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Old July 17 2013, 06:52 AM   #29
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Re: Favorite Unpopular Episode

"Bread and Circuses" - not one that is toally trashed here, but it's always ranked in the bottom third, and I don't agree

  • A starfleet officer who is a coward when tested
  • A script written by the two Genes together that is a mishmash of their favourite themes (anti-TV networks, slave girls for GR; and religion, gods and the prime directive for GC)
  • Clever satire that foresaw reality TV 30 years before it took off
  • A great, underrated villain
  • Outdoor shooting
  • Scotty is the hero
  • One of the greatest Spock/Bones scenes in the jail.
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