Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How many episodes of Star Trek have there been?

    Among all the series, there were 79 episodes of The Original Series, 178 episodes of The Next Generation, 176 episodes of Deep Space Nine, 172 episodes of Voyager, and 98 episodes of Enterprise, for a total of 703 hour-long episodes.

    In addition, there were 22 half-hour episodes in The Animated Series, and 13 two-hour motion pictures in The Movie Series, for a grand total of 738 episodes before "Star Trek: Discovery" began.

  2. What are the lyrics to the ENTERPRISE theme song, and who wrote it?

    Enterprise Theme
    "Faith of the Heart"

    Theme by Diane Warren
    Performed By Russell Watson

    It's been a long road
    Getting from there to here
    It's been a long time
    But my time is finally near
    And I will see my dream come alive at last
    I will touch the sky
    And they're not gonna hold me down no more
    No, they're not gonna change my mind
    'Cause I've got faith of the heart
    I'm going where my heart will take me
    I've got faith to believe
    I can do anything
    I've got strength of the soul
    No one's gonna bend or break me
    I can reach any star
    I've got faith
    I've got faith
    Faith of the heart

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  3. How are Stardates calculated?

    Stardates on all series are just arbitrarily derived numbers, which generally increase from one episode to the next.

    For a full explanation, see Stardates and Calendar Dates for detailed calculations of dates in Star Trek episodes, from The Original Series through Star Trek: Voyager.

    The series Enterprise does not use Stardates; it uses standard calendar dates that are set exactly 150 years after the episode is filmed, starting with the first episode set on April 16, 2151 (filmed in the spring of 2001).

  4. Where can I watch re-runs and new episodes of my favorite Star Trek series?

    See the or CBS All Access for information about viewing various Star Trek series and movies.

  5. How can I play 3-D Chess like the game shown in various episodes?

    The Franklin Mint produced a limited edition 3-D Chess set years ago, which might be found for sale on or other auction sites. There are several Web sites with information on the fictional game, including 3D chess from Star Trek and Yahoo! Gorups: Three Dimensional Chess. You can download a 3-D Chess computer game for your PC at Parmen's Page (3D Star Trek chess rules and links).

  6. What are the meanings of the categories and notations in the episode guides?

    See the Format Notes page for an explanation of terms and formatting in this guide.

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