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Old July 3 2013, 08:11 AM   #1
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Easy Episode Rating Thread: TNG S2

With the S2 season finale having "aired" on Episode of the Week, it's time to rate the episodes.

You can rate them almost any way you want to. For example:
  • List all episodes from favorite to least favorite
  • Assign a score to each episode
  • List just your favorite episodes, or your favorite and least favorite
I'll construct a preferential ballot from your post and tally the results with the Schulze/Beatpath/CSSD method.

I haven't made my S2 ratings yet, so if the instructions aren't clear look at the S1 thread for examples.

I'm thinking of doing one of these threads for each season at the end of the season, and a cumulative one at the midpoint of each season. So at the midpoint of S3, we'll have a thread for all episodes from S1, S2 and the first half of S3. Then at the end of S3 we'll have a thread for S3 episodes.
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Old July 3 2013, 08:42 AM   #2
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Re: Easy Episode Rating Thread: TNG S2

A
The Measure of a Man (Best of the season, one of the best of the franchise)
Q Who? (Awesome all-around, the Borg were pretty damned scary before they got watered down)
Unnatural Selection (The best Pulaski episode)
The Emissary (Worf finally gets some real development as a person, and not just as a Klingon)

B
The Child (Not the only time Troi's been penetrated by an energy entity, but the only time it results in pregnancy. I like this episode mainly as a showcase of the improved production values over S1)
Time Squared (Interesting concept, but something about this ep just feels off)
Pen Pals (The debate over the PD was one of the best things about this season)
Where Silence Has Lease (Only good by S2 standards)
A Matter of Honor (Ditto)

C
Elementary, Dear Data (Fun, but not as fun as they intended)
Contagion (Go home Geordi, you're drunk)
Peak Performance (Should have been the finale)
Manhunt (Not the greatest Lwaxana ep)
Loud as a Whisper (Mostly a snooze-fest, but an interesting concept)
The Schizoid Man (Worth it for IG's self-eulogizing)

D

The Dauphin (Alright, for a Wesley episode)
The Samaritan Snare (Mildly entertaining)
Up the Long Ladder (Bring on the stereotyping)
The Royale (Meh)

F

The Icarus Factor (Cringe)
The Outrageous Okona (Ick)

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Shades of Gray (Ugh)
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Old July 3 2013, 10:39 PM   #3
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Re: Easy Episode Rating Thread: TNG S2

Mine, from favorite to least:
  1. Q Who
  2. The Measure Of A Man
  3. Elementary, Dear Data
  4. The Emissary
  5. A Matter Of Honor
  6. Contagion
  7. Where Silence Has Lease
  8. Loud As A Whisper
  9. Pen Pals
  10. Unnatural Selection
  11. The Schizoid Man
  12. Time Squared
  13. Peak Performance
  14. The Child
  15. The Dauphin
  16. The Royale
  17. Shades of Gray
  18. Manhunt
  19. Up The Long Ladder
  20. Samaritan Snare
  21. The Icarus Factor
  22. The Outrageous Okona
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Old July 3 2013, 11:07 PM   #4
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Re: Easy Episode Rating Thread: TNG S2

From Favorite to Least Favorite:

1) Measure of a Man
2) Q Who
3) A Matter of Honor
4) Contagion
5) Elementary, Dear Data
6) Peak Performance
7) Time Squared
8) Loud as a Whisper
9) The Child
10) The Emissary
11) Manhunt
12) Unnatural Selection
13) The Royale
14) Where Silence Has Lease
15) Pen Pals
16) Shades of Gray (Yep, not my least favorite episode of the season)
17) The Schizoid Man
18) The Dauphin
19) The Icarus Factor
20) Samaritan Snare
21) Up the Long Ladder
22) The Outrageous Okona
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Old July 4 2013, 12:36 AM   #5
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Re: Easy Episode Rating Thread: TNG S2

Favorite least favorite:

1. Q Who
2. The Measure of a Man
3. Elementary, Dear Data
4. Contagion
5. Where Silence Has Lease
6. The Emissary
7. The Royale
8. Peak Performance
9. Pen Pals
10. The Schizoid Man
11. Loud as a Whisper
12. Time Squared
13. A Matter of Honor
14. Up the Long Ladder
15. The Child
16. The Dauphin
17. Unnatural Selection
18. The Icarus Factor
19. Manhunt
20. The Outrageous Okona
21. Samaritan Snare
22. Shades of Gray
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Old July 4 2013, 12:47 AM   #6
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Re: Easy Episode Rating Thread: TNG S2

From most favorite to least favorite:
  1. The Measure Of A Man
  2. Q Who
  3. The Emissary
  4. Contagion
  5. A Matter Of Honor
  6. Elementary, Dear Data
  7. Time Squared
  8. Loud As A Whisper
  9. Where Silence Has Lease
  10. Unnatural Selection
  11. The Royale
  12. Peak Performance
  13. Pen Pals
  14. The Schizoid Man
  15. The Dauphin
  16. The Child
  17. Samaritan Snare
  18. Manhunt
  19. Up The Long Ladder
  20. The Icarus Factor
  21. The Outrageous Okona
  22. Shades of Gray
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Old July 4 2013, 07:07 AM   #7
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Re: Easy Episode Rating Thread: TNG S2

I'm glad to see this system being used again. It was really interesting seeing the results for season one.

9 (Great)
Where Silence has Lease
The Measure of a Man
The Dauphin
Q Who

8 (Good)
Elementary, Dear Data
A Matter of Honor
Contagion
The Royale
Time Squared
The Icarus Factor
Samaritan Snare
The Emissary
Peak Performance

7 (Average)
The Child
The Outrageous Okona
Loud as a Whisper
The Schizoid Man
Unnatural Selection
Up the Long Ladder
Manhunt
Shades of Gray

6 (Poor)
Pen Pals
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Old July 4 2013, 08:18 AM   #8
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Re: Easy Episode Rating Thread: TNG S2

Excellent:
Elementary, Dear Data
A Matter of Honor
The Measure of a Man
Contagion
Q Who
Peak Performance

Good:
Where Silence Has Lease
Loud as a Whisper
Unnatural Selection
The Royale (a guilty pleasure of mine)
Time Squared
The Icarus Factor
The Emissary

Barely watchable:
The Child
The Schizoid Man
The Dauphin
Pen Pals
Samaritan Snare
Up the Long Ladder

No comment:
The Outrageous Okona
Manhunt
Shades of Gray (though compared to the other two, it's not so bad)
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Old July 4 2013, 11:12 AM   #9
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Re: Easy Episode Rating Thread: TNG S2

Thanks for bringing this back again Cap! Who doesn't like making lists? :P


My Ratings (out of 5, from best to worst):

5 - Q Who
4 - Measure of A Man
4 - Time Squared
4 - Elementary, Dear Data
4 - Peak Performance
4 - Contagion
3 - The Royale
3 - A Matter of Honor
3 - Where Silence Has Lease
3 - Samaritan Snare
3 - The Emissary
2 - Manhunt
2 - The Schizoid Man
2 - The Icarus Factor
2 - The Child
2 - Pen Pals
2 - Up the Long Ladder
2 - Loud As A Whisper
2 - The Outrageous Okona
2 - Unnatural Selection
2 - The Dauphin
1 - Shades of Gray
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Old July 5 2013, 06:46 PM   #10
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Re: Easy Episode Rating Thread: TNG S2

Results so far:
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Old July 6 2013, 11:25 PM   #11
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Re: Easy Episode Rating Thread: TNG S2

My ratings should be considered totally ordered. If one episode appears higher than another on the list, I have rated it higher.

Top ten of series:
Q Who

Great:
Contagion
The Measure Of A Man
Elementary, Dear Data

Good:
The Emissary
Samaritan Snare
Peak Performance
A Matter Of Honor
The Royale
Where Silence Has Lease

Decent:
Time Squared
Unnatural Selection

Mediocre:
Loud As A Whisper

Bad:
The Schizoid Man
The Child
Pen Pals
The Icarus Factor

Terrible:
Up The Long Ladder
The Dauphin
Manhunt
Shades of Grey
The Outrageous Okana
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Old July 7 2013, 01:05 AM   #12
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Re: Easy Episode Rating Thread: TNG S2

There was a bug in the code so the results in #10 were not quite accurate. Here are updated results, with the bug corrected and Jirin's votes counted.
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Old July 8 2013, 08:25 PM   #13
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Re: Easy Episode Rating Thread: TNG S2

Season 3 will be interesting. I consider at least a dozen episodes excellent.
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Old July 11 2013, 08:55 AM   #14
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Re: Easy Episode Rating Thread: TNG S2

Not necessarily in order...

Excellent.
Q Who
The Measure of a Man
A Matter of Honour

Good.
Elementary, Dear Data
Contagion
Peak Performance
Where Silence Has Lease
The Emissary

OK.
Unnatural Selection
The Child
Pen Pals
The Schizoid Man
Time Squared
Loud as a Whisper
The Royale
The Dauphin
Up the Long Ladder
The Icarus Factor

Poor.
Manhunt (this starts off well and then just fizzles out into boredom after ten minutes!)
The Outrageous Okona
Samaritan Snare
Shades of Gray
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Old July 11 2013, 01:09 PM   #15
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Re: Easy Episode Rating Thread: TNG S2

One of my all-time favourite seasons so expect good ratings:

A*
A Matter Of Honour
The Measure of A Man
Time Squared
Q Who

A
Elementary Dear Data
Contagion
The Royale
The Emissary
Peak Performance

B
The Child
Where Silence Has Lease
Loud As A Whisper
The Schzoid Man
The Icarus Factor
Pen Pals
Up The Long Ladder

C
Unnatural Selection
The Dauphin
Samaritan Snare
Manhunt

D
The Outrageous Okona
Shades Of Gray
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