Though the future of the movie series might be in doubt, what with Chris Pine currently having backed out of Star Trek 4, Gene Roddenberry’s legendary sci-fi franchise seems to be in rude health on its traditional home of the TV screen. 2017’s Discovery was the first Star Trek show on the airwaves since 2005 and CBS recently revealed that Patrick Stewart will be returning as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in a brand new follow-up to The Next Generation.
Given that it’s a good time to be a Trek TV fan, it seemed like a ripe opportunity to revisit the show that kicked it all off – what’s nowadays referred to as Star Trek: The Original Series, which ran for three seasons from 1966 to 1969. Whatever your personal favorite Trek show, it can’t be denied that TOS holds a special place in television history as a program that helped legitimize science fiction with its terrific writing, costuming, sets and iconic cast.
But, out of the 79 episodes produced, what are the 10 single greatest outings of Star Trek: The Original Series? Whether you’re a diehard fan or a new convert looking for where to start, hop aboard as we take the Enterprise for a trip down memory lane and answer that very question.