If you love Star Trek (and it seems you do, since my editor keeps letting me write these lists), then you have probably watched the entire franchise enough to be a real asset when competing in your friend's nerdy pub quiz.
And if you're like me, you never really stop watching Star Trek. You read books about it, you learn little factoids, watch interviews, go to panels, bleach all your hair, tattoo your whole body blue, and surgically attach antennae to your head -- but eventually you get bored of being an Andorian and just go back to watching more episodes again.
Over time, though, you might start to focus on watching certain episodes that I like to call "the not completely terrible ones." And that, friend, means you might be neglecting about half of the Star Trek oeuvre. Because Star Trek is @#$ing terrible a not small portion of the time.
Not me, though. I crave those bad episodes. For MANY reasons. Sometimes they have a sort of feckless charm, some of them don't even deserve the bad rep they've got -- and some of them are so horrific they have to be seen to remind you how lucky we are that Star Trek has survived this long and is even getting a brand new series next year.
Also bad episodes are funny.
This is not a definitive list. Honestly, I think every Star Trek episode, regardless of quality, is worth multiple viewings. But I went through each series and picked a few infamous episodes, some of which I enjoy despite their badness, some that were recommended by others, and some which I barely remembered at all but sounded curiously cringe-worthy.
You want reasons to watch these, some of the most despised hours of television? Sure, why not? Get ready for reasons of some sort for why you should rewatch these 10 episodes instead of just staring at Pakled pornography for a few hours.