The Top 10 Classic Star Trek Episodes

It’s Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, which is funny in way because it’s hard for many of us to think about a time when there wasn’t such a thing as Trek. Gene Roddenberry’s iconic 1960s series gave us a number of incredibly memorable characters and performances, led by William Shatner as Kirk, Leonard Nimoy as Spock and DeForest Kelley as Bones, while also inadvertently launching what would become one of the biggest franchises in history.

Of course, Star Trek has been and ever shall be about much more than just its beloved characters. There’s also its thematic exploration of topical issues and problems facing humankind in the here and now, its application of real scientific theories extrapolated into very cool (and possible) future tech like warp drive, transporters, and more, and of course its optimistic view of humanity’s future that reassures us that, yes, it’s all gonna work out.

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