Star Trek Beyond — It’s got explosions, and shooting, and motorcycles. And yet it’s also a good Trek movie.
Previously on Trek Tapestry:
Star Trek Into Darkness — Robocop teams up with Sherlock Holmes, and surprise! It’s Khhhhhhaaaaaaaaannnn!
Star Trek (2009) — Spock and a Romulan reboot our entire Trek timeline. The new future has… So. Much. Lens. Flare.
The best (and worst) of Trek — It’s our top and bottom 10 episodes spanning 5 series and 10 movies.
…gettin’ from there to here — Lets look at the best and worst episodes that didn’t have profound effects on the Trek timeline.
“These Are the Voyages…” — Riker and Troi give Enterprise and second-generation Star Trek a send off. Of sorts.
“Demons” / “Terra Prime” — Human xenophobes disrupt the precursor to the Federation with a Vulcan/human hybrid baby.
“In a Mirror, Darkly” — Enterprise reaches Peak Fan Service™ in the mirror universe.
“Bound” — We learn about the Orions, and how good T’Pol’s chili is. No really.
“Affliction”/”Divergence” — Computer viruses almost blow up the Enterprise, and Khan-influenced viruses act like botox on Klingon foreheads.
“Babel One”/ “United”/ “The Aenar” — Archer must fight the Romulans, an Andorian and broker peace with the Tellarites.
“Borderland” / “Cold Station 12” / “The Augments” — Khan and Data’s origins, plus a closer look at Orion slavers. Let the fan service begin!
“Storm Front” — The Temporal Cold War comes to an end. Finally!
“The Council”/ “Countdown”/ “Zero Hour” — Season 3 ends with betrayal, a boom, and Space Nazis?!
“Azati Prime”/ “Damage”/ “The Forgotten” — Archer gets some Xindi on his side, and his ship gets blow’d up.
“Proving Ground / “Stratagem” / “Harbinger” — We learn more about Degra, the Xindi weapon designer, and Tucker and T’Pol improve “inter-species relations.”
“The Shipment” — Archer uses talk, not torpedos, to make progress against the Xindi.
“The Xindi” / “Anomaly” — Archer uses “enhanced interrogation techniques” to get intel about the new threat to Earth.
“The Expanse” — Earth gets shot up, and the show goes in a whole new direction.
“Cease Fire” — The crew help broker an accord between the Vulcans and Andorian.
“The Communicator” — Archer and Reed contaminate a primitive culture. If only they had a rule, maybe a directive, to provide guidance in these situations …
“Minefield” — Humanity gets its first look (sort of) at the Romulans.
“Shockwave” — Archer’s mission almost gets canceled but not by UPN (this time).
What is Trek Tapestry?
Welcome to Trek Tapestry! Two friends, hepped up on cordrazine shots, review the most important episodes of the entire Star Trek universe with a healthy dose of snark. Learn more about how and why we’ve created Trek Tapestry.
Make sure to come back each Monday and Wednesday to see which episodes we think are most important to the Trek Tapestry — and let us know what you think!