TrekRanks Episode 152: Top 5 Quietest Episodes

Originally released on January 25, 2023

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We are taking it down a few decibel levels on the latest TrekRanks as we discuss the "Top 5 Quietest Episodes" in Star Trek. This is another one of those wide-open TrekRanks topic that can literally go in any direction. Our expert panel of host Jim Moorhouse and guests Alex Perry, Dana Kenedy and Jim McMahon get deep into what a "quiet episode" might be, with a few different takes on their Prime Directives. Shhhh! (This is another fun one.)

Episode Rundown:

Diagnostic Cycle: We discuss the broad definition of the many ways to define a "quiet" episode of Star Trek.

Prime Directive: The panel goes through how they ended up defining "quiet" to finalize their lists.

The Order of Things: Everyone reveals their picks with the usual "Five words and a hashtag" summary, along with their "quiet" episode of Trek.

Secondary Systems: With nary a whisper, our crew adds a few additional selections for the picks that just missed our lists.

Regeneration Cycle: Everyone recaps their picks and we discuss some of the interesting statistical anomalies that arose from the discussion.

Temporal Inversion: It's a TOS flashback to episode 145 and The Top 5 High-Concept TOS Episodes, as we relay some of the great feedback we received for that topic.

If you have your own picks you would like to relay to us, please hail us at 609-512-LLAP (5527) and record your own personal TrekRanks log to let us know your Top 5 Quietest 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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