For an organisation that makes such a song and dance about "exploration" and "discovery", Starfleet rarely shy away from an honest fight. Whether you put that down to space just being a dangerous place to make a living or just humanity's inescapable love of a good dust-up is your business, but it means that Star Trek's never been more than a few episodes away from some interstellar straighteners.
Plus, and let's be honest here friends, space battles are cool.
While restrictions of the time meant that Star Trek's early outings needed to limit these effects-heavy encounters to one ship and it's glowing lasers, the tension of being stuck inside a combustible steel tin, with nothing more than an exploding bulkhead to protect you from the infinite nothingness of space, always made it great TV.
But with the digital capacity to make the battles outside as thrilling as the stories inside, Star Trek has led the way for decades in bringing space warfare to both the big and small screen. From contests between two bitter foes, to entire fleets crashing into one another, these 10 stand as the franchise, and arguably the genre's, finest moments.