What’s in the Star Trek Viewing Order?
Trek creators only consider the episodes and films to be canonical in the Star Trek universe so we display them here in chronological order according to stardate (though stardate definitions have changed over time, so we work with what we have).
This list attempts to create a viewing order for all Star Trek television and films, but does not attempt to split up any episodes to view congruently. Instead, it focuses on an easy to follow viewing list. In the event that two works cover the exact same timeframe we first list the one published first. Additionally the placement within the timeline is often based on where the work ends rather than where it begins. There may be a few exceptions which will be pointed out in individual reviews. This timeline includes:
- The Films
- The Original Series (TOS)
- The Next Generation (TNG)
- Deep Space Nine (DS9)
- Voyager (VOY)
- Enterprise (ENT)
Where to start watching Star Trek?
Star Trek began with the Original Series, but that show is hard for some to get through since we’re used to much higher modern standards. Generally, we encourage people to start with the first films (starting with Star Trek: The Motion Picture). The new Kelvin timeline can also be a good place to start, but be aware that those films are much different than most of the Star Trek media. As always, if you have questions or comments about this timeline, we recommend you visit our contact page.
What started with a small, ambitious, B-character film in 2008’s Iron Man, has expanded to something so much larger and epic than anyone could have every imagined. This is the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline. Read more →
Batwoman is a relatively recent addition to the Bat family, but she has quickly become iconic in her role, resulting eventually in a show in the Arrowverse and so much more! Read more →
Following the Convergence event and DC You, Rebirth started a new timeline that brought in the Watchmen. Read more about DC’s exciting new direction. Read more →
The Kid is a classic piece of cinema history. It masterfully intermixes both slapstick comedy with touching drama. It does so in such a way that you will be moved by this film, even nearly 100 years after its initial release. This was Charlie Chaplin’s first time directing a feature-length film, and yet it still holds up as one of his best throughout the ages. Definitely worth looking into.
The film itself is a lot of fun. Of course, it has problems by today’s standards, such as the hispanic role of Zorro being played by a very white actor. But overall this is good swashbuckling fun from the 1920s. Fairbanks would eventually play other similar roles like Robin Hood and one of the Three Musketeers. It was what he was known for. The film shows him, as Zorro, almost enjoying the act of fighting injustice. In every sword fight, he is smiling the whole time.
Its plot is simple and familiar to audiences of today. Particularly to fans of superhero stories, particularly those that involve a romance. The woman falls in love with the hero, but not with his secret identity. But over the course of the film, that identity is revealed as the hero saves the day, and they all live happily ever after. It’s a fun story, and an enjoyable piece of escapist entertainment from the era. It’s the kind of story that lasts, which is evident in the two times that this particular story was remade since.
The 40s saw the growth and development of the film industry into something truly unique. With classics like Casablanca and It’s a Wonderful Life, we can’t wait to dive into these best movies of the 1940s. Read more →
As one might be able to tell, I’m a rather big fan of science fiction and fantasy universes. Not only do I enjoy consuming these stories, but I also enjoy making them. Well, I’m happy to report that I have some brand new original content to share with you guys. And if you like some of the franchises found on this site, you’ll probably enjoy some of these. Hopefully. Fingers crossed.
I have two ongoing series, one is called Roots of Creation which takes place in the distant past, and another called Alice: The Last Founder, which takes place in the present (sort of). They are both part of the same universe, which I call the Argoverse (yes, there’s a timeline for it).
While I did not develop these books specifically as All Timelines content, you can think of them as All Timelines originals, since they fit right into the many franchises that we feature here. So if you’re a reader of fantasy, I highly recommend you check them out!
The Roots of Creation series currently has three books, with a prequel short story you can get by signing up to my mailing list. Here are the links:
The Alice: The Last Founder series only has one book in it so far, but there’s a second one coming very soon.
- Book 1: Year One (Currently Free!)
- Book 2: The Ghosts of Greenfield (Look for it this month)
I hope you enjoy them!
In this episode I discuss a few updates to the show. Such as:
- The new Best Films of All Time podcast
- The next timeline covered on this podcast: DC’s Animated Movie Universe
- And discuss the timeline and my reasoning for doing two at a time.
We hope you enjoy! Read more →
As Francis sits on a bench with an older man who complains that spirits have driven him away from his family and home, a dazed woman named Jane (Lil Dagover) passes them. Francis explains she is his “fiancée” and that they have suffered a great ordeal. Most of the rest of the film is a flashback of Francis’s story, which takes place in Holstenwall, a shadowy village of twisted buildings and spiraling streets.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari may have been filmed in 1920, where technology was limited. But the film is proof positive that limits in technology do not limit creativity in storytelling.
The production design is absolutely amazing, fits the tone of the film and the theme of hypnosis, making you feel that not everything on screen is whole real or what it seems. It’s dark and twisted. Even the dialogue cards are specifically designed to fit the tone and style of the film. A beautiful piece of art from a troubled time in history.
DC may not have had 100% success with their live-action film universe, but they’ve seen resounding success with their DC animated movie universe. Take a look! Read more →
The whimsical Tales from the Perilous Realm will definitely appeal to younger audiences and fans of Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Each of the five stories is delightful, and hearkens back to the old fairy stories like Jack in the Bean Stalk, though perhaps without the more macab elements of those old stories. Each one takes us on an adventure, much like Gandalf did to Bilbo, and invokes a sense of child-like wonder, which is something I always admired about Tolkien’s work. Read more →
I am always on the lookout for new ways to improve All Timelines, both from a content and technical standpoint. Well, today I have one exciting technical feature to announce. For a while, I’ve been dissatisfied with the plugin I was using to display my timelines, particularly the timelines you’ll see on the app, what I call the 2.0 timelines. For these timelines, I actually had two versions, one the table you’re familiar with, as well as an archive page that was paginated and also displayed images and summaries, but was far less compact than the main version.
I wanted a version that would give the best of both worlds, and allow me to consolidate the redundant timelines, as well as add a few small features on the side. So I had a new plugin custom made for the site! This plugin displays the timelines much as they once were, but there are not a few new features.
- It loads A LOT faster.
- The filters are more efficient. You can now choose which media types you want to see, instead of filtering them out. You could even bookmark the results and always return to see those filters in place. This goes for sorting and increasing the number of items you see on a page as well.
- You can now expand each item on the table to see the image and summary. There’s even a button at the top of the table that does this for all the posts if you’re interested.
- Timelines that are too long no longer have to be broken into parts that can only be filtered and sorted in separate chunks. Now it filters and sorts through the entire timeline, even those that are hundreds of items long.
Some of these changes might not seem like a lot, but I can assure you from a technical standpoint they are a huge headache relief on my part. I can’t wait to keep expanding and creating these timelines for you.
Now, as you might imagine, commissioning a custom plugin is not cheap. This one cost a few hundred dollars. One way you can help with upgrades like this is to donate a dollar or more per month, via Patreon. Even a little bit goes a long way to keeping this site alive and kicking. Thank you for everything you do in supporting the site and especially for those of you who have reached out to express your love. It really means a lot to see that there are hundreds of you who really love this small passion project of mine. Keep up the good work!
From a moral standpoint, I found it disgusting. From a historical standpoint, it was a fascinating look into the opinions of white nationalist a century ago, and to see how far we’ve come in that 100 years. As well as to see that many of the arguments of the day defending this film are similar to many other arguments of today defending white nationalism and acts of racism. Read more →