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

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Old July 25 2013, 01:41 PM   #1
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The least disliked episode of TNG - Season Four

As I missed the last season through being on a different timezone I hope nobody minds me starting this...

This is a game that was played here a couple of years ago, and it proved to be a lot of fun, spanning across each Trek series, as well as a great way to mentally revisit those episodes you may not have thought about in a while. With that in mind, why not play again?

So, 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 by other posters before you eliminate another episode. Pretty simple. Enjoy!

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Season One - Heart of Glory
Season Two - Q Who?
Season Three - Deja Q

The Best of Both Worlds, part II
Family
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Suddenly Human
Remember Me
Legacy
Reunion
Future Imperfect
Final Mission
The Loss
Data's Day
The Wounded
Devil's Due
Clues
First Contact
Galaxy's Child
Night Terrors
Identity Crisis
Nth Degree
Qpid
Drumhead
Half a Life
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Old July 25 2013, 01:50 PM   #2
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Re: The least disliked episode of TNG - Season Four

I'm going to be controversial and remove The Best of Both Worlds II first. This is simply because I felt the conclusion was a bit of a let down. You can tell that it was written seperately from part one and Piller was obviously being truthful when he said he had no idea how to end it. I found it unforgivable to simply demote Riker (after having saved the Federation) with no explanation. I know we got the excellent Family as some sort of continuation, but they could have done so much more with this as a series-changing episode, (have Picard become a Commodore, whatever, plenty of discussion on this forum about wasted opportunities) instead they tried to wrap it up neatly as another "episode of the week".

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Old July 25 2013, 02:18 PM   #3
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Re: The least disliked episode of TNG - Season Four

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I'm going to be controversial and remove The Best of Both Worlds II first. This is simply because I felt the conclusion was a bit of a let down.
Have to agree. TBoBW2 could have been truely amazing, but it was just good, not living up to Part 1.

As for me, I vote off Qpid. I hate Q episodes and the whole Robin Hood thing was just cringe worthy.

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Old July 25 2013, 02:35 PM   #4
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Re: The least disliked episode of TNG - Season Four

Wow, two great episodes ditched already - I´m stunned!

I´ll drop "The Loss". Deanna can be annoying enough as it is, I don´t need a whole episode of her crying and complaining.

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Old July 25 2013, 02:42 PM   #5
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Re: The least disliked episode of TNG - Season Four

Legacy... sorry, but a Tasha Yar wasn't that interesting to dedicate a whole episode to her corrupt sister and Data. And why is a former Earth colony allowed to apparently secede and sink this low again?

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Old July 25 2013, 05:22 PM   #6
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Re: The least disliked episode of TNG - Season Four

Away with Devil's Due.

Why on earth they went with an unnecessary reworking of a Phase II script when at the time they had a stellar group of staff writers in their prime and no strikes going on I'll never understand...

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Old July 25 2013, 05:37 PM   #7
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Re: The least disliked episode of TNG - Season Four

Night Terrors go BOOM. I like the premise of everyone being exhausted and beginning to hallucinate. However, Troi in that purple dream void - that was just awful. They should have thought of something more abstract and interesting for those dream sequences. Data's dreams in Phantasms, something like that.

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Old July 25 2013, 05:53 PM   #8
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Re: The least disliked episode of TNG - Season Four

Galaxy's Child. Cringe worthy LaForge episode.

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Old July 25 2013, 06:02 PM   #9
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Re: The least disliked episode of TNG - Season Four

Its definitely between The Host and Half a Life, I find both unwatchable, torrid episodes. Half a Life wins by a nose.

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Old July 25 2013, 06:09 PM   #10
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Re: The least disliked episode of TNG - Season Four

I'll give the axe to Suddenly Human for the non-engaging storyline and relatively annoying character of Jono.

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Old July 25 2013, 06:17 PM   #11
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Re: The least disliked episode of TNG - Season Four

I'll get rid of The Host, for being as dull as dishwater.

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Old July 25 2013, 06:27 PM   #12
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Re: The least disliked episode of TNG - Season Four

First Contact is gone. I always found this episode a little silly - and not in an endearing way.

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Old July 25 2013, 06:32 PM   #13
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Re: The least disliked episode of TNG - Season Four

The riff raff has largely been dealt with, so I'll end Data's Day. Fun, but in this competition, fun don't cut it.

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Old July 25 2013, 07:21 PM   #14
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Re: The least disliked episode of TNG - Season Four

Two of my top ten favorite episodes of the entire franchise were just eliminated

I'm getting rid of Identity Crisis. It's boring, it's scientific premise doesn't hold water, and something about that guest actress bothers me.

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Old July 25 2013, 07:25 PM   #15
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The riff raff has largely been dealt with, so I'll end Data's Day. Fun, but in this competition, fun don't cut it.
Well, there goes my favorite. OK I'll remove what I consider the most boring episode of season 4.
I hereby remove The Mind's Eye.

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