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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entries

ChronologicalSeriesBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

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

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

107.007

Short Treks

Short Film

Alex Kurtzman
Jenny Lumet

2018-10-04

107.008

Short Treks

Short Film

Michael Chabon

2018-11-08

107.009

Short Treks

Short Film

Erika Lippoldt
Yeon Kim

2018-12-06

107.01

Short Treks

Short Film

Michael McMahan

2019-01-03

115

The Original Series

TV Episode

George Clayton Johnson

1966-09-08

116

The Original Series

TV Episode

D. C. Fontana

1966-09-15

117

The Original Series

TV Episode

Samuel A. Peeples

1966-09-22

118

The Original Series

TV Episode

John D. F. Black

1966-09-29

119

The Original Series

TV Episode

Richard Matheson

1966-10-06

120

The Original Series

TV Episode

Stephen Kandel

1966-10-13

121

The Original Series

TV Episode

Robert Bloch

1966-10-20

122

The Original Series

TV Episode

Adrian Spies

1966-10-27

123

The Original Series

TV Episode

S. Bar-David

1966-11-03

124

The Original Series

TV Episode

Jerry Sohl

1966-11-10

125

The Original Series

TV Episode

Gene Roddenberry

1966-11-17

126

The Original Series

TV Episode

Gene Roddenberry

1966-11-24

127

The Original Series

TV Episode

Barry Trivers

1966-12-08

128

The Original Series

TV Episode

Paul Schneider

1966-12-15

129

The Original Series

TV Episode

Theodore Sturgeon

1966-12-29

130

The Original Series

TV Episode

Oliver Crawford
S. Bar-David

1967-01-05

131

The Original Series

TV Episode

Paul Schneider

1967-01-12

132

The Original Series

TV Episode

Gene L. Coon

1967-01-19

133

The Original Series

TV Episode

D. C. Fontana

1967-01-26

134

The Original Series

TV Episode

Don M. Mankiewicz
Steven W. Carabatsos

1967-02-02

135

The Original Series

TV Episode

Boris Sobelman

1967-02-09

136

The Original Series

TV Episode

Carey Wilber
Gene L. Coon

1967-02-16

137

The Original Series

TV Episode

Gene L. Coon
Robert Hamner

1967-02-23

138

The Original Series

TV Episode

D. C. Fontana

1967-03-02

139

The Original Series

TV Episode

Gene L. Coon

1967-03-09

140

The Original Series

TV Episode

Gene L. Coon

1967-03-23

141

The Original Series

TV Episode

Don Ingalls

1967-03-30

142

The Original Series

TV Episode

Harlan Ellison

1967-04-06

143

The Original Series

TV Episode

Steven W. Carabatsos

1967-04-13

144

The Original Series

TV Episode

Theodore Sturgeon

1967-09-15

145

The Original Series

TV Episode

Gilbert Ralston

1967-09-22

146

The Original Series

TV Episode

John Meredyth Lucas

1967-09-29

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