Mario de Monti wrote:
Well like everything else, this is mostly a matter of taste and personal preference. I actually quite like The Way to Eden
(the "hippie episode") and Whom Gods Destroy
as well as The Cloud Minders
are intersting too, IMHO.
I would rather skip these episodes:
- Assignment: Earth - It was intended as a spin-off episode to a new TV show (set on earth) that never came to be, and thus focuses on the "new" characters, instead of Kirk & Co. In addition, itīs yet another time travel episode that takes place on (then) present day earth - I donīt care much for those.
- A Piece of the Action - While somewhat entertaining at times, itīs mostly silly, IMO: Kirk & Co. discover a "mob planet" modelled after Chicago in the 1920s and dress and behave accordingly.
- Patterns of Force - Kirk & Co. discover a "Nazi Planet" ... and dress and behave accordingly. A very questionable episode, IMHO. It was actually banned in Germany for decades.
Anyway, thatīs just my suggestion, YMMV
Okay, he can skip "Assignment: Earth"-- if
he's not a Teri Garr fan and doesn't love cats or the Saturn V rocket.
"Patterns of Force" has some imagery that is striking (literally) and unforgettable, especially where Kirk and Spock are interrogated. But it's not a big must-see.
"A Piece of the Action" is a good comedy, on a par with "The Trouble with Tribbles," and as such I say leave it in.