Star Trek Watch Order


A captain of a starship would find watching Star Trek in order daunting even if they were decorated for their service. Compared to the nine (soon to be 11) TV shows and 13 movies based on the universe Gene Roddenberry created in the 1960s, even Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe pale in comparison. You will need more than 24 days to watch all of Star Trek in order – unless you resort to time travel, as the crews of Starfleet often do. It’s that way if you don’t take a break. How can a Trek novice catch up on one of the most successful – and longest lasting – science fiction epics ever? We have compiled more than 800 episodes’ worth of captain’s logs (including all of the latest episodes The Pirates of the Caribbean A Star Trek comparison lower decks and the Enterprise This is explained in Discover) to demonstrate the timeline’s vast expanse. You will have all the information you need to watch Star Trek in order, either according to release date or based on continuity within the universe.

Star Trek TV shows and movies in chronological order

You might want to look at this list of Star Trek items. The interesting part of this narrative comes when you consider that Star Trek films and TV shows jump around the franchise’s chronology with sequels, prequels, and bits and pieces In fact, there are two distinct timelines – but do not worry, we’ll describe them all. 

As a result, each timeline has been defined below as a separate entity in order to avoid confusion. Short Treks – short stories based on Star Trek – are not included on this list, but here are some of the most notable The Discovery era – Starfleet crews traveling back in time to eras before the shows/movies are set (e.g., a trip to 1986 in The Voyage Home and a trip to Additionally, we left out the proposed Discovery spinoff Section 31 since it is not in production yet. (We are also not sure exactly when it will take place.) If you watch in the order given above, you’ll see a continuous ‘history’ of the 22nd, 23rd, 24th, and 32nd centuries as outlined in the Star Trek timeline. In the Original Series, Kirk and Spock made use of Discovery today the technology is much more advanced. In the following paragraphs, we will explain how the different eras of these shows and movies line up. It is important to note that Gene Roddenberry’s original pre-Kirk Star Trek pilot, ‘The Cage’, counts as part When you watch it on a streaming service, you’ll usually see it listed as a bonus episode of season one.

Star Trek: Enterprise era (22nd century)

The beginning and the end are In Star Trek Enterprise, a century before James T Kirk and his crew embark on their legendary mission, there was the following As Captain Jonathan Archer leads Earth’s first steps into the universe, he sets the stage for all that is to come.

Star Trek: The Original Series era (23rd century)

The following is the first step In the movie “The Cage”, the author ends From the Star Trek universe (opening sequence) For many people, Generations is the era in Star Trek when Kirk, Spock, and the classic Enterprise crew are on screen together. In this section of the timeline, we start with the original unaired pilot for Star Trek, “The Cage.”. After the first two seasons of Star Trek, we have the following sequels Despite those episodes working as a prequel to the Original Series (they feature young Spock, too), everything changes for the crew of Discovery in season 3 the events of the Season 2 finale propel the crew into the very distant future. I will explain that in more detail later. Captain Pike, Number One, and Spock are going on an adventure on the Enterprise after the USS Discovery travels into the future in the upcoming spin-off Strange New Worlds. Then, Captain Kirk will be given command of Starfleet’s most famous vessel – a role he filled for most of The Original Series, The Animated Series, and the first six Star Trek movies (Star Trek Nemesis There are five motion pictures to choose from, the Motion Picture, The Wrath of Khan, The Search for Spock, The Voyage Home, The Final Frontier, James T. Kirk being taken by the Nexus ribbon in Star Trek’s prologue is the latest point we have seen (so far) in the 23rd century The generational viewpoint. During the next movie’s opening, Kirk and Picard will meet as the Next Generation crew takes the helm as star of its own

Star Trek: The Next Generation era (24th century)

The following is the first step The Star Trek series What happens at the end of the next generation is “Star Trek (2009) – Prime timeline sequences “This is the richest, most complex period in Star Trek chronology history.”. 

I had just heard from Nemesis that he had been promoted to Animated series Lower Decks takes place a year after the crew of the Next Generation goes on their final mission in Star Trek Next Generation. While Nickelodeon Kids’ cartoon Star Trek Nemesis In Prodigy, Kate Mulgrew will reprise her role as Kathryn Janeway, the captain of Voyager. This suggests it will possibly take place at a similar point in the timeline to JJ Abrams’ first Star Trek film (2009), in which Romulus is destroyed and Spock Prime finds himself accidentally transported to the Kelvin timeline (after the events of Nemesis). Below is a list of movies that fit into the chronology of The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager (roughly).

Picard era (turn of the 25th century)

The following is the first step In Picard, the end is as follows ??? JJ Abrams’ Star Trek (2009) includes images of Romulus getting destroyed, but other scenes show the destruction of Romulus following the war In his first post-Star Trek piece, Picard tells the following tale Taking a look at the United Federation of Planets, Nemesis is shocked at what it Our last time with Jean-Luc Picard, he had retired to his French vineyard, the android revolt on Mars had driven the Mars government to ban all synthetic life, and the Borg Cube (the ‘Artifact’) was being mined to help fill the technology gap.

Distant future (32nd century)

The following is the first step From the Star Trek franchise Season 2 of Discovery (finale) ends with this .

Star Trek The Next Generation tells the story of the crew of the USS Discovery who risked everything in order to save the galaxy 900 years in the future In season 2, Discovery ended on a high note. Several thousand years after the events of TNG, Star Trek’s 32nd century destination presents a new challenge – most of the dilithium in the galaxy has been destroyed, rendering In consequence, the Federation today is a shadow of what it once was – and even Earth is leading an independent life. is not the farthest into the future Star Trek has gone – Short Trek ‘Calypso’ is based in the future on the ship Discovery where a sentient computer has been installed.

Star Trek’s alternate ‘Kelvin’ timeline explained

Spock Prime attempts to save Romulus from a supernova, accidentally creates a black hole while doing so, and gets sucked into the past, along with the Romulan mining vessel the Narada in 2009’s Star Trek movie directed by JJ Abrams. As soon as the Narada arrives in the station, it attacks the USS Kelvin on the day of Kirk’s birth. When George, Kirk’s father, sacrifices himself for the sake of the rest of the crew, the ship is destroyed. All of this results in the creation of the Kelvin timeline, with parallel events occurring in parallel with the original Prime timeline (but with striking similarities).

Star Trek TV shows and movies in release date order

The Original Series ended after only three seasons in 1969, so it’s remarkable that Star Trek continues to be relevant after more than 50 years. Star Trek fandom became so strong in the United States as the show’s popularity grew on US TV that the five-year mission was resurrected The first season of The Animated Series was released The majority of the original cast came back to play their roles, with one notable exception – Walter Koenig (Chekov). Following the success of Star Wars, Star Trek continued to get big screen attention when The Motion Picture, released in 1979, brought sci-fi to a new level. There would be five more movies produced by the first crew (The Wrath of Khan, The Search for Spock, The Voyage Home, The Final Frontier and The Undiscovered Country) before they quit ‘The Cage’, the original unaired pilot, was first released on VHS in 1986 (it later aired on television two years later). It gave the world a glimpse of what never was when it was released. Leonard Nimoy’s Spock was the only member of the pilot crew to reprise his role in the series, although footage from ‘The Cage’ was heavily featured in the Original Series’ only two-part episode, In 1987, the franchise returned to its TV roots with The Next Generation, while the Enterprise was making it big on the big screen. The Next Generation took place over 70 years after Kirk and Spock’s final mission. A new crew led by Captain Jean-Luc Picard was aboard a new starship Enterprise. The next generation proved to be more successful than the original series. As a spin-off of the Trek series, Deep Space Nine (which began in 1993) centering on a space station, while Voyager (1995) dropped its crew on the other side of the galaxy hundreds of light years away. In addition to their appearances in the Next Generation series, the crew also appeared in four feature films themselves (Generations, First Contact, Insurrection, In 2001, Star Trek left the Next Generation era behind, and turned into a completely new direction – Star Trek Enterprise and Star Trek Deep Space Nine. Kirk and Spock’s adventures on the Enterprise take place a century before the storyline of the prequel. Despite this, Enterprise only lasted four seasons. (Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager all survived seven seasons each), and was cancelled The film branch of the Trek franchise spent these years in darkness as well, as the underwhelming box office performance of Nemesis put the movie branch on hiatus – it wasn’t until 2009 that Star Trek was back on What Star Wars might look like in the future 

“Impossible 3” and co-creator of Lost) gave the franchise an action blockbuster makeover, casting Kirk, Spock, and everyone else in A reboot of the franchise known simply as Star Trek made more money at the box office than any of its predecessors, and two sequels follow (Star Trek into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond). became a reality a decade after it had retired from television with Star Trek Deep Space Nine. This is discovery. Star Trek Deep Space Nine takes place a decade before the Original Series, and we’re treated to a dark, serialised Trek unlike anything we’d seen before – in synch with the prestige TV series of the Golden Age of Television. The recent Star Trek reboot on TV was only the beginning of Star Trek resurging on television… Online I’ve seen several short Star Treks before Discovery’s second season, and the Star Trek The Next Generation follows Discovery’s first season. After leaving spacedock in January 2020, Picard continued on a path to private space. The animated series Lower Decks is coming in August 2020, and the spin-off Strange New Worlds starring Anson Mount as Captain Pike, Rebecca Romijn as Number One, and Ethan Peck as Spock on the pre-Kirk Enterprise is Another cartoon show is headed to the Alpha Quadrant, in the form of Star Trek The Animated Series An exceptional talent. The much-talked-about Michelle Yeoh vehicle Section 31 is still in development, so there could be more to come. Paramount Plus programming boss Julie McNamara explains to Variety the streaming service’s goal is to introduce “a new Trek every quarter,” suggesting we may have to wait for Discovery, Picard, Lower Decks and Strange New Worlds to end before we get a new Trek TV version. All the shows above are listed by the date their first episode aired so things can be kept simple. Watching Star Trek in release date order can sometimes lead to some confusing chronology, but there are some benefits as well. It is assumed in the prequel shows that viewers have watched earlier series, such as Star Trek, where the Borg appeared Star Trek’s Regeneration episode details how the Enterprise survived the apocalypse. Christopher Pike (the Enterprise captain who later appears in ‘The Menagerie’) is revealed to have died in ‘The Cage’. It is undoubtedly true that events like that make more sense when viewed in one’s context of

How to stream Star Trek TV shows and movies

The following video will show you how to stream the 13 Star Trek movies and eight Star Trek TV shows in the US and the UK. Those interested in watching all of the shows on TV in the US should check out the newly rebranded Paramount Plus (formerly CBS All Access). Except for Picard and Lower Decks, Netflix in the UK hosts all of the Star Trek series. It is somewhat more complicated to watch the 13 Trek movies since the films are spread across a variety of streaming services in the US and UK, and you may have to pay for some of the movies.