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Old July 11 2009, 08:12 PM   #1
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Let's discuss all episodes of TOS

I so much enjoy original Trek. I admit not every episode had a moral and some were downright

Of course, some are the all time favorites but ones I sometimes forget about is just recently I watched "Patterns Of Force" very powerful. Or on the light side "A Piece of the Action".

Sort of the same idea were Earth's history changes an Alien Planet's evolution.

One makes you say Mein Gott (bad joke) and the other leaves you laughing and wondering if we could get the rules to Fizzbin.

I guess my least favorites were Cat's Paw and Turnabout Intruder.

What were your favorites and why? Least favorite and why?
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Old July 11 2009, 08:30 PM   #2
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Re: Let's discuss all episodes of TOS

One of my all time favorites was "The Empath" - though it had very sparse sets, and few effects, it did get to explore just how close "The Big Three" were to each other, including how strongly (in a positive way) Spock felt towards McCoy (including him comforting McCoy while Kirk was fuming, and the "anger" beams surrounding him as strong or stronger than they did Kirk at the end).

And there's Doomsday... another favorite.

Oh, there are sooo many...

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Old July 11 2009, 08:59 PM   #3
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Re: Let's discuss all episodes of TOS

I guess a lot of these stories were much like the Twilight Zone. In fact some were taken from the Twilight Zone. 1960's Earth and the 50's were post war. People like Rod and Gene and obviously others saw, if we do not learn to understand one another we would end up blowing ourselves up.

Back to your selection, The Empath, so there was still hope that maybe if a planet was doomed (for what ever reason) an Alien force might step in and try to save some planet if they could.

As to the Big Three: (different episodes)

Dr. McCoy: Shut up, Spock, we're rescuing you!
Mr. Spock: Why, thank you, *Captain* McCoy.

Kirk: "Don't you think you better check with me first?"
Spock: "Captain?!?! JIM!!!"

Actually for my third example is the second movie. Spock's death scene with the shield between Kirk and Spock is quite powerful.

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Old July 11 2009, 09:09 PM   #4
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Re: Let's discuss all episodes of TOS

MikeNeko wrote: View Post
Actually for my third example is the first movie. Spock's death scene with the shield between Kirk and Spock is quite powerful.
As well as McCoy openly crying at his funeral...

Or his lines in ST:III...

"I'm gonna tell you something that I... never thought I'd ever hear myself say. But it seems I've... missed you. And I don't know if I could stand to lose you again."

...which of course, wasn't a big revelation to the rest of us, but it was touching hearing McCoy tell Spock that, even if Spock wasn't quite all there.
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Old July 11 2009, 11:11 PM   #5
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Re: Let's discuss all episodes of TOS

Then there are ones that had morals, but somehow, whether script or acting never quite hit the high points as we has discussed previously.

"Let That Be Your Last Battlefield"
"Omega Glory"

These are just my opinions.
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Old July 11 2009, 11:53 PM   #6
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Actually for my third example is the first movie. Spock's death scene with the shield between Kirk and Spock is quite powerful.
ST II was the second movie...
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Old July 12 2009, 02:32 AM   #7
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Actually for my third example is the first movie. Spock's death scene with the shield between Kirk and Spock is quite powerful.
ST II was the second movie...
You are right. Personally the first movie was so bad, I guess I try my best to forget that it was ever made. I know that many people share this feeling. This is why the myth of good and bad Trek movies started. Odd number bad, even number good. Before anyone has anything to say about the myth, it does not hold true for a number of reasons.
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Old July 12 2009, 03:12 AM   #8
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Personally the first movie was so bad, I guess I try my best to forget that it was ever made.
Crush, Kill, DESTROY!

(Your opinion, I mean)
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Old July 12 2009, 05:21 AM   #9
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That's okay. To me the first movie was that they took a couple of already filmed episodes ideas, smashed them together and made it into a movie. "The Changeling" goes to the big screen.

And yet I have no problem with that. Khan/Ricardo was magnificent in Wrath of Khan.
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Old July 12 2009, 06:20 AM   #10
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That's okay. To me the first movie was that they took a couple of already filmed episodes ideas, smashed them together and made it into a movie. "The Changeling" goes to the big screen.
And it was glorious.

And yet I have no problem with that. Khan/Ricardo was magnificent in Wrath of Khan.
Ricardo is great in anything, even Spy Kids 3D.
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Old July 12 2009, 05:01 PM   #11
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So Chrisisall back to the original question? What are your favorite TOS episodes?
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Old July 31 2009, 03:51 PM   #12
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Balance of Terror ,one of my all time favorites
Mud's women (Love that Harry Mudd) he is such a thorn in Kirk's side
Mirror Mirror the Idea of an opposite universe was great
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Old July 31 2009, 07:21 PM   #13
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My favorite three episodes are -

1.The taste of armergeddon . ( walk in death booths nice )
2.The doomsday machine . ( Matt decker shore leave well overdue )
3.Amok time . ( spock and kirk FIGHT well cool )

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Old July 31 2009, 07:48 PM   #14
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So Chrisisall back to the original question? What are your favorite TOS episodes?
My Top 5 in order:
Doomsday Machine
Amok Time
City On The Edge of Forever
Journey To Babel
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Old July 31 2009, 08:41 PM   #15
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I guess my least favorites were Cat's Paw and Turnabout Intruder.
Hey! I liked BOTH of those, particularly Turnabout!!
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