Episode Rankings – Star Trek: The Original Series

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A review of how each season of Star Trek: The Original Series shakes out statistically, followed by a ranking of episodes from best to worst!

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All possible letter grades have an assigned numerical value.  For example, an A earns a 4.0, an A- gets a 3.7 and a B+ is valued at 3.4.

After averaging out each letter grade per season, the final “GPA’s” were as follows:

Season 1 – 3.14
Season 2 – 2.95
Season 3 – 2.36

The series finished with an overall GPA of 2.84.

The Twitter Community poll averages per season:

Season 1 – 3.13
Season 2 – 2.84
Season 3 – 2.48

The series finished with overall average score of 2.84.

Here are my personal rankings, and also the Twitter community rankings!

My Rankings:

# Title Grade
1 The City on the Edge of Forever A
2 Devil in the Dark, The A
3 Amok Time A
4 Doomsday Machine, The A
5 Balance of Terror A
6 Menagerie, Part I,  The A
7 Menagerie, Part II,  The A
8 Mirror, Mirror A
9 Trouble with Tribbles, The A
10 Corbomite Maneuver, The A
11 Space Seed A
12 Journey to Babel A
13 Enterprise Incident, The A
14 Ultimate Computer, The A
15 This Side of Paradise A
16 All Our Yesterdays A
17 Where No Man Has Gone Before A
18 Return to Tomorrow A
19 Metamorphosis A
20 Naked Time, The A-
21 Day of the Dove A-
22 Piece of the Action, A A-
23 Errand of Mercy A-
24 Immunity Syndrome, The A-
25 Spectre of the Gun B+
26 Taste of Armageddon, A B+
27 Arena B+
28 Tholian Web, The B+
29 Obsession B+
30 Charlie X B+
31 Requiem for Methuselah B+
32 Tomorrow is Yesterday B+
33 Enemy Within, The B+
34 Squire of Gothos, The B
35 Conscience of the King, The B
36 Changeling, The B
37 By Any Other Name B
38 Galileo Seven, The B
39 Assignment: Earth B
40 Is There In Truth No Beauty? B
41 What Are Little Girls Made Of? B
42 Cloud Minders, The B
43 Man Trap, The B
44 Private Little War, A B
45 Deadly Years, The B-
46 Empath, The B-
47 Bread and Circuses B-
48 Let that Be Your Last Battlefield B-
49 Who Mourns for Adonais? B-
50 Dagger of the Mind C+
51 Elaan of Troyais C+
52 I, Mudd C+
53 Shore Leave C+
54 Paradise Syndrome, The C+
55 For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched… C+
56 Patterns of Force C+
57 Friday’s Child C+
58 Operation: Annihilate! C+
59 Court Martial C+
60 Gamesters of Triskelion, The C
61 Savage Curtain, The C
62 Wink of an Eye C
63 Whom Gods Destroy C
64 Mark of Gideon, The C
65 Miri C
66 Turnabout Intruder C
67 Plato’s Stepchildren C-
68 Return of the Archons, The C-
69 Mudd’s Women C-
70 That Which Survives C-
71 Lights of Zetar, The C-
72 Wolf in the Fold C-
73 Apple, The D+
74 Omega Glory, The D+
75 Way to Eden, The D
76 Alternative Factor, The D-
77 Catspaw F
78 Spock’s Brain F
79 And the Children Shall Lead F

Twitter Community Rankings:

# Title Poll
1 Devil in the Dark, The 4.00
2 City on the Edge of Forever, The 3.95
3 Mirror, Mirror 3.90
4 Menagerie, The, Part II 3.87
5 Menagerie, The, Part I 3.86
6 Trouble with Tribbles, The 3.85
7 Amok Time 3.81
8 Balance of Terror 3.80
9 Where No Man Has Gone Before 3.79
10 Doomsday Machine, The 3.76
11 Corbomite Maneuver, The 3.75
12 Journey to Babel 3.71
13 Day of the Dove 3.71
14 Space Seed 3.69
15 Errand of Mercy 3.67
16 Ultimate Computer, The 3.67
17 Enterprise Incident, The 3.65
18 Naked Time, The 3.63
19 All Our Yesterdays 3.50
20 Tholian Web, The 3.48
21 Arena 3.47
22 Galileo Seven, The 3.41
23 Tomorrow is Yesterday 3.36
24 Taste of Armageddon, A 3.30
25 This Side of Paradise 3.29
26 Piece of the Action, A 3.28
27 Immunity Syndrome, The 3.25
28 Enemy Within, The 3.20
29 Return to Tomorrow 3.20
30 Let That Be Your Last Battlefield 3.07
31 What Are Little Girls Made Of? 3.00
32 Court Martial 3.00
33 Assignment: Earth 3.00
34 Squire of Gothos, The 2.92
35 Shore Leave 2.91
36 Metamorphosis 2.91
37 Charlie X 2.89
38 By Any Other Name 2.88
39 Spectre of the Gun 2.88
40 Man Trap, The 2.85
41 Requiem for Methuselah 2.79
42 Changeling, The 2.75
43 Is There In Truth No Beauty? 2.75
44 Cloud Minders, The 2.72
45 Patterns of Force 2.71
46 Conscience of the King, The 2.67
47 Private Little War, A 2.67
48 Bread and Circuses 2.67
49 Dagger of the Mind 2.60
50 Deadly Years, The 2.55
51 Obsession 2.54
52 Savage Curtain, The 2.47
53 For the World is Hollow and I Have… 2.46
54 Who Mourns for Adonais? 2.41
55 Gamesters of Triskelion, The 2.40
56 Operation: Annihilate! 2.36
57 Paradise Syndrome, The 2.33
58 Elaan of Troyais 2.31
59 Friday’s Child 2.30
60 Mark of Gideon, The 2.29
61 Wink of an Eye 2.27
62 Whom Gods Destroy 2.27
63 Empath, The 2.23
64 That Which Survives 2.17
65 Wolf in the Fold 2.16
66 Miri 2.15
67 I, Mudd 2.15
68 Apple, The 2.14
69 Mudd’s Women 2.08
70 Lights of Zetar, The 2.07
71 Return of the Archons, The 2.00
72 Turnabout Intruder 1.87
73 Spock’s Brain 1.76
74 Plato’s Stepchildren 1.75
75 Omega Glory, The 1.65
76 Catspaw 1.60
77 Alternative Factor, The 1.40
78 And the Children Shall Lead 1.35
79 Way to Eden, The 1.33
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