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Old January 12 2013, 04:39 AM   #16
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Re: Best Alternate-Reality Episodes

^ That's a fair question, and one I'm happy to answer. If you look at the episodes on my list, they all have a distinct structure, one which Mirror Mirror doesn't follow. That's not to say that it's a bad episode; it just doesn't fit the particular structure by which I was evaluating episodes.
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Old January 20 2013, 04:54 AM   #17
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Re: Best Alternate-Reality Episodes

I love the idea of alternate reality episodes, but really haven't seen many, in large part because I don't watch much TV, and it's rare for non-genre shows to do 'em. When Scrubs started out, it seemed to zany and crazy that I hoped for wild stories like trips Mirror Universes and such, but alas, that was not to be.

... I wish that Smallville had done some before going off the rails at the end of S3. I'd have particularly liked to see Clark travel to a reality in which he was female, and team up with his "twin sister" to take on a particularly nasty "meteor freak".

I imagine Early Edition might have done one or two, but I don't know for sure.
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Old January 20 2013, 05:58 AM   #18
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Re: Best Alternate-Reality Episodes

I really enjoyed "Life Before His Eyes" the 200th episode of NCIS. True, the alternate reality segments were more of a dream sequence than a true "alternate reality", yet still an interesting look at how things could be different (such as if Kate hadn't been killed).
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Old January 20 2013, 08:35 AM   #19
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Re: Best Alternate-Reality Episodes

Almost every episode of Fringe with Walternate is a winner.
Yesterday's Enterprise
In A Mirror Darkly
The One That Could have Been is Friends at its best.

Would the JJVerse Star Trek Qualify?
Or Atomic Shakespeare from Moonlighting?

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Old January 20 2013, 10:50 PM   #20
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"Remedial Chaos Theory" from Community is a recent example of an alternate reality episode that I really like. It was even nominated for a Hugo Award.
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