Star Trek: The Next Generation

10 Worst Episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation

Follow the intergalactic adventures of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard and his loyal crew aboard the all-new USS Enterprise NCC-1701D, as they explore new worlds.

Written by Sophie and last updated on nov 30, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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Star Trek: The Next Generation - S4E10

#10 - The Loss (Season 4 - Episode 10)

Troi loses her empathic abilities when the Enterprise is caught in the gravitational pull of a black hole.

The episode was rated 6.98 from 434 votes.

Star Trek: The Next Generation - S1E22

#9 - Skin of Evil (Season 1 - Episode 22)


Stardate: 41601.3. When Troi's shuttle crashes on an alien planet, a new being is discovered: an entity that thrives on the suffering of others.

The episode was rated 6.95 from 667 votes.

Star Trek: The Next Generation - S7E7

#8 - Dark Page (Season 7 - Episode 7)

Stardate: 47254.1 - Lwaxana Troi collapses with a repressed memory related illness. Her only chance for survival is if Deanna can probe her subconscious and find out what is killing her. However, the secret Lwaxana holds is deeper than Deanna imagined.

The episode was rated 6.93 from 360 votes.

Star Trek: The Next Generation - S1E15

#7 - Too Short a Season (Season 1 - Episode 15)


Stardate: 41309.5. The aging and terminally ill Starfleet Admiral Mark Jameson, who is negotiating the release of hostages, suddenly begins growing younger through an unexplained phenomenon.

The episode was rated 6.89 from 672 votes.

Star Trek: The Next Generation - S6E13

#6 - Aquiel (Season 6 - Episode 13)

Stardate: 46461.3 - Geordie falls in love with a lieutenant who is the prime suspect in a murder case.

The episode was rated 6.82 from 385 votes.

Star Trek: The Next Generation - S2E19

#5 - Manhunt (Season 2 - Episode 19)


Stardate: 42859.2 While being escorted to a Federation conference by the Enterprise, Lwaxana hunts for a man to satisfy her needs when her sex-drive is quadrupled during a natural mid-life cycle.

The episode was rated 6.81 from 450 votes.

Star Trek: The Next Generation - S1E3

#4 - Code of Honor (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Stardate: 41235.25. Tasha Yar must fight for her life and a vaccine to save a race of people when she is kidnapped and forced to battle with her abductor's wife.

The episode was rated 6.74 from 955 votes.

Star Trek: The Next Generation - S5E22

#3 - Imaginary Friend (Season 5 - Episode 22)


Stardate: 45832.1 - While exploring a strange form of energy in a region of space, a little girl's imaginary friend becomes real and places the Enterprise in great danger.

The episode was rated 6.64 from 353 votes.

Star Trek: The Next Generation - S7E14

#2 - Sub Rosa (Season 7 - Episode 14)

Stardate: Unknown - Dr. Crusher attends her grandmother's funeral, to find that she had been in romantic encounters with a mysterious man who had been haunting the Howard family women for generations.

The episode was rated 6.43 from 333 votes.

Star Trek: The Next Generation - S2E22

#1 - Shades of Gray (Season 2 - Episode 22)


Stardate: 42976.1 Riker is infected with an alien organism that takes over his mind. Dr. Pulaski must force Riker's mind back to a state where it can access primitive survival skills.

The episode was rated 5.87 from 477 votes.

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