Update : Star Trek Viewing Order

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)
  • Discovery

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.

entries

ChronologicalSeriesBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

1

Enterprise

TV Episode

Brannon Braga
Rick Berman

2001-09-26

2

Enterprise

TV Episode

Brannon Braga
Rick Berman

2001-09-26

3

Enterprise

TV Episode

Brannon Braga
Rick Berman

2001-10-03

4

Enterprise

TV Episode

Mike Sussman
Phyllis Strong

2001-10-10

5

Enterprise

TV Episode

Brannon Braga
Rick Berman

2001-10-17

6

Enterprise

TV Episode

Antoinette Stella

2001-10-24

7

Enterprise

TV Episode

Fred Dekker

2001-10-31

8

Enterprise

TV Episode

Andre Jaquemetton
Maria Jaquemetton

2001-11-07

9

Enterprise

TV Episode

Mike Sussman
Phyllis Strong

2001-11-14

10

Enterprise

TV Episode

James Duff

2001-11-21

11

Enterprise

TV Episode

Stephen Beck
Tim Finch

2001-11-28

12

Enterprise

TV Episode

André Bormanis

2002-01-16

13

Enterprise

TV Episode

Andre Jaquemetton
Maria Jaquemetton

2002-01-23

14

Enterprise

TV Episode

Fred Dekker

2002-01-30

15

Enterprise

TV Episode

Mike Sussman
Phyllis Strong

2002-02-06

16

Enterprise

TV Episode

Brannon Braga
Rick Berman

2002-02-13

17

Enterprise

TV Episode

Mike Sussman
Phyllis Strong

2002-02-27

18

Enterprise

TV Episode

Chris Black

2002-03-20

19

Enterprise

TV Episode

Andre Jaquemetton
Maria Jaquemetton

2002-03-27

20

Enterprise

TV Episode

Stephen Beck

2002-04-03

21

Enterprise

TV Episode

Mike Sussman
Phyllis Strong

2002-04-24

22

Enterprise

TV Episode

Fred Dekker

2002-05-01

23

Enterprise

TV Episode

Alan Cross

2002-05-08

24

Enterprise

TV Episode

André Bormanis

2002-05-08

25

Enterprise

TV Episode

Chris Black

2002-05-15

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Best Films : The Kid

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.

Best Films : The Mark of Zorro

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.