List of top ten Star Trek episodes.

So, it's been talked about many times in the OOC chat, so I thought why not start a list of everyone's top ten favorite Star Trek Episodes. ((Two-Parters can count as one))

1) Deep Space Nine 'Under a Pale Moonlight'
2) The Next Generation 'Best of Both worlds'
3) DS9 'Far Beyond the Stars'
4) TNG 'Chain of Command'
5) DS9 'Way of the Warrior'
6) TNG 'Yesterday's Enterprise'
7) TNG 'The Wounded'
8) DS9 'The Magnificent Ferengi'
9) TNG 'The Inner Light'
10) DS9 'Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges'

Honorable Mentions
11) Enterprise 'The Andorian Incident'
12) TNG 'A Fistful of Data'
13) DS9 'What you leave behind'
14) DS9 'Paradise Lost & Homefront'
15) DS9 'Improbable Cause & The Die is Cast'
No Drumhead? list is going to be very DS9 heavy, mostly because my fave DS9 episodes I tend to want to rewatch over and over, as opposed to the other shows.

  1. In the Pale Moonlight - DS9

  2. Favor the Bold/Sacrifice of Angels - DS9

  3. In Purgatory's Shadow/By Inferno's Light - DS9

  4. The Magificent Ferengi - DS9

  5. Duet - DS9

  6. Homefront/Paradise Lost - DS9

  7. Treachery, Faith and the Great River - DS9

  8. Chain of Command, parts I & II - TNG

  9. Turnabout Intruder - TOS

  10. In a Mirror, Darkly, I and II - ENT

Not to say I don't love Best of Both Worlds or a lot of other TNG, but ... well if we're doing favorites, I've rewatched each of the episodes above a crazy amount of times and can always rewatch them. Unfortunately, Voyager just doesn't make the list for me :(

Honorable mentions -

In The Cards - DS9 - Features my FAVORITE opening post-credits scene and touches upon how unrealistic and silly the idea of 'no currency' is. "Well, if you don't need money, then you certainly don't need mine!"

Profit and Lace - DS9 - A lot of people hate this episode but I find it hilarious. >>; I adore Armin Shimmerman and him playing an estrogen-filled Quark is really, really funny. People take Trek too seriously sometimes!

Best of Both Worlds - TNG - DUH. But I mean, I just don't rewatch it...
TOS Enterprise Incident

TOS A Piece of the Action

TOS Balance of Terror

TOS Guardian of Forever

ENT All four Kir’Shara episodes

DS9 Trials and Tribbulations (And the TOS Trouble with Tribbles that goes with it)

ENT- All Shran episodes. .>>

DS9 The Magnificent Ferengi

DS9 House of Quark

(All the Mirror Universe Episodes. All of them. In all Shows.)

(All the Next Generation Episodes involving Guinan)

(All the shows involving Lwaxanna Troi)

… I think I went past the limit of 10. Oh well!

Reunification Parts 1 and 2

TNG Redemption 1 and 2

I think I need to stop.
Uhm ten episodes are a lot ... but I've surely five episodes that I really like:

1) Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges (DS9)
2) The Siege of AR-558 (DS9)
3) It's Only a Paper Moon (DS9)
4) Death Wish (Voy)
5) Message in a bottle (Voy)
1) Threshold
I can't rank these really--narrowing down to ten was hard enough!

3.10 The Defector
3.15 Yesterday's Enterprise
6.10-11 Chain of Command

1.19 Duet
3.5 Second Skin
6.18 In the Pale Moonlight
7.14 Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges

4.8-9 Year of Hell

1.7 The Andorian Incident
4.7-9 The Forge/Awakening/Kir'Shara
So I can't do ten, and I won't bother putting them in order of preference but these are the episodes I like the most. There are others I love, but I will sometimes rewatch these ones. I marked the most favorite in Orange.

TOS - "Balance of Terror"
TOS - "This Side of Paradise"
TOS - "The City on the Edge of Forever"

TOS - "Amok Time"

TAS - “Yesteryear”

TNG - "The Measure of a Man"
TNG - "The Offspring"
TNG - "Sarek"
TNG - "The Best of Both Worlds”
TNG - "Darmok"
TNG - "The Inner Light"
TNG- "Yesterday's Enterprise"
TNG – “Chain of Command”
TNG - "Preemptive Strike"

DS9 – "Duet”
DS9 - "The Wire"
DS9 - "Facets"
DS9 - "The Visitor"
DS9 - "Rejoined"
DS9 - "Little Green Men"
DS9 - "Paradise Lost"
DS9 - "In the Pale Moonlight"
DS9 - "It's Only a Paper Moon"

VOY - "Ex Post Facto"
VOY - "Meld"
VOY - "Tuvix"
VOY - "Real Life"
VOY - "Scorpion”
VOY – “The Killing Game”
VOY - "Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy"
VOY - "Author, Author"
VOY - "Endgame"

ENT - "The Andorian Incident"
ENT - "Shadows of P'Jem"
ENT - "Carbon Creek"
ENT – “Rajiin”
ENT – "E²"
ENT - "Home"
ENT - "In a Mirror, Darkly”
ENT – “Demons”
ENT - "Terra Prime"
While I won't debate the choices some here have made for favorite episodes, I'd be happy to share mine here:

The Maquis
The Wire
The Jem'Hadar
The Search
Improbable Cause
The Die is Cast
The Adversary
Way of the Warrior
Starship Down
Paradise Lost
Return to Grace
Rules of Engagement
For the Cause
To the Death
The Quickening
Broken Link
Apocalypse Rising
...Nor the Battle to the Strong
Trials and Tribble-ations
For the Uniform
In Purgatory's Shadow
By Inferno's Light
Ties of Blood and Water
Soldiers of the Empire
Blaze of Glory
Call to Arms
A Time to Stand
Rocks and Shoals
Behind the Lines
Favor the Bold
Sacrifice of Angles
The Magnificent Ferengi
In the Pale Moonlight
Once More Onto the Breach
The Siege of AR-558
It's Only a Paper Moon

The Measure of a Man
The Enemy
The Defector
Deja Q
The Best of Both Worlds
The Wounded
Cause and Effect
Chain of Command
Frame of Mind
The Pegasus
All Good Things...

Balance of Terror
The Doomsday Machine
The Trouble with Tribbles

Dead Stop
The Expanse
All of Seasons 3 and fore save for:
North Star, Similitude, Carpenter Street, Chosen Realm, Dr's Orders, E2, Daedalus, Observer Effect, Bound, and These are the Voyages...

Day of Honor (Solely because I'm a Belanna-Paris Shipper)
Year of Hell
Message in a Bottle
In the Flesh
Thirty Days
Latent Image
Critical Care
Homestead (Only because Neelix leaves!)
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There's too many good Trek episodes for me to make a list, and I can't remember Trek episodes to list them anyways, but I just wanted to mention on of my personal favorites that I don't see much mention of here: Darmok!