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Old April 18 2014, 09:54 AM   #1
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2-parters where part 2 is better than part 1 ?

Often, when I read reviews of trek 2-parters, I see remarks like 'if only part 2 could have been of the same quality as part 1 / hold the pace/tension/whatever'. Which, I suppose, is not surprising, as in part 1 there's every room for developing intriguing leads, whereas in part 2, everything should be neatly wrapped up and 'delivered', and hence, if the viewer is to be disappointed that would usually occur in the 2nd part, not the 1st.

Still, I'm wondering, are there trek 2-parters out there where part 2 is widely considered superior to part 1 ?
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Old April 18 2014, 10:27 AM   #2
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Re: 2-parters where part 2 is better than part 1 ?

the DSN two-parters for the most part managed to hold quality in the second part at least better than some of the TNG two-parters.
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Old April 18 2014, 04:54 PM   #3
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Re: 2-parters where part 2 is better than part 1 ?

I have seen most of the 2 parters and the only one I think I was dis-appointed in was the one with Data and the Borg. They said it was because there was 2 different writers or something?
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Old April 18 2014, 10:23 PM   #4
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Re: 2-parters where part 2 is better than part 1 ?

The Wrath of Khan is better than "Space Seed."

I liked "By Inferno's Light" better than "In Purgatory's Shadow."

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Old April 18 2014, 10:32 PM   #5
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Re: 2-parters where part 2 is better than part 1 ?

Chain of Command part 2 is better than part 1. That might be the only TNG 2 parter where the second half is better.
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Old April 18 2014, 11:18 PM   #6
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Agree that Chain of Command is the only TNG two parter where part two is better. I think TNG writers often had better idea for premises than they did for solutions.

Equinox Part 2 might be better than Part 1.
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Old May 13 2014, 03:22 AM   #7
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Re: 2-parters where part 2 is better than part 1 ?

Vasquez Rocks wrote: View Post
Chain of Command part 2 is better than part 1. That might be the only TNG 2 parter where the second half is better.
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Old May 13 2014, 10:45 AM   #8
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Re: 2-parters where part 2 is better than part 1 ?

What about ENT´s In A Mirror, Darkly? It was just so much fun to revisit TOS in the second part, seeing TOS-style sets and uniforms again - and the Defiant of course. To me that was a two-parter that didn´t disappoint in the second half.

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Old May 15 2014, 06:22 PM   #9
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Re: 2-parters where part 2 is better than part 1 ?

I wonder if the problem is that some of the episodes shouldn't have been two-parters to begin with.
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Old May 15 2014, 06:32 PM   #10
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Past Tense part 2 was better by a mile. All that happened in part 1 was Sisko lecturing and Bashir acting like a tool.
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Old May 15 2014, 07:08 PM   #11
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Re: 2-parters where part 2 is better than part 1 ?

I liked Year of Hell II more than Year of Hell I. Overall, it seemed like Voyager's second part of episodes were better than the first part.
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Old May 15 2014, 08:05 PM   #12
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Re: 2-parters where part 2 is better than part 1 ?

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Chain of Command part 2 is better than part 1. That might be the only TNG 2 parter where the second half is better.
Agreed.
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Old May 15 2014, 09:16 PM   #13
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Re: 2-parters where part 2 is better than part 1 ?

Vasquez Rocks wrote: View Post
Chain of Command part 2 is better than part 1. That might be the only TNG 2 parter where the second half is better.
Yes, COC 2 is better than COC 1. But, it has been so long that with the exception of Best of Both Worlds and Descent, I can't remember other 2 two-part TNG episodes. Whoops!
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Old May 17 2014, 05:12 PM   #14
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I rather liked Time's Arrow Part II better than Part I, though admittedly the overuse of Clemens bogged it down a little.
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Old May 17 2014, 05:34 PM   #15
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Re: 2-parters where part 2 is better than part 1 ?

Perhaps why some work better than others is down to when they are written. For the season ending two-parters Part I is written without really knowing how they'll resolve it, they'll figure that out in a few weeks a months time when they come to write it. However for the multi-parters during a season they have to write the other parts at the same time.
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