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.

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ChronologicalSeriesBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

107.001

Discovery

TV Episode

Sean Cochran

2018-01-07

107.002

Discovery

TV Episode

Lisa Randolph

2018-01-14

107.003

Discovery

TV Episode

Jordon Nardino

2018-01-21

107.004

Discovery

TV Episode

Ted Sullivan

2018-01-28

107.005

Discovery

TV Episode

Lisa Randolph

2018-02-04

107.006

Discovery

TV Episode

Aaron Harberts
Gretchen J. Berg

2018-02-11

99

Discovery

TV Episode

Akiva Goldsman
Bryan Fuller

2017-09-24

100

Discovery

TV Episode

Aaron Harberts
Gretchen J. Berg

2017-09-24

101

Discovery

TV Episode

Aaron Harberts
Craig Sweeny
Gretchen J. Berg

2017-10-01

102

Discovery

TV Episode

Aron Eli Coleite
Jesse Alexander

2017-10-08

103

Discovery

TV Episode

Kemp Powers

2017-10-15

104

Discovery

TV Episode

Joe Menosky
Ted Sullivan

2017-10-22

105

Discovery

TV Episode

Aron Eli Coleite
Jesse Alexander

2017-10-29

106

Discovery

TV Episode

Kirsten Beyer

2017-11-05

107

Discovery

TV Episode

Bo Yeon Kim
Erika Lippoldt

2017-11-12

753

Kelvin Timeline

Film

Doug Jung
Simon Pegg

2016-07-22

147

The Original Series

TV Episode

Jerome Bixby

1967-10-06

148

The Original Series

TV Episode

Gene L. Coon
Max Ehrlich

1967-10-13

149

The Original Series

TV Episode

Norman Spinrad

1967-10-20

150

The Original Series

TV Episode

Robert Bloch

1967-10-27

151

The Original Series

TV Episode

Stephen Kandel

1967-11-03

152

The Original Series

TV Episode

Gene L. Coon

1967-11-10

153

The Original Series

TV Episode

D. C. Fontana

1967-11-17

154

The Original Series

TV Episode

D. C. Fontana

1967-12-01

155

The Original Series

TV Episode

David P. Harmon

1967-12-08

156

The Original Series

TV Episode

Art Wallace

1967-12-15

157

The Original Series

TV Episode

Robert Bloch

1967-12-22

158

The Original Series

TV Episode

David Gerrold

1967-12-29

159

The Original Series

TV Episode

Margaret Armen

1968-01-05

160

The Original Series

TV Episode

David P. Harmon
Gene L. Coon

1968-01-12

161

The Original Series

TV Episode

Robert Sabaroff

1968-01-19

162

The Original Series

TV Episode

Gene Roddenberry

1968-02-02

163

The Original Series

TV Episode

John Kingsbridge

1968-02-09

164

The Original Series

TV Episode

John Meredyth Lucas

1968-02-16

165

The Original Series

TV Episode

D. C. Fontana
Jerome Bixby

1968-02-23

166

The Original Series

TV Episode

Gene Roddenberry

1968-03-01

167

The Original Series

TV Episode

D. C. Fontana

1968-03-08

168

The Original Series

TV Episode

Gene L. Coon
Gene Roddenberry

1968-03-15

169

The Original Series

TV Episode

Art Wallace

1968-03-29

170

The Original Series

TV Episode

Lee Cronin

1968-09-20

171

The Original Series

TV Episode

D. C. Fontana

1968-09-27

172

The Original Series

TV Episode

Margaret Armen

1968-10-04

173

The Original Series

TV Episode

Edward J. Lakso

1968-10-11

174

The Original Series

TV Episode

Jean Lisette Aroeste

1968-10-18

175

The Original Series

TV Episode

Lee Cronin

1968-10-25

176

The Original Series

TV Episode

Jerome Bixby

1968-11-01

177

The Original Series

TV Episode

Rik Vollaerts

1968-11-08

178

The Original Series

TV Episode

Chet Richards
Judy Burns

1968-11-15

179

The Original Series

TV Episode

Meyer Dolinsky

1968-11-22

180

The Original Series

TV Episode

Arthur Heinemann

1968-11-29

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