Title: Star Trek: The Animated Series
Series: 2
Episodes: 22
First Transmission: 1973

Star Trek: The Animated Series boldly continues where Star Trek: The Original Series left off, these animated adventures chart the progress of Captain Kirk and his crew in a universe unconstrained by “real-life” special-effects limits! It premiered in 1973 as a Saturday morning cartoon – four years after The Original Series’ final season. The series’ 22 episodes featured characters voiced by their original actors and was the first Star Trek series to win an Emmy Award.

Best Episode

Yesteryear (1973) – An expedition through the Guardian of Forever inadvertently prevents Spock from traveling back to his childhood to save his younger self. Spock discovers that history has recorded that he died at age 7 undergoing the Kahs-wan ordeal. Spock travels back to 2237 to save his own life. Spock is successful in restoring the proper timeline; however, this time, his pet sehlat dies during the ordeal.

Worst Episode

The Magicks of Megas-Tu (1973) – The Enterprise travels to the center of the galaxy only to discover themselves sucked into a dimension where the laws of time and space no longer apply, and “magic” functions for those capable of grasping its fundamentals. Stopping at Megas-Tu, a planet where magic and witchcraft are the norm, the crew finds their guide is Lucien, who is Lucifer of Earth mythology.

Episode Ranking Graph

Full Episode List

Key:-Blue episodes rated above par. Brown episodes rated below par.

#1 Beyond the Farthest Star (1973)
#2 Yesteryear (1973)
#3 One of Our Planets Is Missing (1973)
#4 The Lorelei Signal (1973)
#5 More Tribbles, More Troubles (1973)
#6 The Survivor (1973)
#7 The Infinite Vulcan (1973)
#8 The Magicks of Megas-Tu (1973)
#9 Once Upon a Planet (1973)
#10 Mudd’s Passion (1973)
#11 The Terratin Incident (1973)
#12 The Time Trap (1973)
#13 The Ambergris Element (1973)
#14 The Slaver Weapon (1973)
#15 The Eye of the Beholder (1974)
#16 The Jihad (1974)
#17 The Pirates of Orion (1974)
#18 Bem (1974)
#19 The Practical Joker (1974)
#20 Albatross (1974)
#21 How Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth (1974)
#22 The Counter-Clock Incident (1974)