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

We follow the crew of the Starship Enterprise where Star Trek: The Original Series left off but this time in colourful animation. The series’ 22 episodes featured characters voiced by their original actors. Surprisingly, this was the first Star Trek series to win an Emmy Award.

Best Episode

Yesteryear (1973) – A voyage through the Guardian of Forever prevents Spock from travelling back to his childhood to save his younger self. History records that Spock died at age 7. Spock has to travel back to 2237 to save his own life.

2nd Best Episode

The Counter-Clock Incident (1974) – The Enterprise finds itself trapped in a ‘negative universe.’ The crew begins to regress to their youths.

3rd Best Episode

More Tribbles, More Troubles (1973) – Cyrano Jones returns to the Enterprise, infesting it with tribbles that now grow to monstrous size.

4th Best Episode

The Slaver Weapon (1973) – Spock, Uhura and Sulu discover an ancient multi-use weapon. The Kzinti are also interested in it.

5th Best Episode

The Time Trap (1973) – Only cooperation will allow the Klingons and the crew of the Enterprise to escape from a space-time warp.

Worst Episode

The Magicks of Megas-Tu (1973) – The Enterprise sucked into a dimension where the laws of time and space no longer apply. The crew stops at Megas-Tu, a planet where magic and witchcraft are the norm. Its guide is Lucien, who is Lucifer of Earth mythology.


Notes & Comments

Info Updated: 2022-02-20

The data on this page is updated when any major changes occur to episode rankings (which is less common with older series), or when new episodes are added as is the case with current television series.

The overall spread in the rating distribution is equal to 2.2 rating points.

The top-rated episode, Yesteryear (1973), differs from the second-rated episode, The Counter-Clock Incident (1974), by 45 percent of the overall spread.

The bottom-rated episode, The Magicks of Megas-Tu (1973), differs from the second bottom-rated episode, The Infinite Vulcan (1973), by 9 percent of the overall spread.

The middle-rated episode is The Lorelei Signal (1973).


Episode Rating Graph for Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973)


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)