Star Trek: Terrible New Worlds

Whether it's defending civil rights, convicting torture and solitary confinement, or discovering a new race, Roddenberry's universe is inspiring and has more than enough discussion to fill afternoons. Sometimes however … Well, sometimes Star Trek hits the wall with Warp 9 and we have to watch the accident. We dedicate this list to the ten worst Star Trek episodes of all time. A word about the order of our top 10: the higher we go with the ranking, the more the trash factor increases. In other words, where the lower ranks are just depressingly bad, the top three cucumber sequences are ideal for an amusing video evening with one or the other drinking game.

10th place: Spaceship Enterprise: The next century – the power of dreams






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A good idea for a cheap season finale: Simply cut all previous episodes with Commander Riker into a boring clip show.

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The first episode on our list is as depressing as it is boring for Trekkers: In "Power of Dreams" (Orig: "Shades of Gray") an unconscious Commander Riker struggles with an unknown species of microbe. In his unconsciousness, the Commander initially dreams of his erotic encounters – but the microbe seems to like that as much as Riker. Dr. Pulaski gets her patient to relive their worst memories – what follows is a long clip show from previous episodes. The reason for this is that the production simply ran out of money and somehow had to put up a season finale. For a series that just ended its second season, that amounts to a capital crime.

Number 9: Star Trek: Enterprise – These are the adventures






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Another good idea for a season finale: We watch Riker bored, wandering around on the Enterprise, washing pots.

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The episode "These are the adventures" (Orig: "These are the Voyages …") was supposed to represent the finale of Star Trek: Enterprise … but what fans got was Commander Riker, who was watching old holodeck recordings. The result is a gritty Enterprise episode in which Riker plays different roles – when he's not standing around in the background doing nothing. When Captain Archer finally starts the establishment of the Federation and is supposed to give the speech that would forge peoples together for centuries and shape the galaxy, Riker switches off the holodeck. The episode is so confusing, boring and angry that it is considered by fans to be the worst Star Trek finale ever. "These are the adventures" is not in the first place in our list because there are also episodes of cucumber that at least entertain the viewer.

Rank 8: Spaceship Enterprise: The Next Century – Planet Angel One






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Star Trek often deals with complex topics in a very accessible and competent manner – but now and then it goes completely wrong, for example in "Angel One"
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Another notorious episode is "Planet Angel One" (Orig: "Angel One"), during which the survivors of a cargo accident stranded on a strange planet. The problem: On this planet, women rule instead of men. Where spectators on the planet expected a Star Trek-typical reappraisal of classic gender roles, they were given a dystopian hell landscape, in which the death penalty is distributed to the left and right and helpless men in silly costumes are kept as sex slaves. Originally the planet was supposed to be inhabited by people of different skin colors and used as a symbol for apartheid in South Africa. To defuse the whole thing, gender roles were used instead of skin colors – with catastrophic results. Gates McFadden, the actress of Dr. Beverly Crusher, called the episode "… the most sexist thing I've ever seen."

7th place: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – The Consultant






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Men who experience discrimination against a woman are not a bad subject in and of themselves. “The advisor” is hard to bear thanks to the terrible implementation.

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Quark's mother plays a major role in the episode "The Consultant" (Orig: "Profit and Lace"). So far so good, because the lady breaks with the gender roles of the Ferengi as she wears clothes, does business and on top of that wraps the Great Nagus around her finger. When the strong old lady falls ill before an important trial, Quark takes her place – by having a real sex reassignment performed. It comes as it has to: Quark is vain, emotional, and overly dramatic. While the writers conceived "The Consultant" as a comedy, the director interpreted the episode as a serious drama. The mix of these results in a disaster that confuses "women in a man's world" with "women are insane".

6th place: Starship Enterprise: The Next Century – The Code of Honor






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A very clumsy representation of African tribal clichés, combined with the most unpleasant prejudices results in the episode "The Code of Honor".

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With "The Code of Honor" (Orig: "Code of Honor") we come to another horrific "jewel" in which the crew of the Enterprise lands on a planet that is populated by the caricature of black natives from the 1930s. Ltd. Tasha Yar is promptly kidnapped by an "enemy tribe" and referred to as a "strong white woman". Of course, the dark-skinned population basically regulates their problems with violence. So it is practical that the almost exclusively white crew of the Enterprise cleverly bypasses the primitive rules of the people and then graciously corrects them. Just look at the enclosed picture and you will know everything you need to know.

5th place: Starship Enterprise: The Next Century – Ronin






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Anyone who has always wanted to watch Dr. Beverly Crusher flirting with an alien Scots spirit is spot on with the episode "Ronin".

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We are slowly but surely coming to the episodes, which are so bad that they have to be seen. In "Ronin" (Orig: "Sub Rosa"), Dr. Beverly Crusher returns to Earth for her grandmother's funeral and meets a Scottish ghost who was already her grandmother's lover. What now follows is the dismantling of Dr. Crusher, who suddenly dresses like a china doll and sits giggling on her bed – when she's not moaning in an embarrassing way while the gaseous ghost floats around her. Of course, the "ghost" Ronin is not really an undead, but an alien life form, which in the finale the corpse of Dr. Crusher's mother revived (!) And Worf and Geordi riveted with green lightning bolts. Uff.

4th place: Star Trek: Enterprise – In good hope






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The "wrist nipple" sums up the sequence perfectly. Until Star Trek: Enterprise, no writer dared to tackle “male pregnancy” – for good reason.

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The Enterprise supports the Xyrillians in the episode "In Good Hope" (Orig: "Unexpected"), in which chief engineer Tucker goes to the foreign ship as tech support. Trip befriends the alien Ah'len and becomes pregnant after placing his hands in a bowl of white balls. You read that right – pregnant, complete with all the clichés like mood swings, cravings and (we ask for a drum roll) nipples on the wrist. The idea haunted the collective writing community of Star Trek for decades and was finally implemented in Star Trek: Enterprise, to the horror of all viewers, in the worst possible way.

3rd place: Star Trek: Voyager – The Threshold






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We present: The top of human evolution is a giant newt! That does not make sense? We can reassure you. The rest of the episode doesn't either.

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As a result, Tom Paris cracks one of the most complex physical problems of all time over a coffee in the canteen and then takes a flight with Warp 10. Shortly afterwards, Ltd. changes. Tom Paris physically by "evolving" – in his confusion he kidnaps Janeway, jumps at Warp 10 to a planet that was only a two-hour flight away and (hold on) makes babies with her after both of them have turned into giant newts . The plot of "Die Schwelle" is so absurdly bad, and the almost Cronenberg'sche makeup of old master Michael Westmore is at the same time so excellent that the result is like a psychedelic car accident. By the way: Westmore even received an Emmy for his work on this episode!

2nd place: Spaceship Enterprise – Spock's brain






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If this look seems embarrassing to you, you are absolutely right: Leonard Nimoy once said that he would like to forget the episode.

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One of the most notorious episodes of all time is "Spock's Brain" (Orig: "Spock's Brain"): An unknown lady teleports onto the bridge of the Enterprise and robs Spock's brain. Spock's body is switched to remote control and the planet of thieves is visited. However, there are only underexposed cavemen who are kept as slaves by women, whose vocabulary can also only be described as 'frugal': The famous phrase "Brain! Brain! What is the brain ?!" comes from this episode. Originally "Spock's Brain" was supposed to be about organ theft. What came out of it, however, was a confused (and extremely amusing) disaster. Both Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, and writer Gene Coon said they regretted ever filing the episode.

1st place: Star Trek: Enterprise – One night infirmary






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Wink, wink: The episode "One Night Hospital" was not meant seriously from the start, but went so far beyond the target that it went down in history.

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Where should we start? In "Eine Nacht Krankenstation" (Orig: "A Night in Sickbay"), Captain Archer's dog Porthos pees against a sacred tree and suffers a fatal disease. When Archer stays in the infirmary to watch over his dog, we witness a screeching space bat break out and Dr. Phlox persistently discussed the sexual tension between him and T'Pol with the captain. Including funny puns like "… I'm going to try my best …". The captain then behaves like a tearful fourth grader and dreams of his dog's funeral – during which he smooches T'Pol wildly. Porthos is drowned in a controlled manner during a medical emergency and then receives the pituitary gland of a space lizard. Finally, Archer, hung with dreadlocks, cuts a tree trunk with a chainsaw and grunts and gives things like "Ba-Ka-Uta!" gives out. "One Night Hospital" destroys characters that were built over a season and is not only an unforgivable Star Trek disaster, but also so absurdly weird that we can't get enough of it. We're excited to see your worst Star Trek episodes ever!

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