The WORST Episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2021
A century after Captain Kirk's five year mission, the next generation of Starfleet officers begins their journey aboard the new flagship of the Federation. Commanded by Captain Jean-Luc Picard the Galaxy class starship Enterprise NCC-1701-D will seek out new life and new civilizations - to boldly go where no one has gone before.
#1 - Shades of Gray
Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired Jul 17, 1989
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.
#2 - Imaginary Friend
Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired May 4, 1992
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.
#3 - Sub Rosa
Season 7 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 31, 1994
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.
#4 - The Bonding
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 23, 1989
Worf and Wesley must help a 12 year old boy cope with the death of his mother; an archaeologist killed during an away mission to a deserted planet.
#5 - Man of the People
Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 5, 1992
Stardate: 46071.6 - Deanna becomes attracted to an alien ambassador. Shortly thereafter, she starts ageing rapidly and starts becoming violent.
#6 - Cost of Living
Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 20, 1992
Stardate: 45733.63 - Deanna's mother pays a surprise visit to the Enterprise with even more surprising news: she plans to marry a man she has never met. After destroying an asteroid, the ship becomes infected with parasites that eat away at the ship's hull.
#7 - The Loss
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 1, 1990
Troi loses her empathic abilities when the Enterprise is caught in the gravitational pull of a black hole.
#9 - Manhunt
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Jun 19, 1989
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.
#10 - Suddenly Human
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 15, 1990
A custody battle between Picard and a child's adoptive father arises when a boy showing evidence of abuse is discovered.
#11 - The Host
Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired May 13, 1991
Dr. Crusher falls in love with a Trill Ambassador, until she discovers the Trill's symbiotic relationship.
#12 - Interface
Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 4, 1993
Stardate: 47215.5 - Geordi defies direct orders from Captain Picard in an attempt to rescue his mother who had recently been reported as missing.
#13 - Identity Crisis
Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 25, 1991
Geordi and a former crew mate begin evolving into bizarre creatures when they return to a planet both of them were on during an Away Mission five years earlier.
#16 - Code of Honor
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 12, 1987
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.
#17 - Up the Long Ladder
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired May 22, 1989
Stardate: 42823.2 Picard must convince two dying civilizations that they must co-exist on the same planet to survive, however, they have other plans to ensure their survival: in the form of clones of the Enterprise crew.
#18 - Haven
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 30, 1987
Stardate: 41294.6 Lwaxana pays a surprise visit to the Enterprise and announces the pre-arranged marriage of Deanna to the son of her late husband's best friend.
#19 - Skin of Evil
Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Apr 25, 1988
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.
#20 - Masks
Season 7 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 21, 1994
Stardate: 47615.2 - The Enterprise is slowly transformed into an ancient alien temple when Data discovers an alien archive full of information about an ancient culture. Shortly after opening the archive, Data becomes possessed with several different personalities.
#21 - The Dauphin
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 20, 1989
Stardate: 42568.8 Wesley falls in love with a passenger the Enterprise is escorting, who has the secret ability to shape-shift.
#22 - Angel One
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 25, 1988
Stardate: 41636.9 The Enterprise discovers the male crew of a crashed Federation freighter are hiding as fugitives on the planet Angel One, which is dominated and ruled by women.
#23 - Legacy
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 29, 1990
The Enterprise is caught in the middle of a civil war when they encounter Tasha Yar's long-lost younger sister, Ishara.
#25 - Liaisons
Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 27, 1993
Stardate: Unknown - During an exchange program, Picard's shuttle crashes on an unknown planet where he is rescued by the sole survivor of another crash.