Once upon a time, I decided to watch the entire franchise of Star Trek. I wrote it on a now gone blogging site and never managed to finish it.
So since I’m home bound during Covid19, I’ve decided to start a new. I will be watching the whole franchise bar Discovery and Picard. This project started during the shutdowns during the early months of the Covid 19 pandemic. I was only out of work for about 3 weeks, hence why I scratched off that sentence. But the rest remains the same. I am on a mission to watch the Star Trek franchise in its entirety. The previous attempt (sadly lost to the ages) was in inverse order, so this time I’m going with Airdate order. Honestly the only difference will be when I watch Enterprise (and now Discovery).
Since I had to get CBS All Access/Paramount+ to watch the Animated Series, I decided I will continue this into the new programing. I am using this through Amazon Prime due to ease of use and availability. I do however have a few of the seasons on DVD.
On this page you can find links to pages that contain the individual episode reviews. This is to organize it better and not have the longest list ever. My episode reviews are going to half summery, half random commentary that occurs to me as I watch. Some are more critically analyzed then others. If you want to add your thoughts to the conversation, feel free in the comments.
So come join me as I explore new worlds and new civilizations with Starfleet. I have bolded the series I have reviewed, or am currently in the process of reviewing. Italics indicate that I am currently working on that series, but there are reviews posted.
EDIT: Star Trek’s universe of content is constantly growing so let me know if I missed a new series.
The Original series (1967-1969) [79 episodes, Complete]
The Animated series (1973-1974) [22 episodes, Complete – One review]
The TOS films (1979-1991) [6 films, Complete]
The Next Generation (1987-1994) [176 episodes, Current]
TNG Films (1994-2002) [4 films, Current]
Deep Space Nine (1993-1999) [176 episodes, Current]
Voyager (1995-2001) [172 Episodes, Not yet reviewed]
Enterprise (2001-2005) [98 episodes, Not Yet Reviewed]
Kelvin Timeline/ ATOS (2009 – ?) [3 Films, 1 Film in production]
Discovery (2017- ?) [Currently Airing]
Short Treks (2018-?) [Currently Airing]
Picard (2020-?) [Currently Airing]
Lower Decks (2020 -?) [Currently Airing]
Prodigy (2021-?) [Currently Airing]
Strange New Worlds (2022-?) [Currently Airing]
Resources used for information
The Star Trek List – A list of airdates of the franchise. I use this to guide my rewatch, particularly when the shows begin to overlap each other.
Memory Alpha – A Star Trek focused wiki. This website holds a wealth of information from across all the franchise, including books and comics. Memory Beta focuses more on the books and comics while Alpha stays more to what is televised or stated as definite canon.
Wikipedia – Wikipedia is a general user edited encyclopedia which I use for behind the scenes content, credits, and occasionally to research some of the topics that Star Trek brings up. Its of course not the final source when researching, but it is helpful getting off the ground.
Chakotaya.net – This is a great source of scripts from the series.
Various books and scripts that have been published about the series.
Cygnus-X1.net – a resource for screencaps, blueprints and various other Star Trek information