Trekathon Season Review: Short Treks, Season 2

January 24th, 2020

Again, I have to draw the lines for the seasons somewhere, even if you could watch this whole season in less time than a single episode of the main series.

I don’t have a lot to add – they’ve learnt from the first set of Short Treks, and have a better sense of the stories that work here. The stories are perhaps a bit less ambitious than the first go around, but that means that they ‘fit’ into the time they have far better. There’s also more experimentation, including animation, less use of dialog, and more outright comedy than Trek normally dares.

I’m putting this one slightly ahead of the first season of Short Treks, but there’s really not much in it. Well worth watching, especially given the low time investment.

That takes the rankings to:

The very best of Trek:

  • TNG Season 6
  • DS9 Season 2

Strong performers:

  • DS9 Season 5
  • TNG Season 3
  • TNG Season 5
  • TOS Season 2
  • ENT Season 3
  • TNG Season 4
  • VOY Season 4

Mixed bag:

  • TOS Season 1
  • DS9 Season 4
  • DIS Season 1
  • ST Season 2
  • DS9 Season 1
  • ENT Season 4
  • ST Season 1
  • VOY Season 5
  • ENT Season 1
  • VOY Season 1
  • TNG Season 7

Not good:

  • DS9 Season 3
  • DS9 Season 6
  • VOY Season 6
  • VOY Season 3
  • TNG Season 2
  • ENT Season 2
  • TAS Season 1

Really just awful:

  • VOY Season 7
  • VOY Season 2
  • DS9 Season 7
  • TOS Season 3
  • TAS Season 2
  • TNG Season 1

The review of Star Trek: Picard episode 1 is coming soon, just need to type it…


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