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

107.01

Short Treks

Short Film

Michael McMahan

2019-01-03

107.009

Short Treks

Short Film

Erika Lippoldt
Yeon Kim

2018-12-06

107.008

Short Treks

Short Film

Michael Chabon

2018-11-08

107.007

Short Treks

Short Film

Alex Kurtzman
Jenny Lumet

2018-10-04

107.006

Discovery

TV Episode

Aaron Harberts
Gretchen J. Berg

2018-02-11

107.005

Discovery

TV Episode

Lisa Randolph

2018-02-04

107.004

Discovery

TV Episode

Ted Sullivan

2018-01-28

107.003

Discovery

TV Episode

Jordon Nardino

2018-01-21

107.002

Discovery

TV Episode

Lisa Randolph

2018-01-14

107.001

Discovery

TV Episode

Sean Cochran

2018-01-07

107

Discovery

TV Episode

Bo Yeon Kim
Erika Lippoldt

2017-11-12

106

Discovery

TV Episode

Kirsten Beyer

2017-11-05

105

Discovery

TV Episode

Aron Eli Coleite
Jesse Alexander

2017-10-29

104

Discovery

TV Episode

Joe Menosky
Ted Sullivan

2017-10-22

103

Discovery

TV Episode

Kemp Powers

2017-10-15

102

Discovery

TV Episode

Aron Eli Coleite
Jesse Alexander

2017-10-08

101

Discovery

TV Episode

Aaron Harberts
Craig Sweeny
Gretchen J. Berg

2017-10-01

99

Discovery

TV Episode

Akiva Goldsman
Bryan Fuller

2017-09-24

100

Discovery

TV Episode

Aaron Harberts
Gretchen J. Berg

2017-09-24

753

Kelvin Timeline

Film

Doug Jung
Simon Pegg

2016-07-22

752

Kelvin Timeline

Film

Alex Kurtzman
Damon Lindelof
Roberto Orci

2013-05-17

751

Kelvin Timeline

Film

Alex Kurtzman
Roberto Orci

2009-05-08

97

Enterprise

TV Episode

Garfield Reeves-Stevens
Judith Reeves-Stevens

2005-05-13

98

Enterprise

TV Episode

Brannon Braga
Rick Berman

2005-05-13

96

Enterprise

TV Episode

Manny Coto

2005-05-06

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