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Old August 1 2013, 10:38 PM   #1
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The least disliked episode of TOS - Season One

This is a game that was played here a couple of years ago, and it proved to be a lot of fun, spanning across each Trek series, as well as a great way to mentally revisit those episodes you may not have thought about in a while. With that in mind, why not play again?

So, here's the game. The basic idea is your standard elimination game. I'll provide a list of the episodes for each season and you need to eliminate your least favorite or the one you deem the 'worst.' Please provide an EXPLANATION for why you are eliminating your choice and be sure to copy and paste the list with your choice removed. Finally, leave at least 2 eliminations by other posters before you eliminate another episode.

No tactical voting! You cannot remove an episode because you feel they would threaten your preferred episode's chance to win. Pretty simple. Enjoy!

Winners
The Next Generation - The Measure of a Man


Season One -

The Man Trap
Charlie X
Where No Man Has Gone Before
The Naked Time
The Enemy Within
Mudd's Women
What Are Little Girl's Made Of?
Miri
Dagger of the Mind
The Corbomite Maneuver
The Menagerie (I)
The Menagerie (II)
The Conscience of the King
Balance of Terror
Shore Leave
The Galileo Seven
The Squire of Gothos
Arena
Tomorrow is Yesterday
Court Martial
The Return of the Archons
Space Seed
A Taste of Armageddon
This Side of Paradise
The Devil in the Dark
Errand of Mercy
The Alternative Factor
The City on the Edge of Forever
Operation: Annihilate!
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Old August 1 2013, 10:41 PM   #2
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Re: The least disliked episode of TOS - Season One

I'd start by removing The Alternative Factor. It's completely and utterly incomprehensible. I still don't get what happened at the end, but I'd be willing to entertain any explanation... actually scratch that, I wouldn't.

The Man Trap
Charlie X
Where No Man Has Gone Before
The Naked Time
The Enemy Within
Mudd's Women
What Are Little Girl's Made Of?
Miri
Dagger of the Mind
The Corbomite Maneuver
The Menagerie (I)
The Menagerie (II)
The Conscience of the King
Balance of Terror
Shore Leave
The Galileo Seven
The Squire of Gothos
Arena
Tomorrow is Yesterday
Court Martial
The Return of the Archons
Space Seed
A Taste of Armageddon
This Side of Paradise
The Devil in the Dark
Errand of Mercy
The City on the Edge of Forever
Operation: Annihilate!
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Old August 1 2013, 10:42 PM   #3
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Re: The least disliked episode of TOS - Season One

S1 of TOS, was quite strong. But I'm going to go with "Mudd's Women". It's certainly not the best TOS has to offer. You have the men almost lusting after the women.

The Man Trap
Charlie X
Where No Man Has Gone Before
The Naked Time
The Enemy Within
What Are Little Girl's Made Of?
Miri
Dagger of the Mind
The Corbomite Maneuver
The Menagerie (I)
The Menagerie (II)
The Conscience of the King
Balance of Terror
Shore Leave
The Galileo Seven
The Squire of Gothos
Arena
Tomorrow is Yesterday
Court Martial
The Return of the Archons
Space Seed
A Taste of Armageddon
This Side of Paradise
The Devil in the Dark
Errand of Mercy
The City on the Edge of Forever
Operation: Annihilate!
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Old August 1 2013, 10:54 PM   #4
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Re: The least disliked episode of TOS - Season One

I an chosing Operation: Annihilate!--terrible way to end season 1, no excuse of being early "before they hit their stride" and following classics

Taste of...
Space Seed
This Side..
Devil in..
Errand of..
City on the Edge..

in production order.




The Man Trap
Charlie X
Where No Man Has Gone Before
The Naked Time
The Enemy Within
What Are Little Girl's Made Of?
Miri
Dagger of the Mind
The Corbomite Maneuver
The Menagerie (I)
The Menagerie (II)
The Conscience of the King
Balance of Terror
Shore Leave
The Galileo Seven
The Squire of Gothos
Arena
Tomorrow is Yesterday
Court Martial
The Return of the Archons
Space Seed
A Taste of Armageddon
This Side of Paradise
The Devil in the Dark
Errand of Mercy
The City on the Edge of Forever
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Old August 1 2013, 11:34 PM   #5
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Re: The least disliked episode of TOS - Season One

Miri.

I don't like the duplicate Earth part of the story that goes no-where, the unpleasant children, and Miri and Rand swooning over Kirk.

The Man Trap
Charlie X
Where No Man Has Gone Before
The Naked Time
The Enemy Within
What Are Little Girl's Made Of?
Dagger of the Mind
The Corbomite Maneuver
The Menagerie (I)
The Menagerie (II)
The Conscience of the King
Balance of Terror
Shore Leave
The Galileo Seven
The Squire of Gothos
Arena
Tomorrow is Yesterday
Court Martial
The Return of the Archons
Space Seed
A Taste of Armageddon
This Side of Paradise
The Devil in the Dark
Errand of Mercy
The City on the Edge of Forever
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Old August 1 2013, 11:36 PM   #6
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Re: The least disliked episode of TOS - Season One

I am sure gonna eliminate Menagerie part 1 y'all. I thought both parts were mighty bad but at least part 2 explained the Spock thaing. It was just an excuse to show the original pilot y'hear?


The Man Trap
Charlie X
Where No Man Has Gone Before
The Naked Time
The Enemy Within
What Are Little Girl's Made Of?
Dagger of the Mind
The Corbomite Maneuver
The Menagerie (II)
The Conscience of the King
Balance of Terror
Shore Leave
The Galileo Seven
The Squire of Gothos
Arena
Tomorrow is Yesterday
Court Martial
The Return of the Archons
Space Seed
A Taste of Armageddon
This Side of Paradise
The Devil in the Dark
Errand of Mercy
The City on the Edge of Forever
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Last edited by IzzyAtWarp9; August 1 2013 at 11:36 PM. Reason: I accidentally left in Miri I sure do apologise y'all
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Old August 2 2013, 03:25 AM   #7
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Re: The least disliked episode of TOS - Season One

Dang I love most of Season 1, this is going to be hard.
I'm going to say "The Squire of Gothos" since it was the second that season to basically be a little boy with powers that can't control himself.

The Man Trap
Charlie X
Where No Man Has Gone Before
The Naked Time
The Enemy Within
What Are Little Girl's Made Of?
Dagger of the Mind
The Corbomite Maneuver
The Menagerie (II)
The Conscience of the King
Balance of Terror
Shore Leave
The Galileo Seven
Arena
Tomorrow is Yesterday
Court Martial
The Return of the Archons
Space Seed
A Taste of Armageddon
This Side of Paradise
The Devil in the Dark
Errand of Mercy
The City on the Edge of Forever
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Old August 2 2013, 08:04 AM   #8
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Re: The least disliked episode of TOS - Season One

With a very strong batch of episodes off the bat, I'll have to go with The Return of the Archons. It doesn't quite grab me in the way the others do.

The Man Trap
Charlie X
Where No Man Has Gone Before
The Naked Time
The Enemy Within
What Are Little Girl's Made Of?
Dagger of the Mind
The Corbomite Maneuver
The Menagerie (II)
The Conscience of the King
Balance of Terror
Shore Leave
The Galileo Seven
Arena
Tomorrow is Yesterday
Court Martial
Space Seed
A Taste of Armageddon
This Side of Paradise
The Devil in the Dark
Errand of Mercy
The City on the Edge of Forever
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Old August 2 2013, 12:41 PM   #9
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Re: The least disliked episode of TOS - Season One

Bye bye Shore Leave. I just hate the white rabbit. I know its only in the episode for 1 minute but its still very annoying.

The Man Trap
Charlie X
Where No Man Has Gone Before
The Naked Time
The Enemy Within
What Are Little Girl's Made Of?
Dagger of the Mind
The Corbomite Maneuver
The Menagerie (II)
The Conscience of the King
Balance of Terror
The Galileo Seven
Arena
Tomorrow is Yesterday
Court Martial
Space Seed
A Taste of Armageddon
This Side of Paradise
The Devil in the Dark
Errand of Mercy
The City on the Edge of Forever
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Old August 2 2013, 01:42 PM   #10
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Re: The least disliked episode of TOS - Season One

So long, This Side of Paradise. Jill Ireland and the overused "Ruth" music from Shore Leave kill this one for me.

The Man Trap
Charlie X
Where No Man Has Gone Before
The Naked Time
The Enemy Within
What Are Little Girl's Made Of?
Dagger of the Mind
The Corbomite Maneuver
The Menagerie (II)
The Conscience of the King
Balance of Terror
The Galileo Seven
Arena
Tomorrow is Yesterday
Court Martial
Space Seed
A Taste of Armageddon
The Devil in the Dark
Errand of Mercy
The City on the Edge of Forever
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Old August 2 2013, 01:47 PM   #11
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Re: The least disliked episode of TOS - Season One

Goodbye Charlie X. I like seeing more of the ship but the rest of the episode is a bore for me. I guess I just don't care about teenage boy problems.

The Man Trap
Where No Man Has Gone Before
The Naked Time
The Enemy Within
What Are Little Girl's Made Of?
Dagger of the Mind
The Corbomite Maneuver
The Menagerie (II)
The Conscience of the King
Balance of Terror
The Galileo Seven
Arena
Tomorrow is Yesterday
Court Martial
Space Seed
A Taste of Armageddon
The Devil in the Dark
Errand of Mercy
The City on the Edge of Forever
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Old August 2 2013, 01:56 PM   #12
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Re: The least disliked episode of TOS - Season One

I am going with Return of the Archons. The whole idea of a society being essentially "drugged" for most of their lives except for when Festival comes around where they can rape and pillage with no consequences, is pretty stupid.

The Man Trap
Charlie X
Where No Man Has Gone Before
The Naked Time
The Enemy Within
What Are Little Girl's Made Of?
Dagger of the Mind
The Corbomite Maneuver
The Menagerie (II)
The Conscience of the King
Balance of Terror
Shore Leave
The Galileo Seven
Arena
Tomorrow is Yesterday
Court Martial
Space Seed
A Taste of Armageddon
This Side of Paradise
The Devil in the Dark
Errand of Mercy
The City on the Edge of Forever
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Old August 2 2013, 02:09 PM   #13
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Re: The least disliked episode of TOS - Season One

Tralfaz wrote: View Post
I am going with Return of the Archons. The whole idea of a society being essentially "drugged" for most of their lives except for when Festival comes around where they can rape and pillage with no consequences, is pretty stupid.

The Man Trap
Charlie X
Where No Man Has Gone Before
The Naked Time
The Enemy Within
What Are Little Girl's Made Of?
Dagger of the Mind
The Corbomite Maneuver
The Menagerie (II)
The Conscience of the King
Balance of Terror
Shore Leave
The Galileo Seven
Arena
Tomorrow is Yesterday
Court Martial
Space Seed
A Taste of Armageddon
This Side of Paradise
The Devil in the Dark
Errand of Mercy
The City on the Edge of Forever
I see someone has returned Shore Leave. Thats not fair.
I think someone has made a mistake.
I hope it wasn't me
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Old August 2 2013, 02:21 PM   #14
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Re: The least disliked episode of TOS - Season One

CommishSleer wrote: View Post
I see someone has returned Shore Leave. Thats not fair.
I think someone has made a mistake.
I hope it wasn't me
I think Trafalz was going off the wrong list. If you notice most of the episodes that have been removed are on his/her list still.

Returns of the Archons has also been removed previously, so my list is the last one people should go off of.
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Old August 2 2013, 02:27 PM   #15
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Re: The least disliked episode of TOS - Season One

To get this list back into action, I'm going to get rid of another episode. Its getting a bit tougher. Better be quick. Ahhh. What Are Little Girls Made Of. Its a shame. Chapel should have been like this through the rest of the series.

The Man Trap
Where No Man Has Gone Before
The Naked Time
The Enemy Within
Dagger of the Mind
The Corbomite Maneuver
The Menagerie (II)
The Conscience of the King
Balance of Terror
The Galileo Seven
Arena
Tomorrow is Yesterday
Court Martial
Space Seed
A Taste of Armageddon
The Devil in the Dark
Errand of Mercy
The City on the Edge of Forever

I hope the list is fixed now.
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