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Nine of Four August 27 2013 09:08 PM

Best Season One Episode
 
Which of the 25+ episodes is the best??

Ho Ho Homeier August 27 2013 09:18 PM

Re: Best Season One Episode
 
There was discussion of this only a few weeks ago, I think, though wasn't around for most of it.

Nine of Four August 27 2013 09:21 PM

Re: Best Season One Episode
 
Neither was I, I believe.

LuketheNuke August 27 2013 09:31 PM

Re: Best Season One Episode
 
http://nerdsofwisdom.com/trek-throug...ep2-charlie-x/

Charlie X is da bomb

ETA: Hotlinking is bad, mmkay?

Nine of Four August 27 2013 09:37 PM

Re: Best Season One Episode
 
http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV..._V1_SX214_.jpg

Incorrect. "Balance of Terror", easily.

Gojira August 27 2013 09:40 PM

Re: Best Season One Episode
 
Tomorrow is Yesterday. Top all time favorite Trek episode.

jpv2000 August 27 2013 11:03 PM

Re: Best Season One Episode
 
The City on the Edge of Forever. :techman:

Balance of Terror and Arena are close seconds.

BillJ August 27 2013 11:25 PM

Re: Best Season One Episode
 
A Taste of Armageddon

1001001 August 28 2013 12:02 AM

Re: Best Season One Episode
 
Quote:

Melakon wrote: (Post 8563924)
There was discussion of this only a few weeks ago, I think, though wasn't around for most of it.

Correct. Here: http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=221482

But since this is a poll versus an elimination thread, and the results might be different, I suppose we can let it go.

Nine of Four, I'd like to suggest you ease up on starting new threads for a while. Five in a week is plenty.

:techman:

Kinokima August 28 2013 12:21 AM

Re: Best Season One Episode
 
Voted for City on the Edge of Forever which is my top favorite but rounding out my top 5 from Season 1 would be:

Balance of Terror
The Corbomite Manuever
The Devil in the Dark
This Side of Paradise

1001001 August 28 2013 01:59 AM

Re: Best Season One Episode
 
By the way...

The correct answer is Balance of Terror.

:)

Mario de Monti August 29 2013 11:24 AM

Re: Best Season One Episode
 
Thatīs a seriously tough choice to make, there are several great episodes I like equally well. But Iīll go with "Where No Man Has Gone Before" - BoT shouldnīt win with too big a margin :)

Robert Comsol August 29 2013 02:19 PM

Re: Best Season One Episode
 
Though definitely one of my favorite Season One episodes, I find myself unable to vote for "Balance of Terror" because it's too derivative, IMHO. As an analogy to The Enemy Below and other WWII themes it's fantastic, but Star Trek wasn't just about the visualization of analogies in a futuristic concept.


My choice is the first episode produced for the regular series, "The Corbomite Maneuver"
  • A "first" (pun intended) to set the style and tone for the series without the need to conduct additional "soul searching" as we've seen in later spin-offs
  • delivers "Where No Man Has Gone Before" right from the start by carrying us into the unknown and uncharted regions of space
  • shows us how to deal with an overwhelming adversary - by using brains and imagination :)
  • great morale that "appearances can be deceiving"
Bob

Warped9 August 29 2013 03:46 PM

Re: Best Season One Episode
 
I honestly can't answer this. There are just too many excellent choices in Season 1. I'm paralyzed with indecision. :lol:

mach7 August 29 2013 04:51 PM

Re: Best Season One Episode
 
5 would be easier.

But I will go with "The Devil in the Dark"

It's what Trek is all about. We have an evil killing monster at the beginning,
At the end we have an intelligent friend.

Kirk transforms beautifully in this episode, as do we the viewers.

Balance of Terror, Arena, City, Archons, and Space Seed are also contenders


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