Star Trek Movies, Series, and Characters Ranked

Notes from a fan who's seen it all.
May 15 2013 5:30 AM

The Greatest Star Trek Movies, Series, Episodes, Villains, and Crew Members

From best to worst.

From top left: Spock from the Original Series, Will Riker from The Next Generation, Bones McCoy from the Original Series, Kira Nerys from Deep Space Nine, Worf from The Next Generation, and Data from The Next Generation
From top left: Spock from the Original Series, Will Riker from The Next Generation, Bones McCoy from the Original Series, Kira Nerys from Deep Space Nine, Worf from The Next Generation, and Data from The Next Generation

Spock, Riker, McCoy, Worf, and Data by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images; Nerys courtesy of CBS Entertainment

Today in Slate, Matthew Yglesias explains just why Star Trek is great—and why the franchise’s natural home is television, not the movies. Below, he ranks the movies and TV shows from best to worst and lists the 10 best episodes, villains, and crew members.

Star Trek Movies From Best to Worst

Star Trek Series From Best to Worst

The 10 Best Star Trek Episodes

The 10 Best Star Trek Villains
Q
Gul Dukat
Khan Noonien Singh
The Borg
Weyoun
Captain Ransom
Kruge
Lore
Lursa and B’Etor
Kai Winn

The 10 Best Star Trek Crew Members
Spock
Data
Worf
Kira Nerys
Leonard McCoy
William Riker
The Doctor
Hoshi Sato
Geordi LaForge
Dax

Matthew Yglesias is the executive editor of Vox and author of The Rent Is Too Damn High.

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