With summer coming to an end, these are three Star Trek episodes across the original series, Deep Space Nine and Enterprise you should watch.
Star Trek is a great show to watch at just about any time of the year for any holiday. Except maybe Halloween. Yet, for summer, it works quite well. While you may not think floating through the vacuum of space is very seasonal, Star Trek finds a way to get their yearly dose of summer fun somehow.
Whether it’s to the pleasure planet Risa, or be it some theme park planet that throws the wildest of twists and turns at you, Star Trek and seemingly all of its properties appear to have an episode or two that can scratch that summer itch.
So with all that said, let’s take a look at three of Star Trek’s best summer-like episodes across Deep Space Nine, the Original Series, and Enterprise.
Let’s beam up.
Deep Space Nine’s – Let He Who Is Without Sin…
Deep Space Nine had some great, fun infused episodes. Granted yes, the plot of this story has less to do with enjoying the beach and more to do with stopping a religious zealot from destroying the planet, Let He Who Is Without Sin… is a great vacation episode if not for Quark’s mating antics and Worf’s general disregard to the concept of relaxing. The subplot of Wor fand Jadzia Dax having trust issues was pretty in line with your typical vacation/beach party episodes from other genres. All in all a solid affair.
The Original Series – Shore Leave
Quite literally the original summer vacation episode. The crew of the Enterprise beam down to a planet they believe to be uninhabited for some rest and relaxation but they soon find out they are not at a beach resort but an intergalactic theme park that can bring your wildest fantasies to life. Bones strolls up with two “bodacious babes” on his arms, so we know what his fantasies include…
Enterprise – Two Days and Two Nights
Star Trek: Enterprise is great. Who doesn’t love to see Trip Tucker and Malcolm Reed get had? The two best bros end up getting taken by a pair of alien thieves, while Sato bonds with an alien over his language. All the while, Captain Jonathan Archer, who is very much looking for a lowkey vacation, meets a woman who ends being taken with her. Then she brains him at the end of the episode. Aw, new love. At least Hoshi had some fun.