Dawson had previously played belanna torres on star trek. Shades of grey is an episode that is consistently voted one of the worst star trek episodes of all time by fans, and it isnt hard to see why. This time we delve into the worst episodes of star trek enterprise. By senior producer david morgan watch original star trek. Every star trek movie ranked from worst to best episodes, paramount felt the time was right to give the cast of star trek. The enterprise episode damage what is the worst thing. Worst star trek episodes im rewatching voyager, which personally i think is a generally underrated series with a lot of great episodes, characters and a fantastic premise. Top 10 most controversial star trek episodes listverse. Basically, i didnt hate it, but i definitely still like at least 3 other series more. Enterprise is the latest entry in the star trek television saga and takes place during the mid22nd century.
Enterprise being a prequel was an enticing idea at first. Theres a real eff it attitude to this episode which leads to many of the enterprises crew making decisions which feel completely out of character. It is common consensus that there are certainly a lot of terrible enterprise episodes. So it basically ends up as meaning fasterthanfasterthanlight travel. Every fan has their favorite star trek episode, but there are a lot that dont get nearly as much love as they deserve. Enterprise had many terrific episodes, especially its later episodes. That doesnt mean it has been without its share of controversyfrom the production staff to the fans to tv networks. Instead of using that to provide any real form of social commentary, the idea. Taking place during the mid22nd century, the crew of the first warp five starship the enterprise nx01 begin to explore the galaxy under the command of captain jonathan archer.
With so many episodes of star trek out there, there were bound to be some horrible missteps. Maybe its nostalgia for the early 00s form of edgy slickness. The next generation its cinematic debut and since some members of the enterprise s original crew were either unwilling to return leonard nimoy or not well enough deforest kelley, the seventh trek movie seemed like the perfect spot for a changing of the guard. Enterprise is indisputably the least popular of the star trek tv series, but theres bad, and then there are these five continuityconfounding franchisekillers. It deals with the crew of an experimental starship in the 22nd century, a century before the adventures of captain kirk, mr spock and dr mccoy. The best and worst original star trek episodes cbs news. I managed to make it through the first season, but i wont be going back. The next generation, i would contend there are a lot of worst episodes, period.
Yet, most fans agree on this being one of the single worst episodes of enterprise s entire run and why this trope rarely works well in any medium. The enterprise episode damage what is the worst thing a star trek captain did. Cbr takes a deep dive into every season of star trek tv, ever, ranking them from the very worst to the absolute greatest. The season two episode of star trek voyager titled threshold is often regarded as the worst episode of the series. Still, four seasons gives us almost 100 episodes to choose from. But a careful and objective look reveals that star trek. For the best, i must go the popular route and vote for the trouble with tribbles episode. You can find chestbursting aliens, haunted spaceships, psychological torment, split personalities and nightmares come to life across all of the star trek tv. The series aired for 98 episodes across four seasons, centering on the adventures of the 22nd century starship enterprise. A group of fans hashes through space hippies, stolen brains and an awful series finale to find the worst of them all. And there is also a lot of justified anger towards the enterprise series finale, these are the voyages, which was basically a bside episode of the next generation. The series, which almost instantly mortgaged its potential as a prequel to star trek had some real low points and the worst ten episodes of star trek. With no new star trek episodes in the fall of 2005, the 20052006 season was the first. These are the best episodes of the fifth and to date final star trek tv.
Discovery due to leave spacedock on the 24th september, youve still got plenty of time to quickly get in a few classic episodes of star trek from across the ages. A prequel to the original star trek, enterprise let producers reset the. Angel one the next generation, season 1 ep 14 the enterprise d visits a planet where the women are in charge instead of the men. I do try to remember that series often take a season or two to find their footing.
Enterprise is indisputably the least popular of the star trek tv series, but theres bad, and then there are these five continuityconfounding. Some, including me, would argue that, even at its worst which, for reference, was during the execrable yearlong xindi arc in season 3, it never. Enterprise was the one major failure in the star trek franchise. Every star trek tv show, ranked from worst to best vulture. Longtime star trek producer rick berman has the answer running from 2001 to 2005 only four seasons, as opposed to seven for the previous star trek reboots, star trek. Its barely an episode, just a bunch of random clips of previous episodes grafted together to make some semblance of a plot due to the writers guild strike of 1988.
However theres no denying its also home to some of the worst star trek episodes ever run, threshold being the crowning turd. But, sadly, this is still not the worst episode of enterprise. A ship feeding off enterprises warp field is exposed after the crew ignites the. Unlike star trek discovery, star trek enterprise is a fun prequel with decent episodes. The original series the next generation deep space nine voyager enterprise. The 25 worst episodes of the star trek franchise spoiler alert. Enterprise was the fourth entry in the scifi franchise since the next generation or tng, if you prefer.
The 10 worst star trek episodes ever according to imdb. Well, in the episode two days and two nights, all of the enterprise crew got a little romantic with their away mission. Top 10 most controversial star trek episodes top 10 most controversial star trek episodes star trek is one of the most beloved franchises in television history. Enterprise is perhaps the most maligned series in the. What do people feel were the best and the worst episodes in the original star trek series. Kirk and company find a deserted outpost guarded by the deadly image of a beautiful woman. There arent just a lot of candidates for the worst episode of star trek. Every star trek season of tv ever, ranked from worst to best.
It has always been, to my mind, the worst of star trek. The five worst star trek episodes of all time techrepublic. The fasterthanlightspeed measurement in star trek is known as warp. Its barely an episode, just a bunch of random clips of previous episodes grafted together to make some semblance of. Two other star trek alumni returned to enterprise to direct. The most controversial episodes are discussed below. The star trek universe may be known for its heady, philosophical take on sciencefiction, and its utopian future, but it has occassionally dipped into the horror genre. These are the 15 worst star trek episodes of all time. In another episode, the corbomite maneuver, kirk tells the bad guys. Star trek had its share of brilliant influential classics like space seed, amok time, the corbomite maneuver, and charlie x, but it had its stinkers too so were ranking all 79 episodes. The prequel to the star trek phenomena was derided by many for its bland and derivative nature. Transwarp isnt actually given a clear explanation in the star trek franchise. Digital fox ranked this episode as the third worst episode of all star trek up to.
Leah brahms, the engineer who designed the enterprise. The worst star trek episode of each star trek series. From the original series to the next generation to deep space 9, we rank every star trek tv show from the worst to the very best. Choosing 10 episodes out of 726 episodes of the original series tos, the next generation tng. Villordsutch on the five worst star trek episodes ever.
You want the worst 10 star trek episodes of all time. Until the episode extinction towards the start of the third season, the series was called simply enterprise without the star trek prefix. In star trek magazines ultimate guide, this episode was rated 1 out of 5 arrowhead insignia and was named the worst installment of enterprise s first season. Im currently watching enterprise for the first time which is fantastic, i must add and one of the things thats really stuck with me is the actions of captain archer in the season three episode damage. Spocks brain full episode video generally considered to be the worst episode of any star trek series ever a title of disgrace that has endured despite the later invention of both star trek. Star trek producer reveals the reasons enterprise failed. The only thing that shouldnt have been in any episode was the stupid relationship between trip and tpol for they had no chemistry whatsoever. Fan and critical reception was extremely negative, with the episode being voted as the worst of the entire star trek franchise by a landslide at the 50th anniversary convention, and frequently appearing on lists of worst finales on tv related websites and videos the cast were equally hostile towards the episode, with nearly the entire enterprise cast finding it offensively bad, and even. Digital fox ranked this episode as the third worst episode of all star trek up to 2018. After the enterprise landing party beams down to investigate a geologically interesting planet, their ship is hurled across the galaxy. Best and worst star trek episodes, original series.
Click though our gallery to check out in chronological order the 20 best star trek episodes and the 10 worst. The original series may have beaten that breakdown slightly, thanks to an excellent first season and a lot of strong second season shows. Here, the hollywood reporter and those who worked on the show look back on the 100 best star trek episodes to celebrate the 50th anniversary though not everyone could pick just one. The episode involves the crew making an engine that can go infinitymilesperhour, which, when used, causes the humans onboard to turn into alligatorsized salamanders. In general, star trek series nail their final episodes, but enterprise s final hour is so offbase that its gained a reputation amongst fans for being one of the franchises worst episodes. After a wee break we return to the lesser moments of star trek. Thats why i gave it a chance, despite hating the first few epis. Voyager, and had directed the episodes the andorian incident and vox sola during the first season of enterprise as well as two episodes of voyager.1149 302 1438 889 796 361 458 4 455 851 652 1153 840 1216 564 1563 1344 610 477 1082 1188 1174 1512 840 58 1267 1346 644 1105 260 247