Re: Most unjustly hated episode
Another vote on Omega Glory. Despite the painful analogy. . .it has some terrific elements and moments.
I agree with this. The Pro-America symbolism was so blatantly ridiculous, I couldn't take it seriously even when 17.
But it does have one of the best Former Friend Bad Guys in Trek history. There's believable motivation for the desperate Tracey, a man at the end of all hope, who thought his only chance at survival was using phasers.
Curly: Oh, you hit Santa Claus. Just for that, no toys! --Wee Wee Monsieur (1938)