Challenge: watching every episode and movie of Star Trek


I’m going to watch and review every Star Trek episode and movie in the correct order according to cannon over the next two years.

Star Trek has a long and impressive history on Television and in the theaters…

From 1966-1969 79 episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series aired, each running about 50 minutes.

There are 22 episodes of Star Trek: The Animated Series, each 24 minutes long. The Animated Series aired from 1973-1974.

In December of ’79 Star Trek: The Motion Picture hit the big screen and ran for 132 minutes.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was released in 1982 and is 112 minutes long.

Star Trek III: The Search For Spock appeared in 1984 and ran for 105 minutes.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home came out in 1986 and is 122 minutes long.

From 1987-1994 Star Trek: The Next Generation ran for 178 episodes, each of which was 44 minutes long.

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier was released in 1989 and ran for 106 Sybok filled minutes.

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country came out in 1991 and runs for 110 minutes.

In January of 1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine premiered running through 1999 with 176 episodes, each 45 minutes long.

Star Trek: Generations came out in 1994 and ran for 118 minutes.

Star Trek: Voyager debuted in 1995, ran through 2001, and consisted of 172 episodes, each 45 minutes long.

Star Trek: First Contact  was released in 1996 and was 111 minutes long.

Star Trek: Insurrection hit theaters in 1998 and lasted for 103 minutes. 

In 2001 we went back to the beginning with Star Trek: Enterprise which aired 98 episodes, each 42 minutes long.

Star Trek: Nemesis hit theaters in 2002 and was 116 minutes long.

After a seven year break JJ Abrams resurrected Trek with his Kelvin timeline. Star Trek hit theaters in 2009 and is 127 minutes long.

Star Trek Into Darkness premiered in 2013 and is 133 minutes long.

Finally Star Trek Beyond came out just this summer and is 122 minutes long.

Even spread over the last 50 years that’s a lot of Star Trek! It all adds up to 33,603 minutes of Star Trek… that’s 560 hours, or just over 23 days of Trek!

The thing is that I’ve watched all 23 days of Star Trek before, and I know I will again, but what I haven’t done is watch it all in order. So that’s what I’m going to do. Starting tomorrow on Star Trek’s 50th anniversary I’m going to set out on a mission to watch all of Star Trek one episode or movie at a time in the correct order.

I’m going to try to watch Trek not in the order it aired, but in the order of the timeline. Now this might get a bit tricky because of the Kelvin films and some of the films, like Insurrection, being a little vague on exactly where they fall. To solve these problems I am just going to go with my best guess and shrug it off, sometimes all we humans have is a feeling after all. So right away I’m pushing the Kelvin films to the end, not because I don’t like them, but because I just saw them.

We are also going to have a new Trek coming out this January in Star Trek Discovery, but for the sake of this mission we won’t try to force it in to the lineup.

Every day I will watch one episode or movie and then write an article reviewing the episode so you can follow along if you like. We should finish up our marathon of all 738 movies and episodes in mid September 2018, right about the time Khan’s sleeper ship would have become obsolete.

I’d love to have as many of you as possible along with me on this grand adventure, so if you’re up to it get your phasers set to stun and your Netflix ready, because tomorrow we’re going to boldly go!

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