All 9 Star Trek TV show theme songs ranked from worst to best

Use your ← → (arrows) to browse
Star Trek

Bruce Horak as General Garkog in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds streaming on Paramount+, 2023. Photo Credit: Best Possible Screengrab/Paramount+

Who doesn’t love a good intro song? Let’s look at all the ones that had us jamming before our favorite Star Trek episodes.

Welcome to the ultimate cosmic countdown where we traverse the musical star fields of the Star Trek universe. Our mission? To rank the iconic opening anthems that have been the gateway to countless adventures among the stars.

These theme songs have done more than just precede episodes of our favorite Star Trek TV shows – they’ve captured the essence of exploration and the pioneering spirit of the beloved franchise. From the whimsical to the wondrous, the serene to the soaring, every intro has left an undeniable mark on the hearts of Trekkies across the galaxy and in the fandom of science fiction as a whole. But which ones truly stand out as the best in Star Trek’s expansive universe of shows?

Buckle up as we set our phasers to ‘fun’ and warp into the world of Star Trek intros – where each note tells a story and every melody takes us boldly where no one has gone before. Oh yeah, and let’s rank them as we do so.

9. Star Trek: Enterprise (“Where My Heart Will Take Me”)

The theme song for Star Trek: Enterprise, delightfully titled “Where My Heart Will Take Me,” is a refreshing departure from the classic sounds that have long accompanied the voyages of the Starfleet. Featuring the vibrant voice of Russell Watson, this pop ballad injects a warm, human touch into the saga, striking a chord with its buoyant message and Watson’s earnest performance. Though it falls into the ninth spot in our musical trek through the stars (ha), its unique melody captures the essence of adventure in a way that’s as endearing as it is unexpected.

In a collection of scores that speak to the grandeur of space exploration, “Where My Heart Will Take Me” stands out as a song that, while straying from the orchestral majesty typically linked with Star Trek, and celebrates the franchise’s pioneering spirit in its own right. It’s a testament to the diversity of the Star Trek universe, a place where human (and alien) emotions finds its voice amidst the echoes of the unknown.

Use your ← → (arrows) to browse