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Captrek September 25 2011 08:45 AM

The ultimate episode ranking thread
 
We’ve rated episodes with threads like Hurt/Heal and top episode lists.

This is intended to be the ultimate TOS episode ratings thread. You rate all the episodes (or all the episodes you want to) and post your ratings in this thread. When we have enough participants, they’ll be analyzed with the Shulze method to produce a communal ranking.


HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Post your ballot in this thread. Each line of your ballot consists of a score followed by an episode title. Scores range from a low of 1 (the worst episodes) to whatever top score you choose. The only information taken from your ballot is relative preferences, so use whatever scale is most comfortable for you.

If there is an episode that you have not seen or on which you do not have an opinion, you may either leave it out of your ballot or use a dash (-) for the score.

Example #1:

Alice has seen ten episodes of TOS. She chooses a 3-point scale where 3 is good, 2 is average, and 1 is poor. Her ballot looks like this:

Code:

    3  Where No Man Has Gone Before
    2  The Corbomite Manuever
    1  Mudd’s Women
    2  The Enemy Within
    2  The Man Trap
    3  The Naked Time
    1  Charlie X
    3  Balance of Terror
    2  What Are Little Girls Made Of?
    2  Dagger of the Mind
    -  Miri
    -  The Conscience of the King

Example #2:

Bob has seen ten episodes. He chooses a top score of 100 and gives a complete ranking with this ballot:

Code:

    100  Balance of Terror
    90  The Naked Time
    80  Where No Man Has Gone Before
    70  The Corbomite Manuever
    60  The Enemy Within
    50  What are Little Girls Made Of?
    40  The Man Trap
    30  Miri
    20  Charlie X
    10  Mudd’s Women

Example #3:

Charlie grades episodes:

Code:

        78  The Naked Time
        81  Arena
        86  Journey to Babel
        52  And the Children Shall Lead
        82  The Tholian Web
        90  The Trouble With Tribbles
        74  I, Mudd

Include the line “truncate” for a truncated ballot. Episodes not on the ballot are scored below episodes on the ballot.

Example #4:

David has seen the whole series but just knows his favorites:

Code:

        50  The City on the Edge of Forever
        40  Mirror, Mirror
        30  The Trouble With Tribbles
        20  Amok Time
        10  Balance of Terror
        truncate

Simple as that!

You may replace your ballot at any time if you change your mind, want to rate episodes that you had not previously rated, or want to change your ballot for any reason. To do so, simply post your new ballot. Please don’t go back and edit old ballots, because the edits may go unnoticed and the changes uncounted.

Captrek September 25 2011 08:46 AM

Re: The ultimate episode ranking thread
 
Here is a blank ballot for your convenience:
Code:

-  Where No Man Has Gone Before
 -  The Corbomite Maneuver
 -  Mudd's Women
 -  The Enemy Within
 -  The Man Trap
 -  The Naked Time
 -  Charlie X
 -  Balance of Terror
 -  What Are Little Girls Made Of?
 -  Dagger of the Mind
 -  Miri
 -  The Conscience of the King
 -  The Galileo Seven
 -  Court Martial
 -  The Menagerie, Part I
 -  The Menagerie, Part II
 -  Shore Leave
 -  The Squire of Gothos
 -  Arena
 -  The Alternative Factor
 -  Tomorrow is Yesterday
 -  The Return of the Archons
 -  A Taste of Armageddon
 -  Space Seed
 -  This Side of Paradise
 -  The Devil in the Dark
 -  Errand of Mercy
 -  The City on the Edge of Forever
 -  Operation -- Annihilate!
 -  Catspaw
 -  Metamorphosis
 -  Friday's Child
 -  Who Mourns for Adonais?
 -  Amok Time
 -  The Doomsday Machine
 -  Wolf in the Fold
 -  The Changeling
 -  The Apple
 -  Mirror, Mirror
 -  The Deadly Years
 -  I, Mudd
 -  The Trouble with Tribbles
 -  Bread and Circuses
 -  Journey to Babel
 -  A Private Little War
 -  The Gamesters of Triskelion
 -  Obsession
 -  The Immunity Syndrome
 -  A Piece of the Action
 -  By Any Other Name
 -  Return to Tomorrow
 -  Patterns of Force
 -  The Ultimate Computer
 -  The Omega Glory
 -  Assignment: Earth
 -  Spectre of the Gun
 -  Elaan of Troyius
 -  The Paradise Syndrome
 -  The Enterprise Incident
 -  And the Children Shall Lead
 -  Spock's Brain
 -  Is There in Truth No Beauty?
 -  The Empath
 -  The Tholian Web
 -  For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
 -  Day of the Dove
 -  Plato's Stepchildren
 -  Wink of an Eye
 -  That Which Survives
 -  Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
 -  Whom Gods Destroy
 -  The Mark of Gideon
 -  The Lights of Zetar
 -  The Cloud Minders
 -  The Way to Eden
 -  Requiem for Methuselah
 -  The Savage Curtain
 -  All Our Yesterdays
 -  Turnabout Intruder


Captrek September 25 2011 08:47 AM

Re: The ultimate episode ranking thread
 
Here’s my ballot:
Code:

5  Where No Man Has Gone Before
 4  The Corbomite Maneuver
 3  Mudd's Women
 4  The Enemy Within
 3  The Man Trap
 4  The Naked Time
 3  Charlie X
 6  Balance of Terror
 3  What Are Little Girls Made Of?
 3  Dagger of the Mind
 1  Miri
 4  The Conscience of the King
 6  The Galileo Seven
 4  Court Martial
 5  The Menagerie, Part I
 5  The Menagerie, Part II
 5  Shore Leave
 4  The Squire of Gothos
 5  Arena
 1  The Alternative Factor
 4  Tomorrow is Yesterday
 3  The Return of the Archons
 3  A Taste of Armageddon
 5  Space Seed
 4  This Side of Paradise
 4  The Devil in the Dark
 5  Errand of Mercy
 6  The City on the Edge of Forever
 4  Operation -- Annihilate!
 3  Catspaw
 3  Metamorphosis
 2  Friday's Child
 3  Who Mourns for Adonais?
 6  Amok Time
 6  The Doomsday Machine
 1  Wolf in the Fold
 3  The Changeling
 2  The Apple
 5  Mirror, Mirror
 3  The Deadly Years
 4  I, Mudd
 4  The Trouble with Tribbles
 2  Bread and Circuses
 6  Journey to Babel
 3  A Private Little War
 3  The Gamesters of Triskelion
 3  Obsession
 3  The Immunity Syndrome
 4  A Piece of the Action
 3  By Any Other Name
 2  Return to Tomorrow
 3  Patterns of Force
 4  The Ultimate Computer
 2  The Omega Glory
 4  Assignment: Earth
 3  Spectre of the Gun
 2  Elaan of Troyius
 4  The Paradise Syndrome
 4  The Enterprise Incident
 1  And the Children Shall Lead
 1  Spock's Brain
 2  Is There in Truth No Beauty?
 1  The Empath
 4  The Tholian Web
 3  For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
 3  Day of the Dove
 1  Plato's Stepchildren
 1  Wink of an Eye
 1  That Which Survives
 3  Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
 3  Whom Gods Destroy
 1  The Mark of Gideon
 2  The Lights of Zetar
 3  The Cloud Minders
 2  The Way to Eden
 3  Requiem for Methuselah
 1  The Savage Curtain
 3  All Our Yesterdays
 1  Turnabout Intruder


CorporalCaptain September 25 2011 09:31 AM

Re: The ultimate episode ranking thread
 
Golly, this is really snazzy! I will participate, but this ballot will take at least a few days, maybe even a week. k? :)

I'm reading up on the Schulze method now. Looks fascinating.

Captrek September 25 2011 09:42 AM

Re: The ultimate episode ranking thread
 
Quote:

CorporalCaptain wrote: (Post 5246560)
Golly, this is really snazzy! I will participate, but this ballot will take at least a few days, maybe even a week. k? :)

More than k. :bolian: Rating 79 episodes is naturally going to take more time than picking a top 10. Take all the time you need. There’s no deadline. I’ll update results on a regular basis as long as ballots keep coming in.

jk82 September 25 2011 09:46 AM

Re: The ultimate episode ranking thread
 
Scale: 0-5

Code:


4  Where No Man Has Gone Before
5  The Corbomite Maneuver
3  Mudd's Women
4  The Enemy Within
3  The Man Trap
4  The Naked Time
3  Charlie X
5  Balance of Terror
4  What Are Little Girls Made Of?
4  Dagger of the Mind
3  Miri
3  The Conscience of the King
3  The Galileo Seven
4  Court Martial
3  The Menagerie, Part I
3  The Menagerie, Part II
5  Shore Leave
3  The Squire of Gothos
5  Arena
1  The Alternative Factor
3  Tomorrow is Yesterday
3  The Return of the Archons
4  A Taste of Armageddon
4  Space Seed
4  This Side of Paradise
5  The Devil in the Dark
4  Errand of Mercy
5  The City on the Edge of Forever
4  Operation -- Annihilate!
2  Catspaw
2  Metamorphosis
2  Friday's Child
3  Who Mourns for Adonais?
3  Amok Time
4  The Doomsday Machine
2  Wolf in the Fold
3  The Changeling
2  The Apple
4  Mirror, Mirror
3  The Deadly Years
2  I, Mudd
5  The Trouble with Tribbles
3  Bread and Circuses
5  Journey to Babel
3  A Private Little War
3  The Gamesters of Triskelion
3  Obsession
3  The Immunity Syndrome
3  A Piece of the Action
2  By Any Other Name
3 Return to Tomorrow
3  Patterns of Force
3  The Ultimate Computer
2  The Omega Glory
2  Assignment: Earth
3  Spectre of the Gun
1  Elaan of Troyius
2  The Paradise Syndrome
2 The Enterprise Incident
1  And the Children Shall Lead
0  Spock's Brain
2  Is There in Truth No Beauty?
2  The Empath
2 The Tholian Web
2  For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky
2  Day of the Dove
0  Plato's Stepchildren
2 Wink of an Eye
2 That Which Survives
2  Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
2 Whom Gods Destroy
1  The Mark of Gideon
1  The Lights of Zetar
1 The Cloud Minders
1  The Way to Eden
2  Requiem for Methuselah
1  The Savage Curtain
1  All Our Yesterdays
1  Turnabout Intruder


Scrambo September 25 2011 10:43 AM

Re: The ultimate episode ranking thread
 
ooh this will give me something to do at work hee hee

CorporalCaptain September 26 2011 08:44 AM

Re: The ultimate episode ranking thread
 
Question. Although it seemed to be implied that the answer to this is "yes", I just want to be sure. There can be gaps in my scale right? For example, my top score could be 1000. Right?

Also, captrek, you should lobby to get this thread pinned.

Captrek September 26 2011 11:40 AM

Re: The ultimate episode ranking thread
 
Quote:

CorporalCaptain wrote: (Post 5248536)
Question. Although it seemed to be implied that the answer to this is "yes", I just want to be sure. There can be gaps in my scale right? For example, my top score could be 1000. Right?

Good question. The answer is yes. I'll edit the examples above to demonstrate that.

Quote:

Also, captrek, you should lobby to get this thread pinned.
I was thinking about that. I decided it would be premature to ask before more people have shown an interest.

Captrek September 26 2011 12:26 PM

Re: The ultimate episode ranking thread
 
I’m going to need a mod to add the example to the OP.

Example #3:
Charlie grades episodes:

Code:

78  The Naked Time
81  Arena
86  Journey to Babel
52  And the Children Shall Lead
82  The Tholian Web
90  The Trouble With Tribbles
74  I, Mudd


Captrek September 26 2011 01:21 PM

Re: The ultimate episode ranking thread
 
Include the line “truncate” for a truncated ballot. Episodes not on the ballot are scored below episodes on the ballot.

Example #4:
David has seen the whole series but just knows his favorites:

Code:

5  The City on the Edge of Forever
 4  Mirror, Mirror
 3  The Trouble With Tribbles
 2  Amok Time
 1  Balance of Terror
truncate


Isis September 27 2011 11:45 AM

Re: The ultimate episode ranking thread
 
Looks interesting. Will definitely submit a ballot, probably this weekend.

erastus25 October 4 2011 05:07 PM

Re: The ultimate episode ranking thread
 
Still time to submit a ballot?

Captrek October 8 2011 07:34 PM

Re: The ultimate episode ranking thread
 
Yes, there is still plenty of time.

My original plan was to pin the thread and periodically update the results as votes continue to trickle in. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been enough interest to justify asking for the pin, so the election will end when the thread dies its natural death.

With only two non-sample ballots in so far (my own and jk82’s), there’s little point to a tally. If and when we get a few more ballots, I’ll post a tally and update it as needed.

For personal reasons, I probably won’t be around much for the next week or so.

Captrek October 9 2011 06:41 AM

Re: The ultimate episode ranking thread
 
We’ve rated episodes with threads like Hurt/Heal and top episode lists.

This is intended to be the ultimate TOS episode ratings thread. You rate all the episodes (or all the episodes you want to) and post your ratings in this thread. When we have enough participants, they’ll be analyzed with the Shulze method to produce a communal ranking.


HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Post your ballot in this thread. Each line of your ballot consists of a score followed by an episode title. Scores range from a low of 1 (the worst episodes) to whatever top score you choose. The only information taken from your ballot is relative preferences, so use whatever scale is most comfortable for you.

If there is an episode that you have not seen or on which you do not have an opinion, you may either leave it out of your ballot or use a dash (-) for the score.

Example #1:
Alice has seen ten episodes of TOS. She chooses a 3-point scale where 3 is good, 2 is average, and 1 is poor. Her ballot looks like this:

Code:

3  Where No Man Has Gone Before
2  The Corbomite Manuever
1  Mudd’s Women
2  The Enemy Within
2  The Man Trap
3  The Naked Time
1  Charlie X
3  Balance of Terror
2  What Are Little Girls Made Of?
2  Dagger of the Mind
-  Miri
-  The Conscience of the King

Example #2:
Bob has seen ten episodes. He chooses a top score of 100 and gives a complete ranking with this ballot:

Code:

100  Balance of Terror
 90  The Naked Time
 80  Where No Man Has Gone Before
 70  The Corbomite Manuever
 60  The Enemy Within
 50  What are Little Girls Made Of?
 40  The Man Trap
 30  Miri
 20  Charlie X
 10  Mudd’s Women

Example #3:
Charlie grades episodes:

Code:

78  The Naked Time
81  Arena
86  Journey to Babel
52  And the Children Shall Lead
82  The Tholian Web
90  The Trouble With Tribbles
74  I, Mudd

Include the line “truncate” for a truncated ballot. Episodes not on the ballot are scored below episodes on the ballot.

Example #4:
David has seen the whole series but just knows his favorites:

Code:

50  The City on the Edge of Forever
40  Mirror, Mirror
30  The Trouble With Tribbles
20  Amok Time
10  Balance of Terror
truncate

Simple as that!

You may replace your ballot at any time if you change your mind, want to rate episodes that you had not previously rated, or want to change your ballot for any reason. To do so, simply post a new ballot. Please don’t go back and edit old ballots, because the edits may go unnoticed and the changes uncounted.


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