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Third Nacelle April 15 2013 02:25 AM

Bad episodes you love anyway
 
Everybody seems to rag on Spock's Brain for being one of, if not THE, worst installment of the Star Trek franchise. But while I know it's terrible, I always enjoy watching it. I feel the same way about The Way to Eden, Justice, Sub Rosa, Favorite Son, and a few others.

Anybody else have guilty Trek pleasures like that?

Ryva Brall April 15 2013 02:36 AM

Re: Bad episodes you love anyway
 
This is a good thread. :)

I like almost all the dumb holodeck episodes. For some reason, I enjoy the sight of my favorite characters in totally incongruous surroundings and situations.

I also must confess to loving DS9's "Body Parts". I know it's cheesy; especially the ridiculous heartwarming ending where everyone rallies around Quark. But the idea of Quark hiring Garak to kill him is just so hilarious. And when Quark is moving stealthily through his quarters, just waiting for Garak to spring out and murder him, is a great bit of physical comedy.

Elias Vaughn April 15 2013 04:10 AM

Re: Bad episodes you love anyway
 
Profit and Lace.

I don't even know why, but I crack up for that entire forty minutes.

JirinPanthosa April 15 2013 06:36 AM

Re: Bad episodes you love anyway
 
The Royale!

Movies and TV often lampoon bad movies and TV, but how often do they lampoon bad literature? Those exaggerated characters and the interchanges with 'Mickey D' are outright hilarious.

"Listen, I don't want to see you get hurt. Not over some dame."
"DON'T CALL HER THAT!"

lurok April 15 2013 08:13 AM

Re: Bad episodes you love anyway
 
Profit & Lace. It's like a bad British farce, which I'm sure is how Siddig directed it. (I also don't mind Move Along Home, If Wishes...,Melora and The Muse as much as many Nine fans. But never had any desire to rewatch Let He Who Is Without Sin).

Spock's Brain and Way To Eden are ok too. There are worse episodes.

Mojochi April 15 2013 10:22 AM

Re: Bad episodes you love anyway
 
Emergence get's heralded as one of the lamer holodeck episodes, but I kind of like it

Use of Time April 15 2013 01:48 PM

Re: Bad episodes you love anyway
 
I didn't hate "The Outrageous Okona" like most people did. A lot of first season TNG comes to mind too. I can tolerate all of Star Trek even if its bad.

teacock April 15 2013 01:50 PM

Re: Bad episodes you love anyway
 
I love Sub Rosa. Crusher is actually interesting in it, it's totally weirdass for Trek, and Crusher's hair looks particularly fabulous.

It kind of reminds me of some old quests in WoW in Darkshire that don't exist any more.

Creepy Critter April 15 2013 02:02 PM

Re: Bad episodes you love anyway
 
The Way to Eden
Spock's Brain
The Cloud Minders

Gojira April 15 2013 02:11 PM

Re: Bad episodes you love anyway
 
Spock's Brain is an episode I like very much but The Way to Eden is one of my top favorite episodes!

teacock April 15 2013 02:28 PM

Re: Bad episodes you love anyway
 
The Way to Eden is fabulous.

I have trouble with this thread because I do love a lot of supposedly terrible episodes. The only truly bad ep in TOS IMO is The Alternative Factor (though I personally hate The Omega Glory). Spock's Brain, super cheesy sci fi. As to The Cloud Minders, how did that even end up on the list?

Greg Cox April 15 2013 02:33 PM

Re: Bad episodes you love anyway
 
TNG: "Genesis." C'mon, Barclay turns into a spider-monster. What's not to love?

TOS: "Gamesters of Triskelion." Even as a kid, I knew this one was corny and cliche, and Shawna's tin-foil bikini would embarrass Barbarella, but I still enjoy it occasionally, if I'm in the right frame of mind.

And I sometimes think I'm the only Trekkie in the world who always eagerly looked forward to "Catspaw." It's the one-and-only Star Trek Halloween Special for the Old Ones' sake--written by Robert Bloch, no less!

JINXED April 15 2013 02:41 PM

Re: Bad episodes you love anyway
 
Quote:

Greg Cox wrote: (Post 7946779)
TNG: "Genesis." C'mon, Barclay turns into a spider-monster. What's not to love?

Actually my favorite parts were Troi turning into a salamander and Riker into a Neanderthal. :guffaw:

scotcat April 15 2013 03:56 PM

Re: Bad episodes you love anyway
 
Genesis (TNG)
Spocks Brain (TOS)
Body Parts (DS9)

R. Star April 15 2013 04:17 PM

Re: Bad episodes you love anyway
 
The Magnificent Ferengi has always been a guilty pleasure of mine.


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