Star Trek: The Original Series

Episode Production Order

Did you know that the broadcast order of Star Trek: The Original Series is not the order in which they were produced? Gene Roddenberry was an adept of certain mystery schools of religion and intentionally encoded various of the doctrines thereof in his storytelling through this series. He did so effectively and at times so blatantly, the executives of the studio chose to air them in a different order so as to obscure his intent—Season 2, Episodes 1-4, are a real eye opener!

If you're as much of a fan of this series as am I and you haven't done so yet, why don't you do a rewatch in the original production order? To my knowledge, no service provider has ever made the episodes available in the production order, so to enable you, my dear reader, to do so more easily and readily, here is the list. It's a little bit of work to keep track of one's progress but the reward is well worth it. Enjoy!


  • Original: The Cage
  • 1st Broadcast: Where No Man Has Gone Before (A)

Season 1

  • Where No Man Has Gone Before (B)
  • The Corbomite Maneuver
  • Mudd's Women
  • The Enemy Within
  • The Man Trap
  • The Naked Time
  • Charlie X
  • Balance of Terror
  • What Are Little Girls Made Of?
  • Dagger of the Mind
  • Miri
  • The Conscience of the King
  • The Galileo Seven
  • Court Martial
  • The Menagerie, Part I
  • The Menagerie, Part II
  • Shore Leave
  • The Squire of Gothos
  • Arena
  • The Alternative Factor
  • Tomorrow is Yesterday
  • The Return of the Archons
  • A Taste of Armageddon
  • Space Seed
  • This Side of Paradise
  • The Devil in the Dark
  • Errand of Mercy
  • The City on the Edge of Forever
  • Operation — Annihilate!

Season 2

  • Catspaw
  • Metamorphosis
  • Friday's Child
  • Who Mourns for Adonais?
  • Amok Time
  • The Doomsday Machine
  • Wolf in the Fold
  • The Changeling
  • The Apple
  • Mirror, Mirror
  • The Deadly Years
  • I, Mudd
  • The Trouble with Tribbles
  • Bread and Circuses
  • Journey to Babel
  • A Private Little War
  • The Gamesters of Triskelion
  • Obsession
  • The Immunity Syndrome
  • A Piece of the Action
  • By Any Other Name
  • Return to Tomorrow
  • Patterns of Force
  • The Ultimate Computer
  • The Omega Glory
  • Assignment: Earth

Season 3

  • Spectre of the Gun
  • Elaan of Troyius
  • The Paradise Syndrome
  • The Enterprise Incident
  • And the Children Shall Lead
  • Spock's Brain
  • Is There in Truth No Beauty?
  • The Empath
  • The Tholian Web
  • For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
  • Day of the Dove
  • Plato's Stepchildren
  • Wink of an Eye
  • That Which Survives
  • Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
  • Whom Gods Destroy
  • The Mark of Gideon
  • The Lights of Zetar
  • The Cloud Minders
  • The Way to Eden
  • Requiem for Methuselah
  • The Savage Curtain
  • All Our Yesterdays
  • Turnabout Intruder
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