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Star Trek - Original Series The one that started it all...

View Poll Results: Besto Season One Episode
The Cage 1 3.13%
The Man Trap 0 0%
Charlie X 1 3.13%
Where No Man Has Gone Before 2 6.25%
The Naked Time 0 0%
The Enemy Within 0 0%
Mudd's Women 0 0%
What Are Little Girls Made Of? 0 0%
Miri 0 0%
Dagger of the Mind 0 0%
Corbomite Maneuver 3 9.38%
The Menagerie, Part 1 0 0%
The Menagerie, Part 2 0 0%
The Conscience of the King 0 0%
Balance of Terror 8 25.00%
Shore Leave 0 0%
The Galileo Seven 0 0%
The Squire Of Gothos 0 0%
Arena 0 0%
Tomorrow is Yesterday 1 3.13%
Court Martial 0 0%
The Return of the Archons 0 0%
Space Seed 0 0%
A Taste of Armageddon 1 3.13%
This Side of Paradise 1 3.13%
The Devil in the Dark 1 3.13%
Errand of Mercy 0 0%
The Alternative Factor 0 0%
The City on the Edge of Forever 13 40.63%
Operation: Annihilate! 0 0%
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Old August 27 2013, 09:08 PM   #1
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Best Season One Episode

Which of the 25+ episodes is the best??
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Old August 27 2013, 09:18 PM   #2
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Re: Best Season One Episode

There was discussion of this only a few weeks ago, I think, though wasn't around for most of it.
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Old August 27 2013, 09:21 PM   #3
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Neither was I, I believe.
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Old August 27 2013, 09:31 PM   #4
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http://nerdsofwisdom.com/trek-throug...ep2-charlie-x/

Charlie X is da bomb

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Old August 27 2013, 09:37 PM   #5
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Incorrect. "Balance of Terror", easily.
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Old August 27 2013, 09:40 PM   #6
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Tomorrow is Yesterday. Top all time favorite Trek episode.
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Old August 27 2013, 11:03 PM   #7
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The City on the Edge of Forever.

Balance of Terror and Arena are close seconds.
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Old August 27 2013, 11:25 PM   #8
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A Taste of Armageddon
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Old August 28 2013, 12:02 AM   #9
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Re: Best Season One Episode

Melakon wrote: View Post
There was discussion of this only a few weeks ago, I think, though wasn't around for most of it.
Correct. Here: http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=221482

But since this is a poll versus an elimination thread, and the results might be different, I suppose we can let it go.

Nine of Four, I'd like to suggest you ease up on starting new threads for a while. Five in a week is plenty.

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Old August 28 2013, 12:21 AM   #10
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Re: Best Season One Episode

Voted for City on the Edge of Forever which is my top favorite but rounding out my top 5 from Season 1 would be:

Balance of Terror
The Corbomite Manuever
The Devil in the Dark
This Side of Paradise
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Old August 28 2013, 01:59 AM   #11
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By the way...

The correct answer is Balance of Terror.

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Old August 29 2013, 11:24 AM   #12
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That´s a seriously tough choice to make, there are several great episodes I like equally well. But I´ll go with "Where No Man Has Gone Before" - BoT shouldn´t win with too big a margin
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Old August 29 2013, 02:19 PM   #13
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Though definitely one of my favorite Season One episodes, I find myself unable to vote for "Balance of Terror" because it's too derivative, IMHO. As an analogy to The Enemy Below and other WWII themes it's fantastic, but Star Trek wasn't just about the visualization of analogies in a futuristic concept.


My choice is the first episode produced for the regular series, "The Corbomite Maneuver"
  • A "first" (pun intended) to set the style and tone for the series without the need to conduct additional "soul searching" as we've seen in later spin-offs
  • delivers "Where No Man Has Gone Before" right from the start by carrying us into the unknown and uncharted regions of space
  • shows us how to deal with an overwhelming adversary - by using brains and imagination
  • great morale that "appearances can be deceiving"
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Old August 29 2013, 03:46 PM   #14
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I honestly can't answer this. There are just too many excellent choices in Season 1. I'm paralyzed with indecision.
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Old August 29 2013, 04:51 PM   #15
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5 would be easier.

But I will go with "The Devil in the Dark"

It's what Trek is all about. We have an evil killing monster at the beginning,
At the end we have an intelligent friend.

Kirk transforms beautifully in this episode, as do we the viewers.

Balance of Terror, Arena, City, Archons, and Space Seed are also contenders
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