The BEST episodes of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Every episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds!

Follow Christopher Pike, Spock and Number One in the decade before Capt. Kirk boarded the Enterprise as they explore new worlds around the galaxy.

Last Updated: 5/25/2023Network:Paramount+
A Quality of Mercy
2015 votes

#1 - A Quality of Mercy

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/7/2022

Captain Pike considers his path forward after encountering someone who brings his dark fate front and center — leading the officer to wonder if he can save himself from the future.

Directors: Chris Fisher
Watch Now:Amazon
Strange New Worlds
2818 votes

#2 - Strange New Worlds

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/5/2022

Captain Christopher Pike comes out of self-imposed exile to rescue an officer gone missing during a secret mission.

Directors: Akiva Goldsman
Watch Now:Amazon
Memento Mori
2245 votes

#3 - Memento Mori

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/26/2022

Pike must find unconventional Starfleet methods to deal with a malevolent force that attacks the Enterprise.

Directors: Dan Liu
Watch Now:Amazon
All Those Who Wander
2003 votes

#4 - All Those Who Wander

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/30/2022

The U.S.S. Enterprise crew comes face-to-face with their demons – and scary monsters too – when their landing party is stranded on a barren planet with a ravenous enemy.

Writer: Davy Perez
Watch Now:Amazon
Children of the Comet
2487 votes

#5 - Children of the Comet

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/12/2022

An ancient alien relic thwarts the Enterprise crew from re-routing a comet on track to strike an inhabited planet.

Directors: Maja Vrvilo
Watch Now:Amazon
Spock Amok
2208 votes

#6 - Spock Amok

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/2/2022

It's a comedy of manners when Spock has a personal visit in the middle of Spock and Captain Pike's crucial negotiations with an unusual alien species.

Directors: Rachel Leiterman
Watch Now:Amazon
Ghosts of Illyria
2368 votes

#7 - Ghosts of Illyria

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/19/2022

Una must confront a secret she's been hiding when a contagion ravages the ship, incapacitating the rest of the crew.

Directors: Leslie Hope
Watch Now:Amazon
Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach
2140 votes

#8 - Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/9/2022

A threat to an idyllic planet reunites Captain Pike with a lost love. To protect her and a scientific holy child from a conspiracy, Pike offers his help and is forced to face unresolved feelings of his past.

Directors: Andi Armaganian
Watch Now:Amazon
The Serene Squall
2117 votes

#9 - The Serene Squall

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/16/2022

While on a dangerous humanitarian mission, the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise stumbles into a harrowing game of leverage with the quadrant’s deadliest space pirate.

Directors: Sydney Freeland
Watch Now:Amazon
The Elysian Kingdom
2063 votes

#10 - The Elysian Kingdom

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/23/2022

The U.S.S. Enterprise becomes stuck in a nebula that is home to an alien consciousness that traps the crew in a fairy tale.

Directors: Amanda Row
Watch Now:Amazon

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