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The Next Generation All Good Things come to an end...but not here.

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Old July 2 2011, 10:34 PM   #1
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The best episode of TNG - Part Five

Okay Trek fans, 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 before you eliminate another one. Not a very accurate way of determining the best episode, but a fun game nonetheless. Pretty simple. Enjoy!

Winners:
Season One - The Arsenal of Freedom
Season Two - The Measure of a Man
Season Three - The Best of Both Worlds (I)
Season Four - The Wounded
Season Five -

Redemption (II)
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Disaster
The Game
Unification (I)
Unification (II)
A Matter of Time
New Ground
Hero Worship
Violations
The Masterpiece Society
Conundrum
Power Play
Ethics
The Outcast
Cause and Effect
The First Duty
Cost of Living
The Perfect Mate
Imaginary Friend
I, Borg
The Next Phase
The Inner Light
Time's Arrow (I)
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Old July 2 2011, 11:46 PM   #2
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Re: The best episode of TNG - Part Five

Darmok
Ensign Ro
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Disaster
The Game
Unification (I)
Unification (II)
A Matter of Time
New Ground
Hero Worship
Violations
The Masterpiece Society
Conundrum
Power Play
Ethics
The Outcast
Cause and Effect
The First Duty
Cost of Living
The Perfect Mate
Imaginary Friend
I, Borg
The Next Phase
The Inner Light
Time's Arrow (I)

Eliminated: "Redemption II." It's a disappointing conclusion to the cliffhanger with an ending that is all too pat. The series had been setting up the Romulan/Klingon arc for a few episodes in the previous season, but it's all wrapped up rather quickly here. Also, some of the visual effects with Kurn's ship are abysmal.
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Old July 3 2011, 02:02 AM   #3
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Re: The best episode of TNG - Part Five

stupid double post
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Old July 3 2011, 02:02 AM   #4
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Re: The best episode of TNG - Part Five

Darmok
Ensign Ro
Silicon Avatar
Disaster
The Game
Unification (I)
Unification (II)
A Matter of Time
New Ground
Hero Worship
Violations
The Masterpiece Society
Conundrum
Power Play
Ethics
The Outcast
Cause and Effect
The First Duty
Cost of Living
The Perfect Mate
I, Borg
The Next Phase
The Inner Light
Time's Arrow (I)

I'll pull Imaginary Friend, before it gets a chance to go any further. It was bound to get the cut very early on, and for good reason. It's one of the only TNG episodes that grates my teeth when I watch it
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Old July 3 2011, 02:29 AM   #5
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Re: The best episode of TNG - Part Five

Darmok
Ensign Ro
Silicon Avatar
Disaster
The Game
Unification (I)
Unification (II)
A Matter of Time
New Ground
Hero Worship
Violations
Conundrum
Power Play
Ethics
The Outcast
Cause and Effect
The First Duty
Cost of Living
The Perfect Mate
I, Borg
The Next Phase
The Inner Light
Time's Arrow (I)

I'll take out The Masterpie-zzzzzzzzzzz....... Sorry, I fell asleep just thinking about it.
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Old July 3 2011, 02:56 AM   #6
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Re: The best episode of TNG - Part Five

Darmok
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Disaster
The Game
Unification (I)
Unification (II)
A Matter of Time
New Ground
Hero Worship
Violations
Conundrum
Power Play
Ethics
The Outcast
The First Duty
Cost of Living
The Perfect Mate
I, Borg
The Next Phase
The Inner Light
Time's Arrow (I)


A lot of good stuff this season. I removed Cause and Effect because in the end, it was just seeing the same scene a bunch of times from different angles.
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Old July 3 2011, 03:01 AM   #7
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Re: The best episode of TNG - Part Five

Darmok
Ensign Ro
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Disaster
The Game
Unification (I)
Unification (II)
A Matter of Time
Hero Worship
Violations
Conundrum
Power Play
Ethics
The Outcast
The First Duty
Cost of Living
The Perfect Mate
I, Borg
The Next Phase
The Inner Light
Time's Arrow (I)

I'm going to take out New Ground, because every time I see that episode title, it's so forgettable, that it takes me a few minutes to remember just WTF it's about. Then I remember it's an Alexander episode, which means that being forgettable is its best quality
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Old July 3 2011, 03:30 AM   #8
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Re: The best episode of TNG - Part Five

Removed: Unification, 1 and 2 (does a two-parter in the same season count as removing one episode? If I'm not allowed to do this, I'll just delete part one, but I'm deleting both parts.
Reason Why?: This episode SUCKS! I HATE IT! My mom once got me this episode for my birthday, and I HATED IT WITH A PASSION! I'm sorry, everything about this episode BLOWS

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Disaster
The Game
A Matter of Time
Hero Worship
Violations
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Power Play
Ethics
The Outcast
The First Duty
Cost of Living
The Perfect Mate
I, Borg
The Next Phase
The Inner Light
Time's Arrow (I)
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Old July 3 2011, 10:03 AM   #9
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Re: The best episode of TNG - Part Five

Ideally, you're only allowed to remove one episode at a time. However, I don't see the point in me restoring Part II since given your hatred of it, I'm sure you'll remove it in a future opportunity. Let's just say you've played twice, and can't post again until at least four other posters have.

Anyway, I'm going to cut Hero Worship. Damn that annoying kid...

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Disaster
The Game
A Matter of Time
Violations
Conundrum
Power Play
Ethics
The Outcast
The First Duty
Cost of Living
The Perfect Mate
I, Borg
The Next Phase
The Inner Light
Time's Arrow (I)
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Old July 3 2011, 11:20 AM   #10
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Re: The best episode of TNG - Part Five

Removed: The Perfect Mate
Reason: It's such a dull and unlikeable episode that I'm amazed it made it this far to be honest.

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Disaster
The Game
A Matter of Time
Violations
Conundrum
Power Play
Ethics
The Outcast
The First Duty
Cost of Living
I, Borg
The Next Phase
The Inner Light
Time's Arrow (I)
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Old July 3 2011, 07:14 PM   #11
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Re: The best episode of TNG - Part Five

Darmok
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Disaster
The Game
A Matter of Time
Violations
Conundrum
Power Play
The Outcast
The First Duty
Cost of Living
I, Borg
The Next Phase
The Inner Light
Time's Arrow (I)

Removed: "Ethics," for the re-set of the ending, which is a total cheat allowing the writers to tell this story with a regular character and allow him to live in the end. Actually, it's not much different than the equally annoying cheat with Spock and his magical eye-lids in "Operation: Annihilate!"
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Old July 3 2011, 09:32 PM   #12
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Re: The best episode of TNG - Part Five

Darmok
Ensign Ro
Silicon Avatar
Disaster
The Game
A Matter of Time
Violations
Conundrum
Power Play
The Outcast
The First Duty
I, Borg
The Next Phase
The Inner Light
Time's Arrow (I)

Removed Cost of Living. I hate all Lwaxana episodes with passion!
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Old July 3 2011, 09:39 PM   #13
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Re: The best episode of TNG - Part Five

Darmok
Ensign Ro
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Disaster
The Game
A Matter of Time
Violations
Conundrum
Power Play
The First Duty
I, Borg
The Next Phase
The Inner Light
Time's Arrow (I)

Removing The Outcast - Probably one of the more forgettable episodes of the series, which is unfortunate because the subject matter could have gone a whole lot deeper.
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Old July 3 2011, 09:44 PM   #14
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Re: The best episode of TNG - Part Five

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Disaster
The Game
Violations
Conundrum
Power Play
The First Duty
I, Borg
The Next Phase
The Inner Light
Time's Arrow (I)

Taking out A Matter of Time - I think it was trying to be funny and just not quite pulling it off.
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Old July 3 2011, 09:53 PM   #15
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Re: The best episode of TNG - Part Five

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Disaster
Violations
Conundrum
Power Play
The First Duty
I, Borg
The Next Phase
The Inner Light
Time's Arrow (I)

Took out "The Game". I loved that episode as a kid, but its kind of a dumb episode seeing it as an adult.
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