- Star Trek: The Next Generation had 26 episodes in all seasons except for the second, which had 22 (not a huge difference)
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine had 26 episodes in every season, except for the first, which had 20 (also not as much of a difference)
- Star Trek: Voyager had 26 episodes in every season, except for the first
The first season, however, had only 16. After (almost) consistently having 26 for so long, why did the first season have such a huge difference?