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

View Poll Results: Which one is better?
The Ambergris Element 9 50.00%
More Tribbles, More Troubles 9 50.00%
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Old March 11 2011, 01:59 PM   #1
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The Ambergris Element vs. More Tribbles, More Troubles

This week in our TAS episode showdown it's :

The Ambergris Element vs. More Tribbles, More Troubles

Which one should get through to the next round?

Watch, vote and have your say...
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Old March 11 2011, 03:37 PM   #2
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Re: The Ambergris Element vs. More Tribbles, More Troubles

"More Tribbles, More Tribbles" is just too silly and a shallow ripoff of the original.
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Old March 11 2011, 05:15 PM   #3
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Re: The Ambergris Element vs. More Tribbles, More Troubles

"Ambergris Element" - it's one of those TAS episodes that makes full use of the animated medium. Even modern live-action water-themed sci-fi Stargate Atlantis never tried anything like this.

The tribble sequel should have been a lot better than it was.
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Old March 11 2011, 06:22 PM   #4
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Re: The Ambergris Element vs. More Tribbles, More Troubles

Another close call. Hmmm.

"More Tribbles" has big shoes to fill as a follow-up.
Not as good as the original or as good as it could have been, but it didn't suck as a sequel. ST has done worse follow-ups. And it's just fun to see Kirk and tribbles and Jones and Klingons again.

"Ambergris" I like. Is it too silly with Kirk and Spock having gills and scales and becoming water-breathers? No more than Barclay becoming a spider and Janeway a salamander and Geordi a UV invisible-whatever.

Big points for pushing the envelope showing a waterworld and an aquashuttle and aquatic civilization (or should that be a marine civilization?) This eps has an epic scale, befitting the animation medium. And the story is fairly good, also.

If I must choose, I choose "Ambergris".
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Old March 11 2011, 06:42 PM   #5
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Re: The Ambergris Element vs. More Tribbles, More Troubles

By the way, KingDaniel, I just figured out that your avatar is a TAS-style remix of the Scotty-in-the-pipes scene from the '09 movie. Neat.
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Old March 12 2011, 01:00 AM   #6
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^Thanks
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Old March 12 2011, 05:35 AM   #7
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^ Yeah, like that avatar!

I think I prefer "Ambergris Element".
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Old March 12 2011, 05:50 AM   #8
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Re: The Ambergris Element vs. More Tribbles, More Troubles

Both are lame, but Tribbles is a special kind of Hellishly lame lame.
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Old March 17 2011, 11:01 PM   #9
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Re: The Ambergris Element vs. More Tribbles, More Troubles

The Ambergris Element for me. An episode that takes full advantage of the medium.
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Old March 19 2011, 11:39 AM   #10
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Re: The Ambergris Element vs. More Tribbles, More Troubles

And we are split down the middle on this one!

The poll is closed, so to break the tie, have your say in a post below.

Ambergris or Tribbles?

We'll take votes from the next three posters.

Over to you...
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Old March 19 2011, 12:50 PM   #11
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Re: The Ambergris Element vs. More Tribbles, More Troubles

I don't see how there can be a tie. "The Ambergris Element" takes advantage of the medium and tells an unusual and adventurous story. It certainly goes where live-action couldn't. "More Tribbles, More Troubles" is just...silly, and doesn't bring much of anything new to the table.
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Old March 20 2011, 04:30 AM   #12
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I'm going with "More Tribbles, More Troubles." It's a guilty pleasure episode for me.
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Old March 20 2011, 04:44 AM   #13
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Re: The Ambergris Element vs. More Tribbles, More Troubles

My preference is for TAE.
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Old March 20 2011, 06:58 AM   #14
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Re: The Ambergris Element vs. More Tribbles, More Troubles

Sorry, KeepOnTrekking. Warped9 and captrek have got "Ambergris" through to the next round.

"Tribbles" will be beamed to the engine room of the nearest Klingon ship, out of the showdown.

Results so far :

Bem 1 (5%) Albatross 19 (95%)

The Slaver Weapon 13 (65%) The Pirates of Orion 7 (35%)

The Ambergris Element 11(52%) More Tribbles, More Troubles 10 (48%)
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Old March 20 2011, 07:20 AM   #15
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Wow, I feel like Kevin Coster in Swing Vote. I’ll feel even more like Kevin Coster in Swing Vote after a few drinks.
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