Top Ten Star Trek Television Series

The Top Ten
1 The Next Generation (1987)

Thought TOS was the best, but turns out that was because I was comparing TOS to TNG's Season One...
But really, the middle seasons were the best, meaning 2-6. Yes, Season 2 was great, with Q Who and the episode with Data and whether he has rights or not. (forgot name).
Favorite episode would have to be The Inner Light, beautiful song. "Seize the time, Meribor! Now is the most precious time! "
Got that out of memory, pretty sure it has an error, though.
So inspirational, such as Data's "It is not the destination that matters, Lal, it is the journey which is most important"
Again, probably not exact...
It really was the one that shines out.
Star Trek: Generations was a fitting end to the Enterprise D's adventure, really, underrated movie...
First Contact, haven't seen it yet, probably great film.
Insurrection was pretty good but really forgettable, the villain is very weak.
Nemesis, haven't watched it yet.

I loved this so much I watched all 7 seasons in 2 months! I never really was a big star trek fan until my brother in law introduced me to the next generation, now I'll be moving on to all the other star trek movies and shows!

The plots are deeper than the original and the characters better developed, but it is also a bit more fun and campy than Voyager or DS9. The perfect balance!

Don't ask why it's the best, it's better to watch and find out.

2 The Original Series (1966)

This series is THE most nostalgic series ever. After finishing up TOS, I went and tried TNG, and it just wasn't the same. TOS will forever be my favorite.

Nothing beats the first one, except maybe Star Trek Enterprise.

Without nostalgia, I doubt many would consider this the best.

Should be #1. It's the original classic and it's the best.

3 Deep Space Nine (1993)

This was more serialized than other Star Treks, which was really a different take. They had to deal with their problems, not just escape them. Also, it was darker, and it showed how even good people can make questionable decisions in time of great need, in this case, war. It showed PTSD and tackled lots of tough topics, and it really was the overall best Trek series, greatly in part of the fact that it had such great characters. The characters do have conflicts, so it is different than TNG, where everybody gets along. This makes for great stories. It is also set on a station so it has greater diversity and lots of different aliens, with the greatest supporting characters, such as Nog, Rom, and Garak, to name a few. It was serialized with long story arcs about the Dominion and other stuff, including Sisko becoming Emissary. That along with the fact that the characters grow so much in DS9, for example Bashir from a young romantic to becoming more mature and serious. There was no ...more

The best, most complex series. Serialized arcs are great but the best part is the deep character development. Characters are real-feeling, not two-dimensional. Even the worst villains (Dukat, the Founders, Weyoun, Kai Winn) have backstories that we can relate to, even if not agree with. Character relationships are the best in all of Trek, with only possibly Kirk/Spock/McCoy as a rival. Some people dislike Ezri, but they did an amazing job with a bad situation nobody wanted to happen.

Trek connoisseurs are generally torn between DS9 and TOS (sorry TNG), but this will always be my favourite incarnation with its long-running arcs, risk taking and massive ensemble of supporting characters. (Admittedly much of the first three seasons is dull).

The darkest and most intricate Star Trek series to date. though I have a lot of respect for the original series and the next generation, Deep Space 9 deserves the #1 spot.

4 Enterprise (2001)

I know that everyone hates it, and that it has trouble with canon, but just... really? The story arcs raise tough moral and ethical dilemmas that make you think, the idea of humanity's first flight at warp 5, gorgeous cgi... the best Star Trek.

This is a superior perspective of Star Trek. I will always love the original most. However, the series HAD to be updated. It's not the 1960's.

5 Voyager (1995)

Has the perfect balance of drama and comedy, interesting sci-fi scenarios, the best stories in Star Trek and likeable enough characters where none of them hurt to watch on screen.

I think TNG deserves to be #1 but I liked Voyager better than DS9 or the original series. The overarching storyline of being lost in deep space makes this entire series week more connected than the others, and Janeway is such a bada$$! "Coffee- black."

6 The Animated Series (1973)
7 Picard (2020)
8 Discovery (2017)
9 Strange New Worlds (2022)
10 Prodigy (2021)
The Contenders
11 Lower Decks (2020)
12 Short Treks (2018)
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