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Star Trek TV Scorecard

The Star Trek universe kicked off in 1966 with the original series, created by science fiction visionary Gene Roddenberry, and later exploded into a massive film and TV juggernaut.

While the original series, which starred William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk and Leonard Nemoy as Mr. Spock, saw only three seasons, it made an indelible impression on the sci-fi genre. Live-action TV follow-up Star Trek: The Next Generation, with Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard leading an ensemble cast, captivated viewers from 1987–1994 and inspired three more series that would air within the next decade: Star Trek: Deep Space NineStar Trek: Voyager, and Star Trek: Enterprise.

Starting with 1979’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Paramount Pictures has been regularly cranking out Trek films with the original series and Next Generation casts, as well as a rebooted version beginning in 2009 with Chris Pine as Starfleet Academy cadet James Kirk and Zachary Quinto as young Spock. (See our Star Trek film “Total Recall” here.)

In 2017, CBS brought Trek back to small screens with streaming title Star Trek: Discovery, set during a tumultuous wartime era about a decade before the original and starring Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, and Doug Jones.

But which of the six live-action TV/streaming series is best? Have a look below to find out which TV title scored highest with critics in our Trek TV by Tomatometer list. (For completists, The Animated Series, which ran for two seasons in the early 1970s and has a 92% score on 12 reviews of its first season, isn’t included here because of the low number of eligible reviews.)

Disagree with the results? Tell us in the comments which series you think should have been ranked higher (or lower).

Synopsis: A new crew boards a revamped USS Enterprise in the first spin-off from the '60s cult classic.... [More]

Synopsis: Different races try to coexist peacefully in the third `Star Trek' spin-off. This one takes place on a 24th-century space... [More]

Synopsis: The series follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and one... [More]

Star Trek (1966)

Synopsis: Capt. Kirk, Mr. Spock, Dr. McCoy and the USS Enterprise crew seek out new civilizations in this seminal sci-fi series.... [More]

Star Trek: Voyager (1995)

Synopsis: A starship is stranded in the uncharted Delta Quadrant in this fourth 'Star Trek' series, the first to feature a... [More]

Synopsis: The adventures of Earth's first interstellar spaceship are chronicled in this 'Star Trek' spin-off, which takes place in 2151 (a... [More]

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