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Botany Bay March 11 2011 01:59 PM

The Ambergris Element vs. More Tribbles, More Troubles
 
This week in our TAS episode showdown it's :

The Ambergris Element vs. More Tribbles, More Troubles

Which one should get through to the next round?

Watch, vote and have your say...

Warped9 March 11 2011 03:37 PM

Re: The Ambergris Element vs. More Tribbles, More Troubles
 
"More Tribbles, More Tribbles" is just too silly and a shallow ripoff of the original.

F. King Daniel March 11 2011 05:15 PM

Re: The Ambergris Element vs. More Tribbles, More Troubles
 
"Ambergris Element" - it's one of those TAS episodes that makes full use of the animated medium. Even modern live-action water-themed sci-fi Stargate Atlantis never tried anything like this.

The tribble sequel should have been a lot better than it was.

SchwEnt March 11 2011 06:22 PM

Re: The Ambergris Element vs. More Tribbles, More Troubles
 
Another close call. Hmmm.

"More Tribbles" has big shoes to fill as a follow-up.
Not as good as the original or as good as it could have been, but it didn't suck as a sequel. ST has done worse follow-ups. And it's just fun to see Kirk and tribbles and Jones and Klingons again.

"Ambergris" I like. Is it too silly with Kirk and Spock having gills and scales and becoming water-breathers? No more than Barclay becoming a spider and Janeway a salamander and Geordi a UV invisible-whatever.

Big points for pushing the envelope showing a waterworld and an aquashuttle and aquatic civilization (or should that be a marine civilization?) This eps has an epic scale, befitting the animation medium. And the story is fairly good, also.

If I must choose, I choose "Ambergris".

Christopher March 11 2011 06:42 PM

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By the way, KingDaniel, I just figured out that your avatar is a TAS-style remix of the Scotty-in-the-pipes scene from the '09 movie. Neat.

F. King Daniel March 12 2011 01:00 AM

Re: The Ambergris Element vs. More Tribbles, More Troubles
 
^Thanks:)

TIN_MAN March 12 2011 05:35 AM

Re: The Ambergris Element vs. More Tribbles, More Troubles
 
^ Yeah, like that avatar!

I think I prefer "Ambergris Element".

Maurice March 12 2011 05:50 AM

Re: The Ambergris Element vs. More Tribbles, More Troubles
 
Both are lame, but Tribbles is a special kind of Hellishly lame lame.

Kail March 17 2011 11:01 PM

Re: The Ambergris Element vs. More Tribbles, More Troubles
 
The Ambergris Element for me. An episode that takes full advantage of the medium.

Botany Bay March 19 2011 11:39 AM

Re: The Ambergris Element vs. More Tribbles, More Troubles
 
And we are split down the middle on this one! :eek:

The poll is closed, so to break the tie, have your say in a post below.

Ambergris or Tribbles?

We'll take votes from the next three posters.

Over to you...

Warped9 March 19 2011 12:50 PM

Re: The Ambergris Element vs. More Tribbles, More Troubles
 
I don't see how there can be a tie. "The Ambergris Element" takes advantage of the medium and tells an unusual and adventurous story. It certainly goes where live-action couldn't. "More Tribbles, More Troubles" is just...silly, and doesn't bring much of anything new to the table.

KeepOnTrekking March 20 2011 04:30 AM

Re: The Ambergris Element vs. More Tribbles, More Troubles
 
I'm going with "More Tribbles, More Troubles." It's a guilty pleasure episode for me.

Trek or Treat! March 20 2011 04:44 AM

Re: The Ambergris Element vs. More Tribbles, More Troubles
 
My preference is for TAE.

Botany Bay March 20 2011 06:58 AM

Re: The Ambergris Element vs. More Tribbles, More Troubles
 
Sorry, KeepOnTrekking. Warped9 and captrek have got "Ambergris" through to the next round.

"Tribbles" will be beamed to the engine room of the nearest Klingon ship, out of the showdown.

Results so far :

Bem 1 (5%) Albatross 19 (95%)

The Slaver Weapon 13 (65%) The Pirates of Orion 7 (35%)

The Ambergris Element 11(52%) More Tribbles, More Troubles 10 (48%)

Trek or Treat! March 20 2011 07:20 AM

Re: The Ambergris Element vs. More Tribbles, More Troubles
 
Wow, I feel like Kevin Coster in Swing Vote. Iíll feel even more like Kevin Coster in Swing Vote after a few drinks. :cool:


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