The “Spock’s Brain Award”: All Star Trek 101’s worst episodes ranked from to bad to worst

Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock in the television series, "Star Trek."
Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock in the television series, "Star Trek." /
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Star Trek: Enterprise – “These Are The Voyages”

“Why does it deserve the “Spock’s Brain Award”?

"““These Are the Voyages”…is the Enterprise episode that most alienated its audience. How? By relegating the familiar crew to second-banana status in their own series finale.”"

What is there to say about ”These Are The Voyages” that hasn’t already been said? And how on earth did Star Trek 101 only identify one complaint out of the many problems with the infamous Enterprise finale?

Enterprise may not be the most fondly remembered Star Trek show, but it had its fans, and it had spent four years at that point throwing everything at the wall to make us care about its characters. So yes, it’s a pretty big problem that it reduced those characters to guest stars in their own show for the finale.

If felt like the producers had given up on Enterprise. As Star Trek fans, we like to try and see the good in all things Star Trek, so it’s frustrating when the producers won’t even see the good in it, and they give up on their own show. Go ahead, and cancel it if that’s what the free market demands, but it’s just plain depressing to act like no one liked it in the first place.

When Enterprise was abruptly canceled, they tacked on a quickly thrown-together finale that revealed the story was taking place in the holodeck of the Enterprise-D about 200 years later.

At least that means that it may not be an entirely accurate historical account and that we can choose to believe it’s not canon.