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Old December 29 2012, 05:39 AM   #1
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Best first Episode for a Five Year Old

I have decided my son is now old enough to be able to enjoy the Trek. What episode would be the best one to show him first?

(I showed him Star Wars: The Phantom Menace and he liked it. But I think Attack of the Clones would be a bit much for him yet)
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Old December 29 2012, 05:47 AM   #2
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Re: Best first Episode for a Five Year Old

"Arena" is my go-to to get kids involved. They love lizards.
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Old December 29 2012, 05:58 AM   #3
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"Arena" is my go-to to get kids involved. They love lizards.
Ditto.
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Old December 29 2012, 06:05 AM   #4
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Re: Best first Episode for a Five Year Old

Good call.

That is the first ep. I can remember. I seem to recall that one being played on tv constantly when I was a kid. Ha!
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Old December 29 2012, 07:19 AM   #5
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Re: Best first Episode for a Five Year Old

The Trouble With Tribbles. Kids love small cute furry animals.
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Old December 29 2012, 02:19 PM   #6
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Re: Best first Episode for a Five Year Old

My five-year old saw Devil in the Dark when he was two and sits down to watch it every time its on now.
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Old December 29 2012, 02:52 PM   #7
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Re: Best first Episode for a Five Year Old

I can think of two answers to this question.

If you want to instill to your five -year-old that all things are possible, show him/her/it SPOCK'S BRAIN. Nimoy proved it's not necessary to have a fully connected noggin in order to express one's viewpoints.

However, if you want to drive home that life is full of crushing disappointments, go straight to BY ANY OTHER NAME.
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Old December 29 2012, 04:28 PM   #8
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However, if you want to drive home that life is full of crushing disappointments, go straight to BY ANY OTHER NAME.
Cute.
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Old December 29 2012, 05:05 PM   #9
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Re: Best first Episode for a Five Year Old

The first one we showed my daughter was Tribbles. We've seen a lot more by now, but that was first.

We also watched the Star Wars movies in order of IV-VI/I-III and are now working our way through the Clone Wars, but we waited until she turned 6 to do that. My eight year old niece had never seen Star Wars, but she snuggled up next to me on the couch for all 7 hours of the OT and never moved a bit, except to look at me in awe during the "Reveal" in Empire.
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Old December 29 2012, 11:17 PM   #10
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How about TAS?
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Old December 30 2012, 02:20 AM   #11
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How about TAS?
Good point.
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Old December 30 2012, 04:28 AM   #12
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Re: Best first Episode for a Five Year Old

Actually I showed him some TAS when he was 3 or 4. And he liked Spock and the Enterprise :-D
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Old December 30 2012, 05:07 AM   #13
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"Arena" was the first ep to come to mind. That was always my favorite episode as a kid.
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Old December 30 2012, 05:34 AM   #14
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"Arena" was the first ep to come to mind. That was always my favorite episode as a kid.
Yes, I think Arena will be the first one I show him.

Then Tribbles :-)

I really liked your The Rise of Khan books, btw.

I plan on reading To Reign in Hell eventually, too.
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Old December 30 2012, 03:29 PM   #15
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"Arena" was the first ep to come to mind. That was always my favorite episode as a kid.
Yes, I think Arena will be the first one I show him.

Then Tribbles :-)

I really liked your The Rise of Khan books, btw.

I plan on reading To Reign in Hell eventually, too.

Thanks! Glad you liked the Khan books!
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