possible that when they are viewed, I will wish to update their placement in this list. The below is tentative. Also note, the listed titles are derived from their French-language titles, and their eventual English titles may vary.


  • PRO    Season 2, episode 1    -    Into the Breach, Part 1
  • PRO    Season 2, episode 2    -    Into the Breach, Part 2
  • PRO    Season 2, episode 3    -    Who Saves the Saviors?
  • PRO    Season 2, episode 4    -    Temporal Mechanics 101
  • PRO    Season 2, episode 5    -    The Mystery Spiral
  • PRO    Season 2, episode 6    -    Imposter Syndrome
  • PRO    Season 2, episode 7    -    The Race
  • PRO    Season 2, episode 8    -    Veritas?
  • PRO    Season 2, episode 9    -    The Time Devouring Scavengers, Part 1
  • PRO    Season 2, episode 10    -    The Time Devouring Scavengers, Part 2
  • PRO    Season 2, episode 11    -    The Last Flight of the Protostar, Part 1
  • PRO    Season 2, episode 12    -    The Last Flight of the Protostar, Part 2
  • PRO    Season 2, episode 13    -    A Tribble Called Bridule
  • PRO    Season 2, episode 14    -   The Mirror Universe
  • PRO    Season 2, episode 15    -    The Ascent, Part 1
  • PRO    Season 2, episode 16    -    The Ascent, Part 2
  • PRO    Season 2, episode 17    -    On the Brink
  • PRO    Season 2, episode 18    -    Behind Enemy Lines
  • PRO    Season 2, episode 19    -    Ouroboros, Part 1
  • PRO    Season 2, episode 20    -    Ouroboros, Part 2


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


2387:

Okay. Deep breath. In 2387 the Romulan sun goes supernova, devastating the Romulan empire. A failed attempt by Starfleet to help stop this accidentally sends the Romulan mining vessel Narada back to 2233, creating an alternate reality  known as the “Kelvin Universe” or “Kelvinverse.” We'll be watching the three movies set in this universe next. It's essential to note that this new timeline DOES NOT replace the original “Prime” timeline, which still exists as it always has and to which we will be returning shortly.


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.


2258 - (Kelvinverse):

Too action-oriented for some, and plot-holes galore, 2009’s “Star Trek” is not what I would want Star Trek to be all the time, but is a quite fun alternate take on the original series, with some great acting and effects. 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)

 

2259 - (Kelvinverse):

  • MOV    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 the long-promised fourth film has been in-and-out of production for years, and I cannot say if we’ll ever see the Kelvin timeline again.


Therefore, we now return to the Prime timeline, already in progress.

 

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

The 25th Century


2401:


  • PIC    Season 2, episode 1    -    The Star Gazer
  • PIC    Season 2, episode 2    -    Penance
  • PIC    Season 2, episode 3    -    Assimilation
  • PIC    Season 2, episode 4    -    Watcher
  • PIC    Season 2, episode 5    -    Fly Me to the Moon
  • PIC    Season 2, episode 6    -    Two of One
  • PIC    Season 2, episode 7    -    Monsters
  • PIC    Season 2, episode 8    -    Mercy
  • PIC    Season 2, episode 9    -    Hide and Seek
  • PIC    Season 2, episode 10    -    Farewell


I gotta say, I strongly feel the Picard seasons all would make much more sense if you assume A LOT more time takes place between them than what the official sources say, but it is what it is.


  • PIC    Season 3, episode 1    -    The Next Generation
  • PIC    Season 3, episode 2    -    Disengage
  • PIC    Season 3, episode 3    -    Seventeen Seconds
  • PIC    Season 3, episode 4    -    No Win Scenario 
  • PIC    Season 3, episode 5    -    Imposters
  • PIC    Season 3, episode 6    -    The Bounty
  • PIC    Season 3, episode 7    -    Dominion
  • PIC    Season 3, episode 8    -    Surrender
  • PIC    Season 3, episode 9    -    Võx
  • PIC    Season 3, episode 10    -    The Last Generation

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 takes place entirely in the Delta quadrant, far away from most of the events of the franchise.


  • VOY    Season 4, episode 23    -    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


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


3190:

  • DIS    Season 4, episode 1    -    Kobayashi Maru
  • DIS    Season 4, episode 2    -    Anomaly
  • DIS    Season 4, episode 3    -    Choose to Live
  • DIS    Season 4, episode 4    -    All is Possible
  • DIS    Season 4, episode 5    -    The Examples
  • DIS    Season 4, episode 6    -    Stormy Weather
  • DIS    Season 4, episode 7    -    …But to Connect
  • DIS    Season 4, episode 8    -    All In
  • DIS    Season 4, episode 9    -    Rubicon
  • DIS    Season 4, episode 10    -    The Galactic Barrier
  • DIS    Season 4, episode 11    -    Rosetta
  • DIS    Season 4, episode 12    -    Species Ten-C
  • DIS    Season 4, episode 13    -    Coming Home


3191:

As of this update, not all of this season has aired. It is possible that when they are viewed, I will wish to update their placement in this list, so the below is tentative.

  • DIS    Season 5, episode 1    -    Red Directive
  • DIS    Season 5, episode 2    -    Under the Twin Moons
  • DIS    Season 5, episode 3    -    Jinaal
  • DIS    Season 5, episode 4    -    Face the Strange
  • DIS    Season 5, episode 5    -    Mirrors
  • DIS    Season 5, episode 6    -    Whistlespeak
  • DIS    Season 5, episode 7    -    Erigah
  • DIS    Season 5, episode 8    -    Labyrinths
  • DIS    Season 5, episode 9    -    Lagrange Point
  • DIS    Season 5, episode 10    -    Life, Itself


Far Future:


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. There are still questions here. I expect Disco to answer them in Season 5, which will be the final season.


  • SHO    Season 1, episode 2    -    Calypso

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