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Old February 7 2013, 02:51 AM   #31
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Re: Favorite Mirror Universe Episode?

My favorite MU episodes are In A Mirror Darkly, Parts 1 and 2. A close second are Through The Looking Glass and Shattered Mirror for their emotional depth. Don't get me wrong, Mirror, Mirror is a great episode, but it lacks the depth of TTLG and SM.
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Old February 9 2013, 11:45 PM   #32
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Re: Favorite Mirror Universe Episode?

I didn't care too much for DS9's bastardization of the mirror universe with throwing the DS9 elements into the forefront of being on control of it.
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Old February 10 2013, 02:09 AM   #33
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Re: Favorite Mirror Universe Episode?

You mentioned Yesterday's Enterprise in the OP, do alternate timelines count as mirror universes?

I'm not a huge fan of DS9's mirror universe episodes, I would have to say the original TOS ones. I mean, he puts Chekov in the 'Excruciation chamber'. Thanks to that episode, I forever get to say the words 'Excruciation chamber'!
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Old February 10 2013, 02:20 AM   #34
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Re: Favorite Mirror Universe Episode?

I actually liked "In a Mirror, Darkly" better than the original "Mirror, Mirror".
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Old February 11 2013, 04:14 PM   #35
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Re: Favorite Mirror Universe Episode?

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I actually liked "In a Mirror, Darkly" better than the original "Mirror, Mirror".
Agreed

"In A Mirror, Darkly" from the mirror/alternative intro, to the ending with the hot evil Hoshi taking command is quality.

"Mirror, Mirror" for me, after all these years, just seems a bit tame, a bit tired.
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Old February 11 2013, 04:17 PM   #36
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I was going to make this a poll but goofed up somewhere, as I didn't get its input screen even though poll was checked (maybe because I didn't preview first).

And the more I watch Mirror, Mirror the more I toy with the idea that the Halkans were somehow controlling the whole thing as a test.
Its always puzzled me why the Halkans arent evil in the mirror universe, maybe your speculation is in fact the reason.
They were controlling it from the beginning
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Old February 12 2013, 12:05 AM   #37
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Its always puzzled me why the Halkans arent evil in the mirror universe, maybe your speculation is in fact the reason.
They were controlling it from the beginning
Actually, humanity is pretty much the only species that is actually different in the mirror universe. Other species, such as the Klingons, Cardassians, etc. are the same.
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Old February 12 2013, 07:29 AM   #38
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Re: Favorite Mirror Universe Episode?

Mirror, Mirror and In a Mirror Darkly. Both are excellent representations of the Mirror Universe.

DS9 is too much of a niche style setting o do an effective Mirror Universe story. Crossover was ok because it showed consequences of Mirror, Mirror. However after that it just got stupid and silly. Try to contort the Mirror U's premise to fit the tiny niche of DS9 didn't amount to anything.
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Old June 20 2013, 07:51 PM   #39
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Old June 20 2013, 09:12 PM   #40
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It has been awhile since I watched the other Mirror episodes, but my favorite, by a long shot, is Mirror, Mirror from TOS.
This.

The other ones are progressivly horrid, and largely pointless.

The exposition speech that Kira gives in "through the looking glass" about the uprising of Spock and "if anyone should come over from the other side again" is terrible. Makes me cringe every time.
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Old June 20 2013, 09:45 PM   #41
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Re: Favorite Mirror Universe Episode?

Like most, I think 'Mirror Mirror' to be to be best and 'In A Mirror, Darkly' a close second. I loved how they not only worked in the USS Defiant but when confronted with the it's advanced technology the only part they truly embraced were the weaponry.
The DS-9 episodes just did not click with me- looked more like an excuse to over-act by the regulars.
I do feel though that the NX should have had more changes to it than just a paint job- something along the lines of the Warship Voyager in 'Living Witness' would have been fun.
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Old June 22 2013, 06:18 AM   #42
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Re: Favorite Mirror Universe Episode?

For me, basically the same as what most have already said:

Mirror, Mirror is king, IAMD a very close second. The DS9 Mirror Universe episodes just plain stunk.
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Old June 22 2013, 02:56 PM   #43
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Re: Favorite Mirror Universe Episode?

I will add my general dislike of the DS9 mirror episodes to the pile.

I loved In a Mirror, Darkly.
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Old June 23 2013, 03:46 AM   #44
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DS9's mirror universe was hokey and over the top and mostly used as a playground of disposable versions of the main characters.

ENT's take was awesome but awesome in a fanservice way.

TOS wins.
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Old June 23 2013, 10:23 AM   #45
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In a Mirror Darkly does it for me.
Mirror, Mirror comes as a close second, but my issue with it is how quickly Kirk formulates the theory of being in a parallel universe. Those lines kind of felt like artificially put there to make the watcher understand exactly what is happening.

Crossover was pretty good too. The first time I watched that episode in the 90's, I was all over it, as I also remembered the Kirk incident.
I admit, I did not watch the rest of DS9 episodes (I never watched past season 3), so I have no opinions on them.
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