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Old February 18 2013, 11:50 PM   #27
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Re: Best and worst bottle shows

SchwEnt wrote: View Post
Bottle shows are awesome.
The Doomsday Machine.
The Ultimate Computer.
The Offspring.
The Drumhead.
The Immunity Syndrome.
The Corbomite Maneuver.
Duet.
Charlie X.
The Changeling.



Lots more.
Totally agreed. I think the reason bottle shows are awesome is precisely because they do have limits imposed on them: there's something about being told "you can only use the regular standing sets, and don't go employing too many guest stars" which forces everybody to come up with a much tighter, less flabby final product. Whereas productions with a bit more freedom in those areas can sometimes over-indulge to the point of losing traction somewhat.

In my opinion, bottle shows have proven to be among some of Star Trek's most successful formats.
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