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Old April 15 2013, 05:15 PM   #16
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Re: Bad episodes you love anyway

Turnabout Intruder
The Naked Now
Justice
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Old April 15 2013, 05:50 PM   #17
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"masks" is dumb and silly but fun to watch for Spiner's performance

"turnabout intruder" is fun for Shatner's performance

I enjoy "threshold" because the premise and the science is so absurd
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Old April 15 2013, 06:06 PM   #18
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I forgot all about Masks! Completely nonsensical fun.

And Genesis is one of my favorites, but I've never considered it particularly bad. It's pretty good for what it is - a haunted house movie.

The Magnificent Ferengi always makes me chuckle, but I never liked that it seemed to undermine the seriousness of Empok Nor.
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Old April 15 2013, 06:42 PM   #19
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TOS - "Patterns of Force", criticized in its day, still criticized today, it opened the door for Star Trek Space Nazis everywhere, and showed how Skip Homeier was still hounded by typecasting after playing a Hitler youth over 20 years earlier.
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Old April 15 2013, 06:59 PM   #20
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As to The Cloud Minders, how did that even end up on the list?
Whose list? The "bad" episode list, or the guilty pleasure list?
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Old April 15 2013, 09:19 PM   #21
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And Genesis is one of my favorites, but I've never considered it particularly bad. It's pretty good for what it is - a haunted house movie
Nah... it's pretty bad, but I sill like it
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Old April 16 2013, 12:55 AM   #22
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I can count on the fingers of one hand the episodes I actually dislike, and probably have at least a couple of fingers left over. Most of those named so far in this thread I still enjoy and many I quite like.

Except one:

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Justice
That one made me cringe the first time I watched it, and it's just never gotten any better.

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Old April 16 2013, 01:02 AM   #23
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I can count on the fingers of one hand the episodes I actually dislike, and probably have at least a couple of fingers left over. Most of those named so far in this thread I still enjoy and many I quite like.

Except one:

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Justice
That one made me cringe the first time I watched it, and it's just never gotten any better.

It's only made worse by the fact that a few weeks earlier they were the squalor like planet of the black people. Mean while the planet of the scantily clad white people is paradise.
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Old April 16 2013, 04:31 AM   #24
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I can count on the fingers of one hand the episodes I actually dislike, and probably have at least a couple of fingers left over. Most of those named so far in this thread I still enjoy and many I quite like.

Except one:

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Justice
That one made me cringe the first time I watched it, and it's just never gotten any better.

It's only made worse by the fact that a few weeks earlier they were the squalor like planet of the black people. Mean while the planet of the scantily clad white people is paradise.
Is it paradise? They are basically enslaved to ignorance and completely dominated by an omnipotent entity claiming Godship over them.

For all we know, the paradise we saw was just the village they show foreigners.
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Old April 16 2013, 04:53 AM   #25
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I can count on the fingers of one hand the episodes I actually dislike, and probably have at least a couple of fingers left over. Most of those named so far in this thread I still enjoy and many I quite like.

Except one:

That one made me cringe the first time I watched it, and it's just never gotten any better.

It's only made worse by the fact that a few weeks earlier they were the squalor like planet of the black people. Mean while the planet of the scantily clad white people is paradise.
Is it paradise? They are basically enslaved to ignorance and completely dominated by an omnipotent entity claiming Godship over them.

For all we know, the paradise we saw was just the village they show foreigners.
"Excuse me - what does God need with a Potemkin Village?"
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Old April 16 2013, 12:57 PM   #26
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It's only made worse by the fact that a few weeks earlier they were the squalor like planet of the black people. Mean while the planet of the scantily clad white people is paradise.
There is a lot of valid criticism you can throw at Code of Honor, but I don't think the natives were living in squalor is anywhere in the episode.
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Old April 16 2013, 11:32 PM   #27
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Everybody seems to rag on Spock's Brain for being one of, if not THE, worst installment of the Star Trek franchise. But while I know it's terrible, I always enjoy watching it. I feel the same way about The Way to Eden, Justice, Sub Rosa, Favorite Son, and a few others.

Anybody else have guilty Trek pleasures like that?
HOWARD THE DUCK!

Oh wait, you said guilty pleasure within the "Star Trek" universe.

Well, I would have to say "The Way to Eden" as the episode is silly to me, but I enjoy it - Charles Napier (may he rest in peace) as Adam the space hippy was terrifically memorable.

"I, Mudd" would be another one. Too campy and overplayed to take seriously but a fun watch.
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Old April 17 2013, 12:29 AM   #28
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TNG: "Genesis." C'mon, Barclay turns into a spider-monster. What's not to love?

TOS: "Gamesters of Triskelion." Even as a kid, I knew this one was corny and cliche, and Shawna's tin-foil bikini would embarrass Barbarella, but I still enjoy it occasionally, if I'm in the right frame of mind.

And I sometimes think I'm the only Trekkie in the world who always eagerly looked forward to "Catspaw." It's the one-and-only Star Trek Halloween Special for the Old Ones' sake--written by Robert Bloch, no less!
My favourite evr Trek moments are spent ogling Shawna, in distress, in her tinfoil bikini.

If its turgidly bad episodes we`re talking, then A Piece Of The Action just insults my intelligence waaaay too much.
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Old April 17 2013, 12:49 AM   #29
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"The Neutral Zone" TNG
"Move Along Home" DS9
"Emanations" VOY

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Threshold. I love Threshold.
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