Star Trek: All 7 seasons of The Next Generation ranked from worst to best

Space: the Final Frontier. This article: a ranking of Star Trek: The Next Generation's seasons done with much care.

Nov. 2, 2015 – CBS Television Studios announced today it will launch a totally new “Star Trek”
Nov. 2, 2015 – CBS Television Studios announced today it will launch a totally new “Star Trek” /
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5. Season 7

Season 7 is a bit like a spaceship ride through the galaxy: thrilling at its best, but a tad shaky in parts. It's the grand finale of a beloved series, where the writers seem to be throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks. And boy, do some things stick!

You've got episodes that hit you right in the feels, like "The Pegasus," where Riker faces a ghost from his past, or the profoundly touching "Dark Page," which goes deep into the private sorrows of Counselor Troi's mother. These episodes are like warp-speed journeys to the heart, showcasing the depth and complexity that TNG can achieve. But then, just as you're buckling up for another emotional deep-dive, along comes an episode like "Sub Rosa," which - let’s be honest - feels more like an intergalactic soap opera than a Star Trek episode. The season swings from the sublime to the, well, slightly ridiculous.

It's an unusual way for the show to bow out, but Star Trek was never your conventional kind of show anyway, so it kind of worked. The brilliance within this season was the perfect example of the well-oiled machine that The Next Generation had become, even if that didn't come across in every episode of the season.