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The Greatest Star Trek Movies, Series, Episodes, Villains, and Crew Members

From best to worst.

From top left: Spock from the Original Series, Will Riker from The Next Generation, Bones McCoy from the Original Series, Kira Nerys from Deep Space Nine, Worf from The Next Generation, and Data from The Next Generation

From top left: Spock from the Original Series, Will Riker from The Next Generation, Bones McCoy from the Original Series, Kira Nerys from Deep Space Nine, Worf from The Next Generation, and Data from The Next Generation

Spock, Riker, McCoy, Worf, and Data by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images; Nerys courtesy of CBS Entertainment

Today in Slate, Matthew Yglesias explains just why Star Trek is great—and why the franchise’s natural home is television, not the movies. Below, he ranks the movies and TV shows from best to worst and lists the 10 best episodes, villains, and crew members.

Star Trek Movies From Best to Worst

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Star Trek VIII: First Contact

Star Trek

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

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Star Trek: Generations

Star Trek: Nemesis

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Star Trek: Insurrection

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Star Trek Series From Best to Worst

The Next Generation

Deep Space Nine

Voyager

The Original Series

Enterprise

The 10 Best Star Trek Episodes

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“The Best of Both Worlds,” The Next Generation

“In the Pale Moonlight,” Deep Space Nine

“Equinox,” Voyager

“The City on the Edge of Forever,” The Original Series

“Chain of Command,” The Next Generation

“Cogenitor,” Enterprise

“What You Leave Behind,” Deep Space Nine

“The Trouble With Tribbles,” The Original Series

“Time’s Arrow,” The Next Generation

“The Void,” Voyager

The 10 Best Star Trek Villains
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Gul Dukat
Khan Noonien Singh
The Borg
Weyoun
Captain Ransom
Kruge
Lore
Lursa and B’Etor
Kai Winn

The 10 Best Star Trek Crew Members
Spock
Data
Worf
Kira Nerys
Leonard McCoy
William Riker
The Doctor
Hoshi Sato
Geordi LaForge
Dax

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