Long before Star Trek came to streaming services, DVDs and VHS tapes were often worn out as people watched episodes again and again. Trying to narrow down the almost 800 episodes of Star Trek into ten most rewatchable is a beautifully impossible task - let's get this out there at the outset of this list!
This list in particular highlights almost every iteration of the franchise, so it will clearly be immediately dated the moment it is published. However, that is the true beauty of Star Trek. Depending on the day, preferences change, episodes rise and fall in the fandom's estimations and people will still sit there and hit play on some of these again.
It could be fair to say that some episodes have almost become cliché in how popular they have become. With almost thirty years passed since the end of Star Trek: The Next Generation (not to mention the almost fifty years passed since the end of The Original Series!), so many episodes have reached nearly iconic status (with some episodes reaching over that lip) and everyone has their favourites. Think of this as the first of many, many lists of rewatchable Star Trek episodes.
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