TrekRanks Episode 187: Top 5 Mediocre Episodes

Originally released on July 05, 2024

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Honestly, sometimes nothing quite hits the spot like a good, solid mediocre episode of Star Trek, and we put that theory to the test this week on TrekRanks with a gloriously fun topic: the "Top 5 Mediocre Episodes" in Trek! This one is an absolute celebration of those mid-level, mid-tier, mid-table, mediocre episodes of Trek, that deep down, we all love. Our panel of host Jim Moorhouse and guests Alex Perry, Dana Kenedy and Matt Finbow reveal a lot about their Trek psyche in this raucous episode of TrekRanks in which everyone is shooting from the hip and having a blast.

Episode Rundown:

Prime Directive: Each guest on this week&s panel reveals exactly how they narrowed down list and made their final choices.

The Order of Things: All the picks are revealed with the TrekRanks& original "Five words and a hashtag" summary, along with one episode that helps frame their choice. And as a bonus, we poll everyone on each pick to see where it falls on our TrekRanks scale of "too good," "not good enough," or "just right."

Secondary Systems: For a few extra picks that just missed our final list.

Regeneration Cycle: The panel recaps their picks and we dissect some of the interesting statistical anomalies that arose from the discussion.

Temporal Inversion: We flashback to a previous episode of TrekRanks and relay some of the feedback received from listeners.

If you have your own picks you would like to relay to us, please hail us at 757-828-RANK (7265) and record your own personal TrekRanks log to let us know your Top 5 Mediocre Episodes. (Or you can record it yourself and just DM us @TrekRanks on Twitter.) Your comments could be used as part of a Temporal Inversion on an upcoming episode (and might get you a chance to be a guest on a future episode, too).

And don&t forget to check out for our entire back catalog of episodes and a detailed rundown on every episode of Star Trek ever.


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