10 Times Star Trek Was So Bad It Was Good

Star Trek is always enjoyable but it's not always good.


There’s a lot of Star Trek. It’s been on the go for 50 years and except for one or two relativity short hiatuses, the franchise has been active for most of that time. If you watched it twenty-four hours a day it would take over three weeks to watch all of Star Trek. And a lot more is Trek due to be added to the cannon in the coming years (what a time to be alive!).

With the sheer volume of entries, it’s hardly surprising that there are a few duds. You just can’t hit a home run every time. Often, it takes a bit of time for a Star Trek series to find its feet. The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise and Discovery all have a couple of ropey initial seasons, but they grow in quality as they develop. On top of that, there’s the old curse which plagues the odd-numbered movie entries.

While some entries represent landmark events in television and film, others fall far short of that. But there’s always something to enjoy. In amidst the hundreds of episodes and a baker’s dozen movies, there are some instalments that are elevated to one of the most enjoyable categories of entertainment, they are so bad that they’re good.

Here are ten instalments that are so terrible that they transcend the meagre sum of their parts and become as enjoyable as any of their lauded counterparts.

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