Last Updated on December 29, 2020 by scottkandh
This blog post is about something that I normally don’t write about on my blog, Star Trek. Usually I write about growing your blog, starting a blog, monetizing your blog, or boosting your SEO. Today I’m taking a break to write about something that a love of us love, the old Star Trek Original series television show that aired in the early 1960’s. I’ve been a fan of the show since about 5th grade.
As a self-proclaimed Trekkie, I’m curious to see how many of the episodes that I’ll be able to recognize by the name of the episode and it’s corresponding image. By watching the television show I can normally tell which episode of Star Trek it is within the first couple of minutes.
My challenge to you while you are looking at these is to do the same. So I’ve written this blog post in a different fashion. If you want to partake in this challenge here’s how you’d go about it. Scroll your mouse down so that you see the bottom of the picture and see if it you can recognize it or not with just two clues (the name and an image). Score 1 point for each that you got right. Use the table at the bottom of this to keep track of your score. The table at the bottom also links to each episode.
I’m not the one who created these beautiful images for most of the Star Trek shows. This blog post has an image for every episode. I hope you like what I created for Season 3, episodes: 8, 14, 15, and 20.
Here’s the tally’s available:
First Season: 28
Second Season: 26
Third Season: 23
01 – The Cage – Pilot episode for Star Trek
This was the start of the show, the pilot episode. I actually saw the Menagerie for before I saw this episode. So I thought it was very clever for Star Trek to introduce the pilot episode and put a different spin on it. Notice how different Spock looks in this episode. His relationship with Captain Kirk was also much stronger than in the pilot.
02 – Where No Man Has Gone Before – The first pilot for the show was rejected so this is the rare 2nd pilot which is also the 3rd episode or the first show for Season 1.
1. Where No Man Has Gone Before
2. The Corbomite Maneuver
This one looks totally unfamiliar.
3. Mudd’s Women
There were two shows with Mudd, the one that I’ve seen more than the other is I, Mudd. This one doesn’t look familiar.
4. The Enemy Within
I think this is the one that a duplicate of Kirk is made And at the end they join up again.
5. The Man Trap
This was the totally first episode of Star Trek I ever saw. I remember because I call this episode the Salt Water Buffalo.
6. The Naked Time
This one doesn’t look very familiar other than I remember Commander Sulu having a sword fight. I think it was because of some chemical that was on one of the containers that was beamed aboard the ship at the beginning of the show.
7. Charlie X
The actor that played Charlie in this looks so familiar that I don’t remember what else he went on to play in other roles. But this I remember because he has special powers.
8. Balance of Terror
I’m taking a wild stab that this is where we meet Spock’s dad for the very first time or it has something to do with Romulans.
9. What are Little Girls Made Of?
I think this is the same guy that played Lurch in the Addams Family. It’s not one of my favorite episodes.
10. Dagger of the Mind
This is one of my least favorite episodes to watch because they lock Captain Kirk in that room with the beam that drives people mad.
I know this episode involves a lot of kids that are left on a planet all alone. I thought that the girl’s name was Mary but it’s actually Miri (pronounced Mee ree). Not one that I enjoy watching too much.
12. The Conscience of the King
I believe this is one that Captain Kirk recognizes one of the actors in a Shakespearean play as someone that is a wanted war criminal.
13. The Galileo Seven
I recognize the one guy from Land of the Giants. But I can’t recollect this episode. This is actually harder than I thought to not go by any other clues.
14. Court Martial
I like this one because Kirk is tried for murder and they cleverly isolate the guy that was supposedly killed by honing in on his heartbeat.
15. The Menagerie, Parts I and II
This show was based on the pilot episode. Cleverly done but long and drawn out. No wonder that the pilot was cancelled that they had to reinvent another way to show it.
16. Shore Leave
This one is right out of Alice in Wonderland with Alice, the rabbit,a knight in shining armor, and Kirk’s friend Finnigan. At the end all is okay and it’s actually quite a nice place after all.
17. The Squire of Gothos
Not of my favorite episodes. The Squire of Gothos is actually a child that has been left alone to play with his toys and the crew is saved by his parents.
If you like this episode it reminds me of the one with Captain Picard where he is stranded alone with someone, the Walls fall – eyes open wide.
19. The Alternative Factor
20. Tomorrow is Yesterday
I like time travel and maybe this episode explains why I like the idea of time travel so much.
21. The Return of the Archons
This one I didn’t like that much. I think it ends up being a machine that is in control of everything that is stopped by Kirk and Spock.
22. A Taste of Armageddon
The faces are familiar but I don’t remember the story .
23. Space Seed
The premise for the movie, the Wrath of Kahn. Here’s our first intro to the same actor in both movies. Great episode.
24. This Side of Paradise
25. The Devil in the Dark
A creature in the mines.
26. Errand of Mercy
Vaguely familiar. I recognize the faces of the Klingon and that’s about all.
27. The City on the Edge of Forever
One of my personal favorites. Again, it involves Time Travel. Great episode. Spock has to hide his pointed ears. If you look closely there’s a close resemblance of this episode to the one of STTNG that involves Mark Twain and Data hides his strength and his identity.
28. Operation: Annihilate!
Not enough clues.
I don’t like this one because the special effects were very cheesy (to say the least). They didn’t spare any expense. NOT!
This one looks so familiar but I can’t recall it off of the top of my head without seeing it. I’m positive I’d recognize it once it starts.
3. Friday’s Child
Nothing looks familiar from this image.
4. Who Mourns for Adonis?
I like Greek mythology but this episode was over the top about aliens who think there are Gods. Not one of my favorites to watch.
5. Amok Time
This one is a classic Star Trek episode where Spock and Kirk have a battle because Spock is consumed with a Vulcan ritual that compels him to battle (for love).
6. The Doomsday Machine
One of the most boring Star Trek episodes. Not much of a plot. I think Star Trek One was based on this episode which is why the first Star Trek movie is one of the worst in Star Trek history.
7. Wolf in the Fold
This is one where they are trying to find an alien who happens to be the one who is between Kirk and Scotty. I can’t recall the exact details, except for a scene that has some weird laughing near the end.
8. The Changeling
9. The Apple
This appears to be the Paradise Syndrome episode, but it’s not. Therefore I can’t recall this one, but the actor’s face looks very familiar.
10. Mirror, Mirror
One of my favorite episodes where Kirk, Uhara, and two others switch places with their counterparts on another version of Star Trek. But they are the bad Star Trek counterparts of themselves.
11. The Deadly Years
I think they all get older but I don’t recall the specifics.
12. I, Mudd
Mudd’s robots don’t understand a lot of the human nuances. This is his 2nd appearance on the show as Mudd. I can’t recall the 1st.
13. The Trouble with Tribbles
I don’t even need to see an image on this one, it’s one of the most recognizable Star Trek episodes. Tribbles are multiplying like nuts and taking over every area of the ship until they are poisoned by some food.
14. Bread and Circuses
15. Journey to Babel
The guy with the horns in his head is the bad guy. This is the episode where we meet Spock’s Mom for the first time.
16. A Private Little War
I think this is the one that Kirk is imprisoned by a girl who plays several different roles. Not very familiar.
17. The Gamesters of Triskelion
Kirk, Uhara, and two others are forced to fight and train like gladiators and sold to the highest bidders. The bidders aren’t even human.
19. The Immunity Syndrome
Man, I’m sucking at this, no clue.
20. A Piece of the Action
It’s like going back to old Chicago and the Capone era in the Prohibition period. Where’s Elliott Ness when you need him?
21. By Any Other Name
The two in the middle are aliens and they try to take over the ship. Not a personal favorite.
23. Return to Tomorrow
On the surface this looks like Spock’s Brain, but it’s not.
24. Patterns of Force
Kirk and Spock land in a place that closely resembles Nazi, Germany. They end up saving the day and exposing the mastermind at the top of the image at the end (who’s actually behind it all).
24. The Ultimate Computer
I think this is the episode where we hear the final destruction countdown for the very first time that has been used in several different episodes. The computer tries to take over the ship.
25. The Omega Glory
The face in the upper right is familiar but I don’t recall this episode.
26. Assignment: Earth
This was a very good episode that I believe was a spin off for another TV show about a spy. You need to keep your eye on his cat.
- Spectre of the Gun
This should have been called Gunfight at OK Corral. Where’s there’s a shoot out with some of the best guns in the world.
2. The Paradise Syndrome
Kirk is affected by a machine that causes him to lose his memory and falls in love with one of the natives and then suddenly recalls his memory at the end and they (Kirk and Spock) once again save the day.
3. The Enterprise Incident
The premise for let’s impersonate some other race like Romulan or Vulcan. I like the comment from Kirk about getting his ears back to normal at the end.
4. And the Children Shall Lead
5. Spock’s Brain
Aliens have taken Spock’s brain. Dr. McCoy is guided by aliens to restore his brain successfully.
6. Is There in Truth No Beauty
So very familiar.
7. The Empath
Without saying a word, the Empath captures our attention. I’ve only seen this episode two or three times. I’ll need to hunt this one down and see it.
8. The Tholian Web
Didn’t need a picture for this one. Kirk is in a space suit and he’s presumed dead. But he keeps phasing in and out around various places on the ship.
9. For the World is Hollow and I have Touched the Sky
10. Day of the Dove
11. Plato’s Stepchildren
Not one of my favorites. The guy at the top tries to help the crew but is punished for his trying to aid them.
12. Wink of an Eye
13. That Which Survives
Lee Meriweather, better known as Cat Woman from the Batman show. She is programmed to kill for certain people but the crew members save Kirk by not letting her touch Kirk.
14. Let That be your Last Battlefield
15. Whom Gods Destroy
16. The Mark of Gideon
17. The Lights of Zetar
18. The Cloud Minders
19. The Way to Eden
Familiar but not one of my favorite episodes.
20. Requiem for Methuselah
This could be the only episode of Star Trek that I might have missed. It doesn’t look at all familiar.
21. The Savage Curtain
Abraham Lincoln and some other heroes from the past help Kirk and Spock.
22. All our Yesterdays
It’s much like the one that they go back in time. There are different portals of time and they have to choose the correct portal.
23. Turnabout Intruder
Use the table below as a scorecard. You can write in your total wherever there’s space.
Did you beat my score of 47 out of 79? It’s actually harder than you think.
Other pages you might want to visit:
The 15 Best Worst Episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series – These are the Star Trek episodes that you know are terrible, but can’t stop watching.